Devin Thorpe is creating Poverty Eradication, Global Health and Climate Change Mitigation
16

patrons

$170
per month
I do a web-based, interview show with changemakers, published on YouTube and shared at YourMarkOnTheWorld.com, MySocialGoodNews.com and GoodCrowd.info, in addition to Forbes.com.

When I started 
blogging in earnest three years ago and launched my Your Mark on the World Show two years ago, I envisioned journalism as something I would do as a sideline to my career as a speaker. Here's the thing. I spend about 80 percent of my work time on journalism, including Forbes (which doesn't pay) and my show, and about 20 percent on speaking. While I love speaking and I'm still amazed that people pay me to do it, I can't really make a living if what I do 80 percent of the time doesn't pay. In fact, I'm paying for hosting, tech support, administrative support and a variety of technologies that make my work possible or more efficient. Bottom line: my show costs me money and I've got to start making money. I'm grateful to some generous sponsors who have stepped up to help, but their sponsorships don't yet cover all of my expenses for the show.

When I left my last job, I was blessed with a generous severance package. That was almost five years ago and that money is all gone. The magic well of money that has supported my efforts to change the world and solve its big problems by championing the work of real leaders who are doing the heavy lifting is gone.

Just today, I was reminded that my work really does matter. When I was in Ethiopia last year doing polio immunizations with Rotary, I met Bob Cairns, who had joined our group after visiting Kenya to deploy tablet computers in remote classrooms with no access to the internet using affordable technology and donated databases. It was amazing. So, I wrote about Bob and his work in Forbes.

That was nine months ago. Today, he sent me this note:

The article has done wonderful things for me. I have connected with people all over the world and have helped people set up raspberry pi/RACHEL in the Philippines, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and India. I have also formed networks with people interested in education and helping in Kenya. I am working on a Rotary Educational Global Grant in Kenya now because of the article. Thanks a bunch.

While I'm not usually the one vaccinating children, installing clean cooking stoves in huts in remote villages or otherwise doing the hard work of helping people and solving problems on the ground, I am sometimes. But most of the time, I'm writing about them or hosting them on my show to encourage them and help them. And that does make a difference.

You can help me make a difference, too, by supporting this campaign. If you are a social entrepreneur, impact investor, philanthropist or nonprofit leader, I'm already creating this content for you. It has always been free and it will continue to be free. If you choose to support this campaign, however, I'll have a few perks just for you.

Please, help me make a difference for you.
Tiers
Silver Membership in the Doers Circle
$2 or more per month 1 patron
We'll list your name and your choice of URL on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment, you will receive one time a copy of my book Adding Profit by Adding Purpose.
Gold Membership in the Doers Circle:
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or phot and your choice of URL along with a 140 character blurb about your URL on our Patrons Page. 

After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good.   

Platinum Membership in the Doers Circle
$8 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
As a senior supporter, you're invited to schedule a 20-minute one-on-one phone consultation with Devin every single month! You'll also receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or photo, and your choice of URL along with a 140-character blurb about your URL all on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good and Your Mark on the World.   
Diamond Membership in the Doers Circle
$18 or more per month 7 of 10 patrons
As a top-level supporter, you're invited to schedule a 20-minute one-on-one phone consultation with Devin every single month! You'll also receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or photo, and your choice of URL along with a 140-character blurb about your URL and a thank you video all on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good, Your Mark on the World and 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World.
Goals
$170 of $500 per month
Producing my show and writing my blogs and posting content to all of my sites (YourMarkOnTheWorld.com, MySocialGoodNews.com and GoodCrowd.info) has become expensive. I spend almost $2,000 each month for technical help, software and services to run the program and either make my show possible or better in some way.
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I do a web-based, interview show with changemakers, published on YouTube and shared at YourMarkOnTheWorld.com, MySocialGoodNews.com and GoodCrowd.info, in addition to Forbes.com.

When I started 
blogging in earnest three years ago and launched my Your Mark on the World Show two years ago, I envisioned journalism as something I would do as a sideline to my career as a speaker. Here's the thing. I spend about 80 percent of my work time on journalism, including Forbes (which doesn't pay) and my show, and about 20 percent on speaking. While I love speaking and I'm still amazed that people pay me to do it, I can't really make a living if what I do 80 percent of the time doesn't pay. In fact, I'm paying for hosting, tech support, administrative support and a variety of technologies that make my work possible or more efficient. Bottom line: my show costs me money and I've got to start making money. I'm grateful to some generous sponsors who have stepped up to help, but their sponsorships don't yet cover all of my expenses for the show.

When I left my last job, I was blessed with a generous severance package. That was almost five years ago and that money is all gone. The magic well of money that has supported my efforts to change the world and solve its big problems by championing the work of real leaders who are doing the heavy lifting is gone.

Just today, I was reminded that my work really does matter. When I was in Ethiopia last year doing polio immunizations with Rotary, I met Bob Cairns, who had joined our group after visiting Kenya to deploy tablet computers in remote classrooms with no access to the internet using affordable technology and donated databases. It was amazing. So, I wrote about Bob and his work in Forbes.

That was nine months ago. Today, he sent me this note:

The article has done wonderful things for me. I have connected with people all over the world and have helped people set up raspberry pi/RACHEL in the Philippines, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali and India. I have also formed networks with people interested in education and helping in Kenya. I am working on a Rotary Educational Global Grant in Kenya now because of the article. Thanks a bunch.

While I'm not usually the one vaccinating children, installing clean cooking stoves in huts in remote villages or otherwise doing the hard work of helping people and solving problems on the ground, I am sometimes. But most of the time, I'm writing about them or hosting them on my show to encourage them and help them. And that does make a difference.

You can help me make a difference, too, by supporting this campaign. If you are a social entrepreneur, impact investor, philanthropist or nonprofit leader, I'm already creating this content for you. It has always been free and it will continue to be free. If you choose to support this campaign, however, I'll have a few perks just for you.

Please, help me make a difference for you.

Recent posts by Devin Thorpe

Tiers
Silver Membership in the Doers Circle
$2 or more per month 1 patron
We'll list your name and your choice of URL on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment, you will receive one time a copy of my book Adding Profit by Adding Purpose.
Gold Membership in the Doers Circle:
$4 or more per month 2 patrons
You'll receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or phot and your choice of URL along with a 140 character blurb about your URL on our Patrons Page. 

After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good.   

Platinum Membership in the Doers Circle
$8 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
As a senior supporter, you're invited to schedule a 20-minute one-on-one phone consultation with Devin every single month! You'll also receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or photo, and your choice of URL along with a 140-character blurb about your URL all on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good and Your Mark on the World.   
Diamond Membership in the Doers Circle
$18 or more per month 7 of 10 patrons
As a top-level supporter, you're invited to schedule a 20-minute one-on-one phone consultation with Devin every single month! You'll also receive unlimited email access via Devin's personal email account for support with your nonprofit or social venture. We'll also list your name, a small logo or photo, and your choice of URL along with a 140-character blurb about your URL and a thank you video all on our Patrons Page. After you make your first monthly payment at this level, you will receive one time copies of my books Adding Profit by Adding Purpose and Crowdfunding for Social Good, Your Mark on the World and 925 Ideas to Help You Save Money, Get Out of Debt and Retire A Millionaire So You Can Leave Your Mark on the World.