5 Ways To Make Your Mandela Day Service Count

Today is Mandela Day, an official day declared by the UN in 2009. Many people celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela by giving 67 minutes of their time to do something charitable and make a difference in the lives of others. Some people, however, feel that every day should be Mandela Day. How do we make this possible?=

Here are 5 ways in which you can make sure your 67 minutes of service are making a real-world difference.

  1. If you only have 67 minutes today, why not use that time to plan your Good Giving strategy? In this way you can make sure that your efforts can be sustainable and useful in the long-term.

  2. Where possible, invest your time and resources where you already have established relationships. Working through authentic relational connection maximises your positive impact.

  3. Use your strengths – if you are an accountant, it may have a lot more impact if you offer to help an organisation to streamline their finances instead of using your time to maintain their garden.

  4. Make a regular commitment, within your capacity. Long-term change is more likely to happen if you commit to regular input, instead of a once-off event.

  5. If you don’t know where to start – ask for help! At Nation Builder we are happy to help you whether you are an individual or a corporate that is looking for ways to make a long-term, positive impact. Visit us at www.proudnationbuilder.co.za

So celebrate Mandela Day! It is a great initiative! But consider finding your niche in which to make a difference in the lives of others. As Madiba said, “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”