FOUNDING STORY: We want to hear about your “Aha!” moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution’s potential to change the world.
For a long time I found myself getting into heated debates on activism and world change. At the end of these discussions I found myself time and again being asked for direction. ‘Alright’, they’d say, ‘It’s time to get off the couch. Where do I go?’ I had no real answer for them. I started browsing the net, exploring different sites and slowly realized they didn’t offer the kind of solution I could imagine. They were all jam packed with information and their UI was difficult to navigate, making even the best alternatives often inaccessible. I’ve worked in online content and community management and SEO for several years and slowly the idea evolved. It felt like I was the right person, thinking the right idea at exactly the right time. This all happened just before the demonstrations began and thousands began seeking this exact solution.
Specify both the depth and scale of your solution’s social impact to date
The site hasn’t been launched yet, however it can impact users in various ways:
1. It can inspire people into action - exposure to big volume of good deeds will create a psychological change from isolation and cynicism towards a more optimistic and communal outlook at life.
2. It can help people and organizations connect and maintain a relationship with people with whom they can share and cooperate in carrying out good deeds.
3. It will assist private citizens and organizations in launching and spreading activities.
There are two types of people who will benefit from this site. Users and the people they can help by expanding their reach through the site. It can impact thousands and even millions of people’s life directly and indirectly.
What is your projected impact within the next 1-5 years? Is your idea replicable? If so, how?
The project will facilitate good deeds (aka positive action) in any number of fields, including social welfare, ecology, animal rights, education, health, spirituality and more. Each person or organization will be able to create and grow their own community, while constantly being exposed to others. It will impact hundreds of thousands and ultimately millions around the world as the site platform is replicated regionally.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and mark growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Within six months we hope to reach at least 100,000 good deeds and thousands of active users across the country
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
The platform will be translated into English and launched an international site, through cooperation with online partners