Each new year is the perfect time to appreciate with wonder, and be grateful for everything in life: all the fascinating ups and downs, the people, the love, the learning, the growing, the happiness, the challenges, the overcoming of challenges. And each year, it’s a perfect time to also think about how to give back and help others who are discouraged to feel that same sense of wonder.
In 2015, Good Plus Tech is taking the plunge into the beautiful (and sometimes tumultuous) waters of being a nonprofit. So that instead of pro-bono help as available, my goal of distributing technology that facilitates social good can be better-funded and have greater direction.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this crossroads – and it’s a lot of people. So many of you have helped every step of the way. Most of all, thank you for always creating a positive, inspiring environment for everyone (including me) who loves social good and helping others.
As the world becomes smaller and the opportunity to crowdsource social good grows daily, the role of nonprofits changes as well. As stewards of positive change through the love and help of countless people, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before. No longer are nonprofits competing for the donations or attentions or volunteer hours of individuals. Rather, we are all part of creating together vastly more awareness, more directed passion for missions, more sharing of volunteering opportunities, more donations from a larger number of people – small donations (or micro) or large. Instead of competing for some slice of some pie, together we are all creating a much larger pie for everyone. Delicious!
The future of social good is each one of us, and our networks for good. And there’s no time like the present.
To an amazing 2015 and beyond, in partnership for good!