Separate from his foundation's efforts, Greg has collaborated with individuals, companies, teams, nonprofit organizations & schools on civic & philanthropic projects in the U.S. & other countries. For instance, in conjunction with his visit to speak at an event in Minnesota, the Minnesota Vikings ordered copies of The First Thirty for one class of 6th graders & sponsored a community service essay contest based on the book for those students. In cities across the U.S. & elsewhere, Greg has teamed up with companies, organizations, restaurants & tourism bureaus on editions of The First Thirty Elevator Project - to recognize people who commit acts of 'every day hospitality'. In other cases, Greg has been asked to serve as a resource for advice & consultation for people, schools, organizations & companies engaged in philanthropic &/or civic projects. At times, he has helped connect two parties to facilitate their collaboration on a project together. For example, he connected a school for kids with autism & learning differences - with - a nearby retirement community. The kids' art now goes on exhibit in the retirement community, and the residents now help the kids with their reading.