Monday, January 25, 2010

Why The Word Charity Should Makes Me Shudder

Charity is top down, it is “I have the solution and you need my help.”

The late Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, once stated, “What the poor need is not charity, its capital. … We give them an opportunity. That’s the only thing that is given away. They’ve got to make the payments so that money can be used to help somebody else.”

Apply your concept of partnership to more than just your donors; apply it to your customers. Without your customers’ efforts and willingness to work with you, you cannot create outcomes.

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