Follow Friday: More 12for12k Supporters

Follow Friday is a Twitter meme which seems to be spreading to blogs and other social networks. This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting individuals and groups worth following on Twitter and elsewhere on the net. I forget where I saw it first, but I think placing the recommendations in blog posts is much nicer than short tweets.

The following people are all supporters of 12for12k, the non-profit which supports a different charity each month. War Child, Stop the Silence, Share Our Strength,, Hospice of Peel and UNICEF’s Believe in Zero campaign have benefited from the efforts of these people who believe the power of social media can change lives for the better.

 Darin Berntson@iGoByDoc

Entrepreneur and single dad Darin is owner of All Aces Marketing Inc. and WSI Franchise. He’s a fan of Disney, but we’ll forgive him that. He also fashioned all those really cool 12for12k avatars. Rants, raves and other communications from Darin can be found at The Doc Block.

Danny Brown@DannyBrown

Danny provides branding and consultancy services to consumer and commercial markets. Not only is he my favorite Canadian, he’s also the founder of 12for12k. He keeps a social media and marketing blog by his name, and (for those who can’t get enough Danny Brown) posts insightful tidbits to Posterous.

Beth Ziesenis@AvenueZ

It’s ZEES-nis. This crazy writer lady cool writer chick is a speaker, marathoner and freelance copywriter. Beth writes about the trials and tribulations of freelancing at Life on Avenue Z.

Last but not least, let’s not forget 12for12k itself. The organization’s aim is to raise a minimum of $144,000 for 12 charities over the course of 2009, with a new charity being supported every month.

The concept is simple:

  • 12 months of the year
  • 12 charities, a different charity each month
  • $12,000 per charity

If 1200 people will donate just $10 each month, we can easily give $12,000 per charity. All proceeds raised go directly to the month’s chosen organization. July’s charity is Eye Care for Kids.

I hope you’ll check out the Twitter feeds and/or websites of these fine people and 12for12k. There will be more to come next Follow Friday.

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About James A Woods
Freelance Writer, Constant Learner, Family Man

2 Responses to Follow Friday: More 12for12k Supporters

  1. Danny Brown says:

    Hey there James,

    I agree with you – taking the Follow Friday to a blog is much nicer and more personal than just a bunch of names for no reason (although it’s still nice to be “recommended”).

    Thank you so much for your continued support of 12for12k and for recognizing some of the good folk that have helped me put it together and continue to do so on a daily basis.

    And that obviously includes you, fella – have a great July 4 weekend!



  2. iGoByDoc says:

    Hi James,

    Like Danny I am starting to dig this new follow Friday blog approach. May have to start to do it myself.

    Thanks for the mention here on your blog… much appreciated!

    Not a Disney fan I take it? LOL

    Have a super 4th weekend


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