DECEMBER 14, 2014


Never Settle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization helping people use their passions to fundraise for life-changing projects all over the world.

Two girls where their school uniforms made locally in Haiti

You can help an orphan in Haiti complete primary school with a locally-made school uniform.

Children in a school in Siem Reap, Cambodia fill up bottles with clean drinking water.

You can help kids in Cambodia reach their full potential by providing clean water for years to come.

Member of Team Rubicon clears debris after the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado.

You can help your fellow neighbors in the United States by supporting disaster relief volunteers.

You don’t have to move to Africa or be a millionaire to make an extraordinary impact in the world. In fact, you can make a big difference by using your own skills, interests, and social network right where you are. We need passionate people that choose to never settle for the status quo of the world by fundraising for life-changing projects all over the world. Join us!


Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Team Never Settle

My family’s favorites include this butternut squash soup, caramelized onion galette and an apple pie from Pie ‘n Burger. As you leaf through family cookbooks and break out binders filled with grandma’s handwriting, or simply pick up takeout, I urge you to think about which ingredients really constitute a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. I assure you it’s not pure organic butter, or the finest Himalayan salt. It’s purpose. It’s deliberately choosing to put down your phone, step away from your email and spending time with the ones you love the most. It could be a traditional family gathering, with a Norman […]

A Lasting Legacy: Don Pittman’s 54th Birthday

At first glance, today appears to be no different than any other day. But deep in my heart I feel it and my children feel it too. Today, November 23rd, would have been Don Pittman’s 54th birthday. It’s hard to know exactly what you should do on a day like today. He’s been gone so long but yet his presence is still so near. As I watched him take his last breath eight years ago, I decided two things that would define my life moving forward. I will honor God by the way I live my life, and walk through […]

Thanksgiving 2014: How Do You Spell “Love”?

All across the nation, people will be celebrating Thanksgiving 2014 this week. For most of us that means turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and time spent with family. There’s certainly nothing wrong with tradition but sometimes we can get so wrapped up in it that we forget to actually be thankful. Thanks and giving always go together. The more thankful we are, the more we give. Giving is a natural expression of our gratitude. Never Settle was born out of hearts of gratitude. We realized we have been given much living in a country where wealth flows freely. Even America’s poor […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Fundraising Tips for Beginners

You don’t need to be a fundraising expert to create a successful Never Settle fundraising campaign. Anyone can use these six tips to start their first online fundraising campaign. Of course there are tons of more advanced tips, but that will have to be saved for another post. But the truth is that you are probably perfectly capable of hosting a successful fundraiser. We will help you along the way. You just have to start. Never Settle is hosting an online and physical event called World Change Day on December 14, 2014. Did you know that 30% of all charitable […]

VIDEO: Do You Believe You Can Be a Part of Something World Changing?

Change always begins in the heart of one passionate person that chooses to leave mediocrity behind and never settle. Pastor Don Pittman, the inspiration behind Never Settle, challenged his Indianapolis congregation to unite together to change their community and the world. World Change 2014 is coming up December 14 in Indy. It’s going to be a fun evening with a sit down dinner and a band that you will enjoy with your friends. But it can be so much more than that. It’s all about doing our part to change the world and our team is just crazy enough to […]

You’re Invited to Change the World – December 14, 2014

Never Settle exists because we believe you can be a world-changer. You have passions, skills, and things special about you. You can use them to help people and make the world a better place. For that reason, I would like to personally invite you to World Change 2014 in Indianapolis. I have always believed that there is a deep yearning in the heart of people to matter, to make a difference, to leave a mark on this world. At the very heart of Never Settle lies a decision every person must make at some point in his life. Will I […]

Did you know November is National Child Safety Month?

It’s November, which means autumn, Thanksgiving and National Child Safety and Protection Month. Though it’s easy to scoff at made up holidays – November is also Banana Pudding Lovers Month and National Peanut Butter Lovers Month – protecting children is part of our mission here at Never Settle. As you know, we’ve got $3,000 left to raise for our campaign to bring clean water to schools in Cambodia. For this campaign, we’re proud to partner with Splash, whose entire mission is to bring clean water to children all around the world, especially in impoverished, urban communities. Leave a comment on […]

5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Fundraising Event

Maybe you have a passion for helping with the clean water crisis or you would like to make an impact in Haiti by purchasing uniforms for orphans to be able to attend school. No matter what your passion, I can help you organize a successful event that will make lasting impact with the dollars you raise. Let me tell you how. In my day job, I am an event planner organizing on average seven events per week ranging from 20 guests to several thousand. I’ve hosted everything from corporate dinners, weddings, parties, expos, and even 10K races! All the details […]

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