Hot to get more supporters for your social project

I have a friend who was making a great social project to support the Nepal earthquake relief this week. It’s going quite well and they can do more. He asked me what he could do in the future to have better success. first of all I must state that these events are terrible so to start from the end, please support the campaign.

I really hope they will finish off well. I gave him some advice during the years since it’s not the first time they are funding. now the tricky thing is really to get funding out of the social networks. it always seems like the real power is there. well it’s true in case that your campaign is supported by a community that you have built around your vision. to put it short there are a list of things you can do and a list of things you shouldn’t do in order to gain good followers.

This post can summarize most of them even though there are plenty more other things to do.

Here are some more helpful tips you can use.

1. facebook chat is a powerful tool

It turns out that people don’t all know of this. but basically what you need to do , is to make a message that you copy and paste all across your community. one by one. you make it a personalized message, something like

“Hi XXXX,

I am doing an important social project which
aims to solve [the problem described shortly]
by doing [the solution].

I had you in mind since now we are contacting
only the closest friends to support by funding,
you can fund any amount since we need to
make a good impact in the first 2 days so
it will raise our chances to reach our goals.

at this point don’t share it with anyone, only fund
any amount you can.”

2. be personal and direct

Many people feel ashamed to ask for money. the thing is that if you really  have a vision you must connect to it. and if you are really doing something good there shouldn’t be a problem addressing anyone you know. even in your second circles you will find people who can help out.

be strong and don’t fear the no’s! they just get you one more step towards the yes!

3. Just some more resources that I find helpful

http://ignitiondeck.com/id/10-crowdfunding-secrets/

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236582

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234707

I hope this article will help to any good cause out there that is really looking to positively impact the lives of others. be bold, be strong and win!

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Going off the grid might be the best plan for our times

We live in a crazy era of capitalism where more and more countries cling to idea that consumption is good, consumption is happiness… this disease of the 21th century is also our own extinction event. Many scientists regard human behavior the same as of a virus.

We simply act the same as we multiply endlessly while consuming the resources completely and unproportionately while destroying the very source that we came to life from to begin with. ecology changes fast and mankind is worshiping money as it’s god. if you have it your are blessed and popular and if not you are no more than a sick poor person that has to be spit out of our “thriving society”.

We are no more than an imaginary knight guarding a dream palace

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And with our destructive behavior we will put an end to ourselves. one of the intelligent ideas I came across are the earth-ships. it’s so comforting to see that there are actually super intelligent ideas to self sustain, reduce litter, collect water alone and live off grid in an organic natural way.

It turns out that the movement is far more developed than just a few hippies living in the desert. it’s a whole foundation that helps also disaster areas around the world. it is more than 50% built from recycled materials such as tires, bottles and cans (and no, it doesn’t look like a garbage house) it’s all covered nicely with a finish that makes the house look very estethic and organic.

Check out their video to see the model and how it works

This structure is self heating, self cooling, produces it’s own food, collects rain water and uses it smartly to facilitate all of the water cycles needed (drinking water, shower water, toilet water, and water for edible plants and decorative plants.

All together the more the idea will be supported the more we humans will be able to live in a balanced planet and reverse our badly hit ecology system.

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