Can you think of a better way to spend Feel Good Friday than giving a non-profit organization $10,000 that isn't yours? I can't! How is that even possible? Our Better World.
The "about us" section of their website explains it best. "We think stories are magical. And we think people are powerful. Both have the ability to touch the heart, challenge the mind and spark the soul. So we tell stories, with a focus on Asia, to bring together the magic of stories and the power of people, to inspire change - to make it our better world. Along with featuring people who are changing lives and whose lives are changed, we pull together a range of tangible, useful actions for you to join the journey."
It's like taking an Inspiration Safari through Asia! The basic idea is, the more people that share these stories, the more people will learn about, and potentially help, the profiled organizations. You can browse their entire catalogue of stories here.
"Yes, but what about giving away $10,000", you ask? Great question. For the entire month of December, Our Better World is asking people to vote for the "good story of the year". You've got 12 entries to choose from and you can vote for one video each day. Voting ends on December 31st at 10:00am Singapore time, so do yourself a favor and start watching these videos and voting now. I've got a few favorites so I'm glad I can vote more than once!
The reason I created Inspiration Safari was to help share good news stories from around the world and I'm very happy to support an organization that's doing the same! I also relish any opportunity to give away other people's money.
The best way to get the message about about Our Better World and the voting is using social media. Like their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter @obetterworld