#DigitalMissionaries

Not just a Christian exclusive. I define #DigitalMissionaries as people who utilize technology in order to better achieve their humanitarian and benevolent goals and objectives through (but not limited to) the following points of optimization.


#Worldview

Nearly every worldview agrees that hungry people should be fed and homeless people should be taken care of.

#Technology 

We live in the digital age, yet we're still using analog methods in trying to fight #poverty. 

We can do better.

#Communication

The #DMRS increases the communication between those in #need, those who #have, and those who want to #help.

#Community

Being able to quantify the needs of our communities gives us the upper hand. Until now, we haven't had a way to directly respond to them.

Understanding the

#ParadoxofPoverty

I believe in order for #DigitalMissionaries to be more effective in their battle against

poverty, we have to better understand the paradox of poverty that we all live in.

  • CURRENT #ECOSYSTEM
  • THE #PROBLEM
  • THE #BOTTLENECK
  •     THE #SOLUTION    
CURRENT #ECOSYSTEM

What in the ______?

The current Ecosystem of Poverty is unbalanced and unsustainable.

The Ecosystem of Poverty is made up of 3 different groups of people. Those who #have, those who #havenot and those who want to #help. The current web of communication is completely unbalanced and unsustainable, slowly collapsing around us. 

The good news is that the odds are on our side with 7 out of 8 adults and 4 out of 5 children not suffering from food insecurity.

THE #PROBLEM

#Overwhelmed

#Hostchurches, #Lighthouses or Community Pillars; whatever you might call them only #have so many resources, and #need your help.

Unfortunately the overwhelming problem is caused by for profit charities and other entities looking to profit off of poverty. They're the most popular (for profit) charities, and make billions a year, but less than 10% of your donation actually reaches the person you intend. 

THE #BOTTLENECK

#BigCharity

Because more money is spent on advertising and administrative costs, we miss out on real benevolent opportunities.

There are groups and organizations in our communities that we don't know about because we don't hear about them throughout our daily lives; we don't see billboards for them or hear ads about them on the radio. They barely have the budget to #help the people they are, let alone spend money on telling people about it.

    THE #SOLUTION    

#Fixing the problem

What if we could utilize current technologies and convert page views into resources for people suffering from poverty?

Not just pageviews, but other simple digital tasks that you can take in order to #help the community pillars around you earn resources to continue their missions. Ever had a digital farm or an app that required you to feed and water something? Think about it like that, but in real life. With real people. 

Sir Isaac Newton

 If I have seen further

it is by standing on 

the shoulders of giants

I don't believe I've come up with anything brand new or revolutionary. I think I've just figured out a different way to put the preexisting pieces together. I've always done that with any building kit I received as a kid–K'nex, Legos, Erector Sets–I usually never built the sets for what they were. I usually used parts from new sets to compliment old designs I had. That's what I'm doing here. It's familiar technology, being used in unfamiliar ways. If you trust me as a friend, spend time to read into this. This has been my life for almost two years.

Those close to me think I'm onto something. You will too. 

The formula to the left is based off of psychology, not mathematics.

I believe this formula allows us to quantify and solve the multiple points of poverty in and around the communities around us. If our common goal is to bring every need's coefficient to zero, this formula optimizes and reflects this goal.

The 4 major

#PropertiesofPoverty 

Only through quantifying both our position and the way we interact in 

the #EcosystemofPoverty can we begin to make a bigger difference in 

the fight against #poverty

#zipcode

Location

Every #need exists somewhere. This is one of the primary properties of poverty. 

#state

Polarity

Automatically pairing #needs with those who want to #help those around them.

#stage

Element 

Every need shares one of five different elements of poverty. Based on Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of #needs..

#velocity

Urgency+

More than just looking at the hear and now, but equipping people with sustainable 

solutions for future #needs

Working #Example

The following form is a working example of how the #DMRS and #NNL would work in tandem with one another.

#zipcode

Already in place to divide geographical lines with familiar boundaries to everyone. Where does the #need exist?

#state 

If you're lacking resources, your polarity is negative. If you're able to #help, it's positive.

#stage

Five different elements based off of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs, all material needs can be classified into one of these 5 categories.

#velocity+

Velocity quantifies multiple variables of a #including (but not limited to), current and future urgency measurements, and sustainable solutions for both current and future #needs. 

The Neighborhood

#Need List (#NNL

Organizing poverty into manageable groups so that we can #respond to the #needs we can, and #share the ones that we can't.

I propose an idea. I believe we can create meals from pageviews. Yes, I know, it sounds crazy, but hear me out. People are known to profit from sharing ideas on the internet; how else do you think people making those millions of videos? I have an idea to feed the hungry from harnessing that same idea.

Would you #help stand for the food pantries in your community? Fill out the form above, enter your #zipcode, select #need, select #food, and pick a food pantry in your community. Tell people about this pantry. Let people know that this community pillar exists.

The Neighborhood Need List or #NNL for short

(A different way of look at #poverty.) 

A different way of looking at Poverty

Quantifying the #needs 

Where most charities focus on cash, I'm focusing on the #need. What if you had a way to

click a link tied to each unique #need on the #NNL above, and fulfill that specific #need

through a donation drop off at an already established community pillar? You see someone

#hungry, you buy them #food. You see someone in need of #shelter, you donate towards

their housing #needs. It's common sense augmented with technology. Until today, we haven't

had a way to connect those in #need directly with those who want to #help. 


#PageviewsforPoverty

I believe we can fund food pantries through ad revenue

We just have to do it strategically

Sharing is caring. 

The chances are higher for a #need to be fulfilled if shared with the community at large

Donate CPU time.

That's right, while you sleep, you can help impact your community. Here's how.

Change scares us.

It's natural to be resistive to the ideas presented today. They're new, just like the first airplane.

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