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No Kid Hungry – #GivingTuesday

by · January 29, 2013

I’m currently reading The Dude and the Zen Master. It is a great read as you are allowed to be a fly on the wall for a series of conversations between two friends. One of them happens to be the actor and photographer Jeff Bridges who I’m a big fan of. They get into a big conversation about starving children in our country and the work he is doing as an ambassador for the No Kid Hungry campaign from Share our Strength.

The timing couldn’t have been better as I was getting ready to sit down and write this week’s #GivingTuesday post.

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Amazing Things Will Happen if You Give to a Non-Profit Today

by · December 25, 2012

As many of us wind down for the holiday season it’s easy to focus on our time with our family, the wonderful gifts we’ve received and how annoying our mothers are. Family time is special and it should be celebrated. But it’s also a time when we are the most generous, so let’s use our generosity for some serious good. Today is not only Christmas, it is also #GivingTuesday. The Giving Tuesday movement was primarily created to provide a spotlight for giving around the Black Friday Shopping craze and it was certainly successful as reports show a 42% increase in online giving during that time. However, I think Giving Tuesday could be something much bigger and it’s time to think about putting more thought to our giving than just throwing $100 at a charity at the end of the year (though this is a great way to make up for not giving throughout 2012…hint…hint). What if we all gave $10 to a charity every Tuesday? What impact would that have? Well to start we would increase our total donations to $520 a year. Imagine how big of a difference that $420 could make. Imagine the difference a 420% increase in giving could make if it caught on and it wasn’t just you and I, but it was the entire readership of Social Media Explorer? Now that’s a movement that could have a huge impact.

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How I am Using Social Media to Change the World, and You Can Too!

by · September 2, 2011

“You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.”  – Woodrow Wilson

Have you ever dreamt of changing the world for the better only to let “reality” talk you out of such a crazy notion because it was just too big of a task?

I’ve wanted to change the world for quite some time now, maybe it’s the teacher in me. Changing lives and changing the world are part of my DNA. But, wanting is not the same as deciding why, how and in what way the “world changing” will take place.

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