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When the Giving Gets Good

Who wants to talk about #whatwouldyougive?

Trick question! This is my blog, and we’re going to talk about whatever I want to talk about. And this particular post is long overdue. Part of the reason I haven’t been talking about the campaign is because there is almost too much to say. August was a huge success for us, and our incredible team members brought in 170K, a number I can barely believe. As many of you know, our goal is to raise 250K for research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. These brilliant folks have a  promising drug that can go to trial in 2018—but not without help.

What you may not know is that our campaign isn’t over yet. We launched the second wave of #whatwouldyougive this month, and it’s a big one. We are partnering with hundreds of social influencers (Bloggers, Tweeters, Instagrammers, and more) to raise further awareness about ALS and our efforts to find and fund treatments and a cure.

How does this work? Read More>

Social Influence

Last Friday, Scarlett and I went to visit Rob’s office. He took a new job in April, at a start-up called Linqia in San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. We hadn’t seen his workspace before, and we were excited to meet his coworkers and see where he spends his days.

The main reason we were there was that Rob was rolling out the #WhatWouldYouGive campaign and asking his company to get involved. We gathered in the conference room, where Rob talked to a large group about the genesis of our fundraiser, and how he hoped to impact awareness through a “day of silence” at Linqia.

While he spoke, Scarlett held court in the corner, crawled around under the conference room table, pulled apart the protective covering on a few chairs, and ate an alarming amount of  bread and cookies. Read More>