Your gift to Your Mark On The World will help to complete the book, funding travel to India to find stories that will help you to leave your mark on the world!
Your Mark On The World is the title of my forthcoming book that is the centerpiece of my campaign to help people do more and give more to make the world a better place. I believe that if we all give more there is no problem in this world that can't be solved. Elimination of poverty, one of the greatest problems on earth, requires that we maintain a healthy economy, which means that most of us--virtually all of us--need to continue to contribute productively to the world economy and make our favorite cause the purpose for our day-to-day work.
You can help launch this global campaign to empower people to give more and do more by giving to the "Funding Your Mark On The World" campaign here on StartSomeGood.
You Choose What I Write!
More importantly, you can help determine what I write about. I will write one short chapter about each of about 18 different causes (charity, not-for-profit organization or social venture). The last one will be chosen by the crowd at StartSomeGood. Each person who donates will designate a cause. The most popular cause will get a chapter in the book. Any donation of $5 ore more will generate a vote so contribute $5 for your favorite cause today, tell a friend who shares your cause to do the same and leave your mark on the world!
April 10 - May 15: The campaign begins April 10 and will end about May 15, 2012.
January 2012 through May 2012: I have already begun my travel around Asia and will Make a trip Cambodia in April and, if the capaign is successful, a trip to India in May or June.
May 16 to May 31: Following the end of the campaign, we'll determine which addtional chapter we'll tackle for the most popular cause named by our donors on StartSomeGood. We'll complete the research and writing that last chapter of the book by the end of May.
June 2012: The month of June will be spent editing and refining the book and getting it ready for digital production.
July 4, 2012: The book goes on sale on Amazon.com. Donors who give $5 or more will get their digital copies about this time.
August 4, 2012: The book goes on sale at BarnesandNoble.com and for Apple iBook.
September 4, 2012: The print book will go on sale. Donors who give at least $20 will receive their books about this time.
The cost of get the book published will be $500, including the cost of editing, cover design, book design and associated publication costs. By getting me over the $500 tipping point, you help ensure that this book gets published!
Separately, as the last stage of my research, i am tentatively planning a trip to India to visit a charity working with a community of people impacted by the tragic disease leprosy, which most of us think of as being a biblical artifact more than a modern scourge. I want to shine a light on this problem and on the people working to address it, along with the others in the book. Help me get there!