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Pedigree literally shows you how far your donation goes
To support their Adoption Drive, Pedigree offered moviegoers a choice between free 3D glasses and glasses that cost an extra donation. At the screening, viewers would see one of two ads depending on the glasses they chose. One features the dog’s current fate, and the other showed what would happen if he were rescued.
Why it matters
When people are presented with sadness, without a way to affect the situation, they tend to tune out. This effort by Pedigree gives people a way to see the impact they can have, and rewards those who donated. It also makes the pain real and outwardly obvious for those who didn’t donate – and could potentially change their behaviour. With so many competing inputs, how can we literally show the impact between those who act and those who don’t?
Peepoo is a single-use, self-sanitising, biodegradable toilet bag. Thanks to its urea-based biochemical technology, the bag prevents faeces from contaminating the immediate area and then can eventually turn into valuable fertilizer.
Social Media isn’t just changing the game in the for-profit world; it’s also the future of fundraising for non-profits. The scaleability of social networks makes them the perfect place for building broad-based support. Virtual volunteering is just as attractive to supporters, because, well, it’s easy. Without even leaving your laptop or smartphone, you can spread a message, vote for a cause, sign a petition, or make a donation. Disaster relief in Haiti is one of the most recent examples. Donating is as easy as texting the word “haiti” to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross. Twitter users spread the word, making it the most tweeted message in the days following the earthquake.