Seth Godin is changing the world. He’s got a lot of influence out there, and so when he decides to do something good to celebrate his birthday, he pulls it off within hours of posting about it. Briefly, he encourages people to donate their own birthdays to helping bring clean water to areas of the world without it. Five years ago, he inspired ten-villages’ worth of donations to charity:water and here at year 55, he upped that game, as you can read by following the link.
I’m not sure I do want to gift my birthday to helping raise funds for water-based charities; I think there are other opportunities right here in my own community I could help. Nor can I really afford to put my money where my request is, and I think that’s an important consideration as well. I should try to follow what I ask people to do. Nevertheless, it’s a really wonderful thing and I wanted to share it with you.