Charitybuzz: What is it?


Charitybuzz: Is it worth it?


Charitybuzz newsletters deliver to my email inbox often. However, until now, it didn’t seem like the kind of thing I could afford. Nor would it interest me. For more than a decade, I’ve been fortunate to brush shoulders with, work with, advise and eat meals with these people. So paying (tens of) thousands of dollars (to a third party) to be around my peers felt weird.

As a result, I thought: Why not donate to the charity directly? I couldn’t fathom it. I still can’t, but that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t know about Charitybuzz.

According to its website, “Charitybuzz is the place to find extraordinary experiences and luxuries to benefit remarkable charities making an impact.

Our online auctions bring together hundreds of the world’s most acclaimed celebrities, inspiring luminaries, and beloved brands to give you unforgettable access to your passions. Plus, every winning bid supports an incredible cause.

From walk-on roles with Hollywood A-listers to power lunches with Fortune 500 CEOs, when you join Charitybuzz every dream is a new way to make a difference.”

In today’s newsletter, Billy Joel is front and center. After bidding to make a difference, you and eleven of your friends could enjoy a luxury suite for a sold-out Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden. Currently, the bid is at $9,250 with eight days left to bid. Otherwise, the value of the experience is $20,000. Fourteen people placed a bid.

See Billy Joel below:

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If Billy Joel isn’t your cup of tea, you can join Celine Dion at a show in Paris this Summer. If you’re into sports, you could head to Super Bowl LII to have the ultimate experience, and if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, you could bid to meet another star (Britney Spears) in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

Strangely enough, music doesn’t do it for you? Other categories include travel, business experiences, food and wine, fashion, art and collectibles, and wellness and beauty.

In conclusion, learn more about the life-changing online charity auctions curated by Charitybuzz, all in the name of raising funds for nonprofit organizations, now. Charitybuzz’s list of charities is extensive. Take a moment to learn about each charity that interests you.


Women Entrepreneurs Honoured At 2014 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards

October 17, 2014 sees the 8th annual Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards take place in Deauville, France, coinciding with the 10th Women’s Forum Global Meeting (October 15-17, 2014).

The global competition, launched in 2006 by Cartier in conjunction with the Women’s Forum, McKinsey & Co. and INSEAD business school, was set up to identify, support and encourage projects by female entrepreneurs in their most vulnerable phase – women entrepreneurs starting-up. Since their establishment in 2006, the Awards have supported over 125 promising female business-owners and given recognition to a further 38 Laureates. From a shortlist of 18, six Laureates globally, one from each region, will receive the Cartier Women’s Initiative Award, along with $20,000 in funding, a full year of coaching, lifetime access to the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards community and unique networking and visibility opportunities.

With applicants competing from 15 different countries across the globe; this year’s Awards has seen the largest pool of applications it’s history, and promises to shed light on impressive new entrepreneurship initiatives that have created ethical, sustainable, and scalable solutions to pressing social challenges. A few examples range from Argentina’s Gabriela Diaz development of ‘ProText’ technology which is able to provide the emergency services with essential patient information in seconds, to the United States’ Eleni Antoniadou with her ‘Transplants Without Donors’ project which creates artificial organs for human transplants.