Lending a Helping Hand Social Media Style

Unless you live under a rock, you know about the living hell that people in Haiti are going through right now. And if you’re like me, you’ve likely already been solicited by a dozen plus pleas to donate. Well, donating is definitely a great way to help (I will be donating this weekend) but my colleague, JoeJaffe and I wanted to take this a step further.

To that end, Joe is donating a keynote speech (minimum bid of $10,000). If you haven’t heard Joe speak, let me just tell you that your head will hurt afterward (in a good way). And one other thing I can tell you is that Joe regularly fetches more than $10,000 for his speaking activities (he’s a former keynote from such events as DMA2008 and the ANA’s Masters of Marketing).

For my part, I’ve signed our company to donate $1,000 AND I will play radio show host as part of an effort being put forth by my good friend, Jim Turner who is partnering with Stephanie Agresta of Ogilvey to put together a 24 hour radio-thon starting this Sunday. If you get a chance, try and stop by sometime during the 24 hour show.

Are you using your social media know how to help? If so, let us know how below.

Photo courtesy Reuters

  • http://montero.tumblr.com martin Montero

    I helped create, organize and promo an all day benefit concert at Dominican Joes coffee shop. http://www.dominicanjoe.com/haiti/ Crowdsourceing FTW!

  • http://www.r4card.com.au/ ds r4

    Being a people connector is something i seek to become one day. I am thinking about connections unless specifically asked.