National Lemonade Day August 20

When you search Google for ‘National Lemonade Day 2013’ only one day of the year comes up, Tuesday, August 20th.  Try it.

We’ve got lemonade on the brain here at Make A Stand and I’m always trying to think about the next big lemonade stand and was looking forward to August 20th.

So I was a little bemused today to see this video from Bailee Madison with a public service spot on YouTube asking people to register their lemonade stands at for Lemonade Days June 7-9.  Lemonade stands are about as American as baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chrevrolet.  Here’s Bailee:

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We’re Making A Documentary… And You’re Coming With Us

We’re Making A Documentary… And You’re Coming With Us

Still Motion Blog

Okay, we can’t hold it in any longer.

The Stillmotion team has officially begun making our first original, completely independent feature-length documentary!

We’re so pumped!

It’s something we’re diving into head first, because we’ve been inspired. Inspired by a young girl who is actively changing the world as we speak.

We’re putting everything we have into this project because we believe in the spirit of everyone involved, we’re passionate about the story, and we’re damn excited to make this movie.

As you all know, we love to share our experiences with our filmmaking buddies, so we’ve got a lot in store for the months to come.

Basically, we want to pull back the curtain on what it takes to make a documentary from scratch. We want to give you a behind-the-scenes peek at each day of production.

Sound fun? ===> Continue Reading at the Still Motion Blog

Empowered women make nations strong

Celebrate Solutions: Empowering Aspiring Female Tech Workers in Kenya

Women Deliver

(CNN) — Sometimes a number can put a complicated truth in simple terms. Here’s one: 20%. A child whose family budget is controlled by the mother is 20% more likely to survive.

Why? Women know what’s best for their families. They make health care, nutritious food and education priorities. But most women in developing countries don’t control household budgets, and many also don’t control the circumstances of their own lives. If women everywhere had the power to determine their futures, the world would be forever transformed.

This week I will attend the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur. I’ll be joined by more than 3,000 people who have dedicated their careers to empowering women and girls. The specifics of our work differ, but we’re all united by a single, powerful idea: Empowered women and girls will save lives, make families more prosperous and help the poorest countries in the world build stronger economies. Continue Reading at