I repurposed this post from interbiznet which likely took it from the Recruiters Lounge
First Thursday from Jim Stroud on Vimeo
(September 17, 2008) Jim Stroud over at The Recruiters Lounge is starting a new project. He is raising funds for charity and could use your help.
The Recruiters Lounge is known for a lot of things, but not for supporting worthy causes. This year, I (Jim) plan to change that.
First Thursday from Jim Stroud on Vimeo.
The Recruiters Lounge is teaming up with BlitzTime to conduct a series of online networking events to support worthy causes. To join this event, all you will need is a telephone and an internet connection. The cost of the event is $10.00 and all of the proceeds will be donated to the charity being supported that month. Will you join me?
I imagine that you may have a couple of questions. I will try to answer them all here and in the comments of this blog post, in case I overlooked something. QUESTIONS:
What is Blitztime?
How does it work?
How much does it cost again?
Where do I sign up?
Will you tell me more about the charity being supported?
WHAT IS BLITZTIME?
BlitzTime is an innovative service that allows its users to interact over the phone for specific blocks of time. Think of it as speed dating, but for business.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
That one of the cool things about BlitzTime, it is soooo EASY to use. The video on Jim's site will give you the basics.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AGAIN?
The cost of the First Thursday event is $10.00 and all proceeds go to a specific charity.
WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
Click here to create a profile on BlitzTime and RSVP for the event.
WILL YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE CHARITY BEING SUPPORTED?
The charity being supported in October is "Go Mamelodi." Go Mamelodi is a charitable initiative focused on building homes, planting gardens, teaching children and transferring sustainable skills to assist families in Mamelodi, South Africa. Amybeth Hale will personally receive these funds to sponsor her visit there. She will also act as a correspondent, taking pictures and blogging about her activities and how your contributions made a difference in the lives of so many people.
Amybeth will be traveling with Crossroads Community Church, a Cincinnati-based non-denominational Christian church. Crossroads made headlines in 2006 with their Go Mamelodi initiative and was featured on local news stations in Cincinatti, OH. Below is a clip of a newscast describing their successes.
I am so VERY excited to assist in raising money for such a worthy cause. I hope that I get a chance to speak with you personally about it on the First Thursday of October 2008.
CLICK HERE to sign up for the The Recruiters Lounge's First Thursday October 2008 Event.
CLICK HERE for more information about Amybeth Hale and the GO MAMELODI initiative. You can also make a donation now! (Why wait?)