Well-Come to Agent for Change, a blog created by Marly Silverman, to serve as a catalyst for change that is much needed on the issues affecting millions of individuals stricken with neuroendocrineimmune disorders worldwide. Through this blog I want to share ideas, exchange, communicate and find solutions for everyday living. The goal is to pursue quality of life that will make a difference in the lives of individuals with neuroendocrineimmune disorders (NEIDs).

Friday, January 4, 2008


Becca Artman mentioned to me today about the Case Foundation Charity Challenge. See it below:
..."The Case Foundation & Parade Magazine is presenting America’s Giving Challenge and awarding $500,000 to charities whose supporters have attracted the most unique donors to their cause using new and innovative online tools.
Who can participate:
Anyone with access to the Internet, a willingness to try something new, and the passion and commitment to advocate on behalf of a cause they care about. The entire Challenge is designed to take place online, involving the use of such everyday activities as e-mailing, blogging, and social networking.
To “champion a cause” you must be a legal U.S. resident aged 13 years or older. Anyone can donate to a cause using a valid credit card or other form of payment accepted by our donation processing partners Network for Good and GlobalGiving.

There are two ways to get involved:
Champion a Cause and have the chance to get $50,000 for the charity of your choice. The eight individuals whose charity badges attract the most unique donors through the America’s Giving Challenge will get $50,000 for their cause.

Give to a Cause and help the charity you care about get $1,000. The 100 nonprofits with the greatest number of unique donations made to them through America’s Giving Challenge will each get $1,000.
The Challenge begins December 13 at 3pm EST and will close January 31 at 3pm EST.
A quick note about unique donations:
To succeed at the Challenge, the objective is to get as many people as you can to donate to your cause. Duplicate donations from the same individual will only be counted once.
For more information, please read America’s Giving Challenge Rules and Frequently Asked Questions.

Our partners:Parade and the Case Foundation are proud to partner with Network for Good and GlobalGiving to process donations made through America’s Giving Challenge. Both are leaders in the area of online fundraising for nonprofits, and both are examples of the good that can be achieved when great people, great ideas, and great opportunities come together." I created a Charity Badge, attached below. The greater awareness and donations we have, the better the chances we have to make a difference and to win the challenge.

The deadline is January 31, 2008 - so there are 28 days remaining in this challenge and I am way behind in the game, but I think the challenge is fun and invigorating.