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Two studies done in March and April show that people that promote charity are often insincere.
One showing 6.4M showing interest and had collected many likes and shares but only 30 donations and the other showing that many of the donations were refunded.
Why do you think this might be and not the other way around?
Mabe someone that wanted to support a charity would be more invested in things deeper than image where others would put their disposable income into making themselves look good.
Mabe it's saving face from a court order for community service.

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http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/18/people-who-brag-about-charity-stuff-on-facebook-often-fail-to-pay-up-5824759/
http://hub.jhu.edu/2016/04/07/donations-deleted-after-social-media-share/
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People just want to feel good about themselves, and more importantly, superior to their friends, family, and neighbors.
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Well it's also a status symbol. If you donate to charity, it means you have money to spare. When you have money, you're rich.

But not everyone is the same. We do charity as well but not large amounts. We do more medical mission or feeding programs.


Btw, rich people do charity so that they won't be chased by the government for their taxes.
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I'm not particularly wealthy but I've been donating for years to causes I support. Bragging? Sometimes, perhaps. It sure as hell beats "sending prayers *insert prayer hands emoji*" and talking about being a better person but doing nothing to bring positive change to the world. I've been working in the healthcare field for years as well and I've been in several situations where I had to help people involved in accidents in public, while I'm off duty. Outside of dealing with pathetic talkers like you, you'll never hear a word about any of it.

Refunded charity donations sounds terrible but there's two sides to the argument. Plenty of charities misrepresent themselves and allocate the donations in very questionable ways that end up funneling it to certain people's pockets which is why it's very important to do research prior to putting down your billing info. It prevents these false organizations from collecting funds and reduces your "buyer's" remorse because you know where your money goes at the end.

Since you're so interested in this topic. Might I ask, what have you done in your life that has brought about positive change to the world? Anything at all? I'm curious because you strike me as a person who loves to preach and bitch but do you have the chops to back it up?
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Charity

Don't make me laugh harder. After all of the donations over the past 30-40 years you would think by now things would start changing.

It's a joke for people to get noticed, and scam you out of your money. Like a child screaming waiting in line at Walmart to get attention.

If you actually think a charity is going to do something think again, and the actual kind souls who actually give that money back are the ones who get shutdown and bankrupt. All of these individuals supporting a charity, look at their lives. They wouldn't know what dirt felt like even if someone pushed them to the ground by force. If you want to raise money for a real cause, then do it, but don't blind the public eye like we are just simple minded puppets.

Welcome to the world of the plastic beach.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Two studies done in March and April show that people that promote charity are often insincere.
One showing 6.4M showing interest and had collected many likes and shares but only 30 donations and the other showing that many of the donations were refunded.
Why do you think this might be and not the other way around?
Mabe someone that wanted to support a charity would be more invested in things deeper than image where others would put their disposable income into making themselves look good.
Mabe it's saving face from a court order for community service.

links:
http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/18/people-who-brag-about-charity-stuff-on-facebook-often-fail-to-pay-up-5824759/
http://hub.jhu.edu/2016/04/07/donations-deleted-after-social-media-share/


I think the answer is obvious.

I'm the opposite, I think. I mean, on some level, yes, I want recognition for doing good deeds, but I also hate insincere gestures. I will also sometimes not mention charity I have done.

I mean, I went to help feed the homeless in Houston, and my church wanted me to accept the photos on my FB timeline. I declined because I thought it was tacky.
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This is why I donate anonymously (If I donate at all, you'll never know).
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Why do you need studies to verify this? Animals think about themselves before others... it's a simple fact of life.
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I help people and don't brag. I am not insincere.
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I loaned my homie some money the other day to make myself feel good
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i think it's okay to promote a charity you feel does good even if you don't donate. not everyone has extra money to donate and may be charity cases themselves, but it doesn't mean they cannot support organizations. If they are promoting it or sharing them then maybe it may get to someone who has extra money to give.

also, supporting a cause does not mean you just give them money. You can also give them your time (volunteer), or your support (networking; again, sharing), or donate something you have that you don't need (clothes, shoes, paper products, toiletries, etc).

Does bragging about donating to a charity make someone a better person? Of course not. Even if you don't brag about it doesn't make you a better person. But it doesn't mean people should stop giving their support. Even if they're doing it for the "wrong" reasons they are still helping that organization and someone in need.
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gornotck wrote:

People just want to feel good about themselves, and more importantly, superior to their friends, family, and neighbors.





sexyblack_anime wrote:

Well it's also a status symbol. If you donate to charity, it means you have money to spare. When you have money, you're rich.

But not everyone is the same. We do charity as well but not large amounts. We do more medical mission or feeding programs.


Btw, rich people do charity so that they won't be chased by the government for their taxes.


^ why I hate people.
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But when thou doest alms, let not thy
left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
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Humms wrote:

Charity

Don't make me laugh harder. After all of the donations over the past 30-40 years you would think by now things would start changing.

It's a joke for people to get noticed, and scam you out of your money. Like a child screaming waiting in line at Walmart to get attention.

If you actually think a charity is going to do something think again, and the actual kind souls who actually give that money back are the ones who get shutdown and bankrupt. All of these individuals supporting a charity, look at their lives. They wouldn't know what dirt felt like even if someone pushed them to the ground by force. If you want to raise money for a real cause, then do it, but don't blind the public eye like we are just simple minded puppets.

Welcome to the world of the plastic beach.


You do understand that not all charities are the same which is why it's important to do your research before you open your wallet right? I tend to throw my support to local causes run by volunteers and it's not that difficult to gather information on how they handle funds. Change as a whole would be ideal but it's much easier said than done. In a lot of cases, charities simply alleviate the symptoms of the problem rather than treat the cause but even something that seems so simple could mean the whole world to those that received the help. Have you ever done research on them or engaged in charities or are you just pulling your conclusions from thin air? I mean no offense but one has to wonder.

If people's actions are what ultimately dictates their worth, then the ones who prefer to sit idly by and criticize donors and volunteers who actively participate in helping others in need are worthless, don't you think?
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I've never even heard of donations getting refunded
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