Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur2 months ago
We’ve been shortlisted for the PR Impact Awards 2020 in the best NGO communication campaign category for “Sidabrinė linija” campaing “Let’s make Invisible Visible”. I believe you’ve noted it on TV. Would be absolutish fantastish to win the same award 2nd year in a row. http://primpactawards.com/skelbiami-geriausiu-komunikacijos-projektu-konkurso-pr-impact-awards-2020-finalininkai/
Skelbiami geriausių komunikacijos projektų konkurso “PR Impact Awards 2020” finalininkai – PR Impact Awards 2020
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When you celebrate your birthday, how you behave: are you expecting gifts or rather send them yourselves to your friends, partners, relatives - everyone who followed (and still follows) you through your life journey? At Sidabrine linija we celebrate sending our gratitudes to everyone who shares the same mission or passion or just an idea to help elderly live longer, healthier, better lives. We will celebrate our forth anniversary next week. With 600+ friends. And our small gifts to all of them are under way already.
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
A subtle shift from “against” to “for” is enormously powerful. Gandhi famously spoke of this in his talks and writings: “It’s not that I’m against British rule. It’s that I am for Indian independence.” When we are clear that our goal is for something, we stop moving away from something negative and start moving toward something positive. This kind of movement has a whole different quality to it—a quality of gentleness, generosity, and light. At Sidabrine linija we do not fight old age people loneliness (we are not “against” it) but rather offer them a friend to talk to, an emotional support when needed and that helps to create a huge positive impact in their daily lives.
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
Few weeks ago we have reached an important milestone at Sidabrinė linija - the first million minutes elderly people spent talking, sharing their joy and happiness, sarrow and loneliness, asking for a physical or emotional help and support. It’s been said to “earn” the first million takes the longest. I do believe the next ones will come far more sooner and we will not have to wait for 4 years. Should you believe in the Sidabrine linija idea and mission, should you support the ambition to decrease the loneliness of elderly people as much as we can, join the growing crowd of our supporters and let’s all together make that happen: https://www.sidabrinelinija.lt/remejams/paramos-budai (you will find many different ways to contribute from donations via eBanking or by credit card, paypal to one-offs or periodic monthly donation options).
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur15 days ago
Looking for pyro experts to further update and enhance the web site of Sidabrinė linija (http://www.sidabrinelinija.lt). The starting point would be English language in addition to Lithuanian, maybe Russian later as well. Some other improvements also. Anybody on Qoorio?
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In March 10th, 1876, Mr Alexander Graham Bel, an inventor of the telephone, made the first call and uttered his famous phrase: “Mr. Watson, come on. I want to see you." Exactly after 140 years 3 months and 13 days, or in June 22nd, 2016, when 77-year-old Ms. Angelė answered the phone call, nobody asked her to go anywhere. Just engage into friendly conversation. This is how “Sidabrinė linija" - the free of charge befriending and support helpline for the elderly - was started 4 years ago. Today we serve more than 3000 old age people providing them with information, friendship and advise, have “an army” of 500+ volunteers, they all together have already had and enjoyed more than 52k calls lasting 1100k minutes. Let’s celebrate this festive day together!
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur2 months ago
Trivia will cover various topics about Lithuania, the UK and the US, history, pop culture and everything in between. Prizes for the smartest ones guaranteed! 🏆 ⚠️ ⚠️ ⚠️During the event we will also be fundraising for Sidabrinė Linija initiative aimed at providing friendly relationships, opportunities to chat and emotional support for the elderly in Lithuania. 👏 Link to the organization's website, where you can make a donation ➡️ https://www.sidabrinelinija.lt/remejams/paramos-budai 🕖 Join us on Zoom video call at 12pm ET/5pm UK/7pm LT time. We will stay after the trivia to get to know each other and network with our peers! 🍾 🖋 We kindly ask everyone attending to register for the event. This will helps us understand the attendance number. 🤩 See you all there! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transatlantic-trivia-transatlantinis-protmusis-tickets-108042060712?aff=erelexpmlt
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
Laimėtojų, sako, niekas neteisia. Pernai laimėjome geriausių projektų komunikacijos konkurse. Ir nors komunikacija plačiąja prasme man dar yra nauja veiklos sritis, šiemet lengva dalintis išmintimi. Esu įsitikinęs, kad virdamas savo sultyse ir darydamas kasdienius darbus savo siauroje srityje gali pradėti klaidingai manyti, kad tiek pat, kiek ir tu, apie tave žino ir visa rinka, visuomenė, potencialūs naudos gavėjai ar rėmėjai. Dažnai tai būna labai klaidingas suvokimas, todėl ypač dirbant NVO sektoriuje turi išnaudoti bet kokią galimybę prisistatyti viešai kuo didesnei ir įvairesnei auditorijai. Nebūtinai savo tikslinei, bet kuo plačiau. Komunikacijos konkursai tam idealiai tinka. https://www.delfi.lt/m360/naujausi-straipsniai/sidabrines-linijos-ikurejas-marius-ciuzelis-pavojinga-klaidingai-galvoti-kad-tave-jau-zino-visa-rinka.d?id=84119501
„Sidabrinės linijos“ įkūrėjas Marius Čiuželis: pavojinga klaidingai galvoti, kad tave jau žino visa rinka
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
Longevity will be one of the key trends of the future. With previously unimaginable advances in the fields of science and technology ongoing, our life expectancy is increasing. This has huge and far-reaching consequences. Governments need to consider the economic effects of the growing elderly population. Furthermore, the older generation has significant spending power and so their needs and lifestyle preferences will impact businesses in the long term. The cost of longevity In 1950, there were 130 million people aged 65 and over worldwide. The size of this age cohort reached 600 million in 2015 and according to the United Nations (UN) is poised to rise further to around 1.6 billion by 2050. The global economic consequences of this trend are serious. Countries must work out how to support a rising number of retirees with a smaller percentage of the population in the workforce. Ultimately, governments need to ensure a balance between the well-being of retirees and the sustainability of the state pensions. Even now, receiving some sort of pension is not guaranteed everywhere. Although 68% of those above retirement age receive a pension according to the UN Sustainable Development Goal indicators, there are considerable variations across regions. Ageism currently prevents many older people from extending their working lives once they have passed the stipulated retirement age, despite often being willing and able to do so. However, with people living longer and the emergence of data suggesting that including older workers in the workforce could significantly boost a country’s gross domestic product, economies may benefit from finding ways to encourage this. The effect of longevity on economies Once retired, people inevitably have more time on their hands. How pensioners choose to spend this time is one key determinant of where they spend their hard-earned money. According to the International Longevity Centre, the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, spending by those aged 65 and over increased by 75% between 2001 and 2018. With the elderly’s greater spending power, their frailty and their changing lifestyle preferences, the longevity trend is set to have a significant impact on certain areas of our economies. The longer people live, the more likely they are to contract diseases and/or suffer from various age-related conditions and thus a rise in global spending on healthcare is projected. Although healthcare is improving and the development of new treatments and cures continues, older people are generally less mobile and their cognitive abilities fall. As a result, the majority of the elderly need some sort of assistance in their daily lives and in many cases this is provided by retirement homes. Other areas set to see greater demand for their products and services are: nutrition - as people are increasingly paying attention to what they can do to support their own health in terms of nutrition and lifestyle; beauty – as people fight the physical signs of ageing; financial planning – as the need for individuals to plan and save for their own retirement is growing; and leisure – with more time and often greater spending power than the younger generations, going on holiday is a popular way for retirees to spend their leisure time.
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur2 months ago
What would you choose: 1) investing FOR impact? 2) investing WITH impact? The first option focuses primarily on positive social impact with a range of intention for or without financial return, while the second one has impact as a secondary objective, subject to the achievement of a financial return. I do understand we in Lithuania still have a rare luxury to invest for social impact only. It is not because of the lack of HNWIs and their motivation to share their fortune for the “bigger good” but also because of the vast majority of social entrepreneurs still do their projects betting on grants only with formal or even non-existing [real] accountability. And we are trapped: donors rarely request that accountability, as trust dominates, grant receivers have no intention to make an extra mile showing and/or proving their impact achieved as their projects last for the grant period.

Marius ČiuželisInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur
Mangirdas, I’m very biased and will always point to one: it’s SIDABRINE LINIJA. It’s a social or philanthropy project aiming exclusively ONLY for social impact: to offer elderly people free of charge regular befriending calls, protect, support and empower those who suffer abuse and neglect, provide them with information, friendship and advise, clear the air for the good mood and a better health. It doesnt recycle capital or offer any financial return and lives on grants/donations only.
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When a thousand people believe some made-up story for a month - that’s fake news. When a billion people believe it for a thousand years - that’s a religion and we are admonished not to call it ‘fake news’ not to hurt the feelings of the faithful (or incure their wrath). Note, however, that I am not denying the effectiveness or potential benevolence of religion. Just the opposite. For better or worth, fiction is among the most effective tools in humanity’s toolkit. By bringing people together, religious creeds make large scale human cooperation possible. They inspire people to build hospitals, schools and bridges in addition to armies and prisons. Yuval Noah Harari 21 Lesson for the 21st Century

Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio
Not sure got your point about the smarter people, Marius
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur2 months ago
Philanthropy is still very mysterious for many people. It’s hard to understand why some people prefer social return over financial on their investments, or why broad societal impact becomes far more important than personal benefits. Me myself got involved into it 5 years ago, still learning a lot and diving deeper and deeper and would like to share or, rather, decompose evolution of philanthropy into three stages. The first stage—where many people remain all their lives—is the transactional level of giving. An organization asks for a donation, and you make your contribution. There’s nothing wrong with that. But some of us discover we want to go deeper. Maybe it’s a result of maturity and the self-examination that goes with it. You want to learn more about the meaning of life, and this desire leads you into an extended connection with one or more philanthropic causes. That’s the second stage—the stage where you find yourself helping to build organizations, involving others in giving, and recruiting supporters from business and government. And here comes the third stage in philanthropic evolution. It’s the stage in which a person is working to create true partnerships around humanitarian efforts. And partnering, of course, is easy to talk about but hard to do. True partnership demands so much of you as an individual. It means constantly giving of your time, your energy, and relationships. It means lowering your ego, learning to really listen, ignoring hierarchy, and holding yourself and others responsible for the outcomes of the work. Whatever your own preferrences are just select a cause or causes you are most passionate about and start doing it. Believe me, it’s engaging and rewarding.
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
Social projects/initiatives/acitivities or, to simplify, philanthropy has no built-in systemic forces to motivate continuous improvement. The absence of external accountability is what gives philanthropy its freedom to experiment, take risks, and pursue long-term initiatives on society’s behalf. At the same time, it also means that if you as a philantropist do not demand excellence of yourself no one else will require it of you. Philanthropists can and do support almost anything, from educating school children, to carrying homeless dogs and/or disable and/or elderly people, to giving people the information they need to take action on their own behalf and on behalf of others who may be halfway around the world. This absolute freedom is philanthropy’s great strength, in that it allows donors to express their individuality, creates room for innovation, and provides support for the myriad institutions and centers of power and activity that characterize democratic societies. But it can also become its Achilles’ heel, when a donor’s gifts are spread so thin that none of them ever amounts to very much.
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Lina Kvizikevičiūtė on Working at the startupDigital Marketing | PPC | Google & Facebook ads specabout 1 month ago
This is my work table this week. Majority of time I work with digital media and I measure things a lot. I used to hear that all digital efforts, all ads are meaningless if we cannot measure their performance, their return on investment. That's true! 👍 But working at the startup brings much more random tasks on my table. It was measuring the needed size of vans for magnetic stickers this time. What's out of it? Always expect the unexpected (and embrace yourself for it)! 😊
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Lina Kvizikevičiūtė on Working at the startupDigital Marketing | PPC | Google & Facebook ads spec2 months ago
What is a startup? Sometimes people raise a question why new business is not a startup and what defines a startup. The answer is easy. "Startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. The only essential thing is growth. For a company to grow really big, it must a) make something lots of people want, and b) reach and serve all those people." Paul Graham Read more on paulgraham.com/growth.html

Gabija GrušaitėAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta
Vaidas Urba I want to hear your story as well!
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Marius Čiuželis on Silver EconomyInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur12 days ago
Some interesting trends emerge The Venture Capitalists Making a Bet on Aging Consumers https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-29/primetime-partners-vc-fund-makes-bet-on-aging-consumers
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Marius ČiuželisInvestor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur
Sure it takes time to refocus and adapt to this consumer group however the one rhing is clear - its growing quite fast and its purchasing power will overtake the others in a decade or so.
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Lim Yien Yong on Religion and the Philosophy of LifeLife enthusiast with an autotelic personality3 months ago
Some lessons we can learn from the nature "I think people don't spend enough time in nature because of the lifestyle we have developed in the west," he said. "When people are reminded about how beautiful and cute nature can be, they'll feel better about themselves and the world around them." https://bit.ly/3g3fuzA
A photographer captured the exact moment a squirrel stopped to smell a daisy
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Markus Seppam on Books that have influenced my life the mostPerformance Marketing Specialist | Google and FB ads13 days ago
What are you afraid to do but know you should? Everyone has fears. Some have more than others. I have always had many fears in my life: fear of failure, embarrasing myself, etc... One mindset that has really helped me to face fears is this: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!” Because, what we fear doing most, is usually what we most need to do! I was terrified of taking a sales job at 19 years old, but I knew that was something that would be most beneficial for me in that moment to grow as a person. I remember my first day at the job. I got only 2-3 hours of sleep the night before because I was so anxious and excited at the same time. And then making that first sales approach - I was afraid, but I still did it and it actually went pretty well. And as they say, the more you face your fears, the easier it gets. So next time you feel fear. Remember: “Feel the fear and do it anyway!”
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Markus Seppam on Books that have influenced my life the mostPerformance Marketing Specialist | Google and FB ads22 days ago
Most of my teenage years I used to be super shy with no self confidence at all. I remember having a mindset: “I will not start a conversation myself and only start speaking when someone asks me something or starts talking with me” I had a terrible fixed mindset and thought I will always be like this. Looking back at what helped me to crawl out of this hole, there were many things, but what layed the foundation was books on self development. I still remember so vividly how I went to the library and borrowed my first book which was called “Self-confidence”. After finishing that one book, I gained a whole new perspective and realized “wow, I can actually learn how to be better at social situations”. Ever since reading that first book, I have been an avid reader, always trying to improve myself on every aspect of life, whether it is social, mental, financial, physical - you name it. There is just so much wisdom in books that can improve your life. So my idea for you - if you have a teenage relative, friend, siblings etc. Gift them a book on personal development - my recommendation: D. Carnegie - “How to win friends and influence people”. Best case scenario is that you may change their life forever, worst case scenario is that they won’t read it :)

Gabrielė Galkutė|Philologist working in techology field| |interested into spirituality|
Love that!!! Thank you for sharing your expierence! ❤️
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Andrew Lim Mao Tung on What Its Like To Live A LIfe Without Parents?Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.3 months ago
https://photos.app.goo.gl/RG3eqiyQrxktnUJbA At times, we are blinded, when we love someone, we want to provide the best for the one we love. Our heart loves them. But also we have to use our brain, not to make ourselves suffer because of it. They will alway love you, for what you are.
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Andrew Lim Mao Tung on What Its Like To Live A LIfe Without Parents?Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.
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I used to complaint that, when I come to this world, that my parents owes me, after I come out to work, I have high goals, back in 1990's my dream is to build a robot, this is due to I have heart ❤ broken a few times, back then, Artificial Intelligence does not exist, one day I cried at night knowing I'm unable to continue my studies to Degree. After sometime , I found my wife. The thing is that, do not give up in your dreams and do not complaint, you think what you become.
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