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Create a weekly radio program where social entrepreneurs can explain the project that they are currently working on, and explain what they need help with.

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Create a weekly radio program where social entrepreneurs can explain the project that they are currently working on, and explain what they need help with.

Example: "I am building a website to help children improve their homework, and I need the help from a graphic designer to create the look and feel of the website".

If a graphic designer is listening, s/he can call in to the program and offer his/her help. That way, the person volunteering will get recognition and credit for his/her contribution.

I Norway, there is a kind of similar "Lost & Found" program, which connects people with special requests It is quite entertaining and very heart warming to hear what people need ex. "My mother gave me this bracelet, but the lock is broken and cannot be fixed. Does anyone have a lock for me?"

(This concept came out the OpenIDEO brainstorm in a Box)



How do you envision this idea making money?

A small fee could be paid by the social entrepreneurs to be allowed on the show. Or the program could work as a CSR project for an international business like P&G.

How does this idea create social impact, particularly around improving health?

It connects social entrepreneurs with people who are willing to volunteer their time for a good cause. Thus bringing down the production costs for the entrepreneur.

How does this idea add social value at every step of the process?

It cuts down the production cost for the social entrepreneur and helps him/her promote his/her work.

What are the short term steps we could take to implement this idea tomorrow?

1) Find a great radio host to host the program
2) Get a local radio station on board

Inspired by (1)

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Photo of Sarah Fathallah

Kind of like Sparked (http://www.sparked.com/), but on radio!

Photo of Anne Kjaer Riechert

Exactly! And thanks for putting Sparked on my radar. I had not heard about it before, but it looks like a great idea that has been well implemented too (based on the great PR they have received).

Photo of Meena Kadri

Nice one, Sarah. Tip: I've noticed that if you put links in brackets they don't appear as live – so best to leave unbracketed so folks can access in one click. And what a great example it was too!

Photo of Sarah Fathallah

Roger that. Feel free to edit if needed!

Photo of Meena Kadri

Good idea – though y 'special powers' don't extend that far ;^) So am adding it here: http://www.sparked.com/

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