Monday, August 16, 2010
Why I Do, What I Do
Grab the Torch, a relatively new nonprofit organization, operates a philanthropy camp each summer for high school students from around the country who are interested in the nonprofit sector. Their stated mission is to "to deliver an organic and common sense approach for the future of giving, volunteering and philanthropy to the next generation." Leaders in the sector are asked to present to the students about their organizations, as well as what led them to do the work they do. This video presentation, called "Why I Do,What I Do", begins with my personal journey from childhood to the present (in 6 minutes!) followed by a discussion of how best to give to charity (social investing) and the current and future plans of Charity Navigator. There is also a brief exercise with the kids asking how they would decide to donate to a charity helping in Haiti if given $1,000. I have also attached the slides that were used during the presentation (including my Buddha look-a-like babyhood, turban and long hair days!). I hope you find it of interest or at least get a laugh from the photos!