Really. Is there anything sexier than a man who gives back…to the community?
We, of charitable graces, think not. Whether you’re 26 or 62 you still know what constitutes sex appeal. And these guys have it.
So our dedicated team of VivaResearchers (we all volunteered) scoured the world of emerging cause-based organizations (fantastically, this is a burgeoning trend) looking for altruistic men (doesn’t hurt if they’re cute) who dedicate themselves to incite action to make a difference in the world (totally cool…and sexy).
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Here’s your line-up of contenders, even though they’re all hunky for what they do to give back.
Ben Rattray, besides being a Jake Gyllenhal look-alike (kinda cuter we think), is a grad of Stanford & the London School of Economics. Ben became a government affairs consultant & co-founder of GFS, a social entrepreneurship venture that help nonprofits and municipalities navigate the federal grant process. After winning the top software award at Stanford University’s annual business competition he went on to start Change.org – a central platform for launching and promoting movements for social change on the web. This hub is leading online communities for 20 major causes ranging from homelessness to women’s rights to poverty through a team of 100 expert writers and 3,000 nonprofit partners.
Adam Braun, Pencils of Promise Founder and Brown University Alum, had a dream. With a simple $25 bank deposit he hoped to build just one school in the developing world. But in less than two years PoP has grown into an international movement of over 40,000 committed supporters. Their message: every person has the resounding capacity to create good.
To prove this, each of their first three schools have been entirely funded by contributions of $50 or less as donated from students and young professionals from across the globe.
Joe Marchese, co-founder of Social Vibe, connects people with brands.
This empowers them to engage with sponsors and share branded content to benefit a cause of their choice. In just over a year’s time, the SocialVibe community has raised almost a million dollars for more than forty non-profits.
SocialVibe infuses ground-breaking social media fundraising technology by offering the millions of global Facebook users the ability to fund ground-breaking women’s cancer research without opening their pocketbooks.
What’s not to love about a man who loves shoes? Founder of TOMS Shoes, Blake Mycoskie is on a simple mission: For every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One.
TOMS uses the purchasing power of individuals to benefit the greater good. This model encourages conscientious consumers to purchase and give more. The results?
TOMS has given over 300,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need all around the world, including at home in the US.
Matthew Flannery, CEO and founder of Kiva, has led and actively grown his online community from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships across the globe and millions in dollars loaned to low income entrepreneurs.
A Stanford grad, Matthew’s conviction is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty. By combining microfinance with the internet, Kiva is creating a global community of people connected through lending. Already, Kiva has facilitated over $100 million in loans.
Now that you’ve gotten better acquainted…
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