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End Poverty in America and the World with the Online Competitive Giving System

Updated on February 22, 2013

We need a system that can revolutionize charity and the Online Competitive Giving System is the answer

Wouldn't poverty end if the rich kept up with the Joneses with regards to charity and not solely properties and cars? With the help of Facebook, donors, to charity, could tally their total donations in comparison with other donors that are selected by the former through a screening process. Brothers, neighbors, friends, classmates, co-workers, or anybody could literally compete on who gives more. The resulting escalation would benefit charities immensely. Think of it as game-like stats. (Photo by Children at Risk Foundation Brazil)

The Online Competitive Giving System

Costs only a few million dollars and ends global poverty

Teilhard de Chardin said, "The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire." Nature is harnessed by manipulating absolute laws of nature. Charity or love can also be harnessed using absolute laws of psychology. For example, the laws of combustion are harnessed to make a rocket, making man reach the moon. Absolute laws of psychology would be pride or prestige. Whatever your morality or religion, there will always be pride or prestige. It's not 100 percent but it's the most certain. I propose an online system that honors people that donate online via Facebook. This will be voluntary meaning you are not obliged to participate in the system. The system will have a database of those donors that participated with many fields or data about the person. Any donor can access the system and make a screening process that assures he/she is number one in the list. For example, the donor can screen the data using the screen of country (America), city (Kansas), college (Barclay College), and alumni (1985). He will then see he is top in the amount of charity given. When he is displaced from top position, he can give more (since the donations are accumulated) or change the screening into something more specific. That way he will be number one again. This provides continuous motivation to give and give. The system will be an app in Facebook. The donor will encode his/her many data while the app records the donation. The system will be free from identity theft and security issues. It will have a viewing feature like Facebook where you get to choose Public, Friends, Only Me, or Custom. A donor will only see donors that have the same chosen field values, adding another layer of security. There are many other layers of security which will be revealed when asked. The list produced will only include the donor, everybody below the donor in the list, and the list of 100 people above the donor in the list. This makes the donor compete feasibly. Another option is the app automatically lists the donor's friends in Facebook in ascending order based on their donations. Donors can give to any cause and they will be recorded. The system will not receive any money. Its only job is to record any donation. The app will include the major charitable foundations from which the donor will choose. Funding will come from Clinton Global Initiative America. Why would Clinton Global Initiative America give to charity straight forward when they can fund this and all of America will be involved in charity - multiplying its donation a hundredfold or more. Meaning charity in America can multiply immeasurably. Once the system is successful - other organizations or governments can adopt it in their country making the effect global. This will end the poverty of 16 % of the population. I will not be making any money from this since my part in this ends here as Clinton Global Initiative America takes over the development of the system. Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) will also not make money from this. I implore CGI America to develop and implement this system.

As an example, what if two multibillionaires competed against each other. If one beats the other in the list, the latter would donate more to beat the former. Once the former is beaten, he would donate more to beat the latter. The cycle will go on and on. This would escalate the charity given by both. What if this escalation makes both give 30 % of their net worth which is not for taxes. That would amount to 9 billion dollars if the net worth of both total 30 billion dollars. Now imagine all the billionaires and multimillionaires were competing like this. This would substantially end poverty. They're like keeping up with the Joneses with regards to charity instead of solely properties and cars. That is why I implore CGI America to develop and implement this system. This may improve countless lives.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      NGOs should propose the amount of donations they must have. These will go through negotiations and scientific calculations. This amount will be added an additional 30 % for unexpected expenses. This new amount will be the limit an NGO can receive in the system for one year. Once the limit has been reached, donations for that NGO will be closed. This is done to ensure all NGOs receive complete funding. This will prevent distribution inefficiencies where majority of the funds concentrate on only one sector. This will usually happen on food. With this system, all types of poverty are meted out. And, you can concentrate on NGOs that offer microlending which will multiply the impact of donations.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      According to Jim Buckly, an associate of Gore Associates, peer pressure is much more powerful than the concept of a boss. Many, many times more powerful. This is found in the book, The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell. Imagine the peer pressure among friends and family in the Online Competitive Giving System. Itâs enough to substantially end global poverty.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      We could place a randomizing element. Every month, the software decides if it wants to reset the settings at default by using a random number generator with the numbers 1 and 2. If the number generated is 1 then the settings are reset. When I say reset, I mean the customized viewing is made default or all your friends begin to see the list even if you customized the viewing to a select of friends. This is done to revitalize the charity at an average of every 2 months making sure people give every 2 months. But, there is a security feature. The list of a donor would only be available for viewing by all friends if their accumulated donations are below a certain limit. This will ensure donors with large donations are not exposed to security threats. The limit will increase every time 20 % of the population of the social network has surpassed the limit. With this system, donations will continue to increase perpetually ensuring the substantial end of global poverty.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      Every time a donor has given, and, a list is shown to his/her friends. The list will be in ascending order according to accumulated donations. But, there are friends who havenât given yet. The list will be color coded. Friends who have donated are colored blue. Friends who have not donated are colored red. Among the red friends, the friend viewing the list will see the list with his/her name at the bottom inciting him/her to give. In other words, all will be compelled to give.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      There are two options. Currently, you should follow the second option where competition is only limited to friends and less or no information is needed. But, in the near future, with the advent of biometrics on computers, the first option should be followed.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      There is a group of organizations that has done something similar to the Online Competitive Giving System. They got their inspiration from my system. The problem is their competition is optional. If the competition is compulsory at default like my system, charity will be a hundred times bigger than their system. It will still have a viewing feature like Facebook where you get to choose Public, Friends, Only Me, or Custom. But, the important thing is, at default, the competition is compulsory.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      We also have vein scanning where fraud is impossible.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      The first option which is subject to identity theft is no longer a problem in the near future. With the advent of biometrics on computers, identity theft will be hard to do. Biometrics include retinal scanners, palm readers, finger print readers, and many others. You also have PINgrid. When such security measures are commonplace, even if information for the individual is available, identity theft will be hard. There will be a database for the biometrics of individuals which can be accessed by banks and other organizations. There will be no duplicate identities and stealing identities will be hard.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      Simple solutions are the best. Walton became successful because of the warehouse. Ford because of the assembly line. This can literally end global poverty substantially. The problem of charity is donations. This solves that problem.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      You could charge 1 % to ascertain viability.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      CGI America is not interested in the Online Competitive Giving System. I suggest those who are interested apply it themselves.

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      Christopher Imperial 3 years ago from Davao City

      Follow the second option which is the app lists your friends in ascending order based on donations. All friends are notified and shown the list once you donate. The second option is the solution to identity theft and security issues. Once friends are notified and shown the list, some of them may be encouraged to give. Once they give, new lists are made of new sets of friends. From this new sets of friends, will come new donors that are also encouraged to donate. Once this new donors give, new lists of new sets of friends will be shown. This will continue on and on until it becomes global. It will cause a chain reaction of friends that will be global. Meaning charity will spread globally unceasingly.