Watch this awesome video from John Haydon on using Facebook apps to boost your campaign results. John is the founder of Inbound Zombie, a Cambridge based social media strategy firm and will be hosting a talk at the upcoming #StartingGood Digital Summit.
To hear more from John Haydon and other amazing speakers, head over to www.starting.gd/
Want to learn more about crowdfunding, social media and online marketing? Check out Liam Barrington-Bush and other thought leaders at the #StartingGood Digital Summit.
Tickets available here
The role: #StartingGood Digital Summit Assistant Producer (Unpaid Internship)
We are looking for a passionate and highly driven individual to assist with the organization of an online event (www.starting.gd) on October 20, which will see internationally renowned guest speakers including Clay Shirky, Beth Kanter, Amy Sample-Ward and more talk on the topic of using online tools to create social change. The event will be conducted entirely online via webinar, Twitter Chats and other online tools. Your primary responsibilities will be assist the team to coordinate with speakers in the lead up to the event and assist in ensuring a smooth and successful event on October 20th
Liaising with speakers
Assisting to testing, evaluating and planning the use of online platforms for the event
Developing a run sheet for the event and contingency plans
Assisting with the smooth running of the Summit
Based in North America (working virtually)
Available to assist in running the event on the 20th of October (you won’t need to go anywhere as the event is online!)
Minimum of 4 hours per week in the lead up to the event
Interested? Send an email to email@example.com with your CV and a paragraph on why you want to join the #StartingGood Digital Summit Team.
Are you passionate about social change Do you love sharing a good story in person, on blogs and through social media? Are you excited about the potential of crowdfunding (and you’ve probably chipped in to a couple of friends projects already)? Are you drawn to help others and do you want to make a difference in the world on a huge scale?
If you answered yes to all these questions we might have the perfect opportunity for you.
StartSomeGood was founded to empower changemakers to launch and grow the innovative ventures we need to create new futures for our communities and the world. Our goal is to help create a world where anyone can be a changemaker and communities can determine their own destiny. We were founded by social entrepreneurs for social change projects and we’re passionate about creating the world’s leading social change crowdfunding website.
We are looking for a passionate social change advocate to tell our story and the story of the people making great things happen on our platform, educating social entrepreneurs, non-profits and the media on the world-changing potential of crowdfunding for social good.
As a boot-strapped social startup this is a volunteer positon, for now. But we are growing rapidly and with your help this will change quickly! We are looking for a risk-taker, someone prepared to take a leap, just as we have, to pursue a dream, a mission and a huge opportunity. We are looking for someone to join our small but brilliant team and come on a journey to grow a world-shaking social enterprise.
We need someone to take charge of engaging with and growing our community, sharing expertise, resources and stories to help more changemakers succeed. We are looking for a public face of StartSomeGood, someone who can represent us within the larger social change and non-profit community to tell the story of StartSomeGood, our ventures and crowdfunding.
We want someone who is as excited by the potential of StartSomeGood and as committed to realizing that potential as we are. We want someone able to offer a minimum of 12 hours per week, although we won’t be counting; you’ll be judged by your success!
Title: StartSomeGood Community Builder
Job Description: The StartSomeGood Community Builder is an approximately half-time position for someone with their pulse on the world of social entrepreneurship and social change. You will ensure that StartSomeGood is known by those in our space and that we’re engaged in the conversations that matter to us. We want you to share what we’re learning about crowdfunding so that more changemakers succeed.
Specific duties include:
- Creating and curating content to be distributed on various social channels including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, Pinterest, YouTube and G+;
- Actively participating in and representing StartSomeGood in conversations and chats online, through Twitter (eg. #SocEntChat), blogs and online groups and forums;
- Managing and supporting StartSomeGood partnerships with people and organisations who share our passions and represent us in their home city;
- Managing our event program and keep the events page on StartSomeGood up-to-date;
- Pitching stories and ideas to bloggers and media, sharing success stories and insights from StartSomeGood;
- Writing blog posts and venture resources;
- Creating partnerships with other social change organizations and networks;
- You will also be expected and encouraged to participate in all StartSomeGood brainstorming, planning and strategizing. We are very open in our decision-making and collaborative style. You will be considered a full thought-partner and co-owner of the enterprise.
We are a virtual team, with members in Washington DC, California, Texas and Australia. This position however needs to be based in North America, to work in those time-zones. The exact location however is flexible. As a virtual organization we make full use of a number of cloud-based collaboration tools and you will be expected to fully participate and share your information on these platforms.
Who you are:
- You’re entrepreneurial and self-motivated;
- Passionate about social change and community-building;
- Relentlessly positive and energized by human connection;
- Experienced with social media;
- Comfortable being part of a virtual team;
- Self-driven, efficient with your time and highly communicative;
- A great writer and storyteller;
- Preferably you would also have some design skills, capable of whipping-up a quality presentation or banner.
We are StartSomeGood, the crowdfunding platform for social change. We enable and support anyone with an idea to create positive social impact to raise the funds and mobilize the community they need to bring their dreams to life. StartSomeGood was founded by social entrepreneurs, for social entrepreneurs, and we are dedicated to creating a world where anyone can be a changemaker.
We are looking for a motivated and talented intern to join our small and hard-working team as we grow this innovative and global social enterprise.
Ready to apply?
Great! We’re looking for someone passionate about both social impact of StartSomeGood and the specific work involved in this position, with energy and enthusiasm for connecting with people and great ideas. To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- a cover letter explaining why you’d be perfect for this position
- your resume
- a link to a piece of writing online that you’re proud of
- links to your main public social profiles
- a one-paragraph answer to the question: “Why do we need to create a world where everyone can be a changemaker?”
Applications close September 8
Looking for the perfect gift for your fellow changemaker buddy? Want to stay warm and cozy while inspiring and helping others? Yearning for expert advice? Christmas in July? With a few days left, it’s not to late to pick up some great changemaker-themed gear, inspiring books or first-release tickets to our online event from our very own Changmaker’s Pop Up Shop.
FOR THE BODY
Designed by the team here at StartSomeGood, we have a awesome line up of changemaker gear: from a cool range of t-shirts and hoodies to onesies for your little changemakers, that are all ethically sourced and manufactured.
FOR THE MIND
Looking for social good books? We’ve also teamed up with some great minds to be able to present a series of our favourite books, both in print and digitally, on social change and social enterprise.
Can’t pick which book to get? Grab the collection + a changemakers poster!
FOR MAKING CHANGE
Are you more hands on and urging for expert advice? Changemakers we have you covered! We’re giving our community the opportunity to access the presale for an exciting event that is happening in October this year. The #StartingGood Digital Summit will be a day-long online conference featuring leading thinkers who are using or studying how digital technology creates change, featuring some big names in the business.
All funds raised will be reinvested into our platform to better serve the social enterprises, non-profits and community groups who use our site.
Attention Australian projects! - $10,000 is on offer to support your participation in the Changemakers Festival.
Got a great event idea but don’t have the cash? The Changemakers Festival is Australia’s national celebration of social change. As an “open source” festival it is made up of hundreds of events hosted by local organisations and individuals all around Australia.
StartSomeGood is proud to be the official crowdfunding partner of the Festival and host of the Changemakers Festival Crowdfunding Challenge. The program helps you to crowdfund the support you need to put on an event during the Changemakers Festival (October 17-26).
Run your crowdfunding campaign with us during July and be in the running for a share of $10,000 thanks to ING DIRECT.
Crowdfunding is a fantastic tool for pre-selling tickets and generating support for your event, so don’t miss this opportunity to receive an up to an extra $3,500 to make your event a great success!
Here’s how it works:
- Register your initiative on StartSomeGood
- Choose Changemakers Festival 2014 from the drop-down list of partners
- Put together your campaign (with the help of the StartSomeGood team)
- Run your campaign and wrap it up before July 31
- The most successful campaigns (most supporters, most innovative and most creative) will receive up to $3500 in bonus funds courtesy of ING DIRECT.
Want to get crowdfunding campaign ready?
We have a webinar coming up for anyone interested in participating on Thursday June 26 at 1pm AEST. RSVP now!
You can also sign up for our Crowdfunding 101 email course from the StartSomeGood homepage.
Any questions? Email email@example.com.
We have some great opportunities for volunteer writers or content creators of any experience level to contribute to our blog and build up their social change focused writing portfolios.
You are an ultra-talented and captivating volunteer writer or content creator with a penchant for supporting innovative, world-changing ideas. You’re a student with some free time, you have a knack for blogging, and you’d love to contribute to a good cause. You’re an up-and-coming writer who wants to showcase your talents on a platform with a large and enthusiastic base of over 35,000 followers.
You’re already reading this blog post, so we assume you are passionate about making a difference in the world and are familiar with and support StartSomeGood’s mission. This is your chance to get involved with our growing team of creative and passionate volunteers here on the StartSomeGood Blog.
There are several opportunities to write about featured campaigns, showcase new ventures on StartSomeGood, report on the latest social entrepreneurship news and events, and more! Selection will be a competitive process so if you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please email Natasha at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short note on why you want to join our team of volunteer bloggers along with links to some of your best blog posts.
When One Night Stand founder Jamie Green stood inside a perspex box for 24 hrs to promote his campaign, Brendan - Director of Venture Support went along to cheer him on…..
As you can tell, we work VERY closely with our campaigns
Find out more about Brendan and the Venture Support Team: