Three years ago, I decided to go to Making Money Make Change, the annual conference put on by Resource Generation. I know that I will inherit wealth in the future, so I decided to go to the conference to start thinking about this privilege, about my family, and my own access to wealth. I wanted to figure out how to put my resources toward the social justice movement in ways that felt right to me.
I remember when I did my money survey at MMMC (Making Money Make Change). This survey goes over your net worth and includes questions on how much of your last year’s income that you gave away. I remember the moment I realized that I had given away 0.05% of what I had earned that year. I felt ashamed and alone. I couldn’t believe I was sitting at that conference calling myself an activist and someone who believes in giving and social justice. (more…)