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Featured on Fox News – 12 Days of Holiday Giving Using Social Media

While in NYC for the launch of the #12DaysOfGiving holiday fundraising campaign, I was invited down to the Fox News TV studio to explain a little bit about the power of Social Media for good. It was a ton of fun... what was scheduled to be a 5 minute interview ended up being nearly a 10 minute segment. Check it out!  

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A big THANK YOU from the blue hair…

I made a promise that if the #12DaysOfGiving campaign managed to raise at least $2000 in support of our Day 5 featured charity (National Autism Association), I would dye my hair blue. (I pretended that this was a big chore on my part - for the kids - but really I was excited to do this... I haven't had my hair blue since high-school) Well, it took a little ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 12: Beth Kanter @Kanter & Sharing International

Day 12 of #12DaysOfGiving challenge features one of my newest favorite people: Beth Kanter (@Kanter). If anyone has inspired us to the truth that people want to give back and help out, it's Beth. Her twitter bio reads, quite humbly: Let's talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact. but the fact that she has over 400,000 ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 11: Lisa Hammond @thebarefootceo & Grameen America

For Day 11 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge, we are thrilled to feature Lisa Hammond, The Barefoot CEO (@TheBarefootCEO). Lisa is a powerhouse of a woman making an impact on the planet, and we are fortunate enough to be connected to her through my good friend Michelle Sedas (@MichelleSedas). Lisa's twitter bio reads: Best Selling Author of Dream Big, and 5 other books. Founder Femail Creations. Passionate about helping others find, ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 10: Dan Meyer @halfdan & @Compassion International

Day 10 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features the one and very only Dan Meyer. Connecting with Dan was one of those totally random-but-not-really-random moments that social media provides. While entertaining different ideas on how we could make the Social Media Adventure much bigger than it started, I asked a question about Guinness World Records... Who else would chime in, but this heavily decorated GWR holder himself? His Twitter bio ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 9: Amy Neumann @CharityIdeas & National Domestic Violence Hotline

Day 9 features an amazing woman with an amazing topic & charity. I'm beyond happy to have Amy Neumann (@CharityIdeas) as our feature today in #12DaysOfGIving. Amy is another person who was featured as someone using Twitter To Inspire The World, and I've had the chance to meet her in person through our friend Lotay (featured on Day 8) at one of his Black Card Circle Foundation events. She ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 8: Lotay Yang & Black Card Circle Foundation

Day 8 features Lotay Yang (@Lotay). Lotay was one of the first connected with when I first got active on twitter several years ago. He's been recognized as someone using twitter to inspire the world, but, having had the chance to spend time with him both personally and at his Black Card Circle Foundation events, I can vouch that inspiring is who he ...

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The #12DaysOfGiving gets a little bit insane…

Fundraising is fun. Fundraising on Crowdrise is even more fun. Fundraising on Crowdrise for the #12DaysOfGiving is the most fun ever invented. Some of the team have gotten a bit "creative" to help raise funds for their chosen charities. Some people might think it's a bit over the top, but we just think it kicks ass. In no particular order, here are some of the crazy challenges going on within the ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 7 – Dr Andy Baldwin & Got Your Back Network

Day 7 of our #12DaysOfGiving challenge features Dr Andy Baldwin. You may recognize Andy from the 10th season of reality TV show The Bachelor. He is also a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and has been honored on the Washington D.C. Most Influential People under 40 list in 2009, and Outside Magazine's Top 100 Influential People of the World list in 2006. His Twitter bio reads: @DrAndyBaldwin - U.S. Navy Doctor, ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 6: Mark Horvath & InvisiblePeopleTV

Day 6 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features Mark Horvath. According to his Twitter bio, Mark (aka @HardlyNormal) is: "Just a hardly normal guy trying to navigate through an abnormal world by helping others. Founder @invisiblepeople & @wearevisible" I had the privilege of meeting Mark in person for dinner this summer while we were both visiting Winnipeg, Manitoba (where I grew up and my family still lives). I will say that Mark is ...

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Joseph with BLUE HAIR? Yes… if we raise $2000 for autism

As part of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge, I am raising funds for the National Autism Association. We have a goal to raise $2000 before Christmas Day. (As of the time of time of this post, we are at $751... check the total at: Crowdrise.com/12DaysNAA) IF we meet that goal. I'm going to dye my hair blue. Just like this... [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="You can make this possible. Go kick ass and ...

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Day 5: @JosephRanseth & National #Autism Association – #12DaysOfGiving

Hey! Welcome to Day 5 of the #12DaysOfGiving Challenge! This project has been a powerful testament to the power of community. What started as a simple idea and conversation between two people has evolved into a viral movement involving 1000's of people. Thank YOU for being a part of it. I believe that we can help each ...

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 4: Sean Gardner @2MorrowKnight & Charity Water

Day 4 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features a personal favorite of mine: Sean Gardner, aka @2MorrowKnight. Sean is the prolific social media blogger on Huffington Post, well known for his #TwitterPowerhouses series. I met Sean years ago on Twitter and have had enough phone conversations with him to know he is one of the enthusiastic people on the planet and probably doesn't ever sleep. If there was someone ...

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I’ll sing you a song if you donate #12DaysOfGiving

This video is what $50 will buy you these days... At least it did for @socalfitrunner who donated approximately 5 lunches ($50) to the National Autism Association for the #12DaysOfGiving challenge.   Well.... Who's next? (Donate Now and I'll do something wacky for you!)  

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#12DaysOfGiving Day 3: Ann Tran & St Jude

Day 3 of the #12DaysOfGiving challenge features Twitter hero a Huffington Post blogger, Ann Tran. I've known Ann for about as long as I've been on Twitter and we were featured in the Huffington Post article 16 People on Twitter Who Inspire the World. According to her Twitter Bio, @AnnTran_  is: "Happily Married. Spiritual Seeker. Enjoys Travel, Beaches, Wine, Hiking and Photographing Nature." She is also extremely motivated and passionate ...

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