World Repair KidsLily KanterCraigslist Foundation Boot CampAugust 14, 2010
OUTLINEBackgroundMissionWhy a social enterpriseCase study / breakout….PresentationWrap-up
What is the mission?World Repair Kids unleashes the superhero in every child –the protectors, the fixers, the champions of...
EMPOWERING COMMUNITIESTheme of this conference is “EmpoweringCommunities”… who is our community?
WORLD REPAIR KIDSExamples of kids who are already changing theworld… our goal is to highlight kids like this whileinspirin...
WORLD REPAIR KIDS MOVEMENTThe World Repair Kit it is designed to act as a spark to a “movement”. Wehope it ignites a bold ...
ACHIEVEMENTS  Accomplishments so far…- Launched with 1 brand partner so far + other  corporate partner conversations- Gras...
PARTNERSHIP GOALSWorld Repair Kids succeed when families get involved, so theWorld Repair Kit and activities like World Re...
CASE STUDYPartnership for Growth:  Break into 3 groups…1) Growth strategy with for-profits… how approach & whom to   appro...
CASE STUDYOther questions for thought…  Financial model? Price point for kit, percent of  book sales to nonprofits / found...
DISCUSSIONGROUP 1 – For-profit partnersGROUP 2 – SchoolsGROUP 3 – Non-profit partners & philanthropy
For inspiration!     Anything Can Happen        Listen to the Mustnts, child,        Listen to the Donts        Listen to ...
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This session discusses fun and educational ways to engage children and families in transforming their community, taking inspiration from the recently released ‘World Repair Kit’, a comprehensive activity kit with quick facts and step-by-step hands-on activities that empower families to make a difference every day.

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World repair through local action

  1. 1. World Repair KidsLily KanterCraigslist Foundation Boot CampAugust 14, 2010
  2. 2. OUTLINEBackgroundMissionWhy a social enterpriseCase study / breakout….PresentationWrap-up
  3. 3. What is the mission?World Repair Kids unleashes the superhero in every child –the protectors, the fixers, the champions of good. The WorldRepair Kit seeds a kid’s imagination with facts, sprinkles on alittle inspiration, and illustrates tools that work. The world belongs to all of us, and we must each do our part to care for it. That’s what the World Repair Kids Club is all about – putting our heads and hearts together to find real ways to make real change happen – in our own worlds and around the globe. Together we can repair the world!
  4. 4. EMPOWERING COMMUNITIESTheme of this conference is “EmpoweringCommunities”… who is our community?
  5. 5. WORLD REPAIR KIDSExamples of kids who are already changing theworld… our goal is to highlight kids like this whileinspiring and helping other kids / families to getengaged – add pics & details Hannah Salwen, 14 years old, convinced her parents to sell their house & donate ½ the proceeds to charity (and wrote a book called The Power of Half) - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/opinion/24kristof.html Zachary Bonner, 12 years old, walking across the country to raise money for his charity that he started when he was 6 - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/us/28walkingboy.html?ref=james_c_jr_mckinley Katie Stagliano, 11 years old, started a nonprofit that grows fresh produce for local soup kitchens - http://green.yahoo.com/blog/care2/46/five-kids-who-are-changing-the-world.html
  6. 6. WORLD REPAIR KIDS MOVEMENTThe World Repair Kit it is designed to act as a spark to a “movement”. Wehope it ignites a bold generation of doers to support existing organizationsand extend their work to new audiences and greater heights.World Repair Kids are the owners of this movement. We just get themstarted.Acting as a community is the first essential lesson and its one thatunderlies the vision and model for this effort. Partnerships will beessential to ensure that World Repair Kids succeed. World Repair Kids World Repair Kids World Repair Kids & & & Families Non-Profits Brands
  7. 7. ACHIEVEMENTS Accomplishments so far…- Launched with 1 brand partner so far + other corporate partner conversations- Grassroots work in schools & local neighborhoods- Nonprofit partners identified
  8. 8. PARTNERSHIP GOALSWorld Repair Kids succeed when families get involved, so theWorld Repair Kit and activities like World Repair parties andtrips foster activities that bring families together to do goodtogether.World Repair Kids brings attention to critical issues and thenon-profits fighting to make life on this planet better. Weseek to help those who are helping by getting more youthinvolved.World Repair Kids engages the power of responsible Brands tohelp raise awareness, generate funds, and enable actions thatgrow the movement.
  9. 9. CASE STUDYPartnership for Growth: Break into 3 groups…1) Growth strategy with for-profits… how approach & whom to approach as the best partners for brand & distribution2) Growth strategy for schools… what’s the best way to get the kit out there in schools? Start up clubs / chapters? Formalize school program / empower schools to be sustainable / set them up for success3) Growth strategy in philanthropic & nonprofit world… how do we position ourselves for short-term & long-term funding? How do we measure success? What is our pitch for seed funding?
  10. 10. CASE STUDYOther questions for thought… Financial model? Price point for kit, percent of book sales to nonprofits / foundation? Organization model? Foundation structure? Matching grants, own grants? Marketing? Story, social media, where does the book fit into the product line, biggest bang for limited marketing bucks?
  11. 11. DISCUSSIONGROUP 1 – For-profit partnersGROUP 2 – SchoolsGROUP 3 – Non-profit partners & philanthropy
  12. 12. For inspiration! Anything Can Happen Listen to the Mustnts, child, Listen to the Donts Listen to the Shouldnts The Impossibles, the Wonts Listen to the Never Haves, Then listen close to me – Anything can happen, child, Anything can be. – Shel Silverstein

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