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Sunday, July 11, 2010

From Seth Godin to Humpty Dumpty: getting to know 'my Charity: water'

[Alice and Humpty Dumpty in Through the Looking-Glass
Illustration by John Tenniel]

'I mean, what is an un-birthday present?'
'A present given when it isn't your birthday, of course'.
Alice considered a little. 'I like birthday presents best', she said at last.
'You don't know what you're talking about!' cried Humpty Dumpty. 'How many days are there in a year?'
'Three hundred and sixty-five', said Alice.
'And how many birthdays have you?'
Alice and Humpty Dumpty
Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

According to Seth Godin, yesterday - July, 10th - was his not-birthday or, in other words, yesterday was actually Seth Godin's 50th birthday but he doesn't feel like celebrate it.

Seth has thus decided to give up its 'not-birthday' to Charity: water, which creates a well for a village that does not have one. By donating fifty USD, it's possible to supply clean water to two people for twenty years. It's also possible to donate just ten USD.

Instead of best wishes or a possible gift for Seth's not-birthday, yesterday (and not just yesterday) everybody could give clean water to people without it:

In general, I think trade is better than aid, and creating scalable investments that engage the developing world is the best shortcut to bring us all out of poverty. But without a stable infrastructure, none of that works, and water is a key building block in that platform. The key is creating a dependable, long-term supply that communities can count on, and you can be part of that.
Today is another day. Today is really not Seth Godin's 50th birthday.
Today is one of his annual 364 un-birthday but his 'my Charity: water' campaign is still running and his goal is to collect 50,000 USD in 80 days. Why not make this gift today? Or tomorrow?

Further information:
It's not my birthday
Seth Godin on my Charity: water

Previous posts:
As Seth Godin says... My sentences, my paragraphs and my chapters
Linchpins are everywhere (raise-the-flag)... even in Berlin!
The 'Linchpins are everywhere (raise-the-flag) meetup' in Berlin - Update
Another 'Linchpins are everywhere (raise-the-flag) meetup' is scheduled in August 2010 in Berlin