Peter Deitz, of Social Actions, is an expert on micro philanthropy and social fundraising. In fact, my first post on this topic was a pointer to some of his early research. If you want to learn about this topic, you must read his blog and his slide presentations are not to be missed:
I asked Peter to blog about my campaign and he wrote a terrific post. He also shares that he wants to create a social fundraising wizard
Currently, I am building an automated wizard that will assist in planning and implementing a peer-to-peer social change campaign. The wizard will recommend platforms to use and best practices for spreading the campaign through social networks. The wizard will also feature an after-action survey covering the tools used and the strategies implemented. This information will feed back into the system that recommends platforms and best practices.
If the Social Actions automated wizard helps produce peer-to-peer social change campaigns that compare to the ones that Beth has created in the past year, then I will have accomplished something significant.
Peter would like some help with the design. I will. Here's more.
Here's one thing. Build in something that helps you map the flow of donations to help analyze your network and campaign. Nancy White has shared some manual examples. It would be nice to have this built into the system in some way.
There has already been over $20,000 for the Sharing Foundation's America's Giving Challenge raised through the unselfish giving of over 700 people like Peter Deitz. There is exactly 48 hours left to donate and change a child's life. Contest ends on January 31st at 3:00 PM EST.