With many people feeling that the holiday season is becoming more and more consumer oriented, there is a small but growing number of movements trying to take back what the season is supposed to be about. One of these is Buy Nothing Day which is celebrated on the same day as Black Friday. And the newly launched idea that I hope will become a much larger movement, Giving Tuesday.
Some great nonprofit #infographics http://branded4good.com/blog/nonprofit-communication/12-nonprofits-putting-infographics-good/?utm_source=feedburner_medium=email_campaign=Feed%3A+BrandedOutLoud+%28Branded+Out+Loud%29#
Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization that changes the way children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses see themselves through the gift of photography and raises money for pediatric cancer research.
What do Justin Bieber, John Cena, Miley Cyrus, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, Buddy Valastro, Nigel Barker and Tiffani Thiessen all have in common? They are all wish granters, celebrating World Wish Day 2012. April 29, 1980 was the day one boy's wish inspired the creation of Make-A-Wish and since that day, hundreds of thousands of wishes have been granted across the globe.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which the civil rights leader delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, still resonates as a clarion call for freedom and unalienable rights for all. Listen as people from all walks of life recite excerpts from the inspiring address.