Matt OneCentCall

One Cent Call
Perth Wa, Australia

About Matt

An idea worth spreading

Servicing global charities in the 21st Century... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI_Tq0qDNGc

I'm passionate about

Equality, ethics and leaving the world a better place than I found it.

Comments & conversations

182541
Matt OneCentCall
Posted over 2 years ago
A different approach to fundraising for charities and a rethink of how business and the charitable sector work together.
On those figures the platform would generate about $8.7m per annum for charity. The average donation has been established at $2.55 per subscriber in the Australian market. We also have strong indications that we would attract greater than 1% in Oz. Potentially, this would provide around $20-30m per annum. Australia is a small market however if your project could deliver genuine results it would be seriously considered for part or substantial funding. OCC is answerable to its subscribers above all else and if the results we feed back to the donors is positive and they are contributing to a practical solution, then our desire is to create long-term relationships with charities and, in the process, ensure they can rely on a percentage of funding from us. This may not provide you 100% of the $4m you need but it would certainly reduce your need for the whole amount and therefore reduce your total fundraising costs. In terms of marketing, we are in the process of rolling out various initiatives in the UK that are largely aimed at 16-30 & 25-39 year olds. Additionally, we have several strategic partnerships in place that provide us widespread coverage and these will be announced in due course. In Australia, we have several agreements in place with large public companies to introduce the platform to all employees and an associated mainstream campaign to reach the broadest possible market. Hope that addresses the questions you raise.
182541
Matt OneCentCall
Posted over 2 years ago
A different approach to fundraising for charities and a rethink of how business and the charitable sector work together.
Thanks Christopher. The platform only needs around than 1% of any market to sustain itself. Sure there will be smaller pools of funding for charities in smaller markets however when you are dealing with micro amounts from a large base (lets say several hundred thousand in Australia) it provides a significant pool of money to distribute to worthwhile causes. Smaller charities and community groups stand to gain as their projects can be either fully or partly funded at no cost to them which would make a huge difference. Support from the Australian charity sector and business community has been terrific and Australians are renowned for their generosity. This platform is also aimed at involving GenY in the donor culture. A model that reaches them through their favourite technology and makes it easy to be part of a positive movement without creating any budget issues. Surveys at universities in WA have shown a very high level of interest in student involvement. Pleased to chat further...
182541
Matt OneCentCall
Posted over 2 years ago
A different approach to fundraising for charities and a rethink of how business and the charitable sector work together.
Not sure you appreciate the model. You would have to register (your choice) and then you can opt out at any time. There are no contracts and no-one is 'forcing' you to do anything. It is a simple way of allowing many people to contribute to a cause of genuine interest without having to budget. There is more information at www.onecentcall.org Happy to answer any questions or clarify anything you want if its not clear. Thanks.
182541
Matt OneCentCall
Posted over 2 years ago
Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
Couldn't agree more. Mine was a generalized comment as it continues to be a bug bear with donors that there is not enough transparency in how they operate. This is more true for smaller charities than some of the larger entities. I am an advocate for creating career paths in the charitable sector and attracting the brains in various private sector industries to dedicate their intelligence to social/global issues. This cannot be done without making it more attractive. I have started a conversation on global donor platforms and the role One Cent Call can play.
182541
Matt OneCentCall
Posted over 2 years ago
A different approach to fundraising for charities and a rethink of how business and the charitable sector work together.
Fundraising strategies are often based around extracting the maximum amount from donors without any development of a long-term relationship. Micro-giving such as One Cent Call provides a platform for all ages to engage in social good. One of the keys to developing successful fundraising in the current global environment is to ensure that when we ask someone to donate their hard earned money, the cause does not become another budgetary issue for them.