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Good Samaritan Hero

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Good Samaritan Hero
by Tribune Staff
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GALLIPOLIS — Carolyn Williamson has been chosen to be the Good Samaritan Hero in the 2010 Gallia County American Red Cross-Gallipolis Daily Tribune Everyday Heroes program.

They will be honored during …

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Good deed puts Jay in jailhouse

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

JAY Shipston, one half of Sea FM's morning crew, usually works from five to nine AM, however, for the next week, it will be 24 hours a day for Jay.

Jay entered solitary confinement yesterday – in a purpose-built jail cell at Caneland Central where he will spend seven days performing chall…

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Starbucks Coffee and My Lost iPhone – Honesty Story #28

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

Starbucks Coffee and My Lost iPhone – Honesty Story #28
August 7th, 2009

Here is another great story of honest people doing the right thing. This story takes place at a busy NYC Starbucks Coffee.

About a week ago after a long day of meetings and errand running, I came hom…

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“Speaking of two’s…

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

“Speaking of two’s…

“I was at Starbucks today and when I paid, the cashier informed me my card was empty. For fun, I said ‘That’s okay, she’s paying for it’ and I pointed to the lady behind me in line. And she agreed! And she insisted! “You have to pay it forward” she said. No problem the…

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Lost and Found Prescription Glasses – ImHONEST Story #5

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Lost and Found Prescription Glasses – ImHONEST Story #5
June 14, 2010
We are so grateful to the kind and honest woman who took time out of her busy schedule to report and return the prescription glasses she found to The UPS Store. We would also like to thank Sandy, the owner of the glasses…

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Day 596: Bicycle notes for two

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

There’s a reason I didn’t call this blog “Random Acts of Kindness A Day” … besides it being a tongue-gnarler … the main reason is, I fail at random.

But that fact slipped my mind today when I decided to try and do something completely random for a stranger — something that might make them…

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50 good deeds for 50 days

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

50 good deeds for 50 days

Our 50 days worth of good deeds makes giving back look like a walk in the park.

By Daniela Payne

The thought of doing a good deed might pop into your head from time to time, but due to your busy life, it might get pushed to the back burner m…

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Thinking of Others

posted by Stephanie.Wilding

was having a conversation with the President of our company recently and he who told me a great story that I though should be heard.

His family had recently been struggling with the devastating affects of Alzheimers with his mother. His son turned just 15 in May and about a week before h…

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Story of his good deed brings man unexpected reward

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By Beverly Fortune - bfortune@herald-leader.com A good deed performed by a homeless man at Christmas brought an unexpected reward on Thursday.

Walter Payne volunteered as a night security guard for the Faith and Community Christmas store in Vineyard Community Church on Winchester Road in …

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After the Storm

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After the Storm

Beverly Jordan witnessed an extraordinary act of generosity after Hurricane Andrew slammed into South Florida in 1992, leaving a wide path of destruction in its path. Jordan, a nurse, volunteered to go door to door in Miami delivering emergency relief.

Her relie…

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World Improvement Program for Individuals:



(Watch Video Number 1 and 2 on Our Landing Page)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead


At World Improvement Number (WIN), we go even further! We prove that just one individual can make a difference... a big difference. In fact, it is a part of our mission to give absolutely everyone the opportunity to share stories of positive action and if they choose …. to even become a world leader.

The Key Benefit:
We show that one person (You!) can make a difference … a BIG difference.

The Program:
Personal World Improvement Number: The WIN point tracking automatically calculates your personal "WIN" and shows you just how significant the ripple effect of a positive action or idea can be. You (as a user) would post your positive experience or idea onto the WIN site after signing up.
Positive stories and actions are divided into four easy categories –
  • A positive action that you took for people, animals or the environment.
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Once your story is posted, you are immediately credited with a point. If you give others access to view your story your points will grow exponentially. Someone then reads your story and is inspired so they click on the inspired link underneath the story. You are then immediately credited with another point. Should another user be inspired by your story, they can click on inspired and you receive another point for each of them. Should you inspire any of those people to post a story and they inspire others, you receive a point for everyone that they inspire and everyone that they inspire and so on and so on.
The possibilities are endless. You could literally inspire thousands of people around the world with a single story. The system will track your total accumulated points, your year to date points and your month to date points. You can have fun competing with your friends in all sorts of ways.
You will be able to track the butterfly effect of your stories about how they have impacted friends, strangers, and communities far and wide.

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World Improvement Number Program for Professional / Trade Associations & Unions:



(See Video Number 7 on Our Landing Page)

The Key Benefit:
The WIN program helps Professional and Trade/Industry Associations significantly enhance their public image by demonstrating the value of their contribution to society.

The Program:
Professional and Trade Associations have many challenges including enhancing the image of their profession / industry / trade, encouraging members to contribute to the communities in which they work, attracting key talent to enter the category and working with government relations amongst others.

A World Improvement Number can help the association track and quantify the value of the truly positive actions taken by its members, employees, associates and partners. In addition member companies can have their own WIN and tag those stories to multiple levels including their business, location and to the association/industry itself.

The system automatically calculates a WIN number and also creates a knowledge center that can be accessed for training, public relations and best practices. In fact, a WIN number can be a key differentiator when members, potential members, investors, government, employees, potential employees and partners (etc.) consider their alternatives.

Here is how it works:
The association sets up a community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its members, employees, channel partners, customers and vendors (etc.) to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished in every part of the industry or trade. There can be an overall WIN number for the association as well as WIN numbers for member companies, members, employees etc.

One of our partners, TheMindSuite.com can even work with you to consolidate that information from a reporting metrics perspective. For more information about the possibilities of an integrated reporting system including promotional opportunities please visit www.themindsuite.com/industryimprovementnumber

These individuals then tag those stories of great service, community work, employee relations, and community programs to the association (and company etc.) and a knowledge centre will be established and fed from every location in just about any language. This knowledge centre can be accessed by various participating stakeholders to recognize their work, and by others who may want to support their efforts.

Advertising, sales and marketing efforts can then encourage their target market to join World Improvement Number and view firsthand the stories and case studies of the positive work that is being accomplished throughout the world by the members of that industry or trade.

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World Improvement Number Programs for Companies / Businesses



(Watch Video Number 4 on our Landing Page)

The Key Benefit:
The WIN program helps companies of any type demonstrate social responsibility by creating its ‘Business World Improvement Number’ which clearly shows the value of its contribution to customers, employees and the communities within which it operates.

The Program:
Global competition, transparency, educated consumers, the environment and corporate responsibility are all key issues facing companies today. A Business World Improvement Number can help the organization track and quantify the value of the truly positive actions taken by its employees, associates and partners.

The system automatically calculates a company’s WIN number and also creates a knowledge center that can be accessed for training, best practices and benchmarking. In fact, a company’s WIN number can be a key differentiator when customers, potential customers, employees, potential employees and partners consider their alternatives.

Here is how it works:
The organization sets up a community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its employees, channel partners, customers and vendors to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished in every part of the organization. There can be an organizational WIN number as well as WIN numbers for branches, divisions, departments etc.

One of our partners, TheMindSuite.com can even work with you to consolidate that information from a reporting metrics perspective. For more information about the possibilities of an integrated reporting system including promotional opportunities please visit www.themindsuite.com/businessimprovementnumber.

These individuals then tag those stories of great customer service, community work, employee relations, and community programs to the organization and a knowledge centre will be established and fed from every location in just about any language. This knowledge centre can be accessed by various participating stakeholders to recognize their work, and by others who may want to support their efforts.

Advertising, sales and marketing efforts can then encourage their target market to join World Improvement Number and view firsthand the stories and case studies of the positive work that is being accomplished throughout the world.

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World Improvement Number Program for Not-for-Profit & Charities:



(Watch video number 3 on our landing page)

The Key Benefit:
The World Improvement Number (WIN) program for Not-for-profit and Charity organizations clearly demonstrates how that organization works and clearly demonstrates a “Return on Investment” to their supporters and potential supporters.

The Program:
Not-for-profits and charities have many challenges including; finding ways to show their value, continually maintain and increase donations, and provide support and encouragement to their employees and volunteers working in often difficult situations.

The system automatically calculates an organization’s WIN number and also creates a knowledge center that can be accessed for training, best practices and benchmarking. In fact, a company’s WIN number can be a key differentiator when donors, potential donors, employees, potential employees and partners consider their alternatives. World Improvement Number helps to demonstrate this “ROI: by capturing and consolidating real stories on field activities going giving great clarity on how the donation money is being used. This will show the true value of the work in a well organized and easily accessible way.

Here is how it works:
The organization sets up a community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its members, workers and supporters to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished throughout their area of influence.

These individuals then tag those stories to the organization and a knowledge centre will be established and fed with stories from every location in any language. This knowledge centre can be accessed by supporters to recognize their work, and others who may want to support their efforts through donations.

The organization will have its own WIN number and can easily show the return on investment (ROI) that its supporters are achieving.

The system can be set up for an ongoing group or association or it can be for a specific initiative such as disaster relief. Imagine having many heartfelt positive stories all gathered in one place.

Advertising, canvassing and fundraising efforts can then ask their target market to join World Improvement Number and view firsthand the stories and case studies of the positive work that is being accomplished as a result of their support.

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World Improvement Number Programs for Schools:



(Watch Video Number 5 on Our Landing Page)

The Key Benefit:
The WIN program helps schools to document and organize their community efforts and demonstrate the positive outcome of these initiatives to students, parents, teachers and the community.

The Program:
Grade schools have many challenges including; providing means to improve their community, teach the values of contribution to students and parents, continually maintain and increase funding and donations, and provide support and encouragement to their students, parents, faculty and staff.

World Improvement Number can help demonstrate this “Return On Time’ invested by capturing and consolidating stories on the activities going on in the school and the surrounding community. In addition, the learning’s and positive outcomes will be documented for further reflection and inspiration to others, both within the school system and around the world.

Here is how it works:
The school (or group within the school such as a sports team or interest team or parent group) sets up a community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its members, fellow students, staff and parents to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished throughout their area of influence.

These individuals then tag those stories to the school community and a knowledge centre will be established and fed with stories from all participants in any language. This knowledge centre can be accessed to help everyone understand how they as a group can improve and better support their communities. In addition this is a way to clearly recognize those who ‘go above and beyond’ in their efforts.

The school group will have its own WIN number and can easily compete in a friendly way with other schools in their respective communities.

The system can be set up for a ongoing initiatives or it can be set up for a specific initiative such as community education, clean up or even disaster relief. Imagine having many heartfelt positive stories all gathered in one place.

The groups can then gain community support when they ask others to join World Improvement Number and view firsthand the stories and case studies of the positive work that is being accomplished as a result of their support.

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World Improvement Number Program for Universities & Colleges:



(Watch Video Number 6 on Our Landing Page)

The Key Benefit:
The WIN program helps Colleges and Universities to document and organize their community efforts and demonstrate the positive outcome of these initiatives to students, professors and the community.

The Program:
Colleges and Universities are often an incubator for social innovation, community development and education. Many great social programs were first thought through in an academic environment. Many students and professors seek to explore new ideas and find ways to improve the world through discussion, debate, experimentation and action.

Often the true impact of these efforts can be lost because they are not linked together to show the greater good.

World Improvement Number can help show the greater impact and demonstrate the “Return on Time Invested” so that everyone involved can track the progress. In addition the learning’s and positive outcomes will be documented for further reflection and inspiration to others both within the academic environment and around the world.

Here is how it works:
The University or College (or group within … such as a sports team, faculty or special interest team) sets up a community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its members, fellow students, staff and supporters to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished throughout their area of influence.

These individuals then tag those stories to the appropriate community and a knowledge centre will be established and fed with stories from all participants in any language. This knowledge centre can be accessed to help everyone understand how they as a group can improve and better support their communities and the world. In addition this is a way to clearly recognize those who ‘go above and beyond’ in their efforts.

The group will have its own WIN number and can easily compete in a friendly way with other Colleges and Universities around the world.

The system can be set up for a ongoing initiatives or it can be set up for a specific initiative such as community education, clean up or even disaster relief. Imagine having many heartfelt positive stories all gathered in one place.

The groups can then gain support when they ask others to join World Improvement Number and view firsthand the stories and case studies of the positive work that is being accomplished as a result of their support.

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World Improvement Number Programs for Communities (Local, State/Province, Country) & Community Groups:



(See Video Number 8 on Our Landing Page)

The Key Benefit:
The WIN program helps any community significantly tap into the resources, knowledge and creativity of its citizens to fully understand the sense of possibility on what can be accomplished when working together.

The Program:
Communities and community groups have many challenges including engaging youth, education, crime prevention, productivity, unemployment, poverty, high costs, limited budgets, alienation and many others.

A World Improvement Number can help any community tap into the combined brilliance of its members and track and quantify the value of the truly positive actions and ideas created by its citizens. The community WIN number will motivate positive change within the community and help create a sense of possibility for other communities to create and build their WIN number.

The system automatically calculates a WIN number and also creates a knowledge center that can be accessed for training, best practices and benchmarking. In fact, a WIN number can be a key driver to help communities community groups and neighborhoods help themselves and others.

Here is how it works:
The community sets up their own unique community in worldimprovementnumber.com and then encourages its citizens, employees, and businesses to join and record stories about the positive work that is being accomplished in every part of the community. There can be an overall WIN number for the community as well as WIN numbers for specific parts of the overall community including communities, community groups, regions, or neighborhoods.

The citizen members then tag their stories to the community (or group within) and a knowledge centre will be established and fed from every location in just about any language. A true sense of possibility and collaboration will soon fuel positive change.

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