I’ve been calling around to different charities to talk to them about the idea behind Measured Impact. I want to get an idea of who is interested in working with us and who can handle the type of broad volunteerism that we hope to create with this contest. Today, I was able to speak with Gary Nice, CEO of the National Canine Cancer Foundation.
Gary is a really nice guy and I was very grateful to be able to spend some time with him on the phone, discussing the idea and the value of twitter and social media. The National Canine Cancer Foundation (@WeAreTheCure) has a pretty substantial Twitter following. A lot of people are passionate about the cause.
What is the National Canine Cancer Foundation all about? Here’s a brief excerpt from their website:
Canine Cancer affects one out of every three dogs. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation is asking for your help to fund important research grants that are working towards improving those statistics. Through a major project funded by the National Institute of Health, the mapping of the genome sequence of the dog has been complete. Knowing the mapping of every gene in the dog, gives researchers an advantage not yet achieved in humans. We’re closer to a cure, now’s the time to beat this cancer! If we all work together, WE ARE THE CURE.
What I got really excited about is that Gary indicated that there is plenty of work for volunteers to participate in. There are chapters that are launching all across the country that could really use some volunteer assistance. If you happen to live in an area that doesn’t yet have a chapter, Gary said that there is lots of clerical work that could be done remotely over the computer. Awesome!
Gary promised to check out the Measured Impact blog and get back to me to let me know what he thinks of the project. I’m really looking forward to his feedback. As soon as I hear back, I’ll be sure and provide and update.
To learn more about the Measured Impact initiative check out:
- The Introduction
- Step 1 – What Currency Do You Use To Measure Impact?
- Step 2 – The Lingering Loyalty Question And Determining Influence
- Step 3 – Finding The Right Charity
- Step 4 – Goals, and Prizes, and Titles…Oh My!