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Pascale commented on Brownie Points. Empowering good deeds.

Hey Jesse!

I am loving this conversation by the way!

Exactly Jesse! The robin hood principle is exactly what we've identified as a strong way forward. Most individuals already engaging in volunteerism are motivated intrinsically, instead of extrinsically, which means they'll be more motivated if the "reward" goes back to the organisation/community they are helping or another charity/group of beneficiaries of their choice.

The other use case, of course, is encouraging an ethos of volunteerism within communities. Imagine a scenario, where un(der)employed can get involved in impact opportunities in their communities and build livelihoods at the same time.

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Pascale commented on Brownie Points. Empowering good deeds.

Hi Jesse,

Thanks for getting in touch!

The biggest challenges so far have been:
- Communications to volunteers: The majority, especially staff and members from underprivileged communities, often don't have email addresses or access to a computer, so we had to rethink how we engage with them.
- Blockchain: This technology advances rapidly and can be complex to set up. Thus partnering with a blockchain expert was vital for us.
- Cultural barriers: Volunteerism is still seen as an activity that the middle and upper income class get involved in. Often the changemakers who give their time and skills already have enough to be able to do that. We are working with our nonprofit partners located within underserved communities to inspire volunteerism and make it a viable activity to get involved in.