Q315 Topic: The Brand Crusade

Trying to fit in a good deed for the day is a challenge for consumers already striving to find a work-life balance in their hectic schedules. … Read More

Not A Bad Idea

There are plenty of good deeds to do if you just know where to go and how to get involved. That’s the idea behind GET UR GOOD ON™, a site that encourages a wealth of volunteer and community service possibilities. It’s sponsored by Youth Service America and provides both emotional and financial support. … Read More

Banking in the Third World

In third-world countries, keeping your money safe and using it to make more money has never been easy, especially when the vast distance between banks, bad roads, and slow postal service stand in the way of individuals starting their own businesses. … Read More

FWD: “Have you seen this one yet?”

Mashable did an article on successful viral vids which I thought was really cool. While watching “All the Single Babies” one more time for old times sake…. the blogger’s comment about it struck me. … Read More

Giving Back—In a Year That’s Taken So Much

The holiday season is coming. It’s time to stop being such a jerk.

OK. OK. I won’t speak for you, but I’m going to be honest and admit that I get a knot in my stomach when those seasonal decorations start appearing in the store. … Read More

Charitable Editions:Charity Driven Products.

How do you maintain a positive image of your brand? How can you incorporate giving back to the community as well as product innovation into one product? Charitable Editions. … Read More

Gotta Love the Creatures!

In the true spirit of Giving Back, I have come across a charity that is very near and dear to my heart. I was never a dog person till I got my guy Chili, and then I got Quesa Blu, then Shade! They truly are my kids, they fight, they grumble, and tear things up…well Shade does anyway, but I have learned how unconditionally they love… … Read More

Safer by the Fire

Darfur is one of the most dangerous places on earth. It is so treacherous that women risk their lives simply by going out to look for firewood. Many are killed, abused or even raped as they search for scraps of wood to burn in their stoves. One teenager, thousands of miles away in Maryland, figured our a way to make them safer. … Read More

The Family That Wears Snuggies Together…

Described as living in the “strange hinterland between the awesome and the horrific” there will be a Snuggie Pub-Crawl in Chicago on Saturday April 18th. Drunk people stumbling around in Snuggies – my friends…that is my idea of a good … Read More

Unlikely Art

We’ve all seen them. The images of bare-footed children so skinny their filth stained clothes would better fit hangers. They wear bottomless expressions of sorrow and hunger, the faces of those forced to live in squalor and filth. Violence and … Read More