If you’ve ever visited the GOOD website, you’ll have seen informative and interactive content about individuals, businesses and nonprofits “moving the world forward.” Last fall, we introduced GOOD Maker to the already robust platform to tap into the creative resources of their community and beyond. This idea-sourcing platform is an open-call to hear what the community at large is doing, and ultimately, to provide backing to the idea that the community supports – often in the form of a grant.
The GOOD Maker site has challenges running consistently – each with a unique prompt for the community to address. For example, the Art Everyday challenge asked how individuals or organizations were using visual arts to enhance their community and provided $500 to the winning cause. In a $5,000 FWD challenge, we crowdsourced ideas on how to raise awareness about the East Horn famine crisis.
Users of GOOD Maker have plenty of ways to interact with the site; they can apply for support of their projects (new or upcoming!), browse interesting ideas to learn how others are tackling similar issues, or show support for specific projects by casting a vote.
AdLibbing readers might be particularly interested in the current GOOD Maker challenge “GOOD Goes Viral.” The challenge is asking the community to submit their favorite social media campaign for good. Nominations are taken for an online campaign that has successfully catalyzed meaningful online and offline action. GOOD Maker will give $1,000 to the nonprofit organization connected with the top-voted initiative. It only takes 10 minutes to nominate or apply. The deadline is this Thursday, May 24, but the earlier you submit, the more time you have to rally your supporters.
Keep checking back to GOOD Maker for more challenges and to connect to the GOOD community at large. As we say here at GOOD Maker, “let’s make GOOD happen!”