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Making A Difference In 2013: Help 1000’s Get Access To Clean Water!

by David Brock on December 16th, 2012

The events of the past week, not just in Connecticut, but tragedies we hear about, as well as those we don’t, around the world force each of us to pause and reflect.  We struggle to understand or put meaning to these tragedies.

Some years ago, I started this blog, titled, Making A Difference. My goal was to have an impact on people’s lives. Their lives as business professionals and leaders. In turn I hoped they would have an impact on the lives of others, paying forward with their experience, mentoring, and teaching.

As I’ve reflected on the events of the past week, I’ve decided it’s important to have a greater impact. For years, I’ve been studying the issue of clean drinking water. The absence of potable water impacts the lives of 100’s of millions around the world. The absence of clean drinking water prevents millions from going to school, from building the economies of their communities, and from growing and contributing.  For them, getting clean water is about survival!

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So I’ve decided to start a campaign that will run through 2013. My goal is to raise $10’s of thousands, with 100% of it going to fund water projects around the world. charity:water has a fascinating model and a great track record for these programs. I’ve started a “mini-site” and want you to contribute! Just click on the link Making A Difference. Every year, 10’s of thousands read my posts. If just a fraction of you contributed $1, we will exceed my goal! Through the year, you will notice a yellow jerrycan icon in the sidebar on the right. Every once in a while, take a moment, click and donate.  Maybe you’ve closed that big deal, maybe a promotion, maybe you are celebrating a birthday.  Take a moment, click on the Jerrycan Icon and contribute.

Periodically, I’ll be featuring materials from charity:water to help you learn about the “water problem,” and to solicit your funding and support.  Also, I believe in putting my money where my mouth, and heart, is—In 2013, I will match the total contributions to the Making A Difference site up to $5000.  Please help me write that check–but don’t let that be a limiter, please keep contributing past that goal!

Please join me in this campaign.  Tell your friends, tweet, pass the word.  Together, imagine the Difference We Can Make!Book CoverFor a free peek at Sales Manager Survival Guide, click the picture or link.  You’ll get the Table of Contents, Foreword, and 2 free Chapters.  Free Sample

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  1. David Olson permalink

    Way to go DAVE !!

    Great idea and great plan.

    2013 will be a fantastic year!

    I will be a contributor too.


    • Dave, you are Fantastic! Thanks so much for the contribution and for promoting within your networks! We can really make something happen. Regards, Dave

  2. Dave,
    I have been a contributor to WaterAid for some 10 years.
    My extraOrdinary Negotiation Skills Course asks delegates to use their own money in various Games and Simulations. Their ‘losses’ are doubled by me and donated to WaterAid.
    During one year we raised enough to train 32 low tech technicians, to maintain the water Supply to 330,000 people.

    It was very little for us, but a great deal to them.

    David, I wish you well in this great endeavour.

    • Brian, thanks so much for your comment and encouragement. It always amazes me how a seemingly small contribution can have such an enormous impact on people’s lives. Your work in contributing to WaterAid is just a stunning example.

      When one sees what you’ve been able to do or the impact that many of these organizations have, we realize that as individuals we can have an enormous impact and can make a difference on some of the biggest problems people face.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and share your experience! Thanks so much.

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