Working for this global ministry, there’s much to be fascinated by, but one thing that constantly amazes me is how so many regular, everyday, hardworking people are extremely generous in their giving.
In fact, people gave so generously in 2020 that Compassion surpassed $1 billion in revenue for the first time in our ministry’s history! That kind of giving is inspiring! But more than that, it’s going to bless more than 2.2 million children by helping them feel known, loved and connected as we partner with sponsors, donors and local churches to release them from generational poverty in Jesus’ name.
But being the naturally curious guy that I am, I wondered why people were so generous. I wondered: Why do people donate to charity or ministry at all? What do they get out of giving?
Turns out, there’s a lot of science behind why people give.
The Science: 5 Reasons Why People Donate to Charity