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Welcome to GOOD, Jumo! Share Your Project: Organizations

Welcome to GOOD, Jumo!  Share Your Project: Organizations

Former Jumo member organizations: share what you’re working on for a chance to win $2,500 for your social change project.

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The Specifics

(Individuals and groups: apply here)

GOOD recently combined forces with Jumo to further our mission of helping people take meaningful action in the world. GOOD Maker is first of many exciting developments to come as we build more online tools to help people make change out in the real world.

We know the Jumo community is filled with organizations doing really interesting, inspiring work for social change, and we want to learn about what you’re working on. Better yet, we’re offering $2,500 in grant funding for projects that are exclusively from organizations who are former Jumo members.

Tell us about the great work your organization is currently doing or a new idea you want to implement. Whether you’re developing health initiatives, advocacy campaigns, or educational programming, we want to hear about it. Tell us how $2,500 would support and expand the valuable work that you do.

This Challenge is open to all U.S. based organizations that are former Jumo users. We’ll review submissions, and on April 3rd, we’ll open it up to a public vote. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community in deciding which is most deserving of the cash to make it happen.

And, while you’re here, check out the great projects and ideas that others are working on. Ask a question, leave a comment, and link up with other people who are making a difference in the world.

Submission tips:

  • Include a photo or video that represents your idea. Photos should be in JPG, PNG, or GIF format, at least 572 × 346 pixels and no larger than 10MB. To include a video, use a YouTube URL.
  • Write at least 3-5 sentences that explain how you would use the $2,500 award. Let us know how you’re going to put this money to work!
  • Email us at maker@goodinc.com with any questions.

Rules & Regulations

  • This Challenge is open for submissions from March 13th to April 3rd.
  • Submitted projects must be able to be activated with $2,500.
  • Projects will be featured on this page and public voting will be open from April 3rd to April 17th.
  • The top-voted project will receive $2,500 to support their idea.
  • Read all the rules.

Discussion
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Aloha and mahalo (thanks!) for the opportunity you provided us to win money for our idea. This contest allowed us to practice using social media tools to advance our message and gain supporters. It would be helpful to our post-contest analysis to know what our vote count was. Is that something you can provide?

Mike Curtis

by mcurtis808
about 2 years ago | Reply

the pass will return without anyone knowing when the people do not know what happen before ... to learn from the pass we must understand the cause and effect relationship .... the balance of the light energy will only transfer into form when people know the signs ... and stop things before things become out of control ... we must never forget ... and understand .... know .... and take action in the now

by keith.walker
about 2 years ago | Reply

As a parent to a child with Down syndrome, I know how frustrating it is when your child has trouble communicating. ACDS (www.acds.org) has started to use iPads as a tool to give children who have trouble communicating a voice as well as using it as a teaching tool. Please vote for them so that they can expand their program at http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/ACDS.

by Ann D'Armi
about 2 years ago | Reply

Has VVA2012 been approved eligible for voting? Thank you and thanks for the good work you're doing.

by volunteervisitors
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi VVA, you were approved on April 3rd, your unique url is: http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/vva2012. Thanks for participating!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

What a great idea - so tough considering how many wonderful ideas there are!

To join the conversation, the Kenya Education Fund (KEF) is a NY and Nairobi based NGO tasked with allowing capable, motivated but financially disadvantaged Kenyan youth to successfully complete a high school education and obtain the skills necessary to improve their communities and break the cycle of poverty in Kenya. We do so by matching students to private individuals who pledge to sponsor them for the entire duration of their schooling. The $600 a year (or $50 a month) covers tuition, room and board, textbooks and supplies, uniforms, shoes and mosquito nets. We also conduct mentoring workshops during their Form 1 & Form 3 years (9th and 11th grade respectively; speakers are invited to discuss a variety of subjects including HIV/AIDS prevention, safe-sex practices, avoiding peer pressures and the importance of performing well in school. At the conclusion of their high school education, recent graduates attend a Form 4 Workshop - the Career, Reproductive Health & Entrepreneurship Workshop (CREW) aimed to round out their high school experience and help them plan for the next step (whether university or the work-force) by helping them build a resume, supplying them with an email address, learning interviewing skills and planning so as to make the most of their futures.

We are happy to say that we currently sponsor 500 students in more than 240 schools across Kenya!

by Kenya Education Fund
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hello, I agree with a previous comment that there are many good projects in this contest! It is wonderful that so many people and organizations are working toward a better world. My organization, All Hands Volunteers performs disaster relief work all over the world since 2005, using volunteers. Presently we are building homes in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines, for communities impacted by Typhoon Washi. We are striving to keep the communities intact, but are placing the homes on higher ground. Please examine our project and we would appreciate your vote! http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/TyphoonresponseAHV

by svasenda
about 2 years ago | Reply

helo;
what to do if it is saying that your vote is pending?

by kpomone Gbedewou
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Kpomone, please check your email, you should receive an email from Maker[at]goodinc[dot]com with a link to validate your vote. Once you click on that link, your vote will be cast.

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have submitted WISDOM TRAVELER idea, I am expecting it to be on and become a good move to be ONE WISDOM project. Is there any news about it? Thank you.

by agusmakkie
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Agusmakki, thank you for your interest in GOOD Maker. This challenge is closed for submissions, but we hope you can participate in another challenge soon! Check out maker.good.is to see our challenges that are accepting submissions, and if you’d like to continue to be notified of future GOOD Maker Challenges, let us know here: http://bit.ly/yYlwXS

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

I'm really excited about The SOLD Project's idea to fund Human Trafficking Awareness classes in Thailand, and so glad to see such a quality organization participating in this competition. I've seen and participated in their work firsthand and it's truly incredible what they're doing to prevent child exploitation. Their work has already had a lasting impact for hundreds of children and their families and this new idea to train the children themselves to teach others is brilliant. Please consider giving them your vote: http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/traffickingawareness

by mccolletto
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have sent my idea, I am expecting it to be on, is there any info about it? Thank you.

by agusmakkie
about 2 years ago | Reply

There are so many wonderful proposals here, I wish everyone the best of luck! (I also wish I had about 20 votes!) Our proposal to help greyhounds is here: http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/GREY2KUSA Please take a look at the campaign we are proposing and considering voting for it.

by CTheil
about 2 years ago | Reply

If you want to make a real difference then please visit my project proposal http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/POCH . . . 100% of the $2500 prize will go directly to the benefit of these nine AIDS orphans in Nshupu Village Tanzania. We are affiliated with a small NGO that is a registered 501 3 c meaning that any donation is tax deductible (in this case since it is a "contest" that may not matter). What does matter is that 100% has a direct impact on these deserving kids (we absorb ALL administrative costs . . . not a penny is spent on anything but the nine kids). I need your vote and I need it now . . . think about what kind of impact you want to have and then vote. Thanks The Precious Orphans Children's Home.

by gil.williams
about 2 years ago | Reply

I wish to acknowledge EDGE OF SEVEN in Nepal. Thus is a fantastic organisation that is doing wonderful work building scholls in the moutainous regions of Nepal. The communities come together with the EDGE OF SEVEN organisers and achieve excellent facilities such as school hostels and schools.
If we can come all th way from New Zealand to fund and support such projects then they must be worth a zillion votes.
Check Edge of Seven out the projects are commendable. - best wishes from Trina Mitchell NZ

by Chalky
about 2 years ago | Reply

How do you see how many votes you have?

by Homeless but Not Powerless
about 2 years ago | Reply

As one additional way to protect the integrity of the voting process, we do not publicly share vote counts or voter data. For this Challenge we share estimated rankings of submissions. The winner is not finalized until all voting is completed and verified for accuracy.

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

Your rules should have really stated that submission were open to April 2nd. As its April 3rd and I cannot submit my challenge :(

by GinnieRowe
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Ginnie, submissions closed on April 3rd at noon Pacific Time. Sorry you weren't able to submit, if you’d like to continue to be notified of future GOOD Maker Challenges, let us know here: http://bit.ly/yYlwXS!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

We'd really appreciate if you would check out our project idea to empower marginalized Indonesian women heads of households with extra income-earning opportunities and innovative technologies. You can read the details on http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/agentsofchange and we hope it is also worthy of your vote! Thank you!

by Kopernik
about 2 years ago | Reply

Naturopaths Without Borders is working to establish a naturopathic medical clinic in Haiti. This facility will allow us to offer natural health care to a population with very little access to wellness services. Our plan includes daily clinic services, an herbal medicine garden, nutrition lessons, community health workers. The mission of Naturopaths Without Borders is to provide naturopathic health care to impoverished communities while empowering those communities through education, supporting growth and cultivating sustainable resources. We need to establish a permanent clinic in Haiti where medical options are in short supply. Most Haitians lack access to regular medical care and have no access to natural care options. Our doctors frequently see diseases of malnutrition or simple medical problems that become worse from lack of care. Naturopathic Physicians use a variety of methods including nutritional supplements, herbs, acupuncture, as well naturopathic adjustments in order to help the body heal. These less invasive methods are often free of side effects, inexpensive, and sustainable.

by sarahjpreston
about 2 years ago | Reply

Please cast your vote to help Naturopaths Without Borders to build a clinic in Haiti here: http://jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/NatureMedicineHaiti.

by sarahjpreston
about 2 years ago | Reply

JUMO-ORGANIZATIONS.MAKER.GOOD.IS/PROJECTS/HANDLE

what does this mean?

by tjienhwa
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Tjienhwa, the handle is a unique code you choose to identify your project's URL. For example, it could be your organization's name or initials. Please email us at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com if you have any questions!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

SHORT TITLE: “FILL THE EMPTY CHAIR”
HANDLE: VOLUNTEER VISITORS ASSOCIATION
WEBSITE: http://www.volunteervisitorsassociation.org/
THE IDEA:
The Volunteer Visitors Association, also known as VVA, is a newly formed non-profit organization that seeks dedicated volunteers to visit the isolated and home bound in our community. Our services will be provided primarily to nursing homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We are a grass roots movement that has developed a strategic plan to recruit volunteers on a large-scale basis to provide comforting visits to the elderly, who otherwise would have none or very few at the end of their lives. According to statistics from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, more than 50% of nursing home residents have no living close relative, which directly relates to the estimate that 60% of nursing home residents have no visitors.

Volunteer Visitors Association was founded by area hospice professionals and volunteers who saw the profound need in our community for volunteers to visit our elderly living in nursing homes, hospice facilities and their homes. While we cared for and visited our hospice clients, we realized that there are too many individuals who are without visitors. A credible organization was needed to act and to fill this void. The organization would provide training and emotional support for all involved, as well as provide the umbrella protection that we felt only a well organized non-profit corporation could.

THE SPECIFICS:

We enlist our volunteers through coordination with our local churches, college campuses, businesses and philanthropic organizations; bulletin distribution; information seminars; advertisement via billboard, tv and radio; as well as news and media releases. We utilize the Internet for outreach and maintain an active web site. Volunteer selection is based on an interview process and careful screening to determine if potential candidates can make this commitment of time and love. We maintain a strong professional support staff to counsel and teach our volunteers.

We are a volunteer based organization. We maintain no salaried positions. Our funds will be derived through grants, fundraising events and individual donations. After the VVA’s annual operating expenses are disbursed, all remaining funds will go directly for the needs of the people being visited in an effort to enhance their everyday lives. Examples of potential expenditures: a tv for a resident who is without one and lacks the means to purchase one, clothing for residents in need, snacks, gifts and sundries to raise all residents’ spirits. If general funds are sufficient, large gifts will be donated to the facilities we serve, so all residents can benefit, i.e., a movie screen and projector for movie nights, hiring entertainment, etc.. All funds are to be audited by our Board of Trustees and a certified public accountant. It is an additional goal of VVA, other than providing comforting visits, that seniors will receive gifts small and large to brighten their days.

The Volunteer Visitors Association’s constant and primary mission will always be to relieve loneliness, restore dignity and renew a connection to the outside world for residents residing in our area nursing home facilities. Through compassion, respect, and recognition of the needs of the elderly and the support of our community, we will strive to enhance the everyday lives of all our citizens.

ADD MEDIA/IMAGE:


Heal the Lonely – Become a Volunteer Visitor

by volunteervisitors
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Volunteer Visitors, please submit your project idea here: jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/new in order to participate in our challenge! Email us at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com if you have any questions!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international organization of current and former drug warriors who know from front line experience the futility and cruelty of the War on Drugs. We want to legalize, regulate and control all drugs--to treat drug abuse as a health rather than a criminal issue. This video shows our executive director, a former Maryland narc, visiting a supervised injection site in Canada. We will use the funds to continue our successful educational advocacy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtHS3Vgr2_U

by Bill Fried
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Bill, please submit your project idea here: jumo-organizations.maker.good.is/projects/new in order to participate in our challenge! Email us at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com if you have any questions!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

I have submitted an idea for Atma: an NGO supporting other NGOs in Mumbai. Where can I find my idea? There doesn't appear to be a search option. Thanks!

by atmamumbai
about 2 years ago | Reply

Hello Atma, thank you for your submission! If your submission is eligible it will be approved within 1-2 days, and you will be notified via email. Please email us at maker[at]goodinc[dot]com if you have any questions!

by moderators
about 2 years ago | Reply

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$2,500
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Submission Began
Tuesday, March 13

Submission Ended
Tuesday, April 03
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Voting Began
Tuesday, April 03

Voting Ended
Tuesday, April 17
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Textbooks For The Book Bank Program In Haiti
Textbooks For The Book Bank Program In Haiti

Winner Announced
Tuesday, April 17

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