This is a Google Plus fundraising story. One that is happening now and that is truly an amazing story of inspiring activists. Thank youfor allowing me to interview you about your Google+ fundraiser. This is the blog post about it.
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- Thanks! I actually love these conversations. Thanks for talking to me and asking the questions you did.Sep 22, 2011
- This is cool!Sep 22, 2011
- I also had the initial reaction of being a bit put off by Carter's approach, which is why I specifically asked him what he would say to people who are put off, or are naysayers to this approach. It does seem self-serving, on the surface. However, the beauty of actually talking with and virtually interviewing him was that it became clear that Carter's motives are far from self-serving. They are actually about raising awareness, raising money, and creating activists.
The biggest challenge with Google+ fundraising is that nonprofits are not yet allowed to put up Google+ identities (Google is taking down these profiles as quickly as NGOs put them up). The challenge with fundraisers like Carter's is to iterate them so that they don't appear to be even a little self-serving. If the Red Cross had a Google+ profile, then Carter could say "I will donate $0.50 for every new person that puts the Red Cross in their circle." There may also be other iterations on the peer-to-peer fundraising model here, and I'd love to find out more about others doing it.Sep 22, 2011
- you are so right especially your second paragraph. We have so many options and no more. Since the American Red Cross cannot put up a Google+ account, the second best thing is have people like do it for them (in a roundabout way raise the money)
This has been an interesting discussion and I have basically changed my mind at least I move sixty percent toward a yes, big step for me :-)
Thank you both for helping see the benefit of this. Merci.Sep 22, 2011
- Urs and Carter - I've enjoyed reading your exchange, as well!Sep 22, 2011
- Anytime! :)
And , so true about that second paragraph.Sep 22, 2011