Bill Liao: The «Epic Gratitude Campaign»
publiziert: Montag, 18. Okt 2010 / 11:40 Uhr / aktualisiert: Montag, 22. Nov 2010 / 16:28 Uhr
Philantropist Bill Liao sees the internet as a place that enables more people to help more other people than ever before.
Philantropist Bill Liao sees the internet as a place that enables more people to help more other people than ever before.

Mobilizing people online to do good work is not very straight forward. There appears to be a kind of gravitational pull. That makes inaccurate and sensationalist work a bit more likely.

Weiterführende Links zur Meldung:

Microcredit-Site Kiva
A website were lenders and entrepreneurs meet to negotiate micro-credits
kiva.org

Betterplace: Platform for social projects
A website that helps turning events into social projects of which all involved benefit
betterplace.org

Epic-Change-Blog
The Blog where the Epic Gratitude Campaign is explained and promoted
epicchangeblog.org

The reality of the Internet providing us with the desired outcome of a universal tool for the betterment of us all appears to be, if not a pipe dream, at least a bit far off from the where we find ourselves today.

So it's very refreshing to see direct action sites like Kiva.org and betterplace.org, that seek to connect people who are willing to give to small projects with the people on the ground in countries across the world, that are actually carrying out small yet powerful projects such as creating a small clean water well in a village, to both improve villagers health and to free up many from the burdensome task of walking miles a day for drinking water.

Last year I participated in tweetsgiving, which called on us all to express our gratitude for the things we are personally grateful for, by tweeting out. The funds raised built a library for children at a small school in Africa. This year the same campaign has been rebranded Epic Gratitude.

The Epic Gratitude campaign will begin shortly, so look out for it and participate, as it is a really nice and clever way to leverage the Internet to do some good in the world, while at the same time personally benefitting you. As you see, one of the great ways to get in touch with how good your own life and thereby your personal happiness is, is to celebrate what you are personally grateful for.

Go take a look at the posted link of the epic-change-blog. I am sure you will find a reason and means to participate, too.

(by Bill Liao/news.ch)

 
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