2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Take this quiz to find out what kind of cheerful giver you are
Which statement most describes you?
a) Others can count on me to help out the best I can
b) I’m energized by being around people or making new connections
c) I’m always on the go and love physical or mental challenges
d) I want to have a lasting impact on my community and world
What matters most to you when you’re donating or volunteering?
a) That I’m able to have a positive impact
b) That I’m gaining something as well as doing good
c) That I’m supporting a cause that has affected my life
d) That I can do an activity to encourage donations from my peers and family
What reason might make you more likely to volunteer your time:
a) My friends or family are involved too
b) I want to use my skills, or gain new professional skills/exposure
c) I believe volunteering is important
d) Someone I care for is affected or will benefit
Which of the following are you more likely to donate to?
a) A GoFundMe type campaign shared by a friend
b) A campaign that lets me use my skills or physical abilities to raise more money
c) A fundraiser/cause in the name of a family member or friend who has died or is ill
d) An organization with a proven track record of success
What frustrates you most about charitable causes?
a) There’s a lot of need. I’d like our society to do more to help people
b) I want connection. It helps to hear stories about the people who are benefiting
c) There’s a lot of asking for money with no added benefit to me – I want ways to get involved
d) I want my giving to be more than a cash transaction to the next popular cause. I want it to have a greater meaning.
Which reason most influences your decision to make a donation?
a) I believe it’s important to give back to our community and world
b) I like to support friends and family, so causes that are connected to them matter to me
c) If it’s easy and doesn’t take much time, I’m more willing to donate
d) I support causes connected to my life, like research about an illness a family member has dealt with