Friday April 13, 2012
Right now you can have a meaningful impact on your favorite cause with just $5.00. Skip the rest of this post and do it now!
While living here in China this last year I’ve been working on my new book called Your Mark on the World, to empower people to do more for their chosen causes (charity, not-for-profit organization or social venture) both in terms of time and money.
Your Mark on the World will include stories about more than a dozen different causes and the people who are working to make a difference in the world. You will be touched by the story of Mary, a young Kenyan girl who ran away from home to avoid the traditional mutilation that girls receive when they reach puberty and are subsequently married off. You will be inspired by the Smith family from Idaho that is traveling around the world right now doing service, like providing loving care for leprosy patients near Chennai, India. Your heart will break with mine as you read about Amanda–who devoted her life to care for cast-off children in China, those born with a variety of birth defects–as she battles stage four cancer.
In order to give more causes an opportunity for exposure in the book and to bring attention to all of the good things going on in the world to inspire even more good, I’ve launched a fundraising campaign at StartSomeGood.com. You can pledge $5.00 to receive a digital copy of the book as soon as it is published in July. For that small gift, you’ll also get to name your favorite cause and have your name listed in the acknowledgements, along with your cause. If you are passionate about a cause, you can pay more to give your cause more exposure in the book and receive other rewards as well.
You can also help determine what I write about. I will finish the book after the campaign ends, so the last chapter I write will be about the most often sponsored cause among all the donors to this campaign. So, if you are passionate about helping your cause raise money and get more attention, invite your friends from that cause to join the campaign, too.
It is important to understand that I will devote myself full time to promoting this book for at least six months. Lots of people will read it. It may not ever be a best seller, but I’m convinced that we can get the book into the hands of tens of thousands of people and spread the ideas about service and philanthropy even further!
Please, help me start some good today by clicking here to give $5 for your copy of Your Mark on the World! What is your favorite cause?
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