Update On Haitian Funding Relief Effort – “Tweet a Buck!” Proposal

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!

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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 $10/per (As of this Post)
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192M remaining potential contributors
X 1$ (“Tweet a Buck!”)
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$192M contributed through “Tweet a Buck!” (and this total is U.S. only!)
As proposed, the “Tweet a Buck!” program is NOT intended to dilute the current MGive/RedCross program by any means; it IS proposed to be a complimentary, in-parallel, entry-level opportunity enabling the masses to participate in the Haitian Relief effort.
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On a very positive note, MGive’s CEO Tony Aiello has responded favorably to the “Tweet a Buck!” concept, and as of mid-afternoon 01/18/2010 PST, has agreed to forwarded this concept to the Red Cross and U.S. Department of State for review and comment. Kudo’s to Tony and his MGive Team!
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If you share the passion for promoting “Tweet a Buck!”, please send a D Tweet to @wharmon (Wendy Harmon, Social Media Networks Director for RedCross.org)
and reference this link http://www.kagongroup.wordpress.com to everyone in your social network.
Thank You for supporting “Tweet a Buck!”
David A. Reynolds
Founder & Principal Consultant
The Kaigon Group
(510) 909-8440
kaigongroup@gmail.com
@kaigongroup
http://www.kaigongroup.wordpress.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidareynolds
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