Website: 1kg

Saturday, January 13, 2007 19:46
Posted in category The Big Picture

While previously highlighting websites of a for profit nature, this week we are highlighting one from the non-profit side.

1kg was brought to my attention when working on a rural fund raising project, and I was recently reminded of it while recently reading Leaving Microsoft to Change the World by John Wood.

One of the most innovative programs I have seen, it works off a simple idea that travelers take 1kg of goods (school supplies, books, and other items) that can be donated to someone in need along the way. It is a simple idea, and it is one that several groups have used to arrange for the donation of goods (one group had 10 people visiting a school).

The majority of the content and stories published are on a Chinese blog, but the English site does give readers an overview of the program and how they can get involved.

As pointed out in previous posts, many NGOs in China have great idea and potential, but still need to professionalize themselves to become truly effective on any scalable size. To do that, 1kg has been supported by several members of Bain and a number of other young professionals in shanghai who are offering professional support.

For those that are traveling to China and are looking for a way to give something back, take a look to see how you can get involved with 1kg. For more information, you can contact them here.

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One Response to “Website: 1kg”

  1. China » Blog Archive » The Chinese Century - 2007 :: China Challenges says:

    January 14th, 2007 at 2:04 am

    […] The majority of the content and stories published are on a Chinese blog, … As pointed out in previous posts, many NGOs in China have great idea and potential, … For those that are traveling to China and are looking for a way to give … – more – […]

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