3 Quick Tips From @KatieMeyler (Winner of #GivingAwards)

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3 Quick Tips From @KatieMeyler (Winner of #GivingAwards)

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the #GivingAwards presented by Chase. I sat down with Katie Meyler, who was awarded 1 MILLION dollars that night for her charity, the More Than Me Foundation (www.morethanme.org). Their mission (taken from their website) is below:

We get little girls off the street and into school in one of the world’s most dangerous slums in the world in Liberia, West Africa. We work with community leaders to identify the girls who are at the highest risk of being sexually exploited to ensure that education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, defines their lives. We pay tuition, provide school lunch and we work with the school and community to make it impossible for her to fail. It's working, 10% of our girls are 1st in their class!

Many of you want to get into the non-profit space and really make things happen. Here were Katie's 3 tips on how to make things happen:

1. Decide to do it and follow through. Don't look back.

2. Be okay with living on couches. (because sometimes, that's what you have to do until you get everything together)

3. It doesn't HAVE to be a non-profit or a charity. You can work for a company that does good in the world but still pays you a salary.