Through my books, blog and podcast, Keith Burtis has become quite well known (asynchronous intimacy) to me. He's a big supporter of me and my message and now, I'm returning the favor.
As per his blog, Magic Woodworks, Keith is trying to raise money "flash mob" style to purchase an engagement ring for his girlfriend. Keith is a wood-turner and is asking people to purchase these incredible products in order to be able to earn enough to pop the big question.
He's turning a negative (financial challenges) into a positive by reaching out to "the" community. The least I can do is to purchase one of his creations and also help spread the word.
As I referenced in "Join the conversation", the Cluetrain Manifesto defines community as a group of people who care about each other a little more than they should. It's a magnificent definition which helps explain how and why people come together to help one another...and in today's social media world, it's happening more and more, sometimes seemingly with strangers, to realize amazing results.