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SMARTSTART|Giving 60-Second Spotlight

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Bilaal RajanIt’s been awhile since we featured someone in our 60-second spotlight but I think you’ll agree it was well worth the wait when you hear this young giver’s story!

Meet Bilaal Rajan, a giver since the young age of 4, and the author of Making Change, a book that shows us all how to start small and give big.

Although he has just turned 12, Bilaal has been recognized around the world for his fundraising efforts and he’s really just getting started making his dreams a reality!

After reading all about his giving story in my previous post, please check out his web site at to learn more about this enterprising and truly inspirational young man.

SMARTSTART | Giving: 60-Second Spotlight

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Debi Silber
This month we’re featuring Debi Silber, the Mojo Coach, in our SMARTSTART|Giving 60-Second Spotlight. We are impressed with Debi’s commitment to helping moms regain a strong sense of self when life knocks them down. She provides free personal training and nutrition coaching to give them a fighting chance at restoring a positive outlook.

Debi sees the gift of “health and wellness” as a way she can contribute by giving back. Have a listen, get inspired and visit her web site at

SMARTSTART|Giving: 60-Second Spotlight

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Jeff Herring

Jeff Herring, also known as The Internet Article Guy, is our featured guest for May’s SMARTSTART|Giving 60-Second Spotlight. We are grateful to Jeff for creatively using his 50th birthday to raise money for SMARTSTART to donate to What a way to celebrate! Have a listen as Jeff explains what he did and why and you’ll see what we mean.

Thanks Jeff! (Visit Jeff’s web site at )

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 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

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!

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).