NC Foundation for Public School Children is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit based in Raleigh, NC, but it works hard all across the state to help provide children in poverty everything they need to succeed in school. Their recent Champions for Children gala was held to raise funds for children that lack such basic necessities as eyeglasses, shoes that fit, clothing, school supplies. They also work to provide teaching and professional opportunities for educators.

Such dedication to our youth, by providing them with anything and everything that can help them in school, shows a can-DO attitude that exemplifies the core principles of the Little Book of DO. We are honored to award them the May 2017 DO Award. Please feel free to read more about the NCFPSC on their website:

The Hope Center at Pullen connects young adults that are leaving the foster care program, with resources to help them thrive. Their staff and volunteers help locate housing, education opportunities, employment and provide resources to build life skills for a healthy mind and body. The team of program staff, clinical staff and transition coordinators work with other members of the community to empower young people and help them get the resources and support they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.

The Foundation of DO has awarded them a $1000 to help with their “Raising Hope” event. We recognize that this non-profit works hard DO-ing for the community, which incorporates one of the themes of the book, The Little Book of DO. We hope this award will help with the work of The Hope Center as they continue their mission. Please visit The Hope Center at

Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board hosts speech about Foundation of Do.

April 7, 2017
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The Duke Raleigh Hospital Guild Board and top leadership at Duke Raleigh Hospital hosted speaker Kel Landis III in an event centered around his Foundation’s core initiative- promoting the power of DO!

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The Power of Do Presentation

April 6, 2017
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Recently, Kel Landis made a presentation to a group of banking professionals about the power of Do and his book, The Little Book of Do.  The following presentation was a part of that speech and can help introduce newcommers to some of the core aspects of the book.    

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This acronym is the key to personal and professional success

March 24, 2017

The UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School recently published an article about “The Little Book of Do” author Kel Landis.  The article was written by Joshua Bregier (BSBA ’17). DWYSYD. The acronym – which stands for “do what you say you’ll do” – is one of the most important leadership lessons H. Kel Landis III (BSBA ’79, […]

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The Man Who Restores Veterans’ Lost Dignity

February 17, 2017

Foundation for Do! award January 2017 recipient James Lindley, a former Marine, helps lay indigent servicemen to rest with military honors, calming his own wartime demons. SEATTLE—James Lindley descended the basement stairs of the Columbia Funeral Home, took off his plaid shirt and changed into a black suit and tie. He leaned into a mirror […]

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Looking forward with the Little Book of Do

February 17, 2017

Dear Friends: Happy New Year!  I hope this finds you and your families happy, healthy and ready to do all the right things to live creative, productive lives in 2017. I’m writing today to give you an update on my activities since “The Little Book of DO” was published. I and my family have launched […]

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Actively Consider the Worthiness of Your To-Do Items

September 20, 2016

Do you sometimes find yourself with too much to do and too little time do it? Does this cause some important tasks to fall behind? Does it result in fatigue or feelings of frustration? Does it prompt you to push pursuits with the potential to make you happiest to the wayside? The negative side effects […]

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Graduates: Two Veteran-Tested Tips for Success

April 24, 2015

As spring fills the air so does the anticipation of graduates everywhere. I congratulate our future leaders on their commencement as it is brimming with aspiration, prospect, and the boldest of dreams. I address them here – these graduates – understanding that this time is illuminated by the desire to succeed as well as shadowed […]

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Do More Good with Less: Three Tips for the Time-pressed Philanthropist in All of Us

March 20, 2015

Our deepest level of satisfaction involves doing for others. Most of us have lofty goals. You may want to become a big brother or sister, host a meal packaging event, jump into a community project, or serve a mission in Uganda. These are big commitments – and “the big” is likely what holds you back […]

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