- Peter Vo
- Seattle, WA
- United States
Unemployed - building a sequential/mechanical trading system,
Give^2 - Interns giving back to their community
I went on a hike with a business owner that described her difficulties in finding temporary positions for interns. She stated that a request was made almost every day from different applicants, and the majority of her customers were based on referrals. I asked, "is there a way to increase the demand of referrals to your firm by using the supply of interns?" Just an idea, cause I love making up Ideas. Its called Give ^ 2 (Give Squared).
Basically, you have a group of interns that can do free work or conduct other services at non-profits. In return, the non-profits can sponsor your firm in campaigns and events. Thus, a gift is given twice - one to the intern, and one to the non-profit. The sponsorship can give the non-profit & community an inside/outside scoop of work performance, and your values.
These non-profits also support and consist of many individuals from every economic class and background. For example, when my mother and I went to a non-profit in Seattle. I was looking down the leadership hierarchy list - it included their name and background. Many of these individuals work primary jobs in small/large firms (Philips Healthcare, Microsoft, Adobe, Starbucks, and local businesses); thus, tapping into a pool that consist of many different businesses, and starting a network from one point of entry.
This plan gives many businesses an incentive, but it also helps non-profits elevate their costs focusing on their true goal - help/inspire/motivate the community.
I also offered to help the business owner implement the mechanics of this plan, but currently she is going through her own conflicts.