My Hero, My Grandma

At 93-years-old my husband’s aging grandmother can no longer be trusted to turn the oven off, or keep herself clean, but caring for her is not a burden for her five kids and many grandchildren. They love doing it. She spent years befriending others, caring for family, and serving others. Now they are delighted to get their chance to care for her.

When I first joined the family, I was amazed by her constant smile and positive attitude. I was also touched watching the hours she spent sitting in her big chair, embroidering decorative dish towels for her family members. I asked everyone who knew her in her younger years, “Was she always this sweet? Or did mother nature make her really nice in her old age?” 

“This is just her,” was the response I got, followed by numerous stories of her kindness. When new neighbors moved in and were generally avoided by others for being different, grandma made them cookies and invited them over for hot dog roasts.

When a friend seemed sad, she went out of her way to invite her to social functions. When her kids were hurt she patched them up. When others were happy she celebrated with them, when they weren’t she prayed for them. Grandma has lived a benevolent life, and now, even though her good causes are limited to embroidering kitchen towels and smiling at grand-babies, she is full of abundance. Not because she can dive in a pool of gold coins, but because she is in possession of an abundance of love from others.

Becoming like grandma, doesn’t start at 93; it starts today.  Each of us can do a small part to make a tremendous difference for good. Support a good cause today! 

by Amber Mae Weston

Your Brain Wants to be Happy

Time Magazine wrote an article based on a study done at the University of Zurich in Switzerland where 50 people were told they would be receiving $100 over a few weeks. Half of those people were asked to spend it on someone they knew, and the other half was told to spend it on themselves. http://time.com/4857777/generosity-happiness-brain/

The researchers monitored three regions of the brain associated with social behavior, generosity, happiness, and decision-making. Turns out that the people who spent the money on someone else had more interaction between the parts of the brain associated with altruism and happiness and reported higher levels of happiness after the experiment was over.

This study proved the old poet’s quote:  “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.” – Kahil Gibran

There were more positive side effects that were correlated with donating, such as lowering blood pressure and increasing life expectancy.  There are many more studies out there that say nearly the same thing: giving to others allows the giver to feel positive emotions, therefore becoming happier.

Other than feeling good about yourself, there are many other advantages of supporting a good cause. Click here to find a good cause that you may be interested in supporting.

by Sally Stocker

True Wealth = Doing Good

 “A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.” -Kahil Gibrán

Time Magazine wrote an article based on a study done at the University of Zurich in Switzerland where 50 people were told they would be receiving $100 over a few weeks. Half of those people were asked to spend it on someone they knew, and the other half was told to spend it on themselves. [http://time.com/4857777/generosity-happiness-brain/]

The researchers monitored three regions of the brain associated with social behavior, generosity, happiness, and decision-making. Turns out that the people who spent the money on someone else had more interaction between the parts of the brain associated with altruism and happiness and reported higher levels of happiness after the experiment was over.

There were more positive side effects that were correlated with donating, such as lowering blood pressure and increasing life expectancy.  There are many more studies out there that say nearly the same thing: giving to others allows the giver to feel positive emotions, therefore becoming happier.

Other than feeling good about yourself, there are many other advantages of supporting a good cause.

Support a good cause today; you will always be grateful you did.

by Sally Stocker

Changing the World Starts with You

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of people to change the world. In fact, it is the only way it ever has.” -Margaret Mead

At 93-years-old my husband’s aging grandmother can no longer be trusted to turn the oven off, or keep herself clean, but caring for her is not a burden for her five kids and many grandchildren. They love doing it. She spent years befriending others, caring for family, and serving others. Now they are delighted to get their chance to care for her.

When I first joined the family, I was amazed by her constant smile and positive attitude. I was also touched watching the hours she spent sitting in her big chair, embroidering decorative dish towels for her family members. I asked everyone who knew her in her younger years, “Was she always this sweet? Or did mother nature make her really nice in her old age?”

“This is just her,” was the response I got, followed by numerous stories of her kindness. When new neighbors moved in and were generally avoided by others for being different, grandma made them cookies and invited them over for hot dog roasts.

When a friend seemed sad, she went out of her way to invite her to social functions. When her kids were hurt she patched them up. When others were happy she celebrated with them, when they weren’t she prayed for them. Grandma has lived a benevolent life, and now, even though her good causes are limited to embroidering kitchen towels and smiling at grand-babies, she is full of abundance. Not because she can dive in a pool of gold coins, but because she is in possession of an abundance of love from others.

Becoming like grandma, doesn’t start at 93; it starts today.  Each of us can do a small part to make a tremendous difference for good.

by Amber Mae Weston

What is Your Good Cause?

Are you interested in blessing the life of a family member, friend, neighbor, team, community, natural disaster sufferer, and/or a charity?  Then you’ve come to the right place; a place to support a good cause, no matter what it is.

A Good Cause provides a free and secure platform to create a good cause and/or donate to a good cause.  Our team of experts are happy to help you reach your goals of creating and successfully promoting a good cause or easily and effectively making a difference in the world by donating to a good cause of your choice.

WANTING TO GIVE MORE

Giving to others assists them to create abundance in their life; in addition, to a huge sense of satisfaction that comes into your own life.  Contributing to those who are going through a difficult time or are less fortunate forces you to step back and take a broader look at your own life. This can sometimes cause you to reevaluate and adjust your focus in your own life in an extremely positive manner. “I have seen and experienced this in my own life on several occasions—both in my own community and internationally. Every experience has left me with feelings of joy, gratitude and leaves me wanting to do more.”

by Ashley Christensen

Create a good cause or donate to a good cause then watch the magic and miracle of the worlds generosity, kindness, philanthropy in its truest form, and sincere charity bless the lives of the giver and receiver.

 

Setting Up Your Perfect Campaign

As you strive to raise awareness for your cause, it is important that you take advantage of a variety of social media platforms. Promoting your campaign on social media is cost effective and is an easy marketing tool that even the least tech savvy individuals can use. (Learn more here.) Below are four simple ways to use social media to promote your cause and its campaign.

  1. Variety of Content = Having a variety of content will keep your social accounts feeling fresh and will help to engage a wider audience of followers who each enjoy different ways of consuming content. To make the most of your time and efforts, be sure to post the right type of content on each of your platforms.
  1. Authentic Content = As you post content about your cause, be sure to make it as authentic as possible. Effective marketing tells a good story and an engaging, purpose driven story gives your audience something to rally behind. So be sure to provide details, candid photos, and other content that is genuine and real.
  1. Consistent Schedule = If your cause has specific social media accounts that you run, be sure to follow a consistent schedule when posting content. Consistent posting will help keep your audience engaged because they know how often you post and when to expect a new piece of content. As you plan your posting schedule, be sure not to over-post and therefore overwhelm your audience with your content.
  1. Engage = One of the advantages that social media has over traditional marketing outlets is the ability it provides to immediately interact with your followers. As your audience reacts to your content, be sure to engage with them in return. If someone comments on your post, whether positively or negatively, be sure to quickly respond to their statements. If someone shares your content or tags you in their own content, engage with them by liking their post and leaving a comment. Engaging with your audience through social media helps them to develop a personal relationship with your cause and to become more personally invested in it.

by Brindisi Olsen

Using social media to promote your campaign is a great way to reach and engage with your audience.  This is. ultimately,  the best way to gain more support for your cause. If you are looking for more ways to promote your campaign on a specific platform such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, or a blog then here may a great resource for you:  http://www.mastersocialmediatoday.com.

How it works

Giving of yourself to help and assist others creates a feeling of abundance, in addition to a sense of satisfaction within your own life. Giving to those who are going through a difficult time or are less fortunate forces you to step back and take a broader look at your own life. This can sometimes cause you to reevaluate and adjust your focus in your own life in an extremely positive manner. “I have seen and experienced this in my own life on several occasions—both in my own community and internationally. Every experience has left me with feelings of joy, gratitude and leaves me wanting to do more.”

by Ashley Christensen

Create a good cause or donate to a good cause then watch the magic and miracle of the world’s generosity, kindness, philanthropy in it’s truest form, and sincere charity bless the lives of the giver and receiver.

 

 

Together We Will Change the World

Join us in helping a good cause to help; family, friends, a neighbor, school, club, team, or your favorite charity. Getting started is simple. Simply find a cause worth backing or start your own. Because every good cause deserves to become a reality.