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What If You Could SEE?

What if you could SEE?

I’ll never again underestimate the power of seeing with your own eyes the result of something you’ve contributed toward. Just weeks after officially registering Givesome as a nationally based not-for-profit I thought it was time I seriously put my theory to the test. I knew how much it meant to me to get to see
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Toonie Giveaway #51 – Everyone Has A Story

Toonie Giveaway #51 – Everyone Has a Story

I’m almost 2 months into my toonie experiment. I gave away toonie #51 today and once again met another total stranger (Cory) who through the toonie exchange I got to speak to and get to know a little. I was in line for a mini train ride that my son wanted to go on… again.
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What Good Is $2?

What good is $2?

I get questions all the time around the small amounts of money that we encourage people to give towards the projects that interest them. Giving as little as $2 towards a project is not the typical opportunity that people are offered. So why offer it? I have two reasons. One reason links back to
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A Donation Site For People, NOT Donors

A Donation Site for People, NOT Donors

When Givesome launches in a couple months we will not be another site asking for your money. We won’t expect big cheques. We won’t even send reminders that mention money. And we promise not to hound you or guilt you…

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How Would You React To A Random Stranger Giving You Money?

How would you react to a random stranger giving you money?

This afternoon I gave away my 24th toonie. It’s been just over 3 weeks since I started giving away a toonie a day and I’ll confess, I freaking love it. It’s refreshing and life-giving to give. But it doesn’t come without its challenges and if I’m honest, it still feels a little unnatural. I’ve been …
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I Want People To SEE

I Want People to SEE

Imagine with me for a minute. You have a son or daughter, or a best friend or a grandparent or someone special in your life. It’s Christmas or their birthday or some day that is meaningful to them and you buy them a present you KNOW they’ll absolutely love. But a few days before the …
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365 ‘Toonies’

365 ‘Toonies’

It only took one lunch with ‘bottomless’ fries and two beers to convince my friend to lend me the key ‘nuggets’ on blogging. Not that there isn’t more to it than that, but I like to try and keep things simple. One thing he said that stuck with me was to come up with a
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The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing

For 14 years now I’ve been obsessed with a single thought. It’s a question really. A question I’ve asked a million times. And it took flying all the way to Africa to even realize it was bothering me. The question is – Why is a charitable donation so disengaging? There are other words I could
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