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More Research – Good Magazine
January 30, 2012, 3:01 am
Filed under: Extended Major Project

This is an interesting multi platform concept based around the word ‘Good’. I feel this has similarities between my idea for my EMP, which I’m creating this documentary around the idea of an invisible camera. There is a ‘environmental’ section on their website, which has lots of short videos relating to the subject but each one depicting different issues. This should help me decide whether or not I should make a series of short videos or just one standard video.

GOOD is a media platform that promotes, connects, and reports on the individuals, businesses, and non-profits “moving the world forward.”Good produces a website (GOOD.is), a quarterly magazine, and online video content covering a variety of topics, including the environment, education, urban planning, design, food, politics, culture, and health.

Good was founded in 2006 by Ben Goldhirsh, son of entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine creator Bernie Goldhirsh.

Good Maker

This is a diagram that I’ve taken from their website  that clearly shows how this company operates.

Here is an example of how this works. The challenge is set by Good, which in this case is:

In the spirit of the latest edition of GOOD Magazine “The Next Big Thing”, we’re asking our community this question: How will you promote sharing in your community? The top idea will receive a $1,000 grant.

Then people submit their ideas in response to this particular challenge. Then whoever comes up with the best and effective concept wins the grant money.

Winning Idea

The Idea

For about every 70 people anywhere in the world, 1 person is homeless. If a homeless person can have even just one friend who can offer simple help and good influence, the homelessness problem in this world can be eliminated with just one friend at a time.

The Plan

Our group started off just cooking and feeding the homeless we see on the streets. Everyday we go to hand out food, we get to talk and learn everyone’s stories. Everyone has different needs, most are really simple such as a food storage box, gloves, socks, a ride to the doctor, etc. ALL need a home, and those who can work want a job. This fund would allow us to spread our concept more effectively by giving us the ability to tape, edit and put interview vdo’s and mini documentaries online, place ads in local/national newspapers/magazines, and send group members to join different causes to spread the message. We’ve been using our personal funds to feed and help the homeless and we’ll continue to do so. But we can do a lot more with this help.

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