beautiful bytes – Crowdsourcing content. Done well.
Crowdsourcing content on a global scale
Crowdsourcing has become a relatively hot topic in the last few months. A project by ‘One Day on Earth’ aims to collect pictures and video from 11th November 2011 from around the world to produce a film depicting everything that can happen in one day.
Last year, the project was done in collaboration with over sixty charities and to date, the site has almost 30,000 members. If this year’s film is half as good as the trailer for last year’s looks, it will be a stunning piece of work.
Mobile Wallets to transform fundraising
The technology for mobile payments is still going through various stages of development and growth. It is generally accepted that mobile payments are the next step in terms of paying for goods and services, as well as opening up a whole range of opportunities for fundraising.
Near field communication (NFC) has been talked about for a long time, yet adoption levels among device manufacturers (particularly those producing smartphones) are relatively low. Until NFC hits the mainstream, ‘mobile wallets’ seem to be a viable alternative.
A mobile wallet could potentially negate the need to carry around cash and credit/debit cards, with all transactions occurring on your mobile device and simplified to clicking a link or two.
With the ability to pay for things so easily on a mobile device, we could see a revolution in our mobile fundraising methods.
It seems as though things are about to get (even more) interesting!
NFPtweetup 3rd Birthday
The second set of tickets for NFPtweetup’s third birthday were released yesterday, and went so quickly the hot cakes felt a little neglected. Not to worry – if you were unable to get a ticket this time round, the final charity release of tickets is set for today (Thursday 17th November), so keep your eye on Twitter for more information!
More next week,