Sunday, November 22, 2009

Will Work For Food

WILL WORK FOR FOOD was started 2 years ago by students at the University of Michigan. WILL WORK FOR FOOD's slogan is Volunteering Locally to Save Children Globally. Our aim is to motivate high school and college students to find a any volunteer project of their choosing and someone to sponsor their efforts (family, friend, themselves, corporate, etc). The money that they raise volunteering is given to our affiliates, Doctors Without Borders, to purchase and distribute the nutritional supplement Plump'y nut in areas of need. To date we have raised +$12,000 and have over 700 participants nationwide.

We are close affiliates with Doctors Without Borders, recognized by the Clinton Global Initiatives for Universities, a runner up in the prestigious DELL grant, and the recipient of various Google grants. We have gained media attention across the country for this innovative approach to social and global welfare.

For more information contact myself, follow us on Twitter [@Will_ForFood], and check out our website

Lindsay Canvasser
Director of Public Relations

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Inspiration for the Young Entrepreneur

Are you on a mission? Do you have a vision? Are you itching to get your name out and make a difference in the world? If you answered NO to any of these questions–that’s okay.
It’s time to get inspired.

The opportunities to connect with millions of like minded people are limitless through the power of the internet. Social media has made it incredibly easy to meet people who want more out of life than the average person you’d meet walking down the street. It’s not that every person online is inspired or on a mission–it’s the ones that stand out who are. The people who reach out to you, who you seem drawn towards, who are intriguing to talk to, are the ones who are doing the leading. The conversations they are having make them leaders, make them popular and make their businesses grow. They’ve achieved this success online because…
They took the leap.

It’s time to stop thinking and start doing. It’s time to open your mouth or moving your fingers to have real conversations with real people. Want people to know about your brand? Your Twitter search better be streaming at all times, tracking your industry. Get into the trenches and start conversing, answering people’s questions and finding people who have the same passions you do. It’s this network of people who will grow your brand for you.
Don’t know what you stand for?

Start meeting other inspired people. The biggest leaders will shout from the rooftops to get the message out about what they believe in. Reading blogs and surfing Twitter are great ways to get to know people who love what they do. Starting taking notes from these people who are completely lost in their work.

Follow these passionate people:

@SmallBizTrends (Small Business)
@ProBlogger (Blogging)
@JohnnyCupcakes (T-shirts)
@TomZiglar (Personal Development)
@GaryVee (Wine)
@LivestrongCEO (Health)
@Under30CEO (Entrepreneurship)
@BarryMoltz (Customer Service)
@GrowthCoachCorp (Business Coaching)
@Philanthropy411 (Non Profit)
Matt Wilson is co-founder of Under30CEO. Learn to create your rock star online presence at