52 promises


A New Year’s resolution is often the first promise we make in a new year. Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, was inspired by a friend to create a 52-week New Year’s resolution. He wrote out 52 separate week long goals on promise cards and each week he randomly selects one out of a hat. Every week he records a video about the experience and dedicates it to a nonprofit organization or social cause. Click here to Subscribe to our YouTube channel!


“Just one person.” – Week 39 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 39...

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“And this is where I’m about to go on a rant…” – Week 37 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 37...

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“Ox Fest” – Week 36 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 36...

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“Collaboration” – Week 35 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 35...

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