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  1. Chris Spoerl
    June 10, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    Epic, pay it forward. WINNING !
    Great article.

    • Darren
      June 11, 2011 @ 12:07 am

      thanks man

  2. Dale Thomas
    June 11, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    “but in the spirit of rising tides lifting all boats, extending a hand to help someone should be done without borders, so help out if you can!”

    Am all for helping others and giving back. Americans have showed time and again how generous we are. (Haiti, Tsunami relief) What I don’t like about the post is not stressing the need to help locally. Although most don’t give with any expectation of rewards (and you really shouldn’t), it is nice to view the results of your help and it is good for business. (after all this is a business/marketing blog)

    • Darren
      June 11, 2011 @ 10:01 am

      Hi Dale,

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. donating is a personal thing for sure, Kiva was the only one I could think of (and have used) that had a business focus that tied to construction. For example, I volunteer training a few guys who work at SCORE by teaching them social media marketing so they know what they are talking about when it comes up in their meetings. So that is a little local love. But since it is a “business/marketing blog” I used Kiva because it is about helping budding business owners.

  3. Chris
    June 12, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    Great post Darren, I am a firm believer in “you reap what you sow”!

    • Darren
      June 12, 2011 @ 7:57 pm

      Thanks Chris! I appreciate it!