#Charity Comes to #DadChat Thursday – #MalalaFund

Nisha - Mahala - Charity

If there’s one thing we must teach our children, it is the value of caring for others – acts of service – charity and giving. We will discuss this subject Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. MT/9:00 p.m. ET. We have a special person to honor this week in Nisha Varghese who is the embodiment of giving and caring! Let’s support HER charity this week – The Malala Fund – here is her fundraising page. Let’s get “her” over the next milestone and top $5,000!

This week’s #DadChat transcript and stats

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#SocialMedia Social Good – Vitamin Angels


I recently had the privilege of attending the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Vitamin Angels. It was a gloriously fun event held at the beautiful Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, California.

The event was a gathering of sponsors, donors, and others who have supported and worked with/for Vitamin Angels over the years. It included a terrifically fun golf tournament, lovely swag gifts from the sponsors, and a beautiful outdoor dinner with entertainment and short powerful speeches, accompanied by compelling video.

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#DadChat Is Teaching Kids to Care #NoKidHungry


What is the #1 ingredient to happiness? Money? Success? Sex? NO! The single biggest ingredient to happiness is GRATITUDE. Most of our kids are living blessed lives yet most of our younger generation is more self-involved than ever. Tonight at #DadChat, August 28 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m.ET, we are going to TEACH OUR KIDS TO CARE (about something other than themselves) with special co-host Tim McDonald.

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Kickstarter Gives

Kickstarter CampaignKickstarter is a way that we can all participate in great Social Media projects or, for that matter, any worthwhile project. We have just launched our Kickstarter campaign to fund a coffee-table commemorative book featuring the history of our Because I Said So comic strip, the first 100 strips, and much more. My intention is to give 10% of any earnings to charity since I sincerely believe in Social Media = Social Good. I hope you’ll help support and promote our project. Check out all the cool reward levels – truly something for everyone! At the very least, enjoy the video!

Kickstarter book cover

           This is a tentative book cover to give an idea of what it will look like!

Running and Cancer at #DadChat

Wonder-teen Winter Vinecki

No, we are not suggesting that running leads to cancer. But, we are going to talk about how they happen to be related via our guests and our opportunity tonight. We have two really interesting guest-hosts this Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT/9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET — 14-year-old Winter Vinecki and Drew Izzo of Athlete.com. We also have three terrific prizes for this #DadChat which you can read about at the end of this column.

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Because I Said So Cares

Because I Said So CaresWith such a national disaster as Hurricane Sandy hitting our country, we feel that we all should be doing our part to help out. Donate to Red Cross or help in any way you feel will benefit those tragically hurt by this horrific event.

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