January 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm , by Amanda Wolfe
In this video clip (which you really must watch!), Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the Acumen Fund, tells the amazing story that sparked her do good efforts and inspired her memoir, The Blue Sweater. The book traces her journey from young idealist to a CEO whose organization brings affordable and sustainable healthcare, water, energy and housing to people in serious need. She’s even donating the proceeds from the paperback copies to her organization and other charities that tackle poverty. The paperback will be available on February 16, but you can pre-order a copy now. You can also order a cool “book club in a box” which comes with books, bookmarks, and discussion guides—perfect to bring a little do good flavor to your next book club meeting.
December 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm , by Amanda Wolfe
Have you joined a village yet to help fight poverty and empower women in Malawi? If you did join, have you gone back to check on your village’s progress? When we first blogged about Join My Village, the program was brand-new. Now the effort has raised more than $94,000 (which is amazing!) but we have the potential to unlock up to $56,000 more! That means we all need to remember to log in and interact to help our village teams get the money they need. You could raise $5 per day just by answering quiz questions and sending the link to friends. It’s such an easy way to do a lot of good with a little effort—and that money will go a long way in Malawi! Check it out now and join (or participate) to truly make a difference.
October 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm , by Amanda Wolfe
Yes, I’m going to keep blogging about this amazing program until you join. Seriously, though, Join My Village is a fast and easy way to have a big impact on the lives of women and girls in Mawlai (one of the world’s poorest countries) without having to leave your house or spend a dime. Sign up, join a virtual village team, and take a few quiz questions each day or share the site with your friends to unlock dollars that go directly to your real Malawi community. We hope to see you there!