Today on The Huffington Post, Charitybuzz bidder Brian Barry was kind enough to share his incredible experience meeting the wonderful, gracious Nora Ephron with the world.
Brian won the auction to meet Nora in February 2011 and ended up making a true friend. You can read the details of that amazing day at the link above.
Our favorite quote from Brian’s post:
“Someone said that Nora had a knack for making the most ordinary people also the most extraordinary characters. I know that this was not just a talent, but also the heart of Nora Ephron: an amazingly brilliant woman who was sensationally kind and relatable.”
“Tumblr is good for more than just entertaining videos and snarky commentary — nonprofits are also spreading the word about their good works.”
So thrilled to be included in Huffington Post’s round-up of cause-related Tumblelogs! We’re in such awesome company, with Trevor Project, Mercy Corps, ONE Campus and the UN also catching HuffPost’s eye this week! Keep up the do good work!
Any way you slice it, National Grilled Cheese Day should be celebrated every day!
"I talk a lot about learning to become fearless in your approach to life. But fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s all about getting up one more time than you fall down."
Each year on the fourth Monday in February, the giving community observes International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD) to inspire businesses around the world to give back and recognize the power of business for good.
We encourage everyone to do their part to make philanthropy an everyday party of their corporate environments, and realize that an integral part of a successful business is not only doing well, but doing good. Check out today’s Huffington Post article that talks about how companies can truly be their best by sparking social change starting at the executive level.
Giving is at the heart of our brand, and today we want to thank you, our Charitybuzz community, for helping us give back to nonprofits 365 days a year! Without your generous support, we would not be able to celebrate raising over $60 million for charities since our inception in 2005.
Keep up the good work! We simply couldn’t do it without you!
Great article from the Huffington Post about Lifetime’s new film focusing on the impact of breast cancer. Read an excerpt, below:
Since 1994, Lifetime Television has been a leader in promoting awareness and activism around the issue of breast cancer. Combining advocacy work with the medium of television, they have reached out to their viewership with the goal of informing and galvanizing them. On October 10, they will present the film FIVE, a set of interrelated stories anchored by one main character, “Pearl”—who is seen first as a child and then as an adult (Jeanne Tripplehorn).
The project has garnered top tier talent on both sides of the camera. Executive Producers include Jennifer Aniston, Marta Kauffman, Paula Wagner, and Kristin Hahn. Helming the director’s chairs are Demi Moore,Alicia Keyes, Patty Jenkins, Penelope Spheeris—and Aniston. Participating actors cover the generational continuum, from Bob Newhart portraying a doctor, toRosario Dawson as an independent career woman. Patricia Clarkson, well known in the indie film sphere, brings edginess to her character “Mia,” in a tale that combines caustic humor with hope and redemption.
Getting through the “fear of asking questions, stimulating research dollars, and bringing the issues to light,” were core objectives enumerated by [Executive Producer] Hahn. “We all know someone who has been impacted,” she said. “It’s more than an epidemic.”
Getting through the “fear of asking questions, stimulating research dollars, and bringing the issues to light,” were core objectives enumerated by [Executive Producer] Hahn. “We all know someone who has been impacted,” she said. “It’s more than an epidemic.”For the rest of this article, click here.