And consider for a moment the bigger picture: your planet, I’ll remind you, is not the center of its solar system, your solar system is not the center of its galaxy, your galaxy is not the center of the universe. By definition there can be only one best. If you’ve learned anything in your years here I hope it’s that education should be for, rather than material advantage, the exhilaration of learning. You’ve learned, too, I hope, as Sophocles assured us, that wisdom is the chief element of happiness. The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to support fundraising events for non-profit organizations through the donation of performance tickets.
Each year, we receive hundreds of requests for charitable ticket donations. We are pleased to donate performance tickets to other organizations, auctions, or benefit functions. We would like to grant all requests, but as a non-profit organization, we must limit the number of contributions we make. We can give only once per season to each beneficiary group. The beneficiary of your event may have already received a donation from us, since multiple events often benefit a single group. We will make no donations that benefit a specific religious or political organization or any organization which represents an issue generally regarded as political. No donations will be made that benefit a specific individual or family. We do not issue monetary donations.
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I did a ton of marketing, and it started long before the video was released. Going viral was not an accident — it was work. I tried a lot of things. This is what worked for me. I almost didn’t put together a marketing plan. Because what if I did all this marketing, and then the video still flopped? Then I realized how stupid that was. It’s better to try your damnedest and fail than to hold back and always wonder what if. If you put all this effort into your video, why would you rely on luck for the last leg? Give your work a fighting chance.
This article will show you how. Twitter, and submitted it to social news sites like Reddit and Hacker News. I personally asked many of my friends to share it. I tweeted it at well-known dancers. I emailed bloggers who had covered other viral dance videos. Of all the things I tried, Reddit paid off. I did this by following the advice in this article. Bloggers who had seen it on Reddit the day before started publishing articles about it. Blogs drove a ton of traffic.