Are you a Generous Mind?

Are you a Generous Mind? If you are intrigued by the idea, this is a place to explore what it means to you. Our blog focuses on helping you to learn what it means to be generous with what you know. You will find helpful tips and encouraging examples that will inspire you to release your ideas to the world! Find out more at

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Generosity isn't Hard but it is on Purpose

Many times we view generosity as something difficult. We assume that something generous must be significant and costly. Of course, generosity never comes cheap and always costs us time, effort, etc. However, sometimes you can do simple little things to be generous.

In these days of social media tools, simply taking the time to put your content on a site that is designed to share your ideas is an act of generosity. Many people develop their idea but then simply put it on their blog or their web site. This may get some interaction and benefit a very particular group of people, but by putting that same powerpoint or whitepaper on Scribd or Slideshare you can engage a very different group of people with your idea.

It's not hard but it does take intentionality. You have to set up the account, select the resources you want to share and then post them. Let me give you an example. We work with Global Mapping International (GMI) to engage leaders with ways to use Operation World as they lead others in prayer. We were developing resources to help leaders and putting them on the GMI Web site. This was driving great traffic from people who were connecting with those resources. But then we decided to put those same resources on Scribd. What happened was amazing. We were able to get those resources to a completely new group of thought leaders (over 500 reads so far) that probably had never heard of GMI.

What small things can you do to exponentially grow your generous mind? Don't think big, think little and watch how those small efforts grow!

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