The Book

This movement was built from the incredible promises of our supporters and the stories they have shared. As because I said I would has grown, many have suggested that we write a book.

For years we neglected this incredible opportunity for a simple reason: We wanted to first build a program for local chapters of because I said I would. We wanted readers to finish the book and be able to join or start an effort to better the world around them. After all, we are not here for emotional entertainment. Our mission is to better humanity through promises made and kept. We need to provide actionable ways to do that.
Submit your story.

Our local chapters launched in May of 2016. We have been working diligently to improve and prepare this program. When our book is released, we hope that it will inspire thousands around the world to apply to start a because I said I would chapter.

An advanced reader copy of the because I said I would book will be finished on or before December 31st, 2017. That is a promise. It will be a collection of supporters’ promise stories, along with perspective on commitment and how to get better at keeping promises.

How has a promise made, kept or broken affected your life? Many of the promise stories have already been selected, but we have reserved room in the book for stories that may still be out there. If you would like your story to be considered for the book, please submit your story below.

Sharing Your Promise Card or Story
By submitting my promise, an image of a Promise Card, any photo, video or audio file or drawing, a story or comment in any format, of any length to because I said I would, whether through this form, by email, mail, or via social media (e.g. Facebook or tagged Twitter post) (each, a “Submission”), you agree to the following:

I grant to because I said I would and its licensees, successors and assigns (collectively called the “Organization”) a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, print, publish, broadcast and rebroadcast, as well as to copyright, my Submission on or in the Organization website, social media pages associated with the Organization, speeches, books, articles, videos, and any and all media now known or developed in the future, as well as all types of advertising and promotion or any other lawful purpose (collectively referred to as the “Publications”) of the Organization. I grant to the Organization the right to crop, edit, modify, or otherwise alter or create derivative works from the Submissions, as well as to sublicense the Submissions to other companies (including, without limitation, news organizations) in Organization’s discretion.

All right, title, and interest in and to the Submissions covered by this Agreement, including all copyrights therein, will be the sole property of the Organization, free from any claims whatsoever by me. I understand that, other than the right to an electronic copy of the Submissions upon my request, I will have no right to compensation in connection with the Organization’s use of the Submissions.

I hereby release the Organization from any and all claims arising out of their use of the Submissions as agreed to in this document, including without limitation any claims based on the right of publicity or privacy. I hereby waive any right to review or approve the Publications.

I understand that this Agreement does not obligate the Organization to make any use of any of the rights (e.g. there is no obligation to publish your Submission.) The statements attributed to me in my Submissions are truthful and reflect my actual experiences and do not violate the intellectual property or privacy rights of any other person. I agree to notify Organization in writing if the statements given no longer reflect my experience or opinions or should be removed for any other reason.

I agree to indemnify, defend and hold the Organization harmless from any damages, liability, loss, claim, demand and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to your use of the Contributions and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

This Agreement does not in any way conflict with any existing commitment on my part. I am of the age of 13 or older, have read and understood this Agreement and the because I said I would Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.