The folks at tech.co Startup of the Year asked everyone to do a 30 second video talking about themselves and how they’ll change the world. The videos will play around the venue in advance of the Startup Of The Year Party to encourage attendees to see the different companies.
Everyone will have a display area so they can demo for the attendees. Tech.co suggested that we have “tchotchke’s” to give to the attendees who stop by. If you don’t know what a tchotchke is, they’re the little ‘giveaways’ that you get at trade shows.
Yeah, we’re not doing that.
What we’re doing is…good!
But rather than tell you, please watch the video.
And before you say anything, yes, we know, I’m talking very fast – we needed to cover a lot of ground in just 30 seconds.
So, tell us the truth; would you rather have a fidget spinner or our #dogood ‘giveaway’?
We’ve doing some simple testing to see which messages work best. Our key message is that the way nonprofits have been communicating with supporters is failing.
A comment just came in a nonprofit in Chicago that reinforces that:
i heard about you and what you say is so true.
I used to get to everyone with social media and news letter emails but now I don’t.
I am located in Chicago and would like to be an organization.
I already have the app. Thank you.
Email opens and click-thru’s are falling. Social media share rates are falling. Nearly every supporter lives on their smartphone. That’s where nonprofits need to reach them.
And that’s where we come in.
We enable any nonprofit, cause, educational organization, or community group to create, manage, and publish, and push rich content – news, events, volunteering – to their supporters on their smartphones.
Sixteen years ago today – at exactly this time – I was sitting in seat 1A on a United flight flying from Boston to San Francisco. We boarded at the gate next to UAL 175 – the plane that was headed to LA but hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
The FAA ordered all flights to land and we landed in Des Moines, IA. I rented a car and drove straight through to Boston – it took about 19 hours. Got a speeding ticket in OH along the way (doing 90 but the officer wrote it up for 70).
Those of you who have known me for a while know that it was as a direct result of 9/11 that I become involved in the cause space – I was the CEO of a tech company on 9/11 but as a result knew I had to do something different. Something good.
HUBweek is multi-day event is put on by The Boston Globe. Here’s what it’s about:
To explore the future being built in Boston at the intersections of art, science, and technology. This year’s HUBweek will kick off with events taking place all across the city, and land on Boston’s City Hall Plaza as we transform it into a first-of-its-kind centralized festival site, “The HUB.” Filled with 60+ shipping containers, dozens of art installations, and 4 geodesic domes, The HUB is where thousands of artists, innovators, and creators will come together from across Boston, and the globe.
Demo Day takes place inside City Hall on SAT OCT 14th from 11AM to 4PM.
If you’re in Boston that day, we’d love to see you.
Another opportunity for us to spread the word and further validation that we’ve built something pretty cool (and useful).
The all new LetsAllDoGood 2.0 is rock solid. Our new CMS is terrific – well designed, great work-flow, so easy to use. And our new app is fantastic – beautiful, useful, social, and available on both Android and iOS.
All of the new features are amazing but we especially love Updates. Why?
Updates are ‘Tinder for Good’! Get the LetsAllDoGood app and favorite an organizations or two. Launch LetsAllDoGood and you land in Updates – that’s the latest news, events, and volunteering from your causes.
In Updates you’ll quickly see what your ‘matches’ (your favorite causes) have for you. Not interested? Swipe left and it disappears (but you can still find it under the listings for the org).
Like an item and want to keep track of it? Swipe right and it’s in Bookmarks.
With Updates you’ll never miss the latest from the orgs that matter to you. Find something interesting? Tap a button and share it with your social graph. Tap a button and add it to your calendar.
Get involved. Do good! Updates makes engaging with your cause incredbily simple.
I was lucky to volunteer with the amazing team that put on Outside The Box in 2016. It was really fun – wicked smart and talented people delivering on Teds’ vision of ‘arts for all’. And oh what a festival! Days of bliss – and incredible performances – on the Boston Common.
I think that picture tells Ted’s story better than this one.
Yup, that’s Ted. He was wicked cool guy to be around. He had such passion for doing good and making a difference. He had a wicked sense of humor and a great sense of himself.
Others can tell you better about the impact he had in the Boston Philanthropy scene:
We ask every cause we talk to three simple questions:
Is email a problem (are you experiencing declining opens and click-throughs)?
Is social media a problem (have you noticed very low organic share rates)?
Would you like to reach your supporters on their smartphones (where they’re living their lives)?
If they answer yes to all three, they need to take a look at LetsAllDoGood.
We enable any nonprofit, cause, or community group to create, manage, and publish rich content – news, events, volunteering – to their supporters on their smartphones. We have a beautifully designed app that enables those supporters to connect, engage, and share glorious content from the causes that matter to them. LetsAllDoGood is remarkably simple and completely free.
In fifteen minutes, we can show any cause how to reach their supporters on their smartphones. In another 15, they’ll be doing it themselves.
Americans look at their smartphones on average 76 times a day. Simply put, that’s they need to see their favorite cause.
ENHANCED USER INTERFACE
This version of the LetsAllDoGood has been completely revamped to dynamically and easily view, act upon and save content (pictures, news, videos) that’s important to you and your organization.
RICH PUSH NOTIFICATIONS & INTERACTIVE UPDATES
Always be in the know with more detailed and rich push notifications and interactive updates, including improvements to how you see pushes from your favorite organizations and new card “swipe” functionality allowing you to easily scan through your latest news, events and volunteering updates.
Share your favorite event, news or volunteering opportunities with friends and family through Facebook, text, email and more.
Google Maps integration to help provide dynamic turn-by-turn directions, greater search functionality of organizations (by areas of interest), behind the scene fixes and general housekeeping.