Have you ever wondered what charity really is all about, why you might feel inclined to give thanks, give money or give your time?
Would you be convinced if you were told that the feel good factor of fundraising is all about the release of chemicals in your brain?
Here at GNAAS we think that this is part of the feel good factor experience, but we know it’s more to our supporters than a chemical process. We know that everyone has their individual beliefs about the need of our life saving charity, sometimes this is because of its impact on their own friends and family. For others, their social responsibility drives them to donate.
Sadly we don’t have an endless amount of money, but we can look to create an endless amount of happiness. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the chemicals responsible for our happiness. You may carry out a number of actions that release these and if we look at how they are triggered we can harness them to purposely cause them to flow.
Let us introduce you to your very own feel good factor journey whether it comes from simply just making you feel better, feel better about giving and even help you to feel proud, whilst doing your bit and giving to charity.
If you’re happy then you see a significant impact on your motivation, productivity and wellbeing. You’d probably agree that boosting these is a good thing?
Then why not try something: help someone out, it could be a family member, friend or neighbour – have you asked if anyone needs a bit of support. Can you do this in your own community in any other way? Or can you do it for a charity, do you want to do it for GNAAS?
- Donate: You could pop a few coins in our collection tin next time you see one in your community, donate online or send in a cheque. We also have a regular lottery that you could play and information if you’d like to think about leaving something in your will.
- Fundraise: You might want to go one step further and do something that motivates others to donate, you could take part in a challenge and ask people for sponsorship or organise your own event that you could invite people to in order to raise money.
- Volunteer: You might not want to give money at all but have some time to donate. We have a variety of opportunities for members of the public to get involved in and join our volunteer ground crew. You could be helping out at events or supporting operations in our offices so that we’re able to support many others in their own feel good factor journey.
Do it once and be proud, because you are doing your bit, you’re giving and creating your own feel-good factor. Did you like how you felt – do you want to feel like that again? Why not give us a call to talk to one of our friendly team who will help you to decide on a donation that’s fit for your own feel good factor?