Archive for April, 2008

April 2008 Micro-Fundraising Call With Penny Power

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Penny Power

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SMARTSTART|Giving: 60-Second Spotlight

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Dr. Kayvon EghbaliClick above to listen to Dr. Kayvon Eghbali “giving” story or visit his personal thank you page here.

Dr. Kayvon Eghbali of www.OnSiteCareUSA.com is our featured guest for April’s SMARTSTART|Giving 60-Second Spotlight.

Dr. Eghbali attended the 2008 Teleseminar Secrets reunion in San Francisco last month and had a fabulous idea for raising extra money to Kiva.org.

He arranged for two licensed massage therapists to be on site at the event and sold mini-massage sessions from the back of the room to all attendees who were interested in helping the cause in exchange for an unexpected treat.

Now that’s what I call “hands-on” support! Thank you for your creative contribution!

The New Faces of Philanthropy: a President, a Billionaire and a (late) Boomer

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things. It’s a simple thought, but a powerful one. I remind myself of it often, Mockup of Time Magazine Coverparticularly when facing extreme challenges.

You see, I was called to serve in a roundabout and unexpected way hence the label “The Accidental Philanthropist” in recent media coverage of the birth of our “giving” story.

But the vision I share with Alex for the future of SMARTSTART|Giving is no accident; it’s a deeply inspired business strategy that began with “divine intervention”.

Actually, I believe it’s been a series of divine interventions, each uniquely designed to better prepare me to take on this important work.

How else can you explain the shift in circumstances that brought me face-to-face with former President Bill Clinton last November so I might have an opportunity to show him why Alex is the best person on the planet to lead the global marketing of philanthropy? (Time Magazine cover is a mock-up on Alex’s “vision board”)

And who could have predicted our innovative micro-fundraising program would be on the agenda for a meeting with Oprah Winfrey (thanks to Alex’s friend (more…)

Money can buy happiness… if you give it away

Monday, April 7th, 2008

How many times have you heard the phrase “money can’t buy happiness?” What if I told you new research released earlier this year proves money can buy happiness… if you give it away. Laughing

(Of course, if you’ve joined us in SMARTSTART|Giving, you’ve likely already experienced that.)

Jeanna Bryner, staff writer at LiveScience, recently put out an article (summarized here for you)

March 2008 Micro-Fundraising Call With Greg Link

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Greg Link

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