#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project | Beth's Blog

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project


“One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ~ John F. Kennedy

It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college.   Ever since,  I’ve continued to raise money for my favorite charity, the Sharing Foundation that takes care of children in Cambodia.  I’ve donated my share of the royalties from my book, The Networked Nonprofit, and feel proud that its been able to support some wonderful Cambodian youngsters.

So when Amy Neumann aka @charityideas if I’d participate in doing some good during holidays, had to say yes.

The #12DaysofGiving, a 12-day bonanza of giving, sharing, and promoting social good from 12/13 to 12/24. Each day, amazing people and charities will be highlighted, with the goal to raise over $12,000 for the causes, as well to enlist the help of  passionate social media users globally to help spread awareness. The goal is not only to show support for these causes, but also to illustrate the power of social media for social good and the massive impact thousands of small, meaningful actions can help when used collectively.

Claire from Twitter kicks it off today with a post about giving to Hope Runs


12 Outstanding Charities.
12 Inspiring Influencers.
12 Days of Giving…
One Amazing Project

I’ll be raising money for the Sharing Foundation to contribute to Keo Savon’s college education.

How can you help? First, please share this on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, your Blog, and email. And if you can, please make a small (or huge!) donation on Crowdrise to any or all of the diverse group of incredible charities here.

You can follow @12DaysGiving, and learn more on the 12 Days of Giving site, GivingKicksAss.com or on Crowdrise.

12 Days of Giving is a common holiday theme.  Walmart Foundation just announced yesterday their 12 days of giving, spreading $1.5 to charities supporting a range of causes.

Tis the season to give.

Happy giving!

One Response

  1. Hi, Beth. Thanks for all your work to spread the good word about giving efforts this holiday and year around.

    We really admire all that you do to empower nonprofits and others to use social media as a tool for doing good.

    Have a great holiday and wishing you a great 2012. Thanks for mentioning our 12 Days of Giving in your post. We’re busy but having a great time announcing grants each day! Talk to you soon.

    Kelly Cheeseman
    Walmart Foundation

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