New Video: because I said I would | ONE

Because I said I would | ONE is an inaugural event supporting the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. This event will tell moving stories of human perseverance through main stage speakers and a range of one-of-a-kind exhibitions. Event attendees will also be able to share their own ...

About because I said I would

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send "promise cards" to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their ...

[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

TEDxUtica: "because I said I would." October 23rd, 2013: Alex Sheen,Because I said I would Founder, Alex Sheen, delivered a TED Talk at TEDxUtica as the closing speaker. This speech Alex talks about how the promise card started and mission of the social movement. Watch the video and share the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iooz1TrCmbs TEDxYouth@Austin:"What all ...

Promise Stories

Promises can be small or they can define our very purpose for living. Read promise stories from around the would...

New Video: because I said I would | ONE

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About because I said I would

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[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

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Promise Stories

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because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send promise cards” to anywhere in the world at no cost.
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Promise cards

Who will find them?

Jami took a big stack of promise cards and went to the library. She put them in random books that help people stick with commitments and included a…

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Moira and her nephew

“I agreed without hesitation.”

"My godson was in 6th grade when he asked if I would someday take him skydiving, and I agreed without hesitation. But when his 18th birthday came…

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Vu gives back to parents

“I have heard my mom reply with “next year” for the past 10 years…”

"On August 14th, 1998 my parents brought me to America from Vietnam with nothing but the clothes on their back and the very little English they…

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Mary's promise

It is time…

I have lead a blessed life full of family and friends, and never TRULY wanting for anything. I have always fancied myself a writer, and over the…

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Jason's promise

One tally for everyday…

A man called into our office this week. He said that he had been using a promise card to help him overcome a problem he had. One tally for every day…

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