The Next Grameen Bank
Name's Worthy sells names or puts in honor of someone as a form of microfinance. Names cost nothing to make--everybody benefits! It is a virtual e-commerce social enterpreneurship.
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Name's Worthy LLC
États Unis, NJ, Clinton, Hunterdon County
Pays dans lesquels ce projet crée un impact social
Votre organisation est-elle une
Depuis combien de temps votre organisation opère-t-elle ?
Moins d'un année
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There has been much buzz about this project. The lawyer for Google has already sent an engagement letter to me. A company co-founded by the current Senior VP of Yahoo made my business model. Another business plan firm who created all the business plans for MySpace.com created my business plan. I am a member of Mensa.
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Intitulez votre soumission
The Next Grameen Bank
Sélectionnez la phase qui s'applique le mieux à votre solution
Idée (vous êtes sur le point de lancer le projet)
Depuis combien de temps le projet existe-t-il ?
Encore au stade de l'idée, mais il sera bientôt lancé
Parmi les propositions suivantes, laquelle décrit le mieux les obstacles que votre projet tente de surmonter ? Jusqu'à deux réponses possibles
Le besoin : quel problème tentez-vous de résoudre ?
Name's Worthy solves many problems. It will be a virtual company so women can be home with their kids while working for my internet company. Daycare costs often prevent women in seeking technical careers. An at-home position would really inspire women to choose it. As a female Founder, I would be breaking a glass ceiling. Name's Worthy would raise money for hundreds of charities and education. It is a force of good. It would help save endangered species, keep music in school, preserve land, make scholarships, help walkathons for a cure, help fund fire companies, build playgrounds, and almost every type of cause one can imagine. Name's Worthy is also meant to promote self-esteem, which is often an issue for young girls.
La solution: quelle solution proposez-vous ? Soyez précis !
Names! Names as a commodity cost nothing to create and can be used as a new revolutionary microfinance model as the Grameen Bank was. Names would be sold (or in honor of someone), which is a very personal gift. Name's Worthy would also create magical moments. How? For example, Name's Worthy has Game Names. A parent can buy an inning's name in honor of their child, and raise funds for the school softball team at the same time. This raises the child's esteem. At a pro game, it would a very memorable moment for the fan. Schools can fund a library by putting a name to it. The Special Olympics could use it to raise funds for the disabled. A Seeing Eye dog or therapy dog could be named to raise funds so the blind person could afford the dog. Scholarships in honor of someone is a great 'in memoriam' gift. Hospitals could name each room after someone. Names can be given to wildlife, and the funds go toward their conservation. Naming preserved land can raise money to buy more.
Le système : décrivez un exemple spécifique montrant de quelle façon votre initiative fonctionne ; indiquez vos principales activités.
Naming streets can raise civic funds to lower taxes. Naming science labs in schools can promote better education. Naming a wild tiger or polar bear can raise funds for them. Naming after benefactors has been done before, but my e-commerce website will turn it into a new type of microfinance. It will create unforgettable memories for buyers. At "Go to MY Show" (part of Name's Worthy, people may have concerts, plays, or major events named for them. A man may propose when 'their' song is sung for them. This could be used also at a school concert. This not only helps education, it also helps the arts. Names as microfinance is also very green. It leaves no pollution. There are no shipping contaniments. Not only can names raise funds for endangered species, it can also preserve land. During a disaster like the oil spill, the rescued disaster animals may be named to gain money not only for conservation, but also for the devestated region too. Since my company will be a virtual company, there will be little or no carbon footprint left behind. Since I am a female founder, equity is also a priority. Women can get higher-paying jobs in science and technology. I hope my virtual company will become a model for others. I worked once at a school, and many top corporate women took low-paying non-instructional positions so they could have hours to be with their kids. My company gives women a new chance. My company may help charities that help third-world countries. Name a cow or goat to send it to Africa. Make an orphanage or wellpump in your name.
Le marché : qui sont vos collègues et vos concurrents ? Identifiez les autres personnes qui travaillent à répondre au même besoin et indiquez ce qui vous différencie d'elles. Comment ces concurrents pourraient-ils influencer votre réussite ou votre croissance ?
Here are some of Name's Worthy's peers: www.abcfundraising.com, www.fundraising.com, www.fasttrackfundraising.com, www.biddingforgood.com, www.globalgiving.com, www.justgive.org, www.networkforgood.org, www.charitybuzz.com, www.razoo.com, www.change.org, www.donorschoose.com, www.dosomething.org, etc.(in my business plan is a more comprehensive list). What makes Name's Worthy different is its emphasis on names as a means to microfinance. What is also different is that there are no commodity costs to names. An intellectual property lawyer said Name's Worthy may be patentable, since it is so different. Name's Worthy also is a virtual company, while most are not. This cuts down on costs. Name's Worthy is unique because its audience is almost universal. Everyone knows what a name is.
This Entry is about (Issues)
Quelle(s) solution(s) votre projet propose-t-il pour améliorer la vie des femmes et des jeunes filles en recourant aux technologies ? (plusieurs réponses possibles)
Accès à la technologie, Accès à l'éducation/la formation, Accès aux soins de santé, Accès aux opportunités économiques, Changements de politique.
Jusqu'à ce jour, quels résultats a obtenu votre projet ?
Name's Worthy needs seed money to become a reality. As a virtual company, families (particulary single mothers) can now work at home and not worry about daycare costs. This can encourage them to study the field to go tech--and go green. I will be a female Founder to inspire girls they can do it. Name's Worthy is a for-profit social enterprise. Many recent MBAs do not go into non-profits because of the low salaries. I am making a business model to show companies can make a profit--and make a difference. In ME-nu, a section of Name's Worthy (sell names of food and drinks in restaurants), $1 will be donated to fight hunger for every sale in ME-nu. Name's Worthy is a WIN-WIN-WIN situation TWICE. First: Society, the Environment, and the Investors benefit. Second: The Buyer gets a tax-deduction, the Receiver has joy and a gift, and the Charities raise money. Name's Worthy uses out-of-the-box solutions to the pressing issues of this time.
Quelles sont vos prévisions en termes d'impact au cours des trois prochaines années?
Non-profits will make $15 million dollars, Schools(K-12) will make $1.3 million, and the arts/sports will make $1.2 million. Both hospitals and colleges will make about $60,000.
Quels sont les obstacles qui risquent de freiner votre projet ? Comment pensez-vous les surmonter ?
Right now the greatest obstacle is finding the seed money. It is more difficult for a female Founder to interest angel investors. I am trying to break the glass ceiling for women everywhere. I plan to overcome it by pitching it to many places like you. The business plan firm that plans for MySpace.com, Shell, and Roche, really like my idea and is right now pitching for me too.
Les meilleures propositions possèdent un programme solide détaillant leurs prévisions pour atteindre et suivre leurs objectifs de croissance. Identifiez vos objectifs à 6 mois pour accroître vos résultats
Définissez les trois tâches principales à accomplir pour atteindre ces objectifs à six mois
Take my webmaster/social entrepreneurship classes
Look for potential consultants to work for me
Et maintenant, voyez les choses en plus grand ! Identifiez vos objectifs à 12 mois
Définissez les trois tâches principales à accomplir pour atteindre vos objectifs à 12 mois
Choose website designer and have website prototype being made
Target potential partners or clients
Work on marketing & video
Création de l'organisation : nous voulons tout savoir sur votre déclic. Expliquez-nous oú et quand les fondateurs se sont rendu compte que cette solution possédait un véritable potentiel pour changer le monde.
I credit God. However, I have had many "Aha!" moments since. About 3 days after buying the domain name Name's Worthy.com, two girls named their pet fish after me out-of-the-blue. Aha! Then the Bronx Zoo lost a cobra that was later found. They a naming contest for it in the local paper. Over 60,000 people voted, and there were 33,000 name suggestions, with 200 people suggesting the winning name, Mia. I know snakes are not popular, so I saw great promise. Then I came across a Goodyear Blimp "Name the Blimp" contest. It had more than 150 million consumer media impressions, 900+ broadcast segments, and more than 21,000 unique names were suggested. It was more like WOW at that point. The clincher was when I was reading the bestseller HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carnegie. He said Admiral Byrd's Antarctic trip was funded by promising to name mountains there after the investors. Even Shakespeare wanted a coat of arms for his name to be grander. Aha!
Quels sont vos différents partenariats ?
I do not have any partnerships. However, as I wrote before, top talent has been drawn to Name's Worthy. Firms that associate (or have clients of) with MySpace.com, Shell, Roche, Microsoft, Google, Nautica, Yahoo!, Disney, and celebrities have helped me go this far.
Expliquez plus en détails les besoins et les offres indiqués ci-dessus ou proposez un type d'aide non mentionné dans la liste
I believe that people should always use available extra help, because everybody could learn something new. That is what makes a company flourish. Likewise, I believe everyone should try to pay it forward, and help others. That is what Name's Worthy is all about.