… another drawing from Emily for our Haiyan relief campaign at bricksforhope.com. Spread the word and help rebuild the Philippines. Your contribution is a simple repost :)
Bricks-For-Hope is the world’s first crowd-sourced reconstruction project! Caritas Manila is using the latest technology to unite the global community to rebuild Salcedo in Eastern Samar (Philippines), an area that was badly devastated by #Haiyan. Check it out:www.bricksforhope.com
Thanks for following me. We’re using both traditional investing and our own crowd funding platform. The reason is that we believe that using crowd funding will allow more people to get involved and show their support. Our philosophy is to create mindshare and by just having a few big investors, we forgo this opportunity. If you believe that great ideas need people to think and talk about them - spread the word :)
48Bricks is a new yield management and crowd fundraising platform. We ensure that you reach your consumers and meet your revenue goals
Why we need a Kickstarter for Causes
A few months ago my friend Jatin and I considered using Kickstarter for our new company 48Bricks (48Bricks.com). We realized that the first thing you cannot do with Kickstarter is launch a campaign for a cause. However there are many important non-profit organizations out there and over 40% never reach their fundraising goal. - We need a new Kickstarter for causes!
When looking at most fundraisers, you may think that it’s all about the money. But money doesn’t necessarily create mindshare. However it is mindshare that makes an idea fly … plus it certainly helps a lot when you want to raise money. Check this out: If a charity raises $10,000 from 10 donors, they created 10 supporters. However if they raise $100,000 from $10,000 donors, they created a movement for change – and while the money raised is really important, it’s the movement that makes lasting change possible.
… we ended up developing the solution for causes ourselves – there was just too much of a vacuum to be filled.
Got my hands on a Selmer Chorus. What a treat.
Looks good, let’s see if it tastes well…