Phillantropist?

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Re: Phillantropist?

Post by Christina O Phillips » 05 Jul 2017, 09:32

I would like to say yes that I could become a philanthropist because the idea of having so much and sharing and helping others is a good thing, right? I mean there are causes I care about and would love to help (cancer, military vets, etc.), but what gives me pause in helping now is some of the negative stories I have heard about organizations meant to help these causes, companies receiving money and then the money is not used properly. If I were a billionaire, I could start my own foundation, so that would make me feel more helpful. And I would probably also want to donate a lot of money to help with taxes... :)

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Post by Mollymae » 05 Jul 2017, 18:51

To be able to give away large sums of money to those in need would be amazing. It would make life amazing.
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Post by PRAXIDES » 09 Jul 2017, 08:25

Yes I would become a philanthropist if I came into a large amount of money because not everyone is fortunate enough to afford basic needs. Most of my life av been financially assisted by charity organizations. It's the charities that made my dreams come true. So, no doubt if I'm in any position of making a difference in someone's life financially , then I'll gladly do it without thinking twice.
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Post by Pm7lucas » 23 Jul 2017, 18:54

Absolutely yes...I would definitely become a philanthropist if I came into a large sum of money. It would make me so happy to help others in a big way!

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Post by Sophie11 » 25 Jul 2017, 07:27

I know if i have enough to live by comfortably the rest will definitely go towards changing the world. I have very strong views on some issues of life...money definitely gives you a say and a means for change.

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Post by Ama Idim » 26 Jul 2017, 02:35

Yes...I can if I came into a large sum of money. I'll set up a foundation that the less privileged can benefit from becaause it's not just about the immediate help. What's going to happen when you give a certain amount and it finishes?
I'll be generois...really generous
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Post by Onyinyechukwu » 26 Jul 2017, 07:17

If I came into a large sum of money ofcourse I would like to share it but perhaps not in conventional ways. I would like create sustainable systems which would add value to people's lives and at the same time make people consider themselves as stakeholders in this system, which would foster continuity. I mean, money never made any body's life better on its own... so yes, I would give to established institutions, individuals needing aid, not necessarily over scrutinizing each beneciary of these gifts, but my main goal would be to create a valued system that would keep people on their feet.
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Post by indubitabubbly » 26 Jul 2017, 12:44

I know I have always said if I came into a large sum of money I would build an animal rescue, or aid other animal rescues. However, it is so easy to say what we would do in certain fantastical situations when we aren't in them realistically.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 05 Aug 2017, 01:45

I will surely be a philanthropist if I have sufficient money. But in actual this quality is not associated with large sum of money .it is associated with large heartedness aptitude towards giving people. People like Abdul Sattar Edhi and mother Tressa were not rich philanthropist.
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Post by David_92 » 15 Dec 2017, 08:18

Being a philanthropist is not about giving money alone. You can donate your time , skills, resources and experiences to make the world better . That is equals to more than a billion sometimes.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 15 Dec 2017, 10:28

I fully agree with you that money alone is not enough. But in today's world you need to see ,that the person to whom you want to help, really need it badly or it can be fulfilled With some other source. But personally I love to help with my time and skill, if the person really need it.
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Post by Mailis » 12 Feb 2018, 05:47

Yes, because there have been many occasions where I've felt I'd like to do more and help people out more. I would start with those close to me and then create my own charity so I could be 100% sure that my money went to those that really need it and not to those who skim the cream from it.

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Post by cristinaro » 21 Feb 2018, 06:26

Having a lot of money and being willing to help are not as simple as they may look. You need to rely on other people to help other people and you need to find the right people who can be trusted for the money to reach the right places. Alex seems to be doing a pretty good job of identifying the right people to help him help others.
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Post by AnyasiEmmanuel » 21 Feb 2018, 06:38

I like giving, contributing to someone's happiness. I have this thing I do every year with my friends at campus, we go to a motherless babies home i share the little we have with them. If I have more I will do more because giving is a life to me.

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Post by Lincolnshirelass » 21 Feb 2018, 06:42

I would certainly give away some money if I came into a large amount (notwithstanding the controversy over the behaviour of some charities here in the UK) but think I would like them to be long-term sustainable investments rather than one-offs (with obvious exceptions for natural disasters). My favourite causes include prisoner rehabilitation and protection of the marine environment.
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