Camelia

 

Camelia is an event planning company that came to Shenzhen at the end of April. Camelia invited French musicians to come to China to teach and share their music. Camelia also held a concert at the end of this, and invited IRNGO to be a part of this and help share the joy. IRNGO has been in touch with this group to assist them when they need to hold events and go through other charities.

 

Teaching music

Read more: Camelia

Donation to Couleurs de Chine

 

Couleurs de Chine is a French association that searches for 'godparents' to pay for the scholarships and funding of children who live and study in the mountains of Gangxi. Nathalie from Couleurs de Chine along with Caroline went to visit these children and make donations to them!

 

With the children!

Read more: Donation to Couleurs de Chine

20 Reasons to Support an NGO

 

NGO stands for non-governmental organization. It is neither a governmental organization nor a for-profit private corporation.

Why would people work for an organization that is not for profit? After all, everyone is driven by self-interest. People who work for non-profit do not do so for the financial benefits, because they aim for something bigger than material gains. They are willing to trade a comfortable and lucrative career for a meaningful one; one that brings significant changes to others’ lives and gives meaning to their own lives.

There are millions of organizations around the world, including global organizations and local ones.

Ways you can support non-profits include donation, volunteering, and participating in a charitable event like bike races, marathons, music shows, etc...

So why should you support a non profit? We have gathered 20 reasons out of the many to help you see the benefits of giving to others by supporting an NGO. 

 

 


If you care, you can make a difference: 

You can give to a non-profit by donating money, or your time and effort. Either way you’re helping to make changes. You could volunteer at an orphanage for autistic children to physically bring smiles to their faces; or you can give money to cancer research labs and bring the cure a step closer to human kind.

 

 

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet other passionate people

People who give their time and effort to meaningful causes have compassion and a sense of social responsibility. These are the people who will surround you and tell you remarkable stories. Participating in a nonprofit activity gets you connected with a community that overflows with joy and hope.

 

 

 

 

“To be interesting, be interested.” - Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Get inspirations:

Volunteering for a nonprofit is a mutual learning experience. Not only will you learn from your fellow volunteers, you will also learn from the people, causes you’re helping. From working for humanitarian causes you learn about the infinity of human resilience; from working in a conservatory you will be awed by the spectacles of nature, the list goes on…

 

 

“We rise by raising others.” - Robert Ingersoll 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It makes you happy:

Stephen G. Post, author of “The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving Compassion, and Hope Can Get us Through Hard Times” explains that: “As the saying goes, 'if you help someone up the hill, you get closer yourself.' Whether the group is focused on weight loss, smoking cessation, substance abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and recovery, or countless other needs, a defining feature of the group is that people are deeply engaged in helping one another, and are in part motivated by an explicit interest in their own healing.”

Source:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/22/how-giving-makes-us-happy/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not about whether you are rich or poor

A study by psychologist Paul Piff shows that people who identify themselves as one with low-income in America are more likely to donate to charities than those who are wealthy. The study finds that the cause of the phenomenon might be that rich people are more likely to prioritize their personal interest. People who have less money, on the other hand, have more compassion and empathy, and therefore give more to social service organizations.

This study proves that having a generous heart has nothing to do with how much money one has.

 

 

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” - Mother Teresa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain perspective about your lives

As a volunteer or a donor, you get an opportunity to encounter people from many different walks of life. Not only do you realize how fortunate you are a lot of the times, you also get a sense of how different parts of the society weave together to make a collective.

 

  

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Great learning experience

When you take your time aside from your own job to volunteer for a nonprofit, you absorb ways that nonprofit organizations work and you can apply for your own company. Of course, the learning goes beyond the exterior. Founder of Charity organization "A Heart for China" Ronny shared his perspectives on lessons that charity work can teach us in the world we live in today:

"In these digital, materialistic and futuristic times, we gradually lose our own identity and control over our own lives. These days we don't take time to look around us or stand still for a while and think of people who are suffering. We digest news much quicker and we have our daily lives presented on a golden platter without being aware. Going back to basics and caring for human lives is needed like never before."  - Ronny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anywhere we go, there are some things we can do

We are among the few in the world who are blessed to enjoy the material and intellectual advantages that we have. We have to keep in mind that not everyone is as fortunate, and that the circumstances one is born into is not something that one can control. Because we share this world, we will live better as a collective by opening our arms to others.  


 

 

"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act." - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our collective effort matters

With the help of a lot of people, we can prompt the government and big corporations to make significant changes. 

 

 

 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world” –Gandhi



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You become a more positive and active person

Volunteering strengthens your self-esteem: when you help others, you gain a natural sense of joy, one that is pure and heartfelt. It also bounds you with the community and gives you a sense of social connection. The more you give, the more flows back in.

 

 

 

 

No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Set an example for your children

When your kids are eagerly looking for someone to imitate, you will be the first “someone”. Your actions go a longer way than your words. When your young children grow up in an environment where helping others is an important routine practice, they will absorb the virtue faster than kids who are only taught verbally to do good.

 

 

 

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give back to the local community:

A non-profit, even one that’s global-scaled, works to improve local lives. Before an NGO sets out to work, they have to do meticulous research on the history and culture of the local society. Every NGO serves the purpose of benefiting the local. That’s why supporting non-profits equals supporting your home community.

 

 

 

 

"We do not inherit the land from our parents but we borrow it from our children" - Indian proverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Your help is greatly requested and appreciated

Sustaining an NGO is hard work. NGOs are subject to many scrutiny and regulations from government. On top of all, resources and help are always limited. NGO event organizers have to cut corners everywhere since budgets are often tight. A lot of the times volunteers who participate in activities have to contribute money themselves. Even big organizations like RedCross and UNICEF are always short of volunteers. Unlike working in a company, when you first come to a nonprofit you’re always guaranteed to take an active role.

 

 

 

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flex your creative muscle:

Non-profits usually have limitations on budgets and resources. The limitations allow more possibilities. The nature of NGOs allows each member to come up with innovative solutions to achieve goals of certain projects with the lowest budget. You will find yourself constantly brainstorming for the best ideas while working for an NGO. 

 

 

 

 

Everything you can imagine is real - Pablo Picasso 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Flaunt your talents

When you work for an organization with limited resources, you become a resource yourself. No matter what talent or skill you have, NGO welcomes it with open arms. You never know when your outlandish talent will come in handy one day for a charitable cause. 

For example, if you’re musical, you might be a great candidate for working with kids with developmental disorders by offering music therapy.

 

 

 

 

 I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa 

 

 

 

 

 

 You develop diplomacy skills

A significant mission of any NGO is fundraising. For an NGO worker, asking for help becomes a routine part of his job. Being able to ask for help strategically, effectively is a skill that is treasured and can be developed through the works in charity. Through these practices, you are able to become a better candidate for any job that requires skillful communication

 

 

"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time." - Bo Bennett   

 

 

 

 

 

 You become a mentor

Any new member of an NGO is required to adapt quickly to the tasks and responsibilities of their assigned project. If you have experiences working for an NGO, you are frequently expected to train and nurture new members, since an NGO usually has high employee and role fluidities. Over time you will be able to become someone who can offer guidance, assistance and advice to your new fellow charity enthusiasts. 

 

 

 

"A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained" - Shawn Hitchcock 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You get to travel

There are endless organizations all over the world that operates with limited staffs. They always open their arms to international help. Some of these organizations provide lodging and food. It is a great opportunity for budget traveling

 

"It's not me who make the travels, is the travels who make me."  - Bernard Lavilliers

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Improve your company's image 
 
Actions go a longer way than words. There is nothing that expresses your company's philanthropic intentions more than your actions to support charities. Partnerships with reputable NGOs will greatly improve your company's image. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.” - Oscar Wilde 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let the heart and brain talk: 
 
Charity, philanthropy, love, help, caring, volunteer, give, learn, receive, experiences, fun, passion, sensation, emotion, tears, joy, activism, generosity, leadership, justice, moral, benevolence, engagement, commitment, culture, gratification, future, empathy, security, welfare, trust, unity, accomplishment... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At IRNGO, we have made our choices. 
 
Share the World, Spread the Joy 
 

20 Reasons to Support an NGO (3)

 

NGO stands for non-governmental organization. It is neither a governmental organization nor a for-profit private corporation.

Why would people work for an organization that is not for profit? After all, everyone is driven by self-interest. People who work for non-profit do not do so for the financial benefits, because they aim for something bigger than material gains. They are willing to trade a comfortable and lucrative career for a meaningful one; one that brings significant changes to others’ lives and gives meaning to their own lives.

There are millions of orgations around the world, including global organizations and local ones.

Ways you can support non-profits include donation, volunteering, and participating in a charitable event like bike races, marathons, music shows, etc...

So why should you support a non profit? We have gathered 20 reasons out of the many to help you see the benefits of giving to others by supporting an NGO. 

 

 


如果你关心,你可以有所作为:

你可以给一个非营利性组织捐赠钱,或者奉献你的时间和精力。无论哪种方式,你帮助做出改变。你可以在孤儿院做志愿者,为自闭症儿童带来欢乐;或者你可以把钱捐给癌症研究实验室,使癌症治疗能够更进一步。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

去认识有激情抱负的人

Pe愿意把时间和努力奉献给有意义的事业的人,他们富有有爱心和社会责任感。这些人都将会在你身旁并教与你非凡的事迹。参与一个非盈利性机构的活动能使你一个充溢着欢乐与希望。

 

 

 

 

“让自己变得有趣才能让别人对你感兴趣” - 戴尔·卡耐基,人性的弱点

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Get inspirations:

Volunteering for a nonprofit is a mutual learning experience. Not only will you learn from your fellow volunteers, you will also learn from the people, causes you’re helping. From working for humanitarian causes you learn about the infinity of human resilience; from working in a conservatory you will be awed by the spectacles of nature, the list goes on…

 

 

“We rise by raising others.” - Robert Ingersoll  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 让你快乐:

Stephen G. Post, author of “The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving Compassion, and Hope Can Get us Through Hard Times” explains that: “As the saying goes, 'if you help someone up the hill, you get closer yourself.' Whether the group is focused on weight loss, smoking cessation, substance abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and recovery, or countless other needs, a defining feature of the group is that people are deeply engaged in helping one another, and are in part motivated by an explicit interest in their own healing.”

Source:

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/12/22/how-giving-makes-us-happy/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not about whether you are rich or poor

A study by psychologist Paul Piff shows that people who identify themselves as one with low-income in America are more likely to donate to charities than those who are wealthy. The study finds that the cause of the phenomenon might be that rich people are more likely to prioritize their personal interest. People who have less money, on the other hand, have more compassion and empathy, and therefore give more to social service organizations.

This study proves that having a generous heart has nothing to do with how much money one has.

 

 

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” - Mother Teresa 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain perspective about your lives

As a volunteer or a donor, you get an opportunity to encounter people from many different walks of life. Not only do you realize how fortunate you are a lot of the times, you also get a sense of how different parts of the society weave together to make a collective.

 

  

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Great learning experience

When you take your time aside from your own job to volunteer for a nonprofit, you absorb ways that nonprofit organizations work and you can apply for your own company. Of course, the learning goes beyond the exterior. Founder of Charity organization "A Heart for China" Ronny shared his perspectives on lessons that charity work can teach us in the world we live in today:

"In these digital, materialistic and futuristic times, we gradually lose our own identity and control over our own lives. These days we don't take time to look around us or stand still for a while and think of people who are suffering. We digest news much quicker and we have our daily lives presented on a golden platter without being aware. Going back to basics and caring for human lives is needed like never before."  - Ronny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anywhere we go, there are some things we can do

We are among the few in the world who are blessed to enjoy the material and intellectual advantages that we have. We have to keep in mind that not everyone is as fortunate, and that the circumstances one is born into is not something that one can control. Because we share this world, we will live better as a collective by opening our arms to others.  


 

 

"Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act." - Albert Einstein 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our collective effort matters

With the help of a lot of people, we can prompt the government and big corporations to make significant changes. 

 

 

 

Be the change that you wish to see in the world” –Gandhi



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You become a more positive and active person

Volunteering strengthens your self-esteem: when you help others, you gain a natural sense of joy, one that is pure and heartfelt. It also bounds you with the community and gives you a sense of social connection. The more you give, the more flows back in.

 

 

 

 

No one has ever become poor by giving." - Anne Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Set an example for your children

When your kids are eagerly looking for someone to imitate, you will be the first “someone”. Your actions go a longer way than your words. When your young children grow up in an environment where helping others is an important routine practice, they will absorb the virtue faster than kids who are only taught verbally to do good.

 

 

 

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give back to the local community:

A non-profit, even one that’s global-scaled, works to improve local lives. Before an NGO sets out to work, they have to do meticulous research on the history and culture of the local society. Every NGO serves the purpose of benefiting the local. That’s why supporting non-profits equals supporting your home community.

 

 

 

 

"We do not inherit the land from our parents but we borrow it from our children" - Indian proverb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Your help is greatly requested and appreciated

Sustaining an NGO is hard work. NGOs are subject to many scrutiny and regulations from government. On top of all, resources and help are always limited. NGO event organizers have to cut corners everywhere since budgets are often tight. A lot of the times volunteers who participate in activities have to contribute money themselves. Even big organizations like RedCross and UNICEF are always short of volunteers. Unlike working in a company, when you first come to a nonprofit you’re always guaranteed to take an active role.

 

 

 

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” - Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flex your creative muscle:

Non-profits usually have limitations on budgets and resources. The limitations allow more possibilities. The nature of NGOs allows each member to come up with innovative solutions to achieve goals of certain projects with the lowest budget. You will find yourself constantly brainstorming for the best ideas while working for an NGO. 

 

 

 

 

Everything you can imagine is real - Pablo Picasso 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Flaunt your talents

When you work for an organization with limited resources, you become a resource yourself. No matter what talent or skill you have, NGO welcomes it with open arms. You never know when your outlandish talent will come in handy one day for a charitable cause. 

For example, if you’re musical, you might be a great candidate for working with kids with developmental disorders by offering music therapy.

 

 

 

 

 I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot. Together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa 

 

 

 

 

 

 You develop diplomacy skills

A significant mission of any NGO is fundraising. For an NGO worker, asking for help becomes a routine part of his job. Being able to ask for help strategically, effectively is a skill that is treasured and can be developed through the works in charity. Through these practices, you are able to become a better candidate for any job that requires skillful communication

 

 

"Diplomacy is more than saying or doing the right things at the right time, it is avoiding saying or doing the wrong things at any time." - Bo Bennett   

 

 

 

 

 

 You become a mentor

Any new member of an NGO is required to adapt quickly to the tasks and responsibilities of their assigned project. If you have experiences working for an NGO, you are frequently expected to train and nurture new members, since an NGO usually has high employee and role fluidities. Over time you will be able to become someone who can offer guidance, assistance and advice to your new fellow charity enthusiasts. 

 

 

 

"A mentor empowers a person to see a possible future, and believe it can be obtained" - Shawn Hitchcock 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You get to travel

There are endless organizations all over the world that operates with limited staffs. They always open their arms to international help. Some of these organizations provide lodging and food. It is a great opportunity for budget traveling

 

"It's not me who make the travels, is the travels who make me."  - Bernard Lavilliers

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 Improve your company's image 
 
Actions go a longer way than words. There is nothing that expresses your company's philanthropic intentions more than your actions to support charities. Partnerships with reputable NGOs will greatly improve your company's image. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 “The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously-and have somebody find out.” - Oscar Wilde 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Let the heart and brain talk: 
 
Charity, philanthropy, love, help, caring, volunteer, give, learn, receive, experiences, fun, passion, sensation, emotion, tears, joy, activism, generosity, leadership, justice, moral, benevolence, engagement, commitment, culture, gratification, future, empathy, security, welfare, trust, unity, accomplishment... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At IRNGO, we have made our choices. 
 
Share the World, Spread the Joy