Kids with Ability Inc seeks funding to open its first Serviced Office and Business Incubator for young people in wheelchairs to develop their Internet Marketing skills and start their own ventures. The organization has operated the past two years with funding from the local community and has found this model allows socialization and helps build self esteem while nurturing young entrepreneurs. Funds raised will help pay an architect that will develop a floor plan for the 560 sqm space that will be the Service Office.
Deejai, whichtranslates as “joy”, seeks funding to provide educational resources to teachers and students in less fortunate schools in Thailand. Founded by three MBA students from Thammasat Business School, Deejai will begin by providing educational toys for pre-school students that will be provided to schools, helping children develop basic skills and instilling in them the curiosity of learning.
Winde20 is a vertical axis wind turbine with a socially conscious business model. The goal is to provide emission free energy to the world. Winde20 is designed for a wide range of uses—individuals, schools, public office buildings, small businesses, and water treatment facilities. The money saved can potentially be reinvested into education, business, and society. One turbine can generate up to $125,000 in scholarships over its life. When this campaign is successful, the first Winde20 can begin being manufactured.
Corners2cornerstones Social Enterprise a for-profit social enterprise, seeks funding to design and build a flexible use office space and classroom to house a social enterprise incubator operated by formerly incarcerated men and women. The c2c incubator will support mentorships and demonstrate that for-profit enterprises have a social responsibility to pay-it-forward. Campaign funds will be used for general renovation and outfitting of a space.
The Hunger Project Danmark is starting a national branch in Denmark. The Hunger Project brings together a community to help local, poverty stricken people increase their income by 600% in just a few years through education. As a result these individuals will be able to provide for themselves, their families, and provide their children with a better future. The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Denmark is an unusual challenge because it requires lawyers, auditing, and insurance, all which contribute to high administrative costs. This campaign seeks funding to cover these costs. This will help kick-start the project and organization to make an official national branch of The Hunger Project in Denmark.
Just a week after launching, LBS Baltimore’s campaign has tipped! Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle is an organization focused on advocating progressive policy change to advance youth justice. With the funds raised, LBS will run a summer program, teaching music and artistic skills, political education, and personal development to previously incarcerated youth. Tipping point funds will be used to cover summer program costs. All funds raised past that point will be used for the summer end celebration showcase for the community.
Spend Consciously publishes crucial product, company, and government information into an easy to use mobile app and website. This allows the user to research issues that are important to them such as who really benefits from company profits, whether a company creates American jobs or outsources, what business practices are used, whether or not the company engages in sustainable business practices, etc. With this information, the consumer has the means to become a more conscientious shopper. Thanks to some amazing supporters, Spend Consciously was able to raise $7,525 and can now purchase the hardware necessary to finish building a proof of concept.
Ferment Collaborate aims to support change organizations in Sri Lanka and showcase new ways of working together through the Venesa Program. Ferment Collaborate empowers local people to collaborate, learn and share skills, build networks, and access resources, creating a culture of community building and teamwork. This campaign supports three projects along Sri Lanka’s southern coast—Art and Social Change Symposium, Local food Project, and Bundala Youth Arts. Ferment Collaborate was able to raise $3,625, securing complete funding for the Symposium and partial funding for the other two projects.
Shawn D. Ross
I am a Northwest Native living in Washington State. A graduate of Washington State University and University of Phoenix with degrees in Architecture and Education I write about social, cultural, and personal improvement on the StartSomeGood Blog and SDRinspire. I am also a filmmaker and owner of Giraffe and Penguin Productions, a single daddy of two beautiful children, avid reader, writer, and hat wearer (Not in that picture but believe me, I wear ‘em). I am currently at work on my first feature length documentary. Follow me on twitter @shawndross and visit my websites: www.sdrinspire.com and giraffeandpenguinproductions.tumblr.com
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