A couple weeks ago, I had a thought. Wouldn’t it be grand to have $1 million in a trust fund? Not for me – but for charity, such that I could make an impact on projects that I felt passionate about.
After talking to friends about what I could do to raise $1 million dollars – one me realize that this might be driven by a desire to feel important, not really a desire to help people. And truth be told, I had no idea how I would exactly use the money if I had it.
The place to start is with a cause. With a specific end in mind, one can focus on finding the appropriate resources. It also gives a tangible purpose on the difference being made (which is focused on others), as opposed to a general being-a-nice-guy (which is focused on myself).