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Good deeds are often infectious and small acts can effect big social change. What existing campaigns, services, products have effected big change? How can these relate to increasing bone marrow donation?

Good deeds are often infectious and small acts can effect big social change. What existing campaigns, services, products have effected big change? How can these relate to increasing bone marrow donation?

Think about laughter or happiness having contagious qualities and subsequently affecting multiple people in a positive way.

What examples of ripple effects have you experienced or learned about? What makes an idea “sticky” or unforgettable? What starts a trend? These examples can be about anything (not just bone marrow donation) that we can use and learn from.

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When Google first launched Gmail, it was by invitation only.  This created a certain type of buzz and exclusivity that made people want it that much more.  The fact that you could invite your friends made it viral.

When Google first launched Gmail, it was by invitation only. This created a certain type of buzz and exclusivity that made people want it that much more. The fact that you could invite your friends made it viral.

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Building on Veronica's post of Melinda Gates' TED speech - let's employ our local entrepreneur - the family physician.

Building on Veronica's post of Melinda Gates' TED speech - let's employ our local entrepreneur - the family physician.

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In light of the current attack on Planned Parenthood I think there's something to be learned from the resilience of the women's health movement.

In light of the current attack on Planned Parenthood I think there's something to be learned from the resilience of the women's health movement.

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Recycle Bank has incentivized recycling getting more people and communities involved and simultaneously helped people, companies, and the planet.  How can we make bone marrow registration a win-win-win (for those that don’t think it is already)?

Recycle Bank has incentivized recycling getting more people and communities involved and simultaneously helped people, companies, and the planet. How can we make bone marrow registration a win-win-win (for those that don’t think it is already)?

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The "Where's George" campaign provides a fun way to track dollar bills on their journey.  What if there was an engaging way to follow your donation on its journey? 
How could we use the perspective of the donation to tell a story?

The "Where's George" campaign provides a fun way to track dollar bills on their journey. What if there was an engaging way to follow your donation on its journey? How could we use the perspective of the donation to tell a story?

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It's been almost thirty years and yet I still have the song from those Juicy Fruit commercials in my head.

It's been almost thirty years and yet I still have the song from those Juicy Fruit commercials in my head.

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Polio Eradication initiative is one of the best examples from where we can learn about spreading awareness and driving people towards a change for better and healthier world.

Polio Eradication initiative is one of the best examples from where we can learn about spreading awareness and driving people towards a change for better and healthier world.

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Designing for Ripple Effects, creating an online kit that can be easily disseminate and enable anyone to take action

Designing for Ripple Effects, creating an online kit that can be easily disseminate and enable anyone to take action

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Without fail individuals are far more likely to participate in an activity of any sort, if participation is framed as a competition. Every alumni class fundraising effort gets better results when pitted against last years "percent participation".

Without fail individuals are far more likely to participate in an activity of any sort, if participation is framed as a competition. Every alumni class fundraising effort gets better results when pitted against last years "percent participation".

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When a Stanford alum donates to the Stanford Fund, a student who received financial aid from the fund send him or her a personal thank-you.

When a Stanford alum donates to the Stanford Fund, a student who received financial aid from the fund send him or her a personal thank-you.

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The geniuses behind Auto-Tune the News have made news stories from the bed intruder to lettuce regulation hilarious and consequently unforgettable.

The geniuses behind Auto-Tune the News have made news stories from the bed intruder to lettuce regulation hilarious and consequently unforgettable.

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Ushahidi means testimony in Swahili. This organization build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. http://ushahidi.com

Ushahidi means testimony in Swahili. This organization build tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. http://ushahidi.com

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Simple, easy and effective. Craigslist makes it easy to reach people -- whether you're looking for something or looking to give/sell/rent something.

Simple, easy and effective. Craigslist makes it easy to reach people -- whether you're looking for something or looking to give/sell/rent something.

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