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The Social Charity Network I developed and launched before leaving ruumz

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  1. 1. The One-Stop Charity Social Platform The Journey Begins 4th February 2010 . presents
  2. 2. First, a bit about ruumz…
  3. 3. ruumz [ruːmz rʊmz] 1. personal spaces online 2. A personal social website – 3. a content & service social network 4. a social media enabler for communities & organisations 5. a bridge for creators, developers, service providers to reach their audience directly
  4. 4. ruumz Launched 15 January 2009 some of the things we have done so far...
  5. 5. …with a dedicated Malaysian Independent Artiste Channel in partnership with
  6. 6. The Internet + Social Network think differently. do things differently. do things that haven’t been done before. easier. better. further. faster.
  7. 7. ruumzcauses Social Media meets Charity Empowering each & every one of us to make a difference Connecting those who need help to those who can help Where together, we can be the difference
  8. 8. CREATE. SHARE. VOLUNTEER. GIVE. The Social Charity Network
  9. 9. Compassion is a basic human emotion
  10. 10. Most of us would help if… We know who we are helping We know how we can help We know it does really help It’s easy to help
  11. 11. with ruumzcauses we can…
  12. 12. Create Free profiles for charities and causes that cannot afford to create & maintain their own website, or don’t know how to. If you know how to use facebook, you can create or volunteer to create and maintain a profile • Full-Functioned – information, links, pictures, videos, calendar, wall, messaging, discussion boards, twitter mentions • Up to date - community maintained, member updates • Connect with volunteers, supporters & members
  13. 13. Share Create awareness for free for the charity or cause – no brochures, no ads, no leaflets, no booths NO COST. • Click on +Share this • Facebook it • Twitter it • Blog about it • Email it • Instant Messenger it • SMS it • Photocopy it • Tell people about it
  14. 14. Volunteer Find out what is needed, find out how, find out when. • Ask the people behind the cause • Ask existing volunteers • Get advice • Start with whatever time you can spare
  15. 15. Give Find out what is needed – food, clothes, basic necessities. • Give it • Buy it • Donate directly through existing channels – cheques, credit card, online • Get & give a Virtual Heart in ruumz
  16. 16. Virtual Hearts • A back-to-back pledge by ruumz • 100% of the proceeds go directly to the cause – no deductions, ruumz bears all costs • Complements existing donation channels • Enables micro-donations – from RM1, using the ruumz currency Blings! (RM1 = 10Blings!) • Used to buy what is needed, not paid to the organisation
  17. 17. Donate for FREE thru Blings! (ruumz virtual currency) Blings! – You can top-up online (Credit Card, Direct Bank Debit, P1 WiMAX Account) OR Get FREE through ruumzrewards based on unique visits to your ruum Get a ruum > Make it yours > People view your pictures, videos & read your blogs Get FREE Blings! thru ruumzrewards (based on unique visits) >> Donate - Get a Virtual Heart for the cause
  18. 18. ruumz is The first full-fledged home-grown social network in Malaysia The first social network in Malaysia to have a dedicated online currency & wallet The first social network in Malaysia designed to connect Malaysian content creators & service providers to their audience directly The first social network in Malaysia to reward its members for views of their profiles The first social network in Malaysia to offer a dedicated platform for charity The first social network in Malaysia to enable micro-donations through a back-to-back 100% pledge
  19. 19. But as in all “firsts”… It is no guarantee for success It’s in our hands To make the difference
  20. 20. All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they’ll say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.