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December 2014 Archive

Join the #DeedADay movement!
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New Year’s is almost upon us and, for yet another year, we’ll be setting resolutions. What if, we all agreed that this year, that instead of being self-centered in our resolutions, we started a good deed movement? What if we partnered with a cause and spread the good deed message on all our platforms?

Do you love this idea? We do!

Are you in?  We totally are – so much so that we’ve joined forces with a few of our social friends to launch the #DeedADay movement including Clever Girls Collective, Everywhere Society, One2One Network, Latina Bloggers Connect, Mom It Forward, and Type A Parent! This is both a fashion statement and a cause to encourage everyone to do a good deed a day. Mary Fisher – artist, author and HIV/AIDs activist – designed this simple but stunning bracelet strung with 100 beads made by HIV positive and economically fragile women in Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Haiti. These bracelets remind you to do a good deed at every opportunity. Every time you go out of your way to perform a good deed, you move the bracelet’s rubber ring closer to the 100th bead. How’s that for instant gratification?

How can you get involved?

We’re taking over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Pinterest right after Christmas and up until New Years day with hashtag #DeedADay.  All you have to do is socially share any of the following images!

We’re on a mission to sweep the web with good deed resolutions! By resolving to do one good deed a day in 2015, you are perpetuating a sustainable, social-good model that will continue to pay it forward to the artists who create these bracelets and anyone whose life you touch on your path to fulfilling your daily deed.

Here’s What You Do:

When you share an image, just:

  1.    Use hashtag #DeedADay
  2.    Tag The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, and
  3.    Include a link to the company website.

Social Sharing Tools:

The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet website: http://www.100gooddeeds.org/

On Facebook:www.facebook.com/The100GoodDeedsBracelet

On Twitter: @The1GDBracelet

On Instagram: @The1GDBracelet

You can even pin an image from The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet #DeedADay Pinterest board! You can view their board here.

Brand YOURSELF #DeedADay:

Want to go a step further? Below you will also find a downloadable thumbnail photo that you can use as your avatar.  Put that up and show yourself as a good-deed-doer!

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The Ultimate Good Deed:

The ultimate good deed of course is to share on your blog.  We have 20 bracelets  to gift in exchange for your blog post. Would you be willing to blog about 100 Good Deeds and the #DeedADay movement? Sorry no sponsorship here, we’re all doing this pro-bono!

 

If interested please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/DEEDaDAYBlogCampaignSignup

 

For questions and more information, please email Leticia@EverywhereAgency.com.

#GiftYourBlog :: Blogalicious Holiday Advent Calendar

Blogalicious wants you to #GiftYourBlog this month! We’re sharing quick tips in this advent calendar on ways you can upgrade your blog life every day of December. Join in and post your progress on Twitter or Instagram using #GiftYourBlog and tag @BeBlogalicious! 

 

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It’s #GivingTuesday! :: Favorite Picks from #TeamBlogalicious

Giving Tuesday

Are you all worn out yet from the holiday shopping bonanza that was Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday? Have no fear, #GivingTuesday is here and it will rekindle your excitement for the holidays just as you were experiencing burnout.  This campaign is so in line with our mission here at Blogalicious – giving is a surefire way to guarantee that both the gift-giver and the recipient are uplifted.  Love that!!

#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

And there’s so many ways that you can get involved!  The GivingTuesday.org community site is chock full of information, ideas and inspiration to assist businesses, individuals, and families give back.  Take a look here.  Below we share some charities that are dear to #TeamBlogalicious’ hearts. If you’re excited about Giving Tuesday and are looking for gifts that give for the loved ones on your list, consider these meaningful ones:

Heart of Haiti

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The devastating earthquake of January 2010 has made it very difficult for Haitians to make a living. Raw materials have been wiped out, there is a lack of secure sanitary conditions and no funding to support economic relief. Purchasing handcrafted masterpieces directly benefits Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. Artisans receive half the wholesale price for each item in the collection.

This initiative offers the first sustainable work since the earthquake, enabling artisans to repair their homes, pay for school fees and feed and clothe their families. With steady income comes better nutrition, improved education and access to healthcare.  Learn more and visit Heart of Haiti here.

Global Soap Project

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You remember Derreck Kayongo, charismatic opening keynote speaker from Blogalicious San Antonio? He shared with us his inspiring story behind establishing the Global Soap Project. $12 can provide an entire family soap for a year!

The Global Soap Project makes over one million bars of soap annually which are then given to partner organizations like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), CARE International, Partners in Health, World Health Organization to mention but a few. Through these global partners, Global Soap Project has donated soap in thirty-two countries around the world.

You can learn more about Global Soap Project here.

International Rescue Commission

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Each symbolic Rescue Gift – from a Baby Goat to the gift of Clean Water – represents a program, project or tool that the IRC uses in its critical humanitarian work around the world. Gifts will be used where and when most needed to provide help and hope to people who have been uprooted by conflict or disaster.Gift-givers can browse Rescue Gifts online and dedicate them to loved ones, who will receive beautiful personalized print or e-cards to acknowledge the gift. There is a Rescue Gift for everyone on a shopper’s list, at a variety of price points.

For as little as $24 your donation can ensure a new mother has a healthy birth, $58 will provide one year of education for a young child and $23 contributes to emergency medical care for a sick child. Every dollar counts. Learn more about IRC here. 

Shot At Life

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Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.

Today in celebration of #GivingTuesday every donation given to Shot@Life will be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This means a $5 donation will earn Shot@Life $10 to full immunise a child against pneumonia!

ONE

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We’re proud to say that Blogalicious has been a community partner of the ONE Campaign for many years – and they’ve been supportive of the Blogalicious Weekend conference for several years running.  Our very own Stacey Ferguson is on their Women and Girls Advisory Board. The people who run this organization are just the best and their mission is golden.

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.

Cofounded by Bono, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens. ONE does not raise money itself to build schools, hospitals and the like, but does its work by advocacy and campaigning so that government funds continue to flow to programs that make a difference in people’s lives. ONE works closely with African activists and policymakers as they fight corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and economic development. ONE’s work is strictly politically non-partisan.

And important, and distinguishing characteristic about ONE is that they do not solicit funding from the public – all they want is your voice! With so many initiatives in progress, we’re sure that you’ll find one that resonates with you. See their current campaign to #EndEbola HERE.

Johnson & Johnson

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Donate a Photo, from Johnson & Johnson, is here to help you connect to the causes you care about by taking an action you do every day and turning into a way to do good.

Get involved by donating to USO and Save the Children through J&J’s Donate A Photo app! For each picture uploaded, J&J will donate $1 to support these programs to help deployed service members call home and promote children’s happy and healthy development. JOHNSON’S is matching all Donate A Photo submissions to Save the Children starting #GivingTuesday through 12/31/14 up to $100,000.

 

READY… SET… GIVE!

It’s December and…We See You Being Great! #CUBeinGr8

Ladies,

Let’s talk for a second. We rock. We are friggin’ awesome. We notice your accomplishments and we “double tap” that and put a “like” on it. In this age of Leaning In and in the name of recognizing our greatness potential, we want to step it up a notch.

The Blogalicious community is GREAT! We see you out there curating great content, making great connections, hosting great events and telling great stories. Let’s try something out. Let’s go beyond the ‘double tap’ and the ‘like’ and take a few minutes to publicly acknowledge one another other when you see your peer being great.

 

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Your friend’s post just went viral? Tell her that you see her Being Great! 

 Someone got their delicious recipe syndicated? Tell them: I see you Being Great!

 Just self-published your newest eBook? We see you Being Great! 

 You’ve made it through the day without your hair falling out? We definitely see you Being Great! 

This world could use a little kum-by-ya love and greatness.  Download the above graphic and be sure to tag #BeGreatB6 and #CUBeinGr8. Share this ‘ribbon’ with those that have been inspiring and motivating you.  We would love to see what this greatness campaign inspires.

Hat Tip to Roo at Neon Fresh and Kelly at Mocha Momma for inspiring this “I see you” campaign with two compelling posts.  You ladies rock and need to know that WE see YOU Being Great.

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