Your product, Your service, Your time - the gift of life

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Your product, Your service, Your time - the gift of life: Building cross-sector partnerships, entrepreneurship and volunteering

Opole, PolandOpole
Project Stage:
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The campaign has three goals: initiate co-operation between the business sectors, Labour Offices and Voluntary Labour Corps, students, seniors and participants in social life; acquire skills and competencies by people without a job; dissemination of the idea of volunteering among all wanting to help. Acquiring the stable source of finance for DFOZ will be a result of the action, also increase awareness and promote behavior consistent with CSR.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Most campaigns used in the traditional model of raising funds for the foundation, is perceived as intrusive request for help, which negatively affects the image of charity. In business environments, information and understanding of the concept of CSR is atrophied. Without the understanding of CSR initiatives strive to maximize profits is often done at the expense of someone else's, and companies often lose their stability by unhealthy competition. Through the lack of the originality and innovations these firms aren't unfolding. We want to change and realize the partners that our campaign give the benefit and positive results for everyone involved participant.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The solution is to obtain the greatest popularity campaign by promoting and initiating partnerships between sectors of the economy, state institutions and actors in society. By integrating their activities, finding new targets and creating new economic value for partners. We will engage students and the unemployed to acquire companies to campaign, which will be socially responsible. Those companies that take part in the campaign also desensitized their employees and increase customer loyalty, and students and the unemployed acquire in this way new skills and competencies. Everyone involved will share their experience, young communicate seniors the ability to work with new technologies, and seniors, in turn, will feel needed support action.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Customers have a choice guided not only the price but also the additional value that gives them purchase. When choosing a product or service they have the opportunity to decide to support the campaign contributing to the creation of added value for the economic and social partners in the project through the purchase of the offered products and services covered by the promotion, which helps to increase their sales. Through the model with "by the way" the whole campaign goes beyond the traditional understanding of philanthropy and promoting social organizations. Also for companies participating in the campaign value in itself is an increase in brand awareness and perception of their role as a socially responsible organization.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We develop a simple flow chart of action for each of the segments of participants, procedure to be followed for each group, Process of acquiring partners and promotion campaigns. Materials must be uniform, consistent, logical, and understandable to the participant. None of the policy changes will not reduce the potential of the campaign. Even the possible changes in the financial conditions of companies will not prejudice the conduct of the campaign. Action will be monitored on an ongoing basis and will be flexibly tailored solutions to potential problems. We are not afraid that someone will replicate the idea. Our experience shows that are replicated only simple campaigns. However, if the action is taken up and completed by another organization, it counts superior value flowing from the social benefits achieved.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

So far there is no in Poland as a broad spectrum of action consisting of social and economic problems. There are lots of initiatives trying to solve or overcome specific aspects, but our campaign we approach the problem comprehensively, giving the opportunity to solve many problems simultaneously and allowing for economies of all the participants of the campaign. There is no funding and funded. Everyone reaches a value added service.


The solution is simple. Each of the entrepreneurs who understand and accept the benefits that reaches through the accession to the campaign, will carry out its role through the implementation of the campaign in the process of selling, marketing, CSR strategy. Customers will have the choice to pay for a product that supports the foundation, so most of them have a buy (supported by studies). Unemployed, students, seniors also decide to join the action on the basis of the expected benefits.