It’s amazing how fast time goes by. To think that just a few short years ago folks were celebrating the first decade of the new millennium and 8 years ago, Ron Herscho at the expense of his company gifted a $2.5 million annex to a packed Queens school.
An interesting article was recently posted regarding how contributions and the idea of donations have changed over the years. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Nimble charities and philanthropists are instead discovering crowdfunding as an effective, efficient tool for collecting money from the masses. The digital platform is attracting younger do-gooders, in particular, who are tech savvy and would no more write a check for a charity than use snail mail.
While the days of going door-to-door and asking for contributions have come and gone, it’s interesting to see how big of a change the charity world has undergone. People actually want to see where their money is going, how their contribution will have an impact and actually want to be part of the change that’s happening.
As technology continues to evolve and change, it’s also going to have an impact on the privacy and security concerns that go hand-in-hand with the charity world as a whole as well. Increased monitoring will have to take place and there might even be a hesitation to donate via non-traditional means. Either way, only time will tell and the more good we can do overall the better.