The urge to make the most out of a group of good-intentioned and like-minded friends drove me to initiate and create Dollar-a-Day group. In general, people do not have much apprehension about donating a sum of 1$ a day or 15 Rs a day for a good cause,but everyone’s doubts are about the implementation, accountability, and impact. I call these inhibitive suspicions. Adding to these suspicions, there is also a very low satisfaction experienced when one passively donates to large social organizations. Such inhibitive suspicions and low satisfaction move willing people away from “giving” back to society.
Can i make willing individuals to actively get involved in social projects/ideas and provide a simple community/platform to ensure excellent execution and transparency… so that even with their meagre contribution each individual gets a satisfaction of bringing real change and has the option to play more active roles ?
My Answer is:
Dollar-a-Day(DaD) community of ”change-desiring-salaried-middle-class-individuals”. Pool resources (monetary/ intellectual/physical) of such contributors and vest the power back to them in planning, deciding, and driving projects/contributions. This way they are active, committed, and group-empowered.
Simple set of steps:
1. Join DaD Community by signing up for 1$ or 15Rs a day contribution
2. Bring in social projects/ideas or join projects in motion that would create self-reliance in rural parts of India
3. Plan, implement and track projects through Groups/Forums & active users on ground
4. Meet new friends and Build your network through DaD social network
-Shyam (Founder DaD Initiative)