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    • The Ripple Effect A Charity Focus Journey
    • Simple Beginnings
      • ----- Forwarded Message ---- From:  Andrew Hoppin <andrew.hoppin@gmail.com> Sent:  Tue, April 22, 2008 12:38:49 AM Subject:  Fwd: Circle of Sharing on May 11? Hey folks, how would you feel about us hosting a meditation + discussion evening May 11th?  It'd be 5-20 folks for a couple of hours.   My friend Nipun, who runs  CharityFocus.org , is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met.   ah
    • The Nipun Effect
      • Initial estimates 5-20
      • RSVP’s 22
      • Actual attendees 55+
      • Conversation carries on till 2AM …
      • Nipun crashes at my apartment …
      • I woke up this morning speaking at the Charity Focus Retreat
    • The Failure Club
      • a book-club like gathering of friends to pursue ‘life-defining’ projects.
      • Projects are ambitious & have strict 1 year deadline
      • Failure is almost certain from the outset
      • One is forced to confront Failure daily - for a year
      • Goals
        • Develop a carpe diem, capricious outlook on life
        • Develop a toolset for audacious goals
        • Freedom from attachment to any outcome
    • The Failure Club
      • Projects
        • Personal, Professional, Artistic, Political
        • business ventures
        • a stand-up comedy performance
        • involvement with a presidential campaign
        • Launch of a modeling career
        • A Triple Lutz
    • Amplifying Ripples
      • The bell curve
      • Karmic Auction
      • Gifting the Gift of Giving
    • Starting more Ripples
      • Replace “Luck,” with Random Acts of Kindness, and you get the idea
    • Karmic Auction
      • Faced with options: Sell versus Donate
    • Karmic Auction
      • Transforming cash value into exponentially greater ‘karmic’ value
    • Winning Bids
      • Ken – works on NYS Thruway
        • “We have the honor of unofficially &quot;fostering&quot; a single mother with a family of 6. I pledge to teach the 16 year old to drive and help find a car. This will enable extra curricular activities to broaden their horizons”
        • 2 weeks later, the Thruway notified him he could donate a car from their storage lot
    • Winning Bids
      • Morgan
        • “In addition to giving the computer to my grandparents, I will also promise to help out at the library once a week to help children at story time, I will volunteer at the animal shelter, and I will give away 10% of my next paycheck. I promise.”
        • She is 11
        • Her ‘paycheck’ was her allowance
    • Gifting the Gift of Gifting
      • If the act of giving gifts is one of the greatest joys in life,
      • Then gifting that ‘gift of gifting’ is where I want to play
      • RAOK proxies
        • Examples
    • Trackable Smile Cards
      • Simple addition to existing cards
    • Harmonics
      • Ripples interact in infinite ways
      • With perspective, beauty is evident