Welcome to the The Power of Half site and blog. Through our family project, we set out to make a small difference in the world and ended up transforming ourselves. We found that creating a “half” project was an amazingly powerful tool to building deeper connections and trust among us.
While the book that Hannah and I wrote tells our family story, this site is designed to help you learn more about giving and hopefully to better bond your family or community or group through a unified sense of purpose. Our family will be posting often here about our project, thoughts and learning. We'll be open and honest, opinionated and hopefully helpful. We'll share items that inspire us.
And, to broaden our insights, we're also bringing in two great experts:
- John Coonrod, vice president of The Hunger Project, who has been a mentor and traveling companion in Africa. John is absolutely a genius about world hunger and poverty issues and he's got a lot to share.
- Luana Nissan, director of the Glenn Institute for Philanthropy and Service Learning. Luana knows more about youth giving than anyone I've met -- and her mission to build a curriculum for giving is inspiring.
But more than anything, this should be your site. We hope you've come here to learn how to create a life of more meaningful service and giving -- and how that process can be used to bond those you care about. While we're excited about sharing what we know and what we've learned, we are just as eager to hear from you about your lives, hopes and dreams.
We hope you'll comment and interact often. Thanks for joining us on this journey. As always, let us know what you think.