Live Blog Last General Session of Idea Camp-Feb 28, 2009

  • 5:05 AM henryjz – Charles brought Eugene Cho onto the stage
  • 5:06 AM henryjz – Eugene is at Quest Church in Seattle, WA
  • 5:07 AM henryjz – Charles: Why do you blog?
  • 5:07 AM henryjz – Eugene: many reasons… there’s a shift in how ppl get info…
  • 5:07 AM henryjz – Eugene: 1. my kids see that i was cool
  • 5:07 AM henryjz – Eugene: 2. to connect with ppl at my church
  • 5:08 AM henryjz – Eugene: 3. want my neighbours in my city to know me and engage larger culture
  • 5:08 AM henryjz – Q: don’t you run out of things to say?
  • 5:08 AM henryjz – Eugene: not really… because not everything i write has to change the world
  • 5:09 AM henryjz – Eugene: i want ppl to know me so i blog about different things not just christianity
  • 5:09 AM henryjz – charles: what inroads have you had into your community?
  • 5:11 AM henryjz – Eugene: we transformed a building into a community cafe
  • 5:11 AM henryjz – Eugene: because of what we did another church gave us a piece of very valuable property to use for ministry
  • 5:11 AM henryjz – Charles: what led you to current campaign to fight global poverty
  • 5:13 AM henryjz – Eugene: we realized we are privileged and made choice to start this organization… it’s called One Day’s Wages
  • 5:14 AM henryjz – Eugene: point is to give up one day’s wages (.04% of your income) to fight global poverty
  • 5:14 AM henryjz – Eugene: partner with organizations that are already out there and assist them in fighting poverty
  • 5:15 AM henryjz – Charles: already 300,000 ppl following the facebook page and still no webpage… wow
  • 5:16 AM henryjz – Eugene: that was intentional (not to have a webpage yet)… so started group to get ppl to join and will donate $1 per person who joins the group… now over 300,000 joined the group
  • 5:16 AM henryjz – Eugene started it because his kids watched poverty on TV, asked him if it was real and then asked what they were doing about it
  • 5:17 AM henryjz – Eugene: your ideas will be tested
  • 5:19 AM henryjz – Eugene: I am in the top .8 percentile of richest ppl in the world (at $66,000/yr)
  • 5:19 AM henryjz – Charles: how can we partner with you on this?
  • 5:19 AM henryjz – Eugene: Pray
  • 5:19 AM henryjz – Eugene: we’re receiving donations now so looking for ppl to seed this endeavor
  • 5:20 AM henryjz – Eugene: join the Facebook group and tell friends about it
  • 5:20 AM henryjz – Eugene: working on the website right now onedayswages.org
  • 5:22 AM henryjz – Note: you can see how rich you are at http://www.globalrichlist.com
  • 5:23 AM henryjz – Charles is now introducing Scott Harrison from Charity Water
  • 5:27 AM henryjz – Scott spoke at TED about charity:water
  • 5:28 AM henryjz – Scott went with Mercy Ships to photographically document what they were doing and learned about clean water and need for wells
  • 5:29 AM henryjz – Scott got home and was treated to $16 cocktail and realized that 1 bag of rice could be bought with that
  • 5:29 AM henryjz – Scott took those photos and created a display to showcase the plight of poverty
  • 5:30 AM henryjz – he went to his friends for donations and got a little over $96,000.. .then went back to Liberia with Mercy Ships
  • 5:30 AM henryjz – After done, he wondered what he could do and providing clean water stood out
  • 5:31 AM henryjz – 1 billion ppl don’t have access to clean water
  • 5:31 AM henryjz – that’s 1 in 6 ppl
  • 5:32 AM henryjz – we use 150 gallons of clean water per day per person… most ppl don’t even have 5 gallons per day per person
  • 5:35 AM henryjz – lack of clean water is reason why many girls stop going to school because they have their period and no way to clean so miss too much school
  • 5:35 AM henryjz – $5000 funds a well in a community
  • 5:36 AM henryjz – “water changes everything.”
  • 5:36 AM henryjz – 20 gallons of clean water every second can be produced with a well
  • 5:37 AM henryjz – women now have time to start jobs because they don’t have to travel miles to find water
  • 5:38 AM henryjz – give away 100% of public donations, so find donors to fund all the administrative stuff
  • 5:38 AM henryjz – put up projects on Google earth
  • 5:39 AM henryjz – $20 bottled water to raise money!!
  • 5:40 AM henryjz – important for charity to have good design
  • 5:41 AM henryjz – $20 ecards
  • 5:41 AM henryjz – got free advertising
  • 5:43 AM henryjz – watching charity:water psa that was put together by director of Hotel Rwanda (for free)
  • 5:44 AM henryjz – 7 year old kid raised $22,000 for charity:water!
  • 5:46 AM henryjz – saks 5th avenue gave them window space and sold wristbands
  • 5:46 AM henryjz – raised $540,000
  • 5:47 AM henryjz – birthday campaign: create page online to ask for money to give to charity:water instead of getting stuff for their own birthday
  • 5:48 AM henryjz – birthday campains have raised $1 million so far
  • 5:48 AM henryjz – twestival
  • 5:48 AM henryjz – tweetups to raise money for charity:water
  • 5:49 AM henryjz – raised $250,000
  • 5:49 AM henryjz – all run by volunteers!
  • 5:50 AM henryjz – in 14 countries with 18 partners
  • 5:50 AM henryjz – $9 million in two years through lots of ppl
  • 5:51 AM henryjz – tell stories and tell them in real time
  • 5:51 AM henryjz – tell it raw
  • 5:51 AM henryjz – want to decorate water towers and sell them to donors
  • 5:52 AM henryjz – want to solve 1% of problem (of 1 billion ppl)
  • 5:52 AM henryjz – great presentation
  • 5:52 AM henryjz – Charles to announce winner of Idea Competition
  • 5:53 AM henryjz – The winner is WikiChoice
  • 5:54 AM henryjz – Wiki Choice is take info that we all know about ethical consumerism and bring it together in one place so it’s searchable for positive actionable content
  • 5:54 AM henryjz – e.g. want toothbrush and search and get names of toothbrushes that are made ethically
  • 5:55 AM henryjz – http://www.wikichoice.com it’s coming!
  • 5:55 AM henryjz – how can we help get wiki choice going?
  • 5:57 AM henryjz – devlopment, how to set up non-profit, legalities, etc.
  • 5:57 AM henryjz – if you want to help text CAMP + your response to 47201
  • 5:58 AM henryjz – theooze.com give $5000 banner ad space for launch
  • 5:59 AM henryjz – dreamhost offers free space for non-profits
  • 6:00 AM henryjz – people coming up to offer their assistance… fact checking, going through legalities
  • 6:01 AM henryjz – media time on a youth tv show
  • 6:02 AM henryjz – help with backend and IT
  • 6:02 AM henryjz – graphic design help offered
  • 6:03 AM henryjz – $5 given as first donation… by 19 year old here
  • 6:03 AM henryjz – @decart offering her connections
  • 6:04 AM henryjz – from texting in: posting links, help with beta testing
  • 6:05 AM henryjz – Charles is having Spencer from theooze.com come up
  • 6:06 AM henryjz – all sessions will be up on vimeo for free in next couple of weeks
  • 6:06 AM henryjz – Spencer is praying for us as we close

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