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Right now you can have a meaningful impact on your favorite cause with just $5.00.  Skip the rest of this post and do it now!

While living here in China this last year I’ve been working on my new book called Your Mark on the World, to empower people to do more for their chosen causes (charity, not-for-profit organization or social venture) both in terms of time and money.  

Your Mark on the World will include stories about more than a dozen different causes and the people who are working to make a difference in the world.  You will be touched by the story of Mary, a young Kenyan girl who ran away from home to avoid the traditional mutilation that girls receive when they reach puberty and are subsequently married off.  You will be inspired by the Smith family from Idaho that is traveling around the world right now doing service, like providing loving care for leprosy patients  near Chennai, India.  Your heart will break with mine as you read about Amanda—who devoted her life to care for cast-off children in China, those born with a variety of birth defects—as she battles stage four cancer.

In order to give more causes an opportunity for exposure in the book and to bring attention to all of the good things going on in the world to inspire even more good, I’ve launched a fundraising campaign at  You can pledge $5.00 to receive a digital copy of the book as soon as it is published in July.  For that small gift, you’ll also get to name your favorite cause and have your name listed in the acknowledgements, along with your cause.  If you are passionate about a cause, you can pay more to give your cause more exposure in the book and receive other rewards as well.  

You can also help determine what I write about.  I will finish the book after the campaign ends, so the last chapter I write will be about the most often sponsored cause among all the donors to this campaign.  So, if you are passionate about helping your cause raise money and get more attention, invite your friends from that cause to join the campaign, too.  

It is important to understand that I will devote myself full time to promoting this book for at least six months.  Lots of people will read it.  It may not ever be a best seller, but I’m convinced that we can get the book into the hands of tens of thousands of people and spread the ideas about service and philanthropy even further!

Please, help me start some good today by clicking here to give $5 for your copy of Your Mark on the World!  What is your favorite cause?

New Company Offers ‘No-Skim’ Fundraising Tools To Nonprofits

This post was originally produced for Forbes.

Social venture CommitChange has developed a new fundraising platform for nonprofits that doesn’t rely on collecting a percentage of funds raised, potentially netting nonprofits with a higher percentage of total donations.

The venture has garnered investments from power investors Mark Cuban, Tim Draper, Adam Draper and 500 Startups. Chris Sinton, founder of Network for Good and StartOut, has also invested and joined the board.

“We’ve decided to make all of our core technology available for free to help bolster charitable giving in the United States. We are also eliminating donation skimming as a business model and we will never profit by taking a percentage of donations,” said Roderick Campbell, CEO and Co-Founder of CommitChange.

Tim Draper, founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, said “a non-profit without CommitChange risks becoming a dinosaur.”

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:00 Eastern, Sinton and Campbell will join me for a live conversation about serving the nonprofit fundraising community. Tune in here then to watch the live interview.

More about CommitChange:

CommitChange provides nonprofits with a full suite of integrated fundraising tools, which can be managed from a single platform. This tightly integrated solution eliminates the need for data consolidation, significantly reduces labor costs, and can provide an unprecedented level of understanding about a nonprofit’s supporters. CommitChange significantly reduces the time it takes to perform common tasks and eliminates the 2-3 weeks of training required to operate competing systems. CommitChange also requires no setup or customization, and can be deployed in minutes.

More about Network for Good:

Network for Good is an online fundraising platform for charities and non-profit organizations. The company was founded in 2001 by America Online, Cisco Systems and Yahoo! and has processed over $1 billion in donations since inception.

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