“Gun violence, war, pandemic, natural disasters — listening to the news or doom scrolling on social media during times of tragedy can leave us feeling devastated, discouraged, and angry. Tragedy can also make us feel like helping. We’re motivated to reach those affected and do something.
Giving money can be a simple way to help. In the wake of a tragedy, many of us react fast and give to the first plea that comes across our Facebook feed. This is reactive giving, and while it’s significant, reactive givers often feel like they didn’t actually make a difference.There is another approach to giving that will leave you confident about your contribution. After recent mass shootings, many people asked me how to help. So I am providing tools to put the power of your money to work effectively in any tragedy.”
Recha Bergstrom is a women’s imaging radiologist. She is founder and CEO, The Physician Philanthropist, helping doctors learn how to donate effectively and invest responsibly so they can maximize their positive impact on the world, and can be reached on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. Join the private Facebook group, The Physician Philanthropist Group.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “How you can donate effectively after tragedy.”
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