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Spinning the web of goodwill


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Presentation I gave during the Purple Session for Yahoo! Philippines Pitong Pinoy Awardees.

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Spinning the web of goodwill

  1. 1. “eighty percent of success is showing up.” —Woody Allen
  2. 2. “There are noaccidents in life.”— Master Oogway (from the movie “Kung Fu Panda”)
  3. 3. Yellow Boat Project Little things canchange this nation Jay Jaboneta Fire Starter, Philippine Funds for Little Kids
  4. 4. The Yellow Boat Project The Main Ideas• Community-driven. Crowd-funding. Crowd-sourcing.• The project as a ‘virus.’• You can start your own mini-project, right NOW!
  5. 5. IT IS NOW SO EASY TO BE CONNECTED…These are just some of the people I’ve met on online channels.
  6. 6. "If you think youre toosmall to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room." - Anita Roddick, Founder of Body Shop
  7. 7. It all started in October 2010 with a single conversation… ONE goal: Build a boat.
  8. 8. The result in 5 months…
  9. 9. 1 yellow boat… 200 school bags with school supplies 1 medical and dental mission1 organization devoted to Layag-Layag
  10. 10. The result in 10 months…
  11. 11. In 10 months Zamboanga Masbate• 2 yellow boats (motorized; can accommodate 20 • 25 yellow boats (1 motorized) kids per ride)• 400 school bags with school supplies • 1 makeshift classroom (4 rooms)• 3 medical and dental missions • 300 school bags with school supplies• 1 plastic bottle light bulbs project • 1 medical and dental mission• 2 book donations • 1 book donation• 1 organization devoted to Zamboanga • 1 organization devoted to Masbate• 12 college scholars • 1 600-meter water pipe
  12. 12. SOCIAL MEDIA BUILT OUR BRAND One Facebook status Friends’ re-posts Bloggers started writing about itOne blogger celebrated his blog’s anniversary by doing another fund-raising drive TV, Radio, Print started to notice
  13. 13. We have come to believe that we can build…• A community-driven “living” network for a new brand of volunteerism.
  14. 14. A living network that gives individuals and organizations:• A chance to help build healthy communities.
  15. 15. How “news” can spread these days Hour 18 Hour 24 Hour 12 Hour 6 Editorial Sharing Micromedia Hour 0 Something Mainstream Search happens Blogs
  16. 16. “I alone cannotchange the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
  17. 17. Adapted from the Dragonfly EffectSpinning the WEBof goodwill…
  18. 18. 1 Develop a clear goal. There is elegance in simplicity.•FOCUS
  19. 19. 2 Reverse the rules. How might others might address the challenge? Do the opposite.•GRAB ATTENTION
  20. 20. 3 Tell a good (truthful) story. Tell stories that connect on an emotional level.•ENGAGE
  21. 21. 4 Design for collaboration. Enable others to contribute and choose their own weapon.•TAKE ACTION
  22. 22. Drop a stone in a bucket and theripples radiate out.
  23. 23. Most revolutions are sparked by the actions of a few ordinary people.FINAL THOUGHTS…
  24. 24. A personal request:1) Invite us to share our story to other organizations and help us spread our story2) Support our dream to help all kids who swim to school in 12 months3) Buy a copy of Readers Digest’s October 2011 issue4) Vote for us to be the Liberal Project at us on
  25. 25. Thank You! If you want this presentation… Email: Website: Twitter: Facebook: