I’ve been burning the midnight oil in the Writing Lab for the past few months, working on completing my manuscript for my first traditionally published book, Simple Giving.
I haven’t talked about it much because the self-deprecating part of me was waiting for the whole project to crash and burn.
Though I had many challenges along with way, including my own insecurities, it didn’t crash and burn. Thankfully.
It’s a project I am extremely proud of and eager to share with you, as it is the culmination of a lot of writing, researching and interviewing. All of which stemmed from this blog and my experiences working in the nonprofit development world for the past ten years.
Published by Tarcher/Penguin, we’re in the final copy editing phase of the book, which will be available on 10.27.15. In fact, it’s already available for pre-sale on Amazon, B&N, and Indiebound.
I’ll be sharing more about Simple Giving in the months to come. For now, I am offering a worksheet I adapted from my chapter on making giving a part of your business model. While this worksheet is geared towards entrepreneurs, anyone who maintains a blog or has a little bit of say at their place of employment will find these 5 action steps helpful.
From Simple Giving Lab:
According to the 2013 Cone Communications Social Impact Study, more than 9-in-10 Americans look to companies that support social or environmental issues in some way. A full 91% of American consumers want to see more products, services and retailers support worthy causes.
We know it feels good to give. Why not make giving back part of your business model? The problem is that most entrepreneurs don’t know where to start when it comes to giving back with their company.
Download “5 Steps to Make Giving Part of Your Business Model” for free when you sign up for the Simple Giving Lab email list. (Even if you are not interested in the worksheet, I’d love for you to sign up for the email list. There will be a Simple Giving newsletter created in the future!)
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