The St. Paul Wings Foundation

by Fuyei Xaykaothao | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

If I had a million dollars to make St. Paul great, I would create: “The St. Paul Wings Foundation”. This would be a non-profit crowd funding company just for St. Paul. The idea would allow any local non-profit organization to campaign online to raise funds, create awareness, learn to advertise online, network online, and eventually grow wings to fly. The money would be mainly used to create the "St. Paul Wings" website, update the website, pay Web Developer staff to maintain it, troubleshoot it, etc.

About You

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About You

First Name

Fuyei

Last Name

Xaykaothao

City

County

Country

United States, MN, Dakota County

Website (if you have one)

Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

Shary Vang - My wife

How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

Facebook

About Your Organization (if applicable)

Organization Name (if applicable)

Thao Kue Inc.

Organization Website

Organization Phone

Organization Address

City

Saint Paul

Organization Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Your idea

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Title of your idea

The St. Paul Wings Foundation

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

If I had a million dollars to make St. Paul great, I would create: “The St. Paul Wings Foundation”. This would be a non-profit crowd funding company just for St. Paul. The idea would allow any local non-profit organization to campaign online to raise funds, create awareness, learn to advertise online, network online, and eventually grow wings to fly. The money would be mainly used to create the "St. Paul Wings" website, update the website, pay Web Developer staff to maintain it, troubleshoot it, etc.

Website address (if applicable)

Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

This would be similar to a “Kickstarter” crowd funding campaign but strictly for non-profit organizations here in St. Paul, MN. No businesses, no profiting, strictly made to help raise funds for non-profits. Every project and non-profit has to be pre approved by the staff before using the site; this will make sure they meet the guidelines of a legit fundraising project. All the projects will be cross promoted with all other events happening here in St. Paul. The key is to create maximum awareness for the site so that the community can donate to whichever cause they deem worthy of their money.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Funding is the bloodline of every non-profit, if you allow our non-profit community to utilize the local online community and create this launch pad for them, they will be able to make a much bigger impact on St. Paul as a whole.

Sustainability

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Just like any crowd funding website, a small % (5% or so) will be taken out of each raised project to help support the website, pay administrative costs, market/advertise the website, create awareness, and overall support “The St. Paul Wings Foundation”. On top of that the money raised for different projects will recycle itself back into the community.

kyleandrei2013 kyleandrei2013 said: Foundations must have enough fund to help the beneficiaries. - Integrity Spas about this Competition Entry. - 2617 days ago read more >

Fuyei Xaykaothao updated this Competition Entry. - 2847 days ago

Fuyei Xaykaothao submitted this idea. - 2847 days ago