I don’t often get a chance to promote charitable causes on this website. However, I’ve recently become involved with fund-raising for The Curry BizCamp . The BizCamp is a program dedicated to training underprivileged kids the basic skills of entrepreneurship and starting a business.
Although I don’t come from an underprivileged background, being introduced to entrepreneurship and the idea of running my own business was a life-changing event. Much of my productivity, goal-setting and other self-improvement pursuits started when the original idea of entrepreneurship was planted in my head. I think encouraging others to go down a similar path, especially those who might not have the environment or role models to spark those ideas, is a fantastic opportunity.
Until October 20th, I’ll be accepting donations to go towards the BizCamp . I was introduced to the BizCamp through a class, so on the 20th, I’ll be writing a check for the total amount donated in that period to the BizCamp itself. I’m collecting the donations personally in part because it is needed for my records as a fund-raiser, and also so I can make my own offer to sweeten the deal.
Donate and Get Free Stuff (PBS-style)
It wouldn’t be much of a promotion if I wasn’t willing to put in something myself, so here’s the deal:
Anyone who donates over:
- $15 – Can get a free copy of The Little Book of Productivity 
- $20 – Can get a free copy of How to Change a Habit  (or The Little Book of Productivity)
- $50 – Can get a free copy of Learn More, Study Less  (or either of the other books)
- $100 – Can get a free copy of every book, and I’ll make an announcement of their donation on the upcoming Friday Links.
I expect that my income from the website will go down as a result of people buying the books through donations and not through sales, so this is a part of my contribution to the BizCamp.
If you’re interested in donating and getting some good karma can just click here . I will be using the provided PayPal address to follow-up about any e-books or additional information. If you want to contact me with a different email, just send me a message with the PayPal email you used to donate along with the address you’d prefer for follow-up contact.
You can read more about what happens at the BizCamp here .
I’m a big believer that educating people to be self-starters is better than giving handouts, and the BizCamp fits in with that philosophy perfectly. So if you’d like to help, donate today .