How many Giving Tuesday e-mails landed in your inbox this week?
The needs this year seem greater, and situations seem more dire because of this terrible pandemic. With each “new message” alert came a bit of a sinking feeling like, “I wish I could help EVERYONE.” Unless I win a big lottery jackpot, that’s not likely to happen so I started reflecting on what I CAN do–right now–to help people.
I can offer to write testimonials for colleagues I’ve worked with during my radio career. I can enhance a client’s LinkedIn page with a glowing recommendation. I can make introductions. I can invite people to catch up, and even dance with me, over Zoom! I put all of those ideas into an e-mail I sent to previous and current clients. Already two voiceover producers have expressed interest in my writing a testimonial for them. And you know what else? They both mentioned how they’d be happy to reciprocate. Bonus!
Those are all simple things I can do to help others, and they don’t cost any money. If you’d like to give back and make a positive difference for an individual or organization, remember you can give of your time and talent too.
What are some other ways to brighten someone’s day without spending money?