Content marketing isn’t magic. It simply takes time.
Content marketing isn’t magic. It simply takes time.
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Happy “143” Day! (That’s Happy “I Love You” day in text-messaging terms!) Today I would like to share my love and my blog space with a few nonprofit organizations focused on heart related causes. We can all be affected by heart disease, whether you’re young, old, man or woman. So in the spirit of raising awareness for the heart, I encourage you to skip the heart shaped box of chocolates and give to an organization centered on the heart. Make a mobile donation* to any one of the charities listed below to help keep the beat of life going.
Last week I learned that a small, local charity in my community was short hundreds of holiday gifts for children in need. I began spreading the word about this organization and its challenges through my personal network. Soon enough, I was receiving engaging responses such as “how can I help?” from once passive bystanders.
It got me wondering what the response would be from the organization’s supporters if they were notified of this situation via text – especially if such an urgent and special appeal was communicated so close to the holidays with an immediate need. The message could be instant, direct and elicit immediate responses from supporters that could help.
In an effort to test this challenge, I asked the organization to send me a text message the morning of the gift deadline, if there was still an unmet need of holiday gifts. The morning of the deadline, the Director of the organization sent me a text message letting me know that they were indeed still short. I was empowered to send an immediate response back via text that I would be at their offices with an additional donation by 4:00pm that day. And within minutes, the organization’s director was able to thank me through SMS for my support, which only further reinforced my intention to help.
|The C.A.R.E. Center, Inc. (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center, Inc.)||Text SAFE to 50555 to donate $10||The C.A.R.E. Center (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation), Inc. is a non-profit organization and Nationally Accredited Child Advocacy Center. Serving Oklahoma County, The C.A.R.E. Center provides investigative forensic interviews and medical examinations in a child friendly setting for professionals who investigate child crimes.|
|Child and Family Services of Michigan||Text OGC to 27722 to donate $10||Child and Family Services is working to provide service for a network of member and cooperating agencies that promote the emotional and social well-being of Michigan's children and families.|
|The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children||Text NYSPCC to 50555 to donate $10||Founded in 1875, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC) is the first child protective agency in the world. Throughout its 135 year history, The NYSPCC has sought, through the development of new and innovative programs, to meet the urgent needs of New York City's most vulnerable children|
|Tennyson Center for Children||Text CHILD to 50555 to donate $10||
Tennyson Center for Children has grown to be the leading Rocky Mountain region's treatment center and K-12 school for emotionally and crisis-affected children and youth, particularly those suffering from abuse and neglect.
|AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.||Text WALK to 27722 to donate $10||AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC), is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. AAC provides services for men, women and children living with AIDS and HIV; educates the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission in accordance with harm reduction principles; and advocates for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels.|
|Care Resource||Text AIDS to 50555 to donate $10||Care Resource is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.”|
|Compassion International||Text AIDS to 90999 to donate $5||Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion's AIDS Initiative offers comprehensive and holistic services that allow us to proactively fight this widespread disease one child at a time.|
|Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation||Text HIVFREE to 90999 to donate $5||The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 17 countries around the world to provide HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for women, children, and families—with a mission to eliminate pediatric AIDS.|
|Keep a Child Alive||Text BUYLIFE to 90999 to donate $10||Keep a Child Alive (KCA) is dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care and support services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.|
|Breast Cancer Research Foundation®||Text CURE to 27722 to give $10|
|Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA||Text GOPINK to 27722 to give $5|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure®||Text KOMEN to 90999 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Austin Affiliate®||Text IMPACT to 50555 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Denver Affiliate®||Text DENVER to 90999 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Massachusetts Affiliate®||Text KOMENMA to 50555 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Nebraska Affiliate®||Text PINK to 50555 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate®||Text PROMISE to 27722 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Phoenix Affiliate®||Text KOMEN to 27722 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Puget Sound Affiliate®||Text PINK to 27722 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Francisco Bay Area Affiliate®||Text FIGHT to 50555 to give $10|
|Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Nevada Affiliate®||Text RACE to 50555 to give $10|
Cancer kills 1500 Americans every day. Everybody knows someone that has been affected by cancer. Will you stand up and say “ENOUGH!”?