As one who is relatively new to social media and blogging, I have become an "ambitious follower" of several "leaders" and "pioneers" in the medium. The intention is to learn from their example.
One very common and consistent theme among the most "successful" ones is that they are givers.
That "connects many dots" for me personally, as I have entered into this "second-half" of my life [translate middle age...]. -that is my own motivations and objectives have transitioned to the "intrinsic" as primary, as I, like many consider what impact our "life's work" will leave as a legacy.
These "young guys" are way ahead of the game... they "get IT"...
The often quoted Zig Ziglar says, "You can have everything you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." He also says, "... in order to stay motivated, you have to do it every day."
The 12for12k Challenge is the combination of social media awareness and fund-raising that aims to change the lives of millions worldwide. Founded by business consultant Danny Brown, its aim is to raise awareness and funds for 12 charities over the course of 2009, with a new charity being supported every month.
The concept is simple:
12 months of the year
12 charities, a different charity each month
$12,000 per charity
One of the goals of the 12for12k Challenge is to involve our supporters as much as possible. After all, we couldn’t make any of it work if it wasn’t for you guys!This is why we’ve set up this Blogger Resource for anyone that wishes to be an official 12for12k Blog Partner.
Danny Brown sent a message to the members of
The 12for12k Challenge.
Subject: Musicians on Call - Our October charity
I'm delighted to announce that 12for12k is offering our support to Musicians on Call for the month of October.
With chapters in New York, Philadelphia, Nashville and Miami, Musicians on Call bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of healthcare facilities. This helps complement the healing process for patients, families and caregivers.With $10,000 providing enough to maintain a whole facility for a year, it’s easy to see the difference we can make with our support. You’ve continuously shown how much you care throughout 2009 – let’s show Musicians on Call and the people it helps how much we care as well.For more information on this month's charity, please visit:
The Healing Power of Music – Musicians on Call is October’s 12for12k Charity
Thank you, and have a great weekend,
We want to show people that #12for12K isn't just about raising money for a good cause. It's about belonging to a fun, great group of people from a variety of backgrounds, a variety of disciplines. It's about doing good, and having fun, and joining us expands not just your own personal network... but expands your horizons as well.
The event is called "GoGlobal24".
5 important ways you can help make #GG24 a big success, starting today:
Plan to join @HennArtOnline and the rest of us on Sep 29.
- Help spread the word! If you don't already, please follow @12for12K.
- Watch for opportunities to tweet and retweet in support of the event.
- While you're at it, please go follow @HennArtOnline, introduce yourself, and get to know her. She's awesomesauce for the soul.
- We're seeking a total of 24 volunteers to help us drive potential sponsors to the sponsorship page and to auctions on ebay.com. Once your hour is sponsored, we'll need you to then to work with that sponsor and the #GG24 event team to make the hour great success for all. Tweet @12for12K if you would like to volunteer, or to learn more.
We need a total of 4 volunteer "producers” – one per 6hr session. As a producer, your job is to work with Henie, to keep her on encouraged and on track, feed her details, tweet/facebook on behalf of @12for12K. Tweet @12for12K if you would like to volunteer, or to learn more.
- If you have a blog, publish a post (or posts) about #12for12K, #GG24, and Doctors Without Borders (#DWB) leading up to the event. Tweet @SarahRobinson for more details.
Pop in and say "Hi!".
Join the fun!
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