Today my friend donated 1/2 of his earnings today to a charity in Haiti that cares for a growing population of orphans there. He himself has adopted a child from Haiti as well as Uruguay, Ethiopia and the U.S.
This week alone he has donated over $12,000 to charities around the world including USA. He doesn't post his donations for pats on the back or any sort of public recognition but to inspire others to be generous with their giving as well.
In every other area of leadership, we expect leaders to lead by example. Posting these receipts is really the only way to lead by example. If you don't let people know you gave, are you an example to anyone? You can only be an example by inspiring people with your own actions. So posting is kind of necessary if you're going to inspire others to do the same.
Now... some have this idea that his good deeds look bad.
My friend's post inspired some people to criticize and accuse him of looking for recognition. Here's a comment someone made after hi...
Here at CLC, we value spending time with family and friends. That being said, there will be NO SERVICE next Sunday evening.
We encourage everyone to spend time with their family and friends with good food, great fellowship and good football! If you don't have a SUPER BOWL gathering to attend next Sunday evening, we'll help find you one. :)
So join the over 100 MILLION people that will enjoy screaming at their TV and we'll resume our Sunday PM service on 2/12.