Abundance Thinking & SPHOORTI

One of the biggest mistakes that many charities, especially orphanages and similar organizations do is adopting a scarcity thinking vis-a-vis abundance approach.

Most people behind charitable organizations view the Universe of Donors as fixed and imagine that they live in a world where resources are limited. There’s never enough time or money or people. Everyday is a struggle for for survival of some kind and a view of the future hardly exists.

For those who believe in abundance, the size of the Universe of Donors is not fixed, it can grow further and without any upper bound.

The goal, therefor is not to figure out how to claim your part and to hold onto it. The goal is to figure out how we can grow the Universe so that everyone can have a larger slice . These people live in a world where resources are abundant, where one can always find lot of support, the money and the people if ONLY one can think differently. They do not have to worry about for survival, sustenance etc. Their focus is on how to grow the pie so that their slice can get bigger.

So, does this kind of thinking matter …..??? It does matter and it makes a HUGE difference.

Abundance-thinking organizations see an opportunity – be it miniscule or substantial, everywhere. While scarcity thinkers can only imagine and see barriers and problems, abundance thinkers see opportunities in challenges. Abundant thinking frees an organization from the notions of cynicism, insecurity and incremental approach towards mobilizing support.

Such thinking helps in seeing possibilities of expanding the Donor pie continuously, leading to more support from different quarters.

This is one of the concepts that SPHOORTI has been adopting from Day One and has helped us immensely. We have always held the view that the world is full of great souls waiting for an opportunity to do good and we know that the number of such people will only increase as we research and communicate. This is our ‘Abundance Thinking’.

Such thinking frees our mind of all kinds of insecurity and the opportunity to concentrate on our mission – shaping lives of underprivileged children. And fortunately, in our journey, we have been meeting some really great people who are ever willing to extend material and moral support.

How then do we perpetuate this Abundance Thinking ??

Seth Godin, one of my most beloved writers, suggests a way. We can live in abundance in any situation by always focusing first on what we can give. Not on what we can get out of life, but what can we give back to it? The testing part is being consistent all the time, not just when it is convenient to us. If we WANT to, we CAN!!

This again leads us to another core belief – the responsibility to GIVE to our friends in return to their wonderful support to SPHOORTI.

What best CAN we GIVE our donors, sponsors and all our well-wishers.

As an organization, it is our moral responsibility to be effective and efficient, transparent and accountable to our friends. That is the least expectd anyways. But what further can we GIVE that makes us stand apart as an organization. In addition, responsibility to serve our Donors is huge since most of them take time out on their weekends, spend 2-3 hours in travel to spend an hour with the kids. More importantly, having been though this travail, they still come back to meet the kids in the following weeks.

This only increases our URGE to perform to their expectations and GIVE more.

So, ALL our kids GIVE is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, give a MEMORABLE experience each time our friends visit SPHOORTI. The little ones make their friends, part of their FAMILY from day ONE. And surely we want to GIVE them MORE love and MORE sweet memories in every visit.

And with this THINKING, we hope to join forces with more altruistic folks in future to make a difference to more children in need.

Srivyal Vuyyuri
www.sphoorti.org
9490120168

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4 Comments on “Abundance Thinking & SPHOORTI”


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  2. Haritha Nalluri Says:

    Abundance thinking is really just an attitude, which, when
    understood and made real brings about positive, life-affirming
    results.

  3. Divya Says:

    Abundance thinking builds our character,b’coz what we think is what we implement.This constructs a strong optimistic nature.This is a wonderful blog and i truly think that Abundance thinking is always needed in any aspect of life & i truly clap hands to the thinking which SPHOORTI has adopted.

  4. Deepak Says:

    Our economy needs to be strengthened more by making our entire family strong. we cannot develope into a developed nation unless we nurture our complete family and they(orphans) are also a part of us. yes i must say that i have right to support these people. There should not be any discrimination in contributing our efforts to any part of our society. i appreciate your effotrs towards the achievenments of well-balanced society.


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