Archive for March, 2008

Heart-Based Givers Hear Principle-Centered Leader

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Greg LinkOur first history-making live micro-fundraising call took place March 28, 2008 and we welcomed “mystery guestGreg Link, President of CoveyLink, as our debut interview.

At CoveyLink, they define leadership as producing results today in a way that inspires trust. Doing that consistently amplifies the speed with which you are able to work and influence in the future. Trusted people simply have greater influence!

It’s easy to see why Greg was the perfect choice for our first live call interview. He believes, as Alex and I do – if you’re going to be up to something, why not be up to something great?

Behind every great success story are those who (more…)

SMARTSTART|Giving: 60-Second Spotlight

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Elaina McMillan

Click above to listen to Elaina’s “giving” story or visit her personal thank you page here. Thank you Elaina and Elaina’s supporters for your generosity!

We’re featuring Elaina McMillan of as our first guest in the SMARTSTART|Giving 60-Second Spotlight.

Elaina was secretly behind the big birthday surprise which resulted in that big check you see Alex holding in the previous post! Thanks to her efforts, and the contributions of those she inspired to give, we now have a great big donation to kick off our very first live Kiva micro-fundraising campaign tomorrow (March 28, 2008).

TSS Alumni Surprise Alex with First Donation

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Alex Accepts First Donation

Birthday boy Alex Mandossian got the surprise of his life when Teleseminar Secrets (TSS) Alumni presented him with a really big check for $2,547.32 as the first donation to SMARTSTART|Giving at the 2008 annual TSS reunion party in San Francisco! Just their way of saying, (more…)

Giving is a Gift We Give to Ourselves!

Monday, March 10th, 2008

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have
made an approach to immortality.
~ Norman Cousins

We are ordinary people contributing to a greater good – choosing to help other entrepreneurs who, but for living in the developing countries of the world, are not unlike ourselves.

People with hopes, dreams, families, lives.

Did you know that in the United States it’s those with a household income under $10,000 a year who give most? On average, they donate (more…)