Giving away money is a huge theme in Scripture. It is ultimately an issue of worship: you cannot serve both God and Money. The Bible speaks of the benefits of giving and warns of the perils of not giving. A helpful passage is 2 Corinthians 8:7:
But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
As good as contributions in other areas might be, they don’t excuse lack of excellence in giving. That doesn’t compensate for lack of giving, and our giving should be excellent. But notice he says the key is to understand how grace relates to giving.