February #give10 roundup ::

With all the excitement of marking the one year anniversary of #give10, we forgot to post the round up of all the world changing causes we gave 10$ to in February.

February was a flurry. Having only 29 days left on the giving calendar made it challenging to decide which causes would make the cut for year one. I was also on the road in the South Pacific for most of these days, making it even more exciting to mix up the final year choices with giving off the grid.

When I started this project many people asked how I would possibly find 366 projects to give to. Truth is, there’s more than enough projects out there to pick from. I’ve got a long list I haven’t given to yet to roll over into year two. And after we posted Molly’s story, a few more of you amazing people signed up to try out #give10 for yourselves. Every day there are new people digging up new causes in their own neighborhoods and around that globe that I hadn’t even thought about! (Be sure you’re following #give10 in your choice of social networks and cheer on our new do-gooders).

For now, here’s the February list. We’re almost done with our #take10 anniversary break and we’ll be sharing the #give10 year 2 plan very soon. Don’t miss it.

  1. Mama Hope 
  2. Childrens Hospital of Alabama
  3. ToGetHer there, Girl Scouts
  4. Iris the Dragon 
  5. Tirzah International 
  6. RISC Cambodia 
  7. Keep Your Neighbor Warm Fuel Assistance 
  8. Bike out hunger 
  9. CURE Childhood Cancer 
  10. Diaper Love 
  11. Project I see you 
  12. Purposeful Youth Azerbaijan
  13. AdvocAid 
  14. Big City Mountaineers 
  15. Virgin Atlantic Change for Children 
  16. CRS– Catholic Relief Services
  17. Magpas (to sponsor a kid sleeping in his hammock for a year in honor of his sister)
  18. Open Education Vanuatu 
  19. Barrels of Hope 
  20. Got Passport 
  21. Small World Cambodia
  22. We Women 
  23. Kid’s Peace 
  24. One Girl 
  25. Sole Hope 
  26.  CBM (I had to give through their US site, but learned about them through their work in Australia)
  27. ADRA for their projects in the Solomon Islands
  28.  Children’s Miracle Network (for IHOP’s National Pancake Day in the US)
  29.  Urban Light 

Who’d we miss?  We might be done with the daily giving for right now, but there’s going to be lots more giving in the future. If we haven’t supported your favorite cause yet, we want to know about them!

#giving #giving… one year gone ::

It’s official, I’ve successfully given away 10$ every day for the entire last year! (insert cheers here) Yep, that’s 366 donations to 366 different causes. And right now,  there are people out there all over the world using my 10$ to do work to make the world more amazing. I couldn’t be happier.

It’s great to have the sense of accomplishment you get when you complete a mission to do something everyday for a year. But the truth is, the greatest accomplishment I feel today isn’t the fact that I’m finished. Rather it is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude that I got to give, and that before me is a clean slate to choose how I will continue to live generously in the coming year.

This time a year ago, I felt discouraged with the world, so I started an experiment to see if  I could really make a difference. A month into giving away 10$ a day, I realized that what was changing most was me. I started #give10 because I wanted to share this with everyone. Giving is life changing and I decided that I wanted to start a moment of generosity.

Highlights of the #give10 year

– Giving away $3,660 dollars – $10 dollars at a time (for causes on 6 continents)

– Building a community of people who care about d0-gooding (we’ve met so many amazing people on FB, Twitter, G+ and LifeKraze)

-Raising $5000 for the Sak Saum anti-trafficking micro-giving experiment

-Celebrating Welbodi clinic on our 10oth day with 100$, Laos Rehab Project on our 200th day with 200$, and Marbles 4 MS on our 300th day with 300$

-Supporting projects and communities in countries where I traveled to this year

– Meeting Molly, and knowing that there are at least four people in the universe who will continue to #give10, even when I take a break.

And, speaking of taking breaks, now that the #give10 year is finished, what will happen next?

Well, this might be the last day of #give10’s first year, but trust me, the giving is just getting started. We will soon be revealing what is going to happen in  #give10 part 2, but   first I’m going to do something out of the ordinary. Since I’ve been giving 10 for so long, this week I’ve decide that I’m  going to take take ten days off.  And then we’re coming back, and its going to be amazing!

In the meantime, watch this space because we’ll be changing things up a bit in the coming week…

Thanks for being part of the #give10 adventure!f

January #give10 roundup ::

sure, January was a long time ago. I’m behind on the updating you with my round up of where we gave for month 11.  My excuse is that I’ve been busy planning some pretty amazing things for when we finish out final month of our one year of giving away 10$ away every day.  And that day is coming oh, so soon! The most important thing is that even when we’re too busy to write, we’re never too busy to give.

Stay tuned. Big things are on their way in the world of #give10. In the meantime, check out the 31 causes we supported in January:

Did we miss your favorite cause? Let us know what it is.

december roundup ::

Of course December was a big giving month everywhere, so it’s no surprise that things have been crazy in the #give10 universe. Not only did we have Christmas giving to do, we celebrated our 300th day of #give10 and waded our way through our first ever year-end giving mania. There was lots of learning in December and some more detailed posts of our 2012 plans are on their way, but for now here’s December’s highlights:

Goodbye 2011

When you give to 306 causes in one year, the end of the year delivers mayhem to your mailbox – both virtually and physically. Donation requests started flowing into the mailbox before the turkey was on the table in November, and by new years week I was getting nearly 300 extra emails a day to remind me to give last minute tax deductible donations. I’ll give you a peek soon at both the insane and interesting things that came in my mailbox from address labels to native american wind catchers. Stay tuned.


Celebrating 300 Days

We celebrated our 300th day of giving on Christmas and nearly 1000 of you took some time during your holidays to vote for the cause you found most inspiring during our year to date. Marbles4MS was our big winner and took home the $300 bounty as our last donation of 2011.

Giving is Contagious

In my first #give10 report, the $310 giving lesson, I mentioned that early on, I’d discovered giving was dangerously contagious. While many of you have matched our donations over time, this month we had one brave #give10 follower take on the challenge and give her own 10 bucks every day in December to the causes she cares about. We’ve got a guest post on deck for next week to hear why Molly over at A Foreign Land decided to join the #give10 movement and learn what her experience was. Don’t miss it.

And finally, here’s the list of our final 31 #give10 donations of 2011. We’ve only got two months left. Did we give to your favorite project yet?

(Did you know that you can always see the full list of where we’ve given to date in our google tracker here. And don’t forget to like our Give10 Facebook page if you haven’t yet. That’s where we are tracking the progress of all our donations.)

December giving

Let us know what cause you want us to consider for our final months of giving in the comments below and we’ll be sure to check them out

1. The Conservation Fund

2. Everyone Deserves a Roof

3. Village Focus

4. Khanta Bopha Childrens Hospital, Siem Reap

5. Tegu- 6 dozen trees in Honduras

6. A-21 Campaign

7. Passports With Purpose

8. Agape International

9. Sisters of the Road

1o. MCC (Mennonite Central Committee)

11. Camp Interactive

12. Locks of Love

13. Angel Tree

14. Toys for Tots

15. Hope Runs

16. Trees for Troops

17. Food For Life

18. The Voice Project / Amplify Peace

19. SET and SCAD, Bangkok

20. Global witness

21. Slavery Footprint

22. Rockpointe Church support to a family in crisis

23. Destination Paradise

24. Global Soap Project

25. 300th Day Christmas giving bonus- Marbles4MS

26. Solar Project Koh Tatong

27. Dining for Women

28. City Kids Wilderness Project

29. Samaritan Air

30. Wish Upon A Hero

31. Move for Hunger

Thanks for everything in 2011, and wishing you an AMAZING 2012!

October giving round up ::

October was so amazing my head is still spinning from all the great giving! Not only did we finish up our eighth month of giving for good, but we launched our first #give10 micro-project to multiply awesome.

One might think that after 246 days of giving it would be getting difficult to find world changing projects. But I think we’re just beginning to uncover the most innovative and inspiring stuff out there. In fact, I’m more excited to be giving now than I was in March when we started the giving experiment with our first 10$ donation.

Here’s the list of all the awesome world and neighborhood changing projects we supported in October:

1 Room to Read

2 Lamba Central Playground Project

3 A Liter of Light

4 Dental Aid

5 Sak Saum Village Outreach  / The Antioch Group Lockard Grant

6 Gentle Barn

7 Lowcountry Pregnancy Center

8 @The________Andy running for Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC)

9 Race2Raise Funds for Children

10 Team Challenge for Chron’s & Colitis

11 Robin Hood Foundation

12 Women’s Education Project

13 More than Me Foundation

14 Mpwer Approach

15 HALO trust

16 Girls on the Run DC

17 The Wish Project

18 Akili Dada

19 Krochet Kids International

20 We the Readers

21 Metropolitan Ministries Tampa

22 Operation OF

23 Bookshare

24 Cottage by the Sea

25 Living Water International

26 Living Classroom

27 Open Equal Free

28 Global Giving Turkey Earthquake Fund

29 Thailand Flooding Relief

30 Nature Conservancy

31 Martha’s Table

Want to nominate a project to receive a donation? Just let us know who know that’s making a difference!

Where should we #give10 in November?

September #give10 roundup ::

Goodbye September. We hope all of you reading this have had as great of a month as we’ve had here on the #give10 project.

What made our September so great?

  • We finished our 7th month of giving.
  • Over 200 of you voted for your favorite project to receive a special 200$ donation to celebrate our 200th day. We were proud to give those dollars to New Life House Laos for their great grassroots work in drug rehabilitation and vocational training.
  • The #give10 facebook page is live to make it easy to follow changes that our dollar are supporting. Don’t forget to like us!
  • We traveled to Vietnam and Laos and got to give locally to a number of great projects.
  • Several of you #give10 followers have started you own projects, or have made commitments to giving. We’re excited to see generosity spreading and are thrilled to get to support cool projects like Race2Raise Funds for Children and the Lambda Central School Playground Challenge in October.
  • We’ve expanded our social circles and have begun spreading #give10 goodness on Google+ in addition to Facebook, Twitter and Lifekraze. We may not have klout, but we’re building a great community of people who love giving!

With each day that goes by this project truly gets more exciting and we’re seeing more and more how our daily giving is making a difference to support organizations, raise awareness, and to encourage others in the spirit of generous living.

Let us know who we should add to our October giving roster.
Here’s where we gave in September. How did you make September count?

1 Heifer International 2 Hope for Homes Tampa- fixing Frankie Jones’ roof
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation – helmets for kids in Vietnam
5 Bread for the World
Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti
7 Global Medic Force
8 Help a Life Foundation
9 Health Leads
10 Reach Out Worldwide
11 FDNY Foundation
12 Ayni Foundation (supporting Education in Afghanistan)
13 Education for Nature- Vietnam
14 Witness
15 Earthwatch
16 DAY 200 ->200$ to New Life House Laos
17 Tour da Vita (Kidney Foundation)
18 Women in the World Foundation
19  Mima foundation
20 Homeward Deployed
21 Womens Aid
22 (Red)
23 First Book
24 Big Brother Mouse
25 Free the Bears
26 Child Safe International
27 Momo Books
28 Abundant Water
29 Greenbelt Movement
30 Mine Action Group Laos

celebrating 200 days with $200 ::

Today is the 200th day of the #give10 project.

That’s right, already we’ve  given 10$ to 199 worthy causes of people who are doing everything they can to make a difference in their corner of the world, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. So, to celebrate all these awesome people and their work, and to commemorate our 200th day of giving, we’re got some great things in store.

First- we’re going to give away 200 dollars to celebrate day 200, and you get to help us pick who gets it! The rules are the same as they were on day 100. You let us know what organization that we’ve already given to in the last 199 days deserves to get an additional 200$ donation! Nominate them in the comments below and the cause that gets the most votes will win our 200$ donation towards the difference they are making.

If you need a reminder of where we’ve given since we started, check out our 200 Day Google Doc Master Roundup list of world changers! In the spirit of ten, we’re giving you 10 days to vote for your favorite project and we’ll give the $200 donation on 27 Septmber. Yes, you can vote for your own project, and you can vote as many times as you want, in as many different ways that you want.

Second- because the project has grown to follow so many people who are making a difference, #give10 is getting its own Facebook page to manage the goodness. Help us celebrate our 200th day by liking us at fb/give10.  And if you’re not a Facebook person, did you know that we’ve always had a twitter list of all the #give10 recipients that you can  follow?

Third– we’re going to start asking questions. Since the projects we’ve given to in the early days of #give10 have had 200 days to put our 10$ to work for change we’re going to start asking them what difference they’ve been able to make. And since we’re already going to be asking questions, I’m going to ask them other things too, like what difference can a small 10$ donations can really make. What question would you like to ask the charity that you’ve given money to?

Thanks for being part of the 200 amazing days of giving that we’ve had so far.

Who is getting your 200th day / 200$ vote?