Episode 59: StartSomeGood Pop Up Shop
July 3, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1o3v0be. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. The crowdfunding site for social entrepreneurs, StartSomeGood, is running a crowdfunding campaign on its own site, calling it a pop up shop, offering a variety of goodies for mission-driven people who are keen to do good. Among the goodies offered are a number of ebooks, including my book, Crowdfunding for Social Good, which includes a few stories gleaned from the StartSomeGood site. Other items include shirts and posters. StartSomeGood plans to use the proceeds to support technology upgrades for the site. More about StartSomeGood: We exist to empower you to become a social innovator. By providing social entrepreneurs, changemakers and non-profits with the tools you need to rally your community and raise funds, together we can turn ideas into action and impact. The truth is there is no shortage of problems in the world. But the good news is there’s also no shortage of people with the ideas and passion to address those problems. These are our people, the changemakers. Too often however, the vision for change doesn’t come packaged with the resources needed to make it happen. StartSomeGood provides social entrepreneurs with a platform to raise funds and build a community of supporters — all in a fun, engaging and community-driven way. Our site taps into the power of community, allowing social entrepreneurs to ask for financial support from supporters from around the world. We give them the tools to update their supporters and provide unique rewards in exchange for support - on their first campaign, and for future campaigns down the road. We’ve taken the crowdfunding model — which is growing in popularity world-wide — and customized it to reflect the unique needs of social entrepreneurs. Tom’s bio: TOM DAWKINS is a serial social entrepreneur and the Australian co-founder of StartSomeGood. He previously founded award-winning Australia non-profit Vibewire and was the first Social Media Director at Ashoka. He has worked with numerous non-profits, associations and government entities to help them tell their stories and build community. He’s founded a film festival, opened Australia’s first co-working space and set-up a Burning Man Theme Camp with his wife Kate. They returned to Australia in 2012 after four years in the US in time for the birth of their first child, Bodhi.