If you read through a few of my blog posts, you’ll notice that I cover various subjects. I try to write about things that are current and relate to the world of finance. I pick topics that are not only of interest to just me, but also you, the reader. In the past there have been blog posts as part of a series in a larger project. A couple examples are the series of blogs that I wrote on Traction by Gino Wickman and the blog posts on Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. The next blog series will be similar to the previous posts yet different. These posts will be in relation to the world of finance but will be on something even closer to my heart: giving.

Over the next few weeks I plan on talking to a few different businesspeople who, like myself, make giving a big part of their business model. We may give in different ways and to different places, but what matters most is consistent giving be it donations of dollars or time. We all worked our way to where we are now and those are positions of power. Whether quoted from the Bible, the French Revolution, or in Spiderman from comic book icon Stan Lee, the quote, “With great power comes great responsibility;” I feel this quote describes our situation best. Our companies are of various sizes and work in various industries, but as business owners, we have a responsibility to our clients to give them the best service we can and to serve our fellow man, regardless of them being a client or not, to make the world a better place.

After our previous blog post on microfinance, my mind really started to race…in a good way. Seeing how possible it is to help others, whether they live in your neighborhood or on the other side of the world, made me want to find out more. I figured that I could talk to clients and fellow business people on how they give and why. For me, some of my favorite places to give are Rotary International, Unstoppable Foundation, SheIsSafe, YoungLife and my local church.

For this project to be a success and to reach its ultimate goal, I’ll need your help. If you are interested in talking to me about how and why you give, leave a comment on this blog post or email me at Julie@clarityfinances.com.