What serious problem or challenge with broad significance does your use of technology address? Explain your context and the existing conditions that you are trying to improve or rectify.
Better Community For All (ABC4All) provides the international community with a
broadly conceived program on the internet offering automatic charitable "technogiving"
to worthwhile nonprofit causes throughout the world at no expense to the donor.
The mission of ABC4All will be to match or double such online generated
technology presently exists on the internet that will permit the fulfillment of
ABC4All’s mission. The potential of the internet to become "The Greatest
Philanthropist in the World," however, is not being realized (please see
contributions are being generated at a number of different sites (e.g.,
iGive.com), but none are maximizing (doubling) such online generated donations.
families (individuals, couples, extended families) have a significant amount of
consumerism (of all types) during the course of any given year, over a decade,
during a lifetime. The total amount of consumerism for every individual can
contain a predesignated percentage that will be earmarked for a charity but at
no cost to the consumer. It is the particular vendors involved who designate the
percentage that is returned to the consumer via a rebate (1% to 40% of the total
purchase price). ABC4All’s aim is to harness the power of the internet by
capitalizing on the rebates (discounts) available to consumers online and to
educate them to arrange to have those automatically generated rebates translated
into the consumer’s predesignated charitable contributions for a given cause.
Through this means, a yearly donation is automatically generated for the charity
by each individual supporter participating. ABC4All’s mission, then, is to
maximize (double) every one of those online generated automatic charitable
contributions – thereby building and reinforcing the phenomenon of making the
internet itself eventually the greatest philanthropist in the world, to the
benefit only of participating charities.
of Technology Application
Fully describe the technology application. What technology is being used? How is it being used? Who is responsible? Who is benefiting? What processes or systems are in place to deliver this technology application?
demonstration project of ABC4All is currently underway courtesy of the host,
demonstration project illustrates the technology being utilized on the internet
to generate online charitable contributions.
nonprofit organization can easily participate in the eFUNdraising(tm) program
simply by signing up for a free internet cooperative shopping site (courtesy
ABC4All and BigCoop.com). By shopping at ABC4All’s BigCoop.com site at any of
over 2000 online stores, every consumer purchase will generate a rebate
(percentage ranging from 1% to 40%) as determined by each vendor.
rebates accumulate over time via all shopping activity. Rebates can be donated
electively by the consumer to a charity of choice. The annual contribution
generated through this means becomes a year-end tax-deductible donation to the
charity, as ruled by the USA Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
rebates earned are automatically calculated for each consumer order. Those
rebates are then catalogued and accounted for, as part of each and every
transaction when the cooperative member shops. Members have the prerogative to
assign rebates to a preferred participating charity. After doing so, the
accumulated contributions are sent to the charity involved automatically on a
periodic basis. Complete records of each transaction are made available for the
consumer shopper's account. As well, the payments sent to the charity are also
recorded and are therefore verifiable and easily documented for purposes of
income tax preparation showing the justification for the tax-deductible
the future, with ABC4All involved and with its matching eFUNdraising(tm) program
in effect, each such contribution will be matched, and a duplicate amount will
be also automatically sent to the consumer's charity of choice, effectively
doubling the nonprofit's receipts based on these consumer purchases. It is ONLY
the nonprofit causes, then, who benefit, maximally, from the online shopping
activity with the resultant automatically generated charitable contributions.
micropayments made to the charity are thus verifiable, documented and stored in
the account record for each consumer and can be printed out for record keeping
purposes as needed.
of Leading Edge or Breakthrough Technology
Why do you think that your use of technology is worthy of recognition? Describe if it is a new technology or a new use of an existing technology. How can it be distinguished from existing uses? Explain how it surpasses previous or current solutions.
you could imagine the world as the best place that it could be - the place you
would want to live in -- what would
it be like? Would it be a world
without hungry children or adults? Would
it be a world with no homeless people? Would
it be a world where there were no people who wore rags, but all had good
clothes? Would it be a world where
people everywhere could take care of themselves and their families?
H E L P U S H E L P Y O U C R E A T E S U C H A W O R L D:
Yes to A Better Community For All (ABC4All)!(tm)
Better Community For All (ABC4All), Inc. is a for profit company whose mission
is to educate people worldwide how, systematically, to harness the power of the
internet to convert discounts and rebates achievable via online consumerism of
all types into multiple simultaneous maximized contributions to a worthwhile
Better Community For All (ABC4All), Inc. offers a new way of doing business in
the world: As a for profit
corporation, ABC4All brings together individuals, groups and companies who wish
to further its mission and vision:
Inc. (ABC4All.net or ABetterCommunityForAll.com), a virtual corporation,
utilizes electronic commerce (E-commerce) based consumerism as a focus to raise
virtually unlimited funds for charities, affinity groups, schools, disease-cure
foundations and other charitable causes, enhancing the worldwide activities of
well-known philanthropists. ABC4All's
charge is to educate people on the systematic means to participate in online
internet-based "TechnoGiving" as is presently illustrated by the
internet company, iGive.com (http://iGive.com). ABC4All's motto becomes "DCAT's
Consumerism With Automatic "TechnoGiving" (DCAT)
for the ABC4All living logo,
Doing Good Online!(tm)
be reassured that you are online via the ABC4All
Charitable Activity Always At No Cost To The Donors!
proposed living logo can be viewed here: http://www.holisticjunction.com/sites/abc4all]
do we do it?
Inc. will work in tandem with its proposed nonprofit organization, the
Foundation of A Better Community For All (FABC). As a major "give back" philanthropic group or
entity, the virtual institution of ABC4All/FABC jointly creates a new marketing
phenomenon, the "New Millennium Business Model," called:
Yes to A Better Community 4All!(tm)
ABC4All group fosters both educational opportunities for children of all ages
and profit-making internet based income producing opportunities.
The common goal is to return profits achieved from numerous on-line and
off-line sales programs and referral strategic alliances back into community
programs via the FABC. ABC4All will
align itself with opportunities and companies that will lead to the improvement
of societal conditions related to areas of concern: health, education, economic
development, the environment, and overall community development – in short
making communities “a better community for all.”
There follow below examples demonstrating key activities, strategic
alliances and associations with appropriately identified children’s charities
consistent with the overall philosophy and mission of ABC4All.
OF CURRENT ABC4ALL ONLINE PROFIT CENTER: HYPERIMMUNE EGG, A BIOTECHNICALLY
ADVANCED NEW EGG FOOD SOURCE:
Inc. has been signed as an Independent Distributor for Legacy for Life, the
marketing company exclusively making available to the public hyperimmune egg.
This biotechnically designed innovative new egg food source, following a 20-year
period of research and development, is now offered via Legacy for Life
independent distributors throughout the USA and Canada, with the hyperimmune egg
able to be shipped anywhere in the world.
dramatic health improvements that occur by incorporating hyperimmune egg into
one's everyday diet and previously documented scientifically are now being
proven valid over and over with its direct application. Optimizing immunity via
hyperimmune egg holds great promise for persons exposed to human invaders and is
particularly significant for those confronting the consequences of severe
disease (e.g, wasting syndrome) and especially contagious or unknown diseases
(e.g., the current SARS concern). Profits from the sale of Hyperimmune Egg to
consumers will be slated to assist with the mission of ABC4All (with other
socially conscious profit center examples to follow). The following links
describe in detail the information regarding this Hyperimmune Egg phenomenon and
will not be detailed here:
VERSUS IMMUNITY VIA HYPERIMMUNE EGG by Burton Danet, Ph.D. http://www.holisticjunction.com/displayarticle.cfm?&ID=105
info re immune breakthrough: http://www.mylegacyforlife.net/abc4all
health professionals: http://www.legacyforlife.net/DistNewsList.aspx?&NewsID=1718
tract protection for those using NSAIDs: http://www.legacyforlife.net/DistNewsList.aspx?&NewsID=1830
Hyperimmune Egg: From the Woodland Publishing Health Series By Alan Schwartz,
M.D., Remi Cooper (2002): http://woodlandpublishing.com/showbook.cfm?booknum=1280
latest medical and health research shows that perhaps the best way to defend
yourself from disease and infection is through a balanced and optimally
functioning immune system. Through proper lifestyle, exercise, diet, and
nutritional supplements—such as hyperimmune egg—you can greatly improve your
immune defense and overall health. In this booklet, Dr. Schwartz details how
hyperimmune egg can be a vital tool in your quest to achieve optimal immunity.
will be happy to address any questions here at the Holistic Junction Forum on
Immunity and Hyperimmune Egg: http://www.holisticjunction.com/forums/categories.cfm?&catid=95
OF A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR ALL
Inc. will create its associated Foundation of A Better Community For All
(FABC4All) as a nonprofit vehicle involved with ABC4All’s major fundraising
Inc. will create an "Ultimate Matching eFUNdraising(tm) Program (UMEP)"
wherein every internet-based charitable contribution generated via the ABC4All
program is matched, or doubled. FABC becomes the nonprofit vehicle through which
funding from profits or from direct individual and corporate donations via an
endowment fund is routed back into communities via matching online generated
will also create the "Millennium Endowment Fund (MEF)" as a means to
receive direct corporate and individual donations. Such an endowment will permit
ABC4All to carry on its good work into perpetuity with its global effort to
maximize internet-based philanthropy. Companies can offer in-kind products and
services as another means to enhance the ABC4All mission.
do we do?
the efforts of the associated foundation, FABC, eFUNdraising(tm) is carried out
on the internet via all e-commerce transactions which are launched via the
ABC4All, Inc. internet global portal, to be found in the future at
JUNCTION Currently a demonstration project is underway courtesy the host,
is a unique web-based community of people and businesses from all around the
globe who aspire to and believe in the importance of spirituality, higher
consciousness, healthy living and environmental awareness.
entered that HolisticJunction (or future ABC4All.net) site, consumers are
assured they will be automatically creating maximized contributions together
with the knowledge that they will have the ability to have each contribution
that is generated matched, or doubled, by ABC4All.
the ABC4All Portal, consumers will surf, depending upon their particular
consumer interest, to other ABC4All-referred internet shopping sites - e.g., the
current ABC4All internet shopping cooperative with over 2000 stores, courtesy
BigCoop.com (http://www.bigcoop.com?&AI294672), for general shopping.
Other sites to which consumers will be referred via the ABC4AllMall will
include those where alliances have been created with companies offering such
products/services as health/life/auto/home insurance sales, automobile sales,
real estate sales, investment brokerage services, mortgage financing, utilities,
telecommunications, wireless products/services, groceries, office supplies, etc.
In short, all types of consumerism will be represented (as is already the
case with over 2000 stores currently available on the BigCoop.com internet
ABC4All will harness the true power of the internet to maximize charitable
contributions, a factor which has been dormant since the creation of the
internet to date. The internet becomes a true socially conscious and supportive
phenomenon assisting mankind everywhere. This philanthropic thrust casts a very
positive aura about the use of the internet for consumerism and can allow many
to establish greater trust in online activity and will encourage systematic
participation based on as much consumerism of an individual or family as
possible in order to maximize benefits for the favorite charity of choice.
will grow up with the knowledge of what the institution represented by ABC4All/FABC
can do for society. They will know that all of their consumerism (from juice
drinks and treats to solid nourishment at meal times, for example) will always
contain a significant percentage that will be automatically earmarked for a
charity and then matched or doubled by ABC4All.
How do you know that your application of technology is making a contribution?
e-commerce transaction via ABC4All will include a prearranged discount and/or a
rebate provided by the vendor for the customer. The consumer then decides what portion -- or even all -- of
the rebate is to be allocated to a charitable cause of their choosing.
By using "Directed Consumerism with Automatic 'TechnoGiving,' (DCAT)!"
ABC4All's customer base accumulates a yearly tax-deductible contribution
earmarked for the cause of their choice.
do we do it?
will create, on the internet, the future ABC4All GivingMall4All.com incorporated
into, and in conjunction with, as an example, a major shopping portal such as
the internet cooperative courtesy BigCoop.com.
ABC4All-referred sites, in the future, will offer appealing opportunities for
children of all ages to have FUN with their consumerism while automatically
eFUNdraising(tm) on the internet. There
will be numerous opportunities for educational experiences that will teach
methods for becoming free of long-term debt and to achieve financial stability.
Games/toys for children of all ages on the site will all have an
educational orientation, in contrast to other games involving violence or other
unappealing themes. Key alliances will be established with professionals and
nonprofit groups in the game/toy field such as “Dr. Toy:” http://www.drtoy.org/:
This was the first web site to
provide information on the best toys and educational products, as well as,
articles, resources, and toy-related links. Take your time, bookmark this site,
and return often. Over 2,000 toys and children's products have
been selected for awards presented by Dr. Toy. These products
are described with color photos, and customer service numbers. This
award-winning site is a free public service provided by The
Institute for Childhood Resources, a not-for-profit organization, Dr.
Stevanne Auerbach, (Dr. Toy), Director.
does what we do accomplish?
bring about a means for redistributing significant portions of the world's
wealth back to society and causes in need, where they always belonged.
Because of the nature of the internet, it is possible to take each and
every consumer purchase made on the internet via the projected multi-trillion
dollar e-commerce economy, and to include a discount and/or rebate which can be
allocated as a charitable contribution. The
dynamics of what can be accomplished are illustrated here.
EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE
2000 people support a cause, each making purchases amounting to $50 a
week for 50 weeks in the year on the internet with 10% allocated as a rebate
back to the consumer, or $5 x 50, which
is then designated as the year-end tax-deductible charitable contribution of
At the end of one year, with such systematic participation, the group of
2000 supporting their chosen cause has raised $500,000.
ABC4All steps in with its Ultimate Matching
eFUNdraising Program (UMEP), doubling that amount to $1,000,000.
example demonstrates the vast potential the internet holds for nonprofit
organizations as we gear up to more and more shifting of business activity
online. This e-commerce phenomenon
had already taken hold before the passage into the New Millennium.
The potential for the New Millennium Business Model's "Ultimate
eFUNdraising 4All" will only increase with the passage of years further and
further into the New Millennium as we continue to approach the expected online
multi-trillion dollar economy.
is what we do different from what others do?
Ultimate Matching eFUNdraising Program (UMEP)(tm) for charitable contributions
generated on the Internet is a unique offering. Further, ABC4All, Inc. will also offer “Value Added
Benefits” via the GivingMall4All.com site in the form of specially discounted
products and services. These and other "Best Value Choices (BVC)" to
be found at the future ABC4All-sponsored site, “ByourChoice.com,” offer
consumers a means to work towards financial relief by:
Achieving better values while spending less.
Eventually consumers are able to reduce, if not eliminate, their long
term indebtedness by joining and participating in ABC4All Programs
By greatly reducing their financial burden over time, consumers then are
able to offer charitable contributions as an easily managed and encouraged
are the features and benefits we offer?
have a number of educational and technological innovations that make us very
unique on the Internet. Our future
site, ABC4All.net and the associated GivingMall4All.com, will offer a built-in
educational focus. The site will be
designed in such a manner as to offer a web based experience that will intrigue
the visitor (children of all ages) and cause them to want to explore more deeply
into the site. As they begin to
move more deeply into our website, consumers will come across information which
potentially can help themselves, their family, their community.
This process is produced as part of an educational opportunity that
demonstrates at once the methods to reduce debt and to make charitable
contributions, all done at the same time
MUSEUM TECHNOLEARNING CENTERS
concept of the “Toy Museum” is another name for an advanced technology
learning center - "TechnoLearning Center."
The theme begins with toys and all the ramifications of toys, toys of the
world, childhood toys and imagineering toys. Where there are no real toys in existence, children can
invent toys that are in their minds and can write and speak about them with the
help of others at or in the toy museum closest to them or virtually on the
internet. Children can communicate
with others worldwide with no language barriers with our future software
psychological approach of our Learning Centers is to involve children of all
ages and of all concerns and to transfer their energy away from them and teach
them how to problem solve. Through
our learning Centers, they will learn how to give back to others something that
is a part of them, and that this idea can be developed with little time, if
needed, or with a whole lot of time, if available, that becomes a future legacy
for other children to visit and see on a web site that they conceived and built
with a little technical help.
key alliance here is the recently launched nonprofit, the International Toy
Museum (ITM). Both virtual and
physically real, ITM and can be later replicated for the benefit of helping
charities learn and follow in the creative ways to eFUNdraise for local and
The International Toy Museum emerges from the dreams of two toy visionaries, Richmond, California resident Robert "Bob" Chew and Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, a San Francisco writer, child psychologist and long-time advocate of play-based learning opportunities. Dr. Toy began an earlier version in San Francisco at the Cannery almost 15 years ago where it rode a wave of popularity until the Loma Prieta earthquake forced its doors closed.
of Measurable Results
Describe the method(s) you are using to measure your results. How are you reporting your results and to whom? To whom are you accountable?
UP TO 40% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE
if up to 40% of the purchase price of everything you buy could come back to you
as a rebate. Would that rebate help
you defray all the expenses associated with your computer, your car, your home?
FROM LONG TERM DEBT
you like to get out from under long-term debt and monthly payments and live,
free and clear, with the pride of debt-free ownership of your car and home given
back to you?
free of debt, would you consider offering part, or maybe sometimes even all, of
that rebate you receive from your internet shopping as a tax-deductible
contribution to a charity of your choice?
up to a 40% rebate is achieved and matched by ABC4All, then up to 80% of the
purchase price effectively can be allocated by the consumer as a charitable
IS UP TO 80 PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF SOME OF YOUR PURCHASES ON THE
INTERNET GOING BACK TO THE CHARITY/COMMUNITY!
OPPORTUNITY BEFORE US
trends in information technology and the developing e-commerce economy offer us
a unique opportunity to assist in the unification of the world through the newly
developing global internet-based economy and the power it offers us to create a
new world order:
Yes to A Better Community For All!(tm)
you ready to help us help you achieve that world of your dreams?
you will consider ABC4All, we may, together, be able to earn the trust of
diverse peoples everywhere. It will be the equivalent of an extension of the
spirit and community celebration that was so profound as people all over the
world, together, watched themselves celebrate the New Millennium. A key alliance
here has been established with the Founder of Music Bridges Around The World (MBATW)
with plans for future ABC4All-sponsored international music events to contain a
fundraising charitable component: http://www.unisong.com/mbridge/index.html
Alan Roy Scott
has a powerful vision: to unite a world community bonded by the creation of
music. Alan and his team of creative professionals know how to transform the
power and the passion of his global ideals into stunning realities. Under the
operating title Music Bridges Around The World, he has successfully
traversed the globe spreading a doctrine of universal harmony. Music Bridges is
dedicated to the creation and development of International music collaboration
projects and related special events that serve as a vital cultural link between
nations and foster better understanding and smoother growth of the global market
that is further illuminated by such interactions.
OF POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
E-commerce based eFUNdraising(tm) has the potential to bring civilization to new heights with the remarkable ability to achieve common goals and interests for diverse peoples. ABC4All addresses, through the new e-commerce based economy, the plight of those who are not yet fortunate in life to reap the benefits of self-sufficiency and financial independence. It also addresses the digital divide, bringing technology into the everyday realm for peoples who may, as of yet, be deprived of such exposure. In this regard, the potential for collaboration with the nonprofit Greenstar is being explored: http://greenstar.org/
Greenstar builds a solar-powered community center that delivers electricity, pure water, health and education information, and a wireless Internet connection, to villages in the developing world. We record traditional art, music, photography, legends and storytelling in traditional communities, and bring these unique, priceless products to global markets. Revenues from this "digital culture" are returned to the village to support their ongoing, independent development.
CONSUMERS CAN DO
can consider joining ABC4All in the group effort necessary to bring about the
realization of ABC4All's mission. Participation is available now in a
demonstration project found here with the nonprofit, LittleKidsRock.org already
participating : http://www.holisticjunction.com/sites/abc4all
Little Kids Rock believes that music
classes are central part of any first-rate education and that all students are
entitled to them. That is why Little Kids Rock is dedicated to bringing
free instruments and free lessons to public school students around the country.
For more information, visit www.littlekidsrock.org.
us help you to educate yourself and others to take advantage of what the
internet now allows us to accomplish, making it a better world.
Remember, consumers can, from then on, support ABC4All and/or the
nonprofit of their choice. A church or synagogue can instruct congregation
members on the ABC4All model of generating funds. A museum can establish
self-funding. A disease-cure foundation can seek its supporters to adopt the
ABC4All model. Virtually any nonprofit group can follow suit.
MAKING IT A BETTER COMMUNITY FOR ALL!
you can imagine such a better world, one where it now can become a reality just
by joining with ABC4All in our educational efforts, please help us help you
create that better community for all. We
will develop programs for "TechnoMentoring."
We will develop programs for "TechnoGiving."
We will develop "TechnoLearningCenters" (Toy Museums). We will develop various tools for you to use such as a
"Say Yes To ABC4All" CD-Rom.
to the PreLaunch of the New Millennium Business Model: Say Yes To A Better
Community for All!
by World Children’s Choir: http://www.worldchildrenschoir.org/):
"Together We Can Change The World."
World Children’s Choir (tm), a non-profit children’s organization based in
the Washington, DC area, serves as a voice for children worldwide that
celebrates cultural diversity through music and builds positive international
relations. We ask all people to work together to create a peaceful, healthy
world for children. We welcome children of all faiths, cultures and nations to
help us to fulfill our mission.
of Potential Negative or Unintended Consequences
Describe any outcomes that may not be beneficial that you have considered. Who might consider your application problematic and why?
its matching donation program, it is expected that there will be high traffic
demands on the global ABC4All portal. Proper hosting and bandwidth will be
necessary to accommodate expected traffic from all over the world. It will be
necessary to anticipate this growth so as to avoid the site being shut down even
temporarily due to excessive bandwidth demands. Other sites on the internet
(e.g., NetAid.org) are already meeting such demands. Obviously the latest
technologies need to be employed to ensure online security for consumers and to
avoid hackers or others with intent to do harm. It is difficult to imagine
anyone who would object to the ABC4All mission (outside of persons with evil
intentions, i.e., terrorists).
of Replication Potential
Describe how your work might be a model for others to emulate. Could this application be put to use in other places or contexts?
methods, as described above, are all easily documented via present internet
technology. Micropayments generated for charities are computer-calculated as
they are generated, and checks sent to charities are also automatically
generated and distributed. Thus the slogan, "Directed Consumerism With
Automatic "TechnoGiving" (DCAT)." Note the emphasis here is on
"Automatic," making virtually each and every consumer purchase from
the smallest item to the largest (such as a home or car purchase) contain a
replicable rebate which can be allocated by the consumer, in part or in whole,
as a charitable contribution.
the ABC4All “New Millennium Business Model” is available to any corporation
or vendor both on and off the internet. Burton Danet, Ph.D., Founder of ABC4All,
believes that "Any consumer purchase that does not automatically generate a
charitable contribution is shortchanging society."
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