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Days 14, 15, and 16: One intense day: Massive Tragedy, 6.0 Earthquake, and a Fire

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To start we are saddened and frustrated by the tragedy in Newtown, CT. Our heart goes to all of the friends and family of the victims and, most of all, the children. Friday Morning: I was woken up by my girlfriend Lindsey’s phone getting an unusually early sequence of text messages and phones calls starting   …Continue Reading

Day 13: San Diego Blood Bank

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If there is one thing that I have lots of– thats blood! I went down to the good old San Diego Blood Bank and donated 500ml. Need I say more? It is really easy, just give SDBB a call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or go online to schedule an appointment.

Day 12: Toys for Tots

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I have had lots of ideas for raising money for kids from donating money to charities to standing on a busy intersection in a bearsuit with a sign telling people to give toys! I figured that I would start small and work my way up to costumes and dancing. On the 12th I decided to   …Continue Reading

Day 10 and 11: Legal Assistants for Game Developers

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The guys over at New Media Rights (NMR) have been educating people about legal issues for the past few years. NMR has a large series of videos on YouTube called Legal Assistants for Game Developers, or LAGD. The series consists of layman’s advice for people who are developing games. NMR is starting a new website   …Continue Reading

Day 9: Cause an Uproar! Part of “Big Cats Initiative”

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Growing up I was always a fan of big cats. What little boy didn’t think that lions and tigers were cool? Until recently, I didn’t understand the depth of the problems these felines face. Many large cats face extinction from the wild. There are only 3,200 tigers left in the world. Human population growth has   …Continue Reading

Day 8: St. Vincent’s de Paul Christmas Decoration and Holiday Joy

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For the past four months, I have had the great opportunity to work with members of MiresBall team, helping develop the new website for Bird’s Surf Shed. “MiresBall develops the strategy, narrative, and visuals to help companies from innovative start-ups to established global leaders communicate with clarity and authenticity.” -MiresBall Facts Besides working with me   …Continue Reading

Day 7: Kiva – Better than any bank! Micro-lending for Good.

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Did you know that it is easy for anyone to lend money to people in need from thousands of miles away? Kiva is a nonprofit organization that allows individuals lend money to people around the world. Using the the worldwide web and microfinance institutions, it helps connect people. Its end goal is to alleviate poverty   …Continue Reading

Day 6: Sevenly

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Today I have been swamped with work and didn’t have any planned charitable activities.  Anticipating that I would not be able to be out in the world participating in random acts of kindness,  I have a backlog of ways that I can contribute online. In comes Sevenly.  Sevenly is a bit of inspiration for me,   …Continue Reading

Day 5: New Media Rights

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Have you ever heard of a nonprofit lawyer? Not a lawyer that specializes in nonprofits or a lawyer that works at a nonprofit. A lawyer that actually works not for a profit. Ok, now say that three times fast. Or just say New Media Rights! New Media Rights (NMR) is a not for profit law   …Continue Reading

Day 4: GIVINGtrax

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Today I worked with Courtney Titus, CMO at GIVINGtrax. I met Courtney through the Startup Leadership Program, of which she is a current fellow and I am an alumni. She was looking for some high level support and an overview of what she should be doing with her web analytics. I cruised through the current   …Continue Reading