I participated in a 10-week crash course with the World Bank Institute on using social innovation to answer and address 9 of the world’s pressing crises. I thought it was an amazing time, and I made great connections around the world with the 19,000 students in the on-line class. The philosophy of the class was to use virtual online games to solve real-world problems. I even worked with kids in the classroom who took the class as one person. I involved an after-school program that I worked with in solving some of the problems (we worked on the energy crisis).
At the end, participants could suggest projects to be launched as actual social enterprises to do good works, acts of justice, work on development and aid, etc. My two proposals were not accepted, but take a look at the top 28 ones chosen. Any project that can raise $3,000 from 50 different individual donors wins a permanent spot on Global Giving. Isn’t that a great opportunity?? Check it out.
28 new social enterprises created by EVOKE agents have earned a spot in the first ever Global Giving EVOKE challenge.
And YOU can help them win the challenge - by leaving a comment and by making a small donation.
Each comment and donation -- no matter how small -- brings the agents closer to unlocking a bonus pool of funding that they will share only if they meet their collective goal. (Visit the challenge site and read the rules to find out more!)
Why give? Your donation matters! With your donation you empower the EVOKE participants to implement
their ideas over the next few months. Not only that! Your donation
has the potential to have an
even greater impact by helping these projects get one step closer
to 50 donors and $3000. Once
projects cross this threshold, they are invited to remain on the
GlobalGiving site and grow their
donor communities by leveraging personalised fundraising tools and
corporate and marketing
Let's rally behind these 28 great ideas -- developed by EVOKE agents, and fueled by YOUR creativity and collaboration.
I am helping one friend from the course on his collaboration. He is looking at the Story of Happiness.
The Story of Happiness is documentary project contributing to the creation of a story of happiness for South African women, hearing their mountaintop of desires and helping them find ways of reaching it. As part of an award received through the World Bank program Urgent Evoke, the project is raising funds through GlobalGiving and needs the support of at least 50 individual donors to raise $3,000 by August 31.
To donate: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/documentary-happiness-south-africa/
To learn more or to comment: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/documentary-happiness-south-africa/updates/?subid=7012
Contact: Paul Holze at firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Story of Happiness is documentary project contributing to the creation of a story of happiness for South African women, hearing their mountaintop of desires and helping them find ways of reaching it. As part of an award received through the World Bank program Urgent Evoke, the project is raising funds through GlobalGiving and needs the support of at least 50 individual donors to raise $3,000 by August 31.