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Brad Jamison is an award-winning professional who has built a career combining his love of media and passion for helping others. As an executive and humanitarian, he has leveraged the most powerful mediums to increase awareness, raise millions of dollars, encourage involvement and, above all, make a difference in the lives of others.

Guided by his desire to serve others, Brad conceived and executed Thirty Days of Service, a multi-layered initiative based on personally conducting thirty service projects with thirty organizations in thirty consecutive days. Via a daily written and video blog, as well as social media and other outreach, Brad’s goal was to inspire others to serve in their communities. This effort was recognized with the prestigious Daily Point of Light Award, which celebrates the power of the individual to spark change and improve the world.

Previously, Brad spent more than seven years as Vice President of Corporate Initiatives for Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG). In that role, he provided vision and leadership for the strategic development, implementation and sponsorship of pro-social efforts designed to educate, inspire and empower viewers/users of DATG’s vast on-air and online assets. He also oversaw more than $5 million in annual cash and in-kind philanthropic giving.

Prior to Disney/ABC, Brad spent a decade at prestigious public relations firms, Edelman, Ketchum and Ogilvy, where he developed pro-social campaigns for leading consumer product companies.

Throughout his career, Brad has worked with hundreds of celebrities on pro-social efforts, helped raise millions of dollars for worthy causes and had the privilege of contributing millions more to worthy organizations on behalf of corporations.

A New Jersey native, Brad is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ithaca College and currently lives in Los Angeles with his partner of 9 years and their rescue dog. He is an active volunteer with a number of organizations and a proud board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood.

About Good Citizen

Good Citizen is dedicated to providing the inspiration, information and resources needed to improve ourselves, our communities, our nation and our world through service. Good Citizen was born from Brad Jamison’s personal journey serving others for more than 30 years, as well as his professional experience studying and witnessing the transformative nature of service. It is Brad’s belief that service – the act of sharing oneself with others – is one of the keys to a more productive, compassionate and cohesive world.

By bringing together tips, tools, stories and various points of view, Good Citizen strives to give you what you need to get involved in your community through service. And, that via service, you will be a “good citizen” and catalyst for great change.

Visit www.good-citizen.org and connect with Brad on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Entries by Brad Jamison

Season of Thanks

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 1:46 PM

The season of giving thanks is here!

thanks_1 I love this time of year, as it provides an opportunity for all of us to take stock of our lives and focus on those things for which we are most grateful....

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Serving Others: The Best Type of Social Networking

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 5:56 PM

networkingConnections with others bring joy and companionship to our lives. Serving others adds value and meaning. When the two are brought together everything becomes possible.

Life is about change and sometimes that can be scary. When we move to a new...

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Getting and Giving the Most: The Five Commitments

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 7:23 PM

UnknownBelieve it or not, the holidays are upon us. Which means it's time for family and friends to get together in celebration, for towns across the country to get decked out with festive decorations and, of course, time for shopping...

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Let's Create a Bully-Free Nation 2014

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM

UnknownAs you are likely aware, every month of the year is designated to bring awareness to a disease, social issue or cause. And, October is no different - in fact, this month is dedicated to numerous issues, including breast cancer and bullying.

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Helping Those Closest to You

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 5:13 PM

happy family having fun outdoors

I believe that most people have a giving and altruistic spirit. If given just one wish, wouldn't you ask for world peace or an end to hunger? But when most people think about giving, usually images of donating to a worthy charity...

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How to Start a Service Organization at Your School

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 4:19 PM

volunteeringWhat do you do when you recognize a problem in your community that you would like to help alleviate? My first step is to find an organization that works in that space and see if there are any service opportunities that...

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Never Too Young to Give Back

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 5:18 PM

Given my passion for service, it is probably not surprising that I come from a family that gives back to others. In fact, it's because of my parents that I was first introduced to service around the age of eight and it's been part of my core ever since. And,...

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Top 4 Back to School Service Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 5:29 PM

UnknownNow that school's back in session, there are more opportunities than ever to give back and make a real difference in your community. Consider service opportunities with one of these nonprofit organizations, which benefit school-age children, relieve the burden on struggling...

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I Challenge You! The Good Citizen Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 12:05 PM

fb_share_challengeyou-1I love the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge and am proud to say that I have dumped freezing cold water over my head and made a donation, as have dozens of my family and friends. Of course, I love it for how effectively...

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3 Tips for Inspiring Your Kids to Volunteer

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 1:02 PM

children-cleaning-upGiving back to your community is a gift that gives right back, and habits and viewpoints instilled at a young age are much more likely to stick with a person than those developed later in life. Because of this, it's great for...

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Service: A Tool for Managing Depression

(1) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:54 PM

depression-help-someone-400x400In the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, there has been much talk about depression and its all too powerful grip. While I wish it didn't take tragedies like this to bring such conversations to the mainstream, I am thankful that the...

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Service as a Career Path

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:38 PM

One of the ways a person can give back to their community is to serve full-time. This doesn't necessarily mean volunteering full-time, as very few us of are in a position to do that. Interestingly enough, many of our retired seniors come closest, volunteering...

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Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 6:38 PM

Business meeting - manager discussing work with his colleagues

Last week, I discussed the benefits of service for those in business careers, specifically entry-level and middle management employees. But don't think that senior level executives have nothing to gain from...

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Bolster Your Career With Service (Part 1)

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2014 | 11:18 AM

Image of confident business preson with awaiting career growth

I write and speak frequently about the personal benefits of serving others, in fact it's one of my favorite things to examine and discuss. Not because I think we should all be selfish, but because...

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Two Ways to Give Back to Your Community

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:58 AM

Heart symbol in feminine hand. Conceptual design.I have found most people have an inherent desire to help. Not all people, unfortunately, but most. Still, the vast majority has a willingness to help others.

Once you have found an organization you are comfortable with,...

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Taking a Gap Year to Change the World and Yourself

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 4:31 PM

handsome teen volunteer cleaning streets with friends

I've been wondering lately if our traditional model of launching one's career - going directly from college into the workforce, maybe hitting grad school along the way - is the best approach out there. Certainly, it has worked for...

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How to Choose a Worthwhile Organization

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 6:24 PM

volunteer-hands2It's hard to accept the fact that an organization to which you choose to dedicate your time and service may not be the worthwhile organization you originally thought it to be. Fortunately, most philanthropic organizations are wonderful, well-intentioned organizations that truly...

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The Transformative Power of Serving Others

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 4:26 PM

My life has been transformed! I've moved from feelings of low self-esteem, failure and anger to great levels of joy, gratitude, clarity and more. How'd I do it? By serving others -- something anyone can do.

Last year I left my dream job without a plan for my future....

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