I am currently doing some research for a speech I’m going to give and as I was flipping through one of my favorite books on philanthropy called, “Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World“ by Crutchfield, Kania, & Kramer and I same across a this very cute story. Are you a chicken or a pig?
A pig and a chicken were walking down the road. As they passed a church, they notice that a potluck charity breakfast was under way. Caught up in the spirit, the pig suggested to the chicken that they each make a contribution.
“Great Idea!” the chicken cried. “Let’s offer them ham and eggs!”
“Not so fast.” said the pig. “For you, that’s just a contribution, but for me, it’s a total commitment.”