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Brad JamisonBy Brad Jamison
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Brad JamisonBy Brad Jamison
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$11,752
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About

This quote by Gandhi perfectly summarizes my upcoming book, Soul Serving: How Helping Others Will Change Your Life.

This beautiful book will take readers on an inspirational journey into the life-changing benefits of serving others. Inspired by my lifelong dedication to service, Soul Serving will showcase the stories of people who have experienced the miraculous power of helping others. These are my firsthand accounts, as well as the personal stories of some 40+ other people of various ages and walks of life -- celebrities, business executives, nonprofit leaders and “everyday volunteers.”

Me (center) volunteering with Habitat for Humanity
Me (center) volunteering with Habitat for Humanity

From finding one’s calling and experiencing joy to feeling a sense of community and building confidence, Soul Serving stories will offer something for all readers. Whether you are a consummate volunteer or thinking of starting, young or old, male or female, gay or straight, you are bound to find a story that resonates and inspires you.

Think Chicken Soup for the Soul, but with stories focused on how serving others impacted their lives.

Me volunteering at a local food bank.
Me volunteering at a local food bank.

I am a firm believer that the secret to improving one’s own life lies in offering oneself to others. Of course, the benefits don’t stop there, as service impacts those directly involved, but also the world at large—making service the ultimate win-win and Soul Serving the ultimate inspiration.

Join me in helping inspire others to make the world a better place. Please consider backing Soul Serving: How Helping Others Will Change Your Life. In addition to backing this project, please also consider sharing your story with me to include in the book and inspire others to serve.

Testimonials

"As board member, ambassador and spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, Brad Jamison is an intelligent, eloquent and passionate service advocate. His ability to share the impact of our mission and touch the hearts of our diverse audiences makes him an invaluable asset to our team."
—Mel Culpepper, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood

"We appreciate [Brad's] dedication to service. [His] efforts are a remarkable example of the generosity and compassion that make our communities stronger and better."
—George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the U.S.; and Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute (when I received the Daily Points of Light Award)

Example Rewards

"I'm a Good Citizen" t-shirt, Limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving, Invitation to the Soul Serving Book Launch Party, One-on-on video chat/consultation with me, Good Citizen canvas bag, "I'm a Good Citizen" notebook
"I'm a Good Citizen" t-shirt, Limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving, Invitation to the Soul Serving Book Launch Party, One-on-on video chat/consultation with me, Good Citizen canvas bag, "I'm a Good Citizen" notebook

Where Your Support Will Go

The Team

Brad Jamison - Author
Katrin Schumann - Editor
Miguel Trindade - Book Cover Designer
Ken Gillett - Marketing
Neal Lett - Videographer
Nathan Dodge - Video Editor

Risks and challenges

One of the things I love most about Soul Serving is that it is a collection of stories from all different types of people. However, that also creates the primary challenge -- securing the stories. This is being mitigated by casting a wide net for submissions via social media, partnering with leading service organizations and leveraging personal relationships to secure contributors.

The stories are out there, I just need a little time to collect them.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    —Soul Serving eBook
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    —Autographed copy of Soul Serving print book

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    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers

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    —Autographed copy of Soul Serving print book
    —Listed on book website

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Good Citizen t-shirt

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    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
    —Autographed copy of Soul Serving print book
    —Listed on book website

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    —Autographed limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving
    —Good-Citizen service starter kit

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    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
    —Listed on book website

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    —Receive an autographed limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving BEFORE IT'S PUBLISHED

    AND...
    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Good-Citizen service starter kit
    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    —One-on-one conversation/consultation with Brad via video chat

    AND...
    —Receive an autographed limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving BEFORE IT'S PUBLISHED
    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Good-Citizen service starter kit
    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
    —Listed on book website

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    —Brad will join you for a service project in your town and feature the experience in a video on Good-Citizen.org and newsletter

    AND...
    —One-on-one conversation/consultation with Brad via video chat
    —Receive an autographed limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving BEFORE IT'S PUBLISHED
    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Good-Citizen service starter kit
    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
    —Listed on book website

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    —Get flown out to LA with a guest to attend the Soul Serving Book Launch Party

    AND...
    —Brad will join you for a service project in your town and feature the experience in a video on Good-Citizen.org and newsletter
    —One-on-one conversation/consultation with Brad via video chat
    —Receive an autographed limited edition hardcover copy of Soul Serving BEFORE IT'S PUBLISHED
    —Invitation to Soul Serving Book Launch Party
    —Good-Citizen service starter kit
    —Listed in Soul Serving acknowledgments
    —A personalized tweet to Brad’s 10,500+ Twitter followers
    —Listed on book website

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Funding period

- (31 days)