The Philanthropist I have money. Giving some away will make me feel good about myself. Giving some away will make me a better Christian. Giving some away will show that I have money. Giving some away will honor my name. Giving some away will impress my spouse / family. Giving some away will better society. Giving some away will help someone in need. Giving some away will build something for the future. All of the above is worth 10x what I actually give. Still think the donation you’re soliciting is about your cause? Maybe, but just enough to get picked.