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[liberationtech] Mission Alignment - LibTech + NoizIvy.org/Kickit

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Mar 18 09:17:23 PDT 2013


Welcome!  It's a very cool idea.  We wish you success.

Yosem

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Devon M T Loffreto <
devon.loffreto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I am a new member to this list, and very enthused to have found you. Thank
> you Yosem for the referral.
>
> I recently built an app that you can see here:
> http://www.noizivy.org/kickit
>
> At this stage it is a basic Kickstarter clone with the caveat that it is
> built on PayPal's adaptive payments api and it uses the 501c3 mission of
> noizivy.org to allocate tax deductibility to any financial support for
> published projects.
>
> Noiz Ivy's tax exempt mission specifically being *"to increase
> entrepreneurial learning through development of products, services and
> programs in local communities engaging in technology-enabled peer-to-peer
> exchange"*. As every entrepreneurial project is an iterative learning
> experience, the outcome of our embedding this mission in this tool is that
> it gives funders a "directed giving" opportunity to support projects they
> value, and allows project creators to offer tax deductibility to supporters
> of their work.
>
> This app is live in beta (although has not been put to much of a test -
> just 1 successfully funded project)... and in current state has been
> formatted for prospective use in schools as a fundraising tool... although
> this is not a limiting condition, just an initial plan based on my work in
> schools to teach robotics, coding skills and entrepreneurship topics.
>
> The plan moving forward is to get the data model right, integrate
> sovereign identity and format this as a tool that lives on personal
> clouds... whereby the 5% transaction fee for successfully funded projects
> can be shared among hosts. As a not-for-profit, we have a larger objective
> than profit-per-transaction, and this app is a way of deploying that
> mission.
>
> I'll leave it at that for now. I look forward to learning more about/from
> this community.
>
> Thanks,
> Devon
> Founder - NoizIvy.org
>
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