Be Selfish. Volunteer! | Kevin White | TEDxColoradoSprings
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Volunteering is in a decade long decline. The world is moving so fast and people tend to be in a rush and thus have less time for things like volunteering. But what if volunteering was as important to someone as a college class, or their career, or finding their purpose in this world? What if we flipped the script on how we have volunteered in the past and...Be Selfish and Volunteer!
âGive a man a fish, feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetimeâ is the mantra of Kevin J White a social entrepreneur with over 25-years experience working in the nonprofit sector. Starting out as a counselor of at-risk children and moving through the sector in various positions, Kevin eventually co-founded a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2008. Denver Givesâ mission is to provide low to no-cost capacity building resources to help small and local nonprofits meet more community needs!
As he progressed through the nonprofit sector he began to see opportunities which would lead him on the journey to social entrepreneur. Two projects currently under development are MADvolunteer.com and the DoingGood.ROCKS platform. Both are designed to connect small nonprofit organizations to volunteers, donors, companies and other resources in their communities. Kevinâs vision is that the ripple effects of connecting local resources to assist in solving world problems.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx