Here are some photos from Kokua.org’s Beta Event #6 we hosted at Fresh Cafe Downtown.
Here’s a short iMovie trailer from the last two beta events that we had. Each version is getting better and better. It’s hard to capture in a short video the energy and progress that we are experiencing but hopefully this will help. It’s amazing what happens when you bring together a group of leadership with pay it forward attitudes and focus on building relationships and solving problems.
Interesting article on charitable giving.
Whatever a nonprofit does, it usually has to confront this idea: you’re a nonprofit and not a business. As any non-profit knows though, it still has to make money for the cause and for operations, and marketing is key. Next weekend, some of Hawaii’s top advertising professionals will gather for AD UP Hawaii, an 8 hour competition to come up with campaigns benefiting several local nonprofits, including Kumu Kahua Theatre. Managing director Donna Blanchard joined the show to discuss the event and marketing challenges for non-profits.
This is a very compelling excerpt from http://www.thestartupofyou.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/The-Start-Up-of-You-Instructors-Guide.pdf that offers a quote from Bill Gates. This insight seems to be written just for our kokua.org group.
Monica Umeda shared this TED video with me and since it’s in the spirit of kokua.org it should be shared.
There are a number of reasons why we focus on curating a diverse group from all industry sectors, age groups and gender at Kokua.org. One of the reasons is in the strength of network intelligence and the strength of weak ties. Without rambling on too much I thought it would be better to share an article from Adam Grant and the study done by Mark Granovetter that’s referenced thousands of times in articles and books like Malcolm Gladwell’s “Tipping Point”
Reid Hoffman, the founder of Linkedin.com and and Oxford University graduate is a very clear thinker and I thought his book, “The Startup of You” is worth reading. In this article that’s posted on Reid’s website (http://www.thestartupofyou.com/the-three-ways-to-introduce-two-people-over-email/) it clearly lays out a simple framework and examples for how to introduce two people to each other over email. You can easily take the framework and execute it as a Kokua.org member.