Clinton unveils mycommitment.org

He'll say it better than I can. Here's President Clinton's video introduction of his new online giving tool.



And here's the site - www.mycommitment.org

Clinton's own staff was impressed - here's their blog post of the announcement.

My quick cruise shows its a partnership with NetworkForGood (Charity badges, volunteer opportunities and nonprofit databases). One suggestion - the first thing that comes up when you click on "Find a trustworthy charity to donate to" is this little blurb....

"Thanks for your interest in making a commitment to donate money. To complete your commitment:

>>Donate to help the Clinton Foundation continue to fight HIV/AIDS, global warming, childhood obesity, and other significant challenges facing our world. With your help, we can continue to make a difference in communities worldwide."

Hmmm. Strikes the wrong tone to my mind - "I came here for independent information and the first thing you suggest is that I give to you?" No thanks.

The site encourages you to post your own stories and look for communities of like-minded givers. It also lets you see other people's commitments.

My initial review - it pulls together lots of stuff that has existed for a while (networkforgood, change.org, badges, blog posts) into one place, adds a dash of Clinton glamour, and...that's it. It doesn't even go so far as to connect all of the platforms that offer giving opportunities -

Check it out and tell me what you think - is it the ClintonBookBay predicted by the Financial Times?

2 comments:

kevin jones said...

if you say what you are doing is a gift to the commons and its actually a front end to your own donation platform,... uh.. i think people will figure it out and it will backfire, is what i think.

kevin jones said...

if you say what you are doing is a gift to the commons and its actually a front end to your own donation platform,... uh.. i think people will figure it out and it will backfire, is what i think.