When communities grow, it's often not from the pockets of large corporations, institutions and government programs. They tend to grow at the rate startup people emerge and get supported. These are the people who, for countless reasons, startup new businesses, events, social programs and social connections. The ones who grow do so because they are somehow supported by others in the community. One of the most interesting ways we can realize our significance occurs by supporting people in our world whose have a gift for starting things. These are people who start new businesses, ventures, programs, collaborations and social innovations.
We extend and expand our significance through donating time, talent and treasure to them. We can volunteer time, share talents and invest in causes we care about. The options for supporting them range across a taxonomy of possibilities. We can join their effort, donate money or time, connect them to other resources and story about their successes.