Kokua Beta Event #5

Here are some photos from Kokua.org’s Beta Event #6 we hosted at Fresh Cafe Downtown.

AD UP Hawaii 2014

We had an amazing time at the inaugural ADUP Hawaii 2014 Event on October 3 – 4 at The Box Jelly. Check out some photos from the event below. Hope to see you next year!

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Kokua.org Beta Event 4

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.

Luke Tucker and Ben Godsey on Hawaii News Now for AD UP Hawaii

This article was originally published on http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/26690853/ad-up-hawaii-to-offer-non-profits-pr-makeovers.

Ad UP Hawaii to offer non-profits PR makeovers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – This Saturday, Ad Up Hawaii is offering non-profits a chance to work with some of the state’s best public relations professionals to learn more about getting the media they need. Low cost seminars ($10) are available to non-profit staffers, and a competition to craft the best media campaign for four local non-profits will provide lots of excitement.
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Donna Blanchard on Hawaii Public Radio for AD UP Hawaii

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.

Evan Leong on MidWeek for AD UP Hawaii

This article was originally published by MidWeek.

Evan Leong

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Jaimie Kim


Two things are certain about Evan Leong: He likes business and he likes to give back.

After he and wife Kari quickly achieved success with the launch of Bubble Tea Supply in 2001, Leong, who appeared on MidWeek‘s June 1, 2007, cover, began looking for a way to marry business savvy with community involvement. It was in 2005 that he established Greater Good Radio, which eventually led to Greater Good TV and a book released in 2007. The popular shows featured interviews with successful business leaders, who shared their experiences in the field and the importance of community service.

“All of that was designed basically to encourage businesspeople to start giving back to the community and getting involved in leadership positions,” he says.

His newest project, Kokua.org, is an extension of Greater Good Inc., and seeks to unite individuals from various professions.
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