Archive for October, 2011

October 10, 2011

ServeHope – a way to serve our local and global poor

by sexythinker

Earlier this year I met Jeff Power at an Ungeeked Conference where we were both speaking. We had an amazing breakfast my last morning, me, Jeff and Spike Jones.

Jeff, works with Global Hope Network International helping the poorest villages of the world transform themselves. I love following his travel blog and videos and seeing in real time the difference they are making.

Spike, is the writer and editor that gave Brains on Fire (one of my favorite books about igniting powerful, sustainable movements) message one voice. Spike and works with PR giant Fleishman-Hillard.

You can probably imagine how cool and unforgettable that breakfast was.The three of us talked about movements, projects we’ve worked on and changing the world.

I’m telling you this because 1) you should follow these guys, they’re like us and you’ll learn a lot.

http://twitter.com/#!/spikejones

http://twitter.com/#!/jeffpower

And 2) during that breakfast Jeff told me about ServeHope. Around this time of year (October & November), teams of ServeHope volunteers across the US will donate a day or their choosing to help local neighbors, while raising funds that help both local and global neighbors. All the world’s poor are our neighbors. Many are local, and even more are global where a billion exist on $1/day or less.

I’ve been following the work Jeff is doing with GHNI, I know it’s making a BIG difference in places that just don’t have the resources like we do here in the states. And, I think they’re on to something with this ServeHope and I want to be apart of it.

I started a ServeHope team “Be The Change Influencers”. If you’re looking to be apart of something meaningful before Thanksgiving you should join our team. We’re working on the calendar now where we’ll donate our day of time to local food banks around the states. Our team will also do a few different fundraising activities on and offline. Half of the money raised will help GHNI-USA towards their work against hunger in the poorest villages globally and half will go to Share Our Strength’s work to end childhood hunger here at home.

Over the next month I’ll be in Lexington, KY, Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, Bradley, IL, IA, Dayton, OH, Orlando, FL, Dallas, TX, Atlanta, GA and Baton Rouge, LA. If you’re in one of those cities hit me up and let’s organize a food bank volunteer day. If you’re not and you want to organize one in your city hit me up too ahite at talentrevolution.net

You can check out our team page here.

Join our team by registering here . Please select “Be The Change Influencers” as your team!

Let’s use our Social Influence towards Social Good. Let’s apply our time, talents and passion this holiday season to meaningful work. Let’s be the change we wish to see in the world.

Authentically,

Amanda

Algonquin to Gambella from Global Hope Network Int’l on Vimeo.

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