As of the time of this post, MGive (@mgive) has received over $21M (Yes, Million) in contributions from folks donating $10/per person.
This is absolutely incredible for a number of reasons:
(1) $21M in contributions is nearly X 3 the $8M contributed through Jan 15th 2010.
(2) MGive projects that a goal of $30M will be reached within a few days (!)
(3) Ryan Seacrest hosted a Telethon Monday night, raising an additional $8M dollars!
This is an excellent example of “people helping people”, but IMHO, WE can still do better.
The current $10/person contribution serves to artificially exclude those who wish to contribute; people whose wallets are already stretched to the max.
What’s needed here is an entry-level donation program that would enable EVERYONE to participate in the Haitian Relief effort.
*****Introducing “Tweet a Buck!”*****
“Tweet a Buck!” as proposed, would enable MASS CONTRIBUTION, resulting in significantly larger aggregate volumes of contributions for Haitian Relief.
Let’s drill down into what’s possible through the proposed “Tweet a Buck!” program:
Of the 300M US population today, 65% are between ages of 15 and 65, or 195M potential contributors.
195M potental contributors
-2,100,000 contributors at $10/per (As of this Post)