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TODAY Is #GivingTuesday

by · December 3, 2013

Anyone else sick of the endless stream of news stories about Black Friday and Cyber Monday? I know I am.

Yet, I have not seen a single news story about Giving Tuesday which is today!

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

Instead of only focusing in on how you can spend money on yourself and gifts for others, this day was created so you could take some of your energy and dollars and put them towards worthy causes.


Be Smarter With Your Holiday Giving This Year

by · November 19, 2013

One of the main reasons I take part in writing these posts is because I want to shine a light on organizations that are doing amazing things, but also to encourage more people to actively take part in giving to non-profits.

Time and time again you’ll hear me stress that giving is more than just writing a check and I want you to keep that in mind as we head into the holidays this year.

We all know that this is the biggest fund raising time for most organizations, so you are going to be seeing tweets, letters and commercials all asking for your donations.

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National Center for Families Learning – #GivingTuesday

by · November 5, 2013

As a parent and education advocate, I believe the family is vital for a child’s educational success. That’s why I became involved with the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).

They see families as a critical part of every child’s education. Even better, they help families become hotspots for learning. From the classroom to the dinner table, NCFL’s programs help parents and children move from where they are to where they want to be. I love this approach because I know that while my kid’s schools play an important part, what we do at home to continue their learning is equally important.


Charitybuzz – #GivingTuesday

by · October 8, 2013

We all know that celebrities give back all the time. They donate money, but also their time or access to special events and happenings to help raise money for the causes they believe in.

This morning on Twitter was the first time I had ever heard of Charitybuzz and thus I wanted to share it with all of you. This was the tweet that got my attention.


Help the Syrian Children Refugees – #GivingTuesday

by · September 10, 2013

Right now, Syria is in the news for obvious reasons. The ongoing battle in that country and the possible escalation involving our country and others has a lot of people talking. With all this discussion going on, I wanted to take a moment this week with my column to shine a light on a part of this story that hasn’t been getting enough attention and that is the millions of refugees that have been created by this conflict and many of them are children.

According to UN data, there are currently 4.25 million people internally displaced and 2 million refugees abroad. Of these totals, 3.1 million, are children.


Heart Heroes – #GivingTuesday

by · August 27, 2013

There is no sadder sight in the world than a sick child. That is why when I heard about the simple, yet amazing, work that Heart Heroes does I instantly knew I’d be profiling them here. Heart Heroes, Inc is a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Their mission is to provide support and comfort to children and families affected by congenital heart defects (CHD) through the distribution of superhero capes and other forms of encouragement and inspiration.

Started in 2009 by two moms of children battling CHD who wanted to empower their children throughout their journey. They learned by wrapping their child in the simple idea of a superhero cape, their children felt invincible while visiting their cardiologists. In many cases, the children found comfort in their cape amidst a crowd of medical professionals, especially if they couldn’t have the comfort of their parents’ arms during some procedures.


One Girl – #GivingTuesday

by · July 30, 2013

I will never forget the day I learned about One Girl and the work they do.

I was in Portland, Oregon for World Domination Summit and I saw this group of women AND men in school girl dresses.

My mind is very open to people expressing themselves, but I could tell something was going on, so I was curious to find out more.

Turns out that it was a One Girl fundraising event called #DoItInADress where they encourage anyone to do something to raise funds, but to do it in the uniform a typical African school girl would wear. The genius of this is that it instantly attracts attention when people (like me) see it and ask what is going on.

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Good Misfit – An Experiment in Social Giving

by · July 2, 2013

Today I want to shine a light on something a bit different and that is the recent social giving experiment known as Good Misfit.

Now, if you are not familiar with the inspiring work that AJ & Melissa Leon do through all the arms of Misfit Inc. you are missing out. They are dear friends and a daily inspiration to myself and thousands of other misfits around the globe.


Life is Good Playmakers – #GivingTuesday

by · June 18, 2013

Few brands attract my love and devotion as strongly as Life is good.

Their simple shirts, hats and other accessories have always made me smile. The vibe matches my love of the outdoors, a good dog and a kicked back approach to life.

But, today I don’t walk to talk about their clothes and instead share with you something much more important and that is the work that The Life is good Playmakers do to help kids overcome poverty, violence, and illness by using the power of joyful play to heal and strengthen children.


About C.C. Chapman

C.C. Chapman

C.C. Chapman is the Chief Marketing Officer of YSN and the Founder of The Cleon Foundation. He is the best-selling author of Amazing Things Will Happen and Content Rules. C.C. is a professional speaker, photographer and explorer. He is a graduate of Bentley University and you can find out more about him at

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