To build the field of social business. Step 1.

To build the field of social business. Step 1.

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
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fair market: equal possibilities for social initiatives, involvement of every citizen as social investor and transparency of every operation. Step 1 means building the field of different social business in your community by integration of modern web technologies (CMS with open code) and widely available money-boxes.

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Section 1: About You
First Name


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, OD

Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?


Organization Name

Our Children

Organization Phone

+380482 639583

Organization Address

13 Chernyahovskogo street

Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Your idea
Country your work focuses on

, OD

What makes your innovation unique?

It based on mobilization of social capital, which helped to realize a 100 000 (USD) pilot one-year project without financial investment of organizers and create a base for a new market of social business with approximately value of 1,5 mln (USD). There are different technologies (web, money-boxes etc), but the heart is a technology of providing, which is close to advocacy campaign and rather simple (see story). We believe that any social changers may build or increase community-market for social business in a very similar way.

Do you have a patent for this idea?


Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

Created a transparent and effective appeal mechanism of people-in-trouble as well as social entrepreneurs to receive citiezens support. It helps several applicants to come out of crisis as well as support more then 30 projects without international grants during pilot period (2009). The sum of social investments of involved local business was about 20 thousand U.S. dollars);
project provided an opportunity to gather support from citizens for a total amount about 50 thousand U.S. dollars during pilot period.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

There was no mechanizm for community to support social initiatives, which should be enough easy and reliable

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

We made our first site on Google free-of-charge as a simple list of requests, and started from requests of people in trouble (charity). It helps to involve Mass-Media as social investors of projects with a logo: any citizen in trouble should have a chance to be heard. During 2 months we involved about 30 local mass-media and make a well-known brend. It was important for next step - as for negotiations with shops about "multi" money-boxes, so to ask citizens for help.
One member of your initiative group spend 1 month to study CMS (I learn Joomla) it’s free of charge.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

a) 1,5 mln USD annual turnover after 2 yeas
b) about 150 000 citiezens as social investors

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

$100 ‐ 1000

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?


If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

in fact it is very close to form a local budget and manage them by people, which give important skill to citiezens how to do self-government

What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

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We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

please, later

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

During last 20 years I work for development civil society in Ukraine and improvement of public participation. During last 7 years I fight for a life and health of my 8-years son. So, I know what feel thousands of usual parents, when they turn out in a situation, when they have to save their kids, but their possibilities (including their friends) are not enough. It is very close to shock and most of them do not know what to do, where to go and even how to ask for help. I remember my feeling when person, which my family never met before, save life of my son for the first time.
I had enough knowledge and experience how to develop sustainable NGO in 90-s, and wider projects of public participation in the last decade. During 2 years I studied experience of different community foundations and formed own ideas as 4-steps plan. All my previous knowledge and experience helped me redirect all personal emotions for creation of the new fair market of charity donations as well as social investments in our community. I found a small team of people, who agreed to invest their time and efforts in this pilot project. And finally we did it.

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Vadim Georgienko,

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

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