Seeing Urban Seed is a not for profit, money is always an interesting topic. When it comes to to talking, thinking about and even asking for money we are not that good at it. Partly because it's not what we often view as important or that matters. But without money we would not be able to do the things that we do. We don’t make money, we rely on the generous support of people to fund all that we do at Urban Seed.
In a recent conversation with a colleague we decided that money was a bit like blood and water. Perhaps money is similar to water and blood in that is 'vital'. For without money one cannot live... But more importantly maybe money is like blood and water in the way that it works to sustain life. If our blood did not circulate we would not survive. If water stays still it grows stagnant. Blood and water must keep moving.
Maybe money is also like blood in the way that blood moves to where it is most needed in the body. It rushes to the parts of the body that need healing, flooding the broken hurt bits with the goodness needed to heal. Maybe we need to let our money circulate and move in this same way to the hurt and broken bits that need healing in the world?
The challenge for us then is how and what we do with our money. How do we keep our money moving so that it remains vital? And maybe just maybe by doing so we ourselves may become more healthy.
And so audaciously I will now ask if you can move your money to the work of Urban Seed so that we can continue to help the hurting and broken heal.