It’s a Small World…Let’s Make it Smaller!

Saturday, 7 July @ 5:00 AM

I recently touched base with two good friends I hadn’t seen in a while.  Since I can’t help myself these days, I soon found myself talking about Philanthropegie and what we hope to accomplish.  Here’s why I’m glad that I did.

Donna is launching a new nonprofit in Arizona to provide temporary care and adoption services for larger animals – the kind that dog and cat placement services just can’t handle.  As we talked about the start up process and brainstormed about some of the challenges and opportunities she faced – I pulled out my (ever present) iPad and started showing her around  It was so fun to see her eyes light up as she came across resources that were exactly what she needed to move forward with her non-profit plans.  Here is one example.

The Free Management Library “provides free, easy-to-access, online articles to develop yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations (whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit). There are approximately 650 topics in the Library, spanning almost 10,000 links.”


Tania and I were exchanging emails about old times and new developments when I started sharing about Philanthropegie.  A couple days later she let me know that she came across a resource on Philanthropegie that could be perfect for her organization’s plans to donate products – Good360.

Good360 is “growing the world’s largest online product donation marketplace, where product donations from America’s top brands and retailers become goods for the greater good.”

Good360 “accepts new corporate product donations that can be used by our network of nonprofits. We also accept monetary donations from individuals to help cover the cost of shipping and distribution of product donations to the nonprofits that need them most.”


It’s a small world when catching up with people about old times leads to connections that could have a lasting impact for people and animals in need.  Philanthropegie is trying to make the world a smaller place each day by facilitating these kinds of connections between individuals, organizations, nonprofits and the many great resources available to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

You can help!  Just this week I learned of several dozen new resources that we will be adding to Philanthropegie.  I would love to hear about resources you’ve found that are not already  listed on our site.  You can also help by starting your own conversations.  Site traffic, re-tweets and Facebook “likes” are growing every day…but we will take all the help we can get in spreading the word.

I would love to hear your ideas about how we can work together to make the world a smaller (and better) place?

Ric Leutwyler


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