This is a time for contemplation about our blessings and what we have. And to think about the future and what so many people world-wide DON'T have, like clean water, or sanitation, or medicines, or personal safety. That's why I registered and founded ChangeTheWorld.com in 1996 to be a 501(c)3 non-profit, now awaiting approval by the IRS. Unfortunately, the timing was awful and when we started production on the original concept, the DotCom meltdown happened and we were not able to raise the necessary funds.
Skipping forward a few years, I partnered with Vince Gerardis*, who had a greater vision and ambition for the site than I did, and we are now ready to build out a truly unique opportunity for people around the globe to help each other. Think of it as a kind eBay meets crowd sourcing for non-profits, charities and humanitarian missions to meet their goals to improve the world.
The current ChangeTheWorld.com website is just the very beginning of what we believe will be a vibrant, robust and unique way to involve people positively in the ways that are most important to them, whether it is environmental protection, human rights, education, freedom from persecution or other important missions.