Social Good

In The Holiday Giving Spirit

In our family, we know the importance of helping others. Our kids have been exposed this their whole lives through various fundraisers and activities. They've walked 5k, climbed up stairs and seen me go on humanitarian trips. When Heifer International reached out to me about partnering for a post about giving it was easy to say...

In The Holiday Giving SpiritC.C. Chapman


SocialGood.Club is a new venture that I'm the Co-Founder of with my dear friend Brad Powell. The conversations began last year as we both found ourselves walking a career path motivated by doing more good in the world. We both have years of experience conceiving, developing and executing marketing initiatives. The amount of content we've created...

SocialGood.ClubC.C. Chapman

Days of Giving – Wediko

Tonight I have the last Board meeting of the year for Wediko. I've served on the Board for a number of years and am now the President of the Board. Wediko Children’s Services is a non-profit organization committed to improving children’s lives.  Using a strength-based approach, Wediko responds to the needs of children who face repeated...

Days of Giving – WedikoC.C. Chapman

Days of Giving – Fisher House Foundation

Sadly, our country doesn't treat those who fight wars for us very well. All it takes is one look at the number of veteran focused charities to know that they exist to fill the gap left by our own government. I'm blessed to have friends and family who have donned the uniform to protect our country...

Days of Giving – Fisher House FoundationC.C. Chapman

Days of Giving – No Kid Hungry

With #GivingTuesday landing on the first day of December this year, I thought I would focus my writing for the next little while on charitable organizations that I love and that I hope you'll take the time to find out more about and donate to if you have the means. I'm starting today with No...

Days of Giving – No Kid HungryC.C. Chapman

Giving Back Using Your Phone

As we Americans prepare to gather with our friends and family around Thanksgiving tables, I wanted to share several ways that you can give back during the holidays (and beyond) on your phone. Contact those you care about Our phones can do amazing things, but none more powerful than connecting your voice with those you care about....

Giving Back Using Your PhoneC.C. Chapman

Doing My Part to Help Save the Children

This morning began for me by attending a fundraising breakfast for a local charity. While this was happening, I knew that a team from Save the Children would be kicking off a new campaign to raise funds for their efforts in Afghanistan by telling the story of a little girl named Karima.* After years of war and severe poverty, combined...

Doing My Part to Help Save the ChildrenC.C. Chapman

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.

This post is a part of the Blogust '15 campaign. For every comment, like or share of this post, another child in need receives the vaccines they need to get a Shot@Life. Inspiring my children to live their life to the fullest is something I strive for every single day. But, life rarely goes as planned. The corporate...

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride.C.C. Chapman

Finding the Light is Easy When You Know It Will Be There

Chasing light is something every photographer does. We seek it out, lust for it and when we find it, we celebrate it. When the sun sets, we celebrate and wait for the light to be just right to capture as much natural beauty as possible. But, in many parts of the world when the sun goes...

Finding the Light is Easy When You Know It Will Be ThereC.C. Chapman

Savvy Nonprofits Use Content Marketing to Raise Millions During Give Local America 2015

When Tenacity 5 Media inquired about hiring me to be part of the team for #GiveLocal15 I instantly said yes. Before that conversation, I had never heard of Give Local America, but this project would require me to use my storytelling skills to highlight, share and document the great work done by participating charities. All...

Savvy Nonprofits Use Content Marketing to Raise Millions During Give Local America 2015C.C. Chapman

Action 2015

Fifteen years ago, the world entered a new millennium. My kids were born on either side of that magical year and when I think about how much their lives will change in the next fifteen years it gives me pause. Action 2015 is a movement to focus the world on continuing to improve the lives and...

Action 2015C.C. Chapman

ONE AYA Summit

Checking in for a trip is always when it becomes real to me. For months, I've been excited to share that I was speaking a the ONE #AYASummit at Google headquarters in Washington, DC. The AYA Summit will focus on issues facing girls and women in the developing world, with special emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. Focus...

ONE AYA SummitC.C. Chapman

My Inbound 14 Bold Talk – Why I Hate the Question of “What Do You Do?”

Yesterday, I gave a Bold Talk at #Inbound14 and while it was recorded and will hit the web at some point, I thought you might like to read the speech as I wrote it out. I rarely script any of my talks, but for this one I really wanted to nail it. I went off script...

My Inbound 14 Bold Talk – Why I Hate the Question of “What Do You Do?”C.C. Chapman

Our First Family Road Trip Can Help Save Lives

Today we are picking up our rented RV and tomorrow morning we will set off on our family's first true road trip. We are driving from Boston to Arizona and you can follow along as we each post our images and thoughts along the way to But, today is also the first day of Blogust...

Our First Family Road Trip Can Help Save LivesC.C. Chapman

How I’m Supporting #GivingTuesday

Today is all about giving. It isn't about another sale, fighting in line for cheap electronics or being amazed that you can shop from your phone. Today is #GivingTuesday and it is all about giving to those organizations you believe in and want to support. I wrote about this on the YSN Blog and also on Social...

How I’m Supporting #GivingTuesdayC.C. Chapman

Reading Makes the World a Better Place

Growing up, you would often find me lost in the pages of the book. It is what fueled my imagination and sense of wonder my entire life. If I hadn't walked the road to Moria, stood on the battlefield on St. Crispin's Day or sailed down a river on a homemade raft there is no...

Reading Makes the World a Better PlaceC.C. Chapman

Happy Birthday Shot@Life

I'm a proud UN Foundation Social Good Fellow so I'm very happy to wish a happy birthday to Shot@Life. For their first birthday, they asked some of their supporters to profile some of their active Shot@Life Champions and I have the pleasure of introducing you to Priya Desai. She is the young lady on the left...

Happy Birthday Shot@LifeC.C. Chapman

Bono Explains Why We All Need To Care About Global Issues

Ever since traveling with ONE to Ghana last year, I've had a new focus on the world around me. People ask me all the time why the focus about global health, extreme poverty and other issues. Now, thanks to Bono taking the stage at TED2013 I can show them this video as an answer. It is hard...

Bono Explains Why We All Need To Care About Global IssuesC.C. Chapman

Announcing The Cleon Foundation

You could feel the energy in the room. The one thousand gathered for World Domination Summit had entered the theatre as individuals, but in a mere few hours were transforming into a tribe. While the speakers on stage were enlightening, my brain was already working through the details of something that I had been noodling...

Announcing The Cleon FoundationC.C. Chapman

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C.C. Chapman


Sketch of C.C. Chapman by Hey Instigator!There are many aspects OF who I am and what I do. Putting together THIS PAGE is one of my least favorite things to write because talking about myself is not my idea of a fun time.

When asked what I do my current answer is, “I create, teach and motivate people to do more good in the world.”

Of course, that doesn’t cover all that I work on professionally and personally, so that is why I created this page.

Official bios and headshots can be found below.

Who is C.C. Chapman? I’m a…


I’m constantly writing and always working on my next book. You may have read some of my published works including Amazing Things Will HappenContent Rules or 101 Steps to Making Video Like a Pro.

Freelance writing or citizen reporting assignments excite me.


If I had to choose a style, I’d say my photos are a mix of documentary, travel and lifestyle photography. While I may not enjoy taking head shots, I love to shoot faces. I rarely go anywhere without a camera in my hand and I’ve been fortunate to see my photos on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

I’m currently shooting with a Canon 80D, an iPhone 7+ and a Chroma 4k Drone.

My photos can be found on Instagram and Flickr.

Marketing Consultant

With over twenty years of marketing, online media and community building experience I have the skills and experience to help your organization no matter the size. Previous clients have included The Coca-Cola Company, American Eagle Outfitters, and HBO.

I focus on social good/impact marketing, content marketing, and brand strategy. My favorite clients are NGOs, nonprofits or brands looking to make a difference in the world.

Feel free to double check my credentials on LinkedIn.

Keynote Speaker

I’m happiest when on stage educating and inspiring an audience of any size, anywhere in the world.

I have spoken at everything from large international events, corporate retreats and at special gatherings of unique individuals. If you need someone who will inspire, educate and entertain your audience I’d love to chat.

Advocate & Volunteer

I believe in using my skills, time and voice to champion causes that are important to me. I’m especially interested in anything military, dogs or children focused.

I’m currently the President of the Board at Wediko, a member of the ONE Girls & Women Advisory Board, serve on the board of The Hockey Foundation and recently joined the No Kid Hungry Social Council.


Helping others learn and inspiring them to achieve their goals is the most fulfilling thing I do. As a Visting Instructor of Business and Management at Wheaton College and as an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Communications at Bentley University I get to do this with the next generation. I’ve also developed and taught courses for LinkedIn, CreativeLive, and Treehouse.


On top of all that I’m a proud life long New Englander who was born and raised in New Hampshire, but now resides outside of Boston.

I married my high school sweetheart, have two amazing kids and love being a dad.

I’ve been online since 1989, began blogging in 2002 and podcasting in 2004.

Previous endeavors I created include Accident Hash, Passion Hit TV, Digital Dads and The Advance Guard.

Tattoos, travel and the outdoors turn me on. There are fewer things more perfect than a well-done cocktail, a delicious meal or live art of any sort. I love my GORUCK, Field Notes and am a proud Misfit.

To understand me is to understand that I try to live a purposeful life every day that is full of adventure, love and making the world around me a better place for all.

Official Bio

C.C. Chapman describes himself as a New England raised storyteller, explorer, and humanitarian. Others have described him as a thought leader in the online marketing space, a grounded futurist and one the nicest guy on the Internet. Over the years of his career, he has worked with a variety of clients including Nike, HBO, American Eagle Outfitters, ONE, Verizon FiOS and The Coca-Cola Company.

He is the co-author of the International bestseller Content Rules and is also the author of Amazing Things Will Happen. He travels the world speaking in front of audiences to do more in the world and how to understand content marketing better.  C.C. has taught classes for, CreativeLive and now as an adjunct professor at Bentley University (where he also graduated from).

C.C. is an advocate who speaks about building passionate communities and the strategic values of content-based marketing. He is a Samsung Imagelogger, the original ONE Dad and a UN Foundation Social Good Fellow. As a storyteller for hire, his work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.

C.C. is the past Chairman of the Board at Wediko and currently serves on the board of The Hockey Foundation. He happily lives in the woods outside of Boston with his loving family. Find out more at


Fun Bio

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more multi-faceted or enthusiastic creative/strategic partner in the marketing and content creation fields. This greatly hails from C.C.’s unstoppable combination of marketing experience and savvy (which a great many professionals claim to have), and incalculably valuable “on the ground” knowledge and insight as an influential content creator himself (which a great many professionals do not). The result is a best-of-both-worlds mashup of marketing expertise.

C.C. Chapman sports the pro cred to be a talker (working closely with such clients as American Eagle Outfitters, Coca-Cola, HBO and Warner Bros.), and the passion and gumption to be a doer (creating content for the emerging Online Dad market, marketing professionals, music fans and more). He’s helped create, manage and execute ambitious online and offline marketing campaigns for startups and multinationals — and has the invaluable good sense to know which outreach strategies work with audiences, and which ones fall flat.

He authoritatively speaks your language. He speaks your CMO’s language. Most important, he’s fluent in your market’s language. It’s a killer double-chocolate-and-peanut-butter combination. Contact C.C. to learn how he can help your organization achieve its business goals. There’s, even more, to know about C.C. Chapman if you want to read it — and you should. C.C.’s skills are an embarrassment of riches.


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I’m involved with a lot of organizations and clients. I believe in being completely transparent and open about everything I’m working on. I’ll do my best to keep this updated and of course, will clearly disclose relationships in any post that require them.

I am open to being pitched and invited on press trips.

Companies do send me items in the hopes that I will review it or share with my community. If you send me something it does not guarantee a review.

With that in mind, my mailing address is:

9 C Medway Road #117
Milford, MA

Current relationships include:

  • Verizon FiOS provides me with service in exchange for a monthly post on technology of my choosing


Affiliate links are used whenever they are available when linking to products of any sort.

The Quiet Moments

The End Of A Great Summer of Work

The Wiggly Line Between Professor and Manager

You Only Learn If Your Team Is Up To The Task When The Work Begins

Books, Gear, Art and Souvenirs

Two Happy Clients to End The Week

London is Always a Good Choice

First Week Working with the MassChallenge Finalists – A Recap of the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team Experience

The Work Begins

Am I Doing Enough?

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