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Giving is Living @DryerBuzz.com | MatchingMillions Launches With Partners | Organizations Should Have Box Office Budgets

June 29, 2012

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Matching Millions – It’s no secret bloggers are trendsetters. It seems we have become the be all to end all for brands. Can a blogger help match millions when it comes to supporting organizations with a community not necessarily known for being philanthropic . Keep in mind we said “known,” as in not promoted through media.

Yalanda P. Lattimore, DryerBuzz.com

Philanthropic African Americans get short end of the buzz when it comes their giving.  We intend to shine a light on givers and opportunities to give by continuing a Friday campaign. Formerly known as BlackFridayGiving, our campaign continues with the launch of #MatchingMillions. We are partnering with organizations, financial bloggers, and online communities to create buzz and match millions increasing the numbers of dollars, volunteers, followers and the like.

Giving is living at DryerBuzz.com.  Philanthropy in African American communities takes on a different tone and quite frankly requires a different language to engage giving.  Engagement goes beyond stats to find a realistic appeal for African Americans to get and stay involved.

African Americans are visual and appreciate the satisfaction of seeing immediately how their giving is received and utilized.  We intend to provide such with #MatchingMillions, a Friday campaign to encourage giving while living and spending. #MatchingMillions will add a consciousness to every dollar spent on hair and entertainment.  Followers will simply be encouraged to match millions spent over the weekend.

Organizations should have box office budgets.  Weekend movies topping at the box office split revenues derived from some four to five thousand communities. At post time, the top movie was Brave banking $66,323,594 from 4,164 screens aka communities out of a hundred films playing around the country.  Within these communities, Hosea Feed the Hungry tells us that 50 million Americans will be hungry tonight. Of that, 17M are children of which 600K of them live in Atlanta. The impact to serve immediate need lies within the budgets and volunteers.  We can impact budgets of organizations by #MatchingMillions.  Matching the average movie ticket could stamp out hunger.

Each Friday as you follow the buzz, look for #MatchingMillions hashtag in our timeline and headlines for opportunities to give and impact the needs of our community.

As you may know, you will also see #MatchingMillions on Mondays as we address household economics and personal finance to help get your money right to increase living while we increase your giving.

We are happy to welcome the following partners to #MatchingMillions.  Hosea Feed the Hungry serves as our first organization partner, and we have encourage two of our regular sponsors to join the efforts.  Please follow them on twitter and enjoy their content contributions at DryerBuzz.com

Formerly BlackFridayGiving, #MatchingMillions connects followers directly with organizations. Millions refers to numbers and consist of but not limited to monies contributed direct to organizations, volunteers, web visits, and followers to impact needs of our communities.  Additionally, we encourage our sponsors to give back and join the force of #MatchingMillions.

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VideoBuzz: Inside Hosea Feed the Hungry | Why Organizations Need Us Now More Than Ever

DryerBuzz.com attended a press conference and twitter party for one of Atlanta’s historic needs organizations Hosea Feed the Hungry founded by the late Reverend Hosea Williams. Watch More from this event via DryerBuzz SocialCam

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The Cut with That Brother! Denzel Washington, Bill Cosby, Pres Obama to address grads – USATODAY.com

March 24, 2011

Denzel Washington will deliver the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania, where his son, Malcolm, is a sophomore. The actor will address about 5,000 graduates and receive an honorary degree at the May 16 ceremony, reports AP. And President Obama will deliver a commencement address at Miami Dade College’s North Campus on April 29.

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What’s Up: BLUE Scholarship Gala To Benefit Spelman College | PhotoBuzz

October 6, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Honoree Rosalind Brewer, Malaak Compton-Rock and TV personality Star Jones attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

(L-R) Honoree Rosalind Brewer, Malaak Compton-Rock and TV personality Star Jones attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Director Spike Lee (L) and Tonya Lewis Lee attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Actor Steve Harvey (L) and Marjorie Harvey attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Spike Lee (L) and Tonya Lewis Lee; Steve Harvey (L) and Marjorie Harvey attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala;

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Comedian Chris Rock (L) and actor Anthony Anderson attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Former MLB player Dave Winfield, Tonya Winfield and actor Samuel L. Jackson attend the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Honoree Marian Wright Edelman (L) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson attends the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) NEW YORK - OCTOBER 04: Blue Champions stand on stage during the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Chris Rock with Anthony Anderson; Former MLB player Dave Winfield, Tonya Winfield and actor Samuel L. Jackson; Honoree Marian Wright Edelman (L) and LaTanya Richardson Jackson; Blue Champions stand on stage during the BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College at The Plaza Hotel on October 4, 2010 in New York City.

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BlackFridayGiving: Urban Prep Academies

August 13, 2010

Urban Prep Academies is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates a network of all-boys public schools including the country’s first charter high school for boys. Urban Prep’s mission is to provide a high-quality and comprehensive college-preparatory educational experience to young men that results in our graduates succeeding in college. The schools are a direct response to the urgent need to reverse abysmal graduation and college completion rates among boys in urban centers.

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Ford Announces $100K HBCU Scholarship Program‏

March 5, 2009

Ford Announces The Entry Extension Of The 2009 Hbcu Business Classic $100,000 Scholarship Program

Business Plan Submissions Will Be Accepted Until March 11

Continuing its long-standing tradition of promoting education and the entrepreneurial spirit, Ford announced today the extension of the its 2009 HBCU Business Classic. The annual business plan competition is open to students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities and offers $100,000 in scholarship prizes. The new deadline for student submissions is Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

To enter the competition, students, individuals or teams of two to five, along with a faculty advisor, must submit a 10-page business plan via the Ford HBCU Business Classic Website at www.fordhbcu.com. The plans must include several key elements, including type of business; product or service; pricing considerations; target market and competition and general operations.

On April 17, 2009, five finalists will be flown to Atlanta to present their plans to the Ford team and celebrity judges. The team who wins the Grand Prize will receive $35,000 in personal scholarship funds and $15,000 for their HBCU, courtesy of Ford. The first runner-up team will receive $20,000 in scholarship funds and $10,000 for their school; the second-place team will receive $15,000 in scholarship funds and $5,000 for their school.

WHO: Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full or part time at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) may apply. Students can visit www.fordhbcu.com to submit their plans or for additional contest information.

WHEN: Ford 2009 HBCU Business Classic Submission Deadline
March 11, 2009 www.fordhbcu.com

Commitment to Education
For more than 40 years, Ford Motor Company has been a major supporter of the hopes and dreams of HBCU students. In the last six years alone, Ford has donated over $10 million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

 

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New Web Site MostSpirited.com Judges Most Spirit – Raising Grant Money for College Students

March 4, 2009

A new interactive Web site aims to use the Internet to engage college communities in friendly competition while raising money for one-time student grants.

School spirit is measured by the number of users from a given school who become affiliated with MostSpirited.com. School spirit percentages are calculated from enrollment statistics provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Much media attention has focused on the current economic situation and students’ reduced ability to access loans for college. This comes on the heels of rising tuition costs in recent years.

“So many people love their college or university. School rivalries bring people together — and why not come together and have fun raising money for college students who are notoriously preoccupied with making ends meet, and, in light of the economy, under even more pressure to perform well academically,” MostSpirited.com President JL Santos said.

MostSpirited.com currently features two contests: “the Most Spirited photo,” and a creative writing piece that answers the question “What do you value about your education?” First place winners in each category will win $1,000. Winners will be announced on May 5, 2009. There is no entry fee. For more information please visit: http://tinyurl.com/d5g7h8

MostSpirited.com membership is free for current students. Just by joining, five current college students will win $100 to help out with their educational expenses. Alumni and other “spirited” community members pay a $5 membership fee that goes towards providing grants to college students and counts as a vote for their school on the Top 10 list. Alumni and community members will have the opportunity to win the grand prize: an all-inclusive Caribbean vacation for two! Other MostSpirited.com prizes include a Nintendo Wii(TM) and an Apple iPod(R).

MostSpirited.com is in Beta mode and accepting suggestions for what the “Most Spirited” campus should win in the 2009-2010 academic year.

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BlackFridayGiving: KIPP South Fulton Academy

February 19, 2009

KIPP South Fulton Academy (KSFA) is a charter middle school to put all of students on a college track beginning in the fifth grade.  KIPP South Fulton Academy believes that every child can learn, and that all children deserve access to a high-quality education that will truly prepare them for academic and personal success. KSFA believes that when students, parents, and teachers make a serious commitment to work hard and work together, anything can become possible for our children.

KIPP South Fulton Academy (KSFA) serves students in the fifth through eighth grades.  Students must be zoned for Fulton County Schools in order to attend, but the only other criteria for admission are a desire to graduate from college and a willingness to commit to the long hours of hard work that it will take to get there. As a public charter school, our program is free for all students.

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BlackFridayGiving: HBCU Contributions

February 17, 2009

For direct links to make BlackFridayGiving contibutions to HBCU’s, use the link below to find the HBCU of choice.  Detailed information will be provided on as needed basis where special programs or needs exists.  Whereever possibile, BlackFridayGiving will direct existing programs which offer continued support.  Click to Find HBCU

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BlackFridayGiving: Morris Brown College

February 16, 2009

Morris Brown College, established in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church to serve the educational needs of African-American young men and women, is a historic institution with a unique offering on today’s educational horizon. Morris Brown is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and the brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level. Students fitting the latter are given the tools they need to increase their potential for earning a college degree.  Learn More | Give

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