At 3/21/11 06:47 AM, Overlord-Doomsday wrote:
When people donate money, do they get anything out of it??
If they did, wouldn't that destroy the whole definition of "donation"?
Donation \Do*na"tion\, n. [L. donatio; cf. F. donation.]
1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant. [1913 Webster]
2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift. [1913 Webster]
Now, why people donate is simply to feel like they helped others, pity or the like. I suppose that feeling COULD be what they're getting in return.
However, the rich donate for tax-write offs.