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Funding Projects that COULD work, not WILL work | Tom Dawkins - Co-Founder & CEO of StartSomeGood

Grants Uncovered

Are you up for a high-level, fast-paced, challenging conversation about some of the limitations of grants? This episode is not for the faint-hearted! Tom’s thoughts on grants and innovation is what led me to invite him onto Grants Uncovered. I wasn’t expecting this to be a cruisey, ‘grants-are-amazing’ conversation about grants. Rather, I was hoping we would get real about some of the downfalls and frustrations of grants, specifically, around some of the limitations that funding providers place on providing grants for truly innovative, risk-taking, cutting-edge projects. I got what I asked for! Show Notes: https://grantsuncovered.com


29 Apr 2021

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Ep #55 - Tom Dawkins aka. Cara Noir

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Ep #55 - Tom Dawkins aka. Cara Noir


2 Apr 2021

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Tom Dawkins on Start Some Good, Crowdfunding, & The Future of Social Entrepreneurship | Evolve 056

Evolve - Social Impact Startup Stories

Tom Dawkins is the Co-Founder & CEO of StartSomeGood. Tom has been the founder of 5 nonprofits and social enterprises and built the leading platform in cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships and social entrepreneur education. Since its conception in 2010, the platform has enabled more than 1000 projects to raise over $12.5 million to make a positive impact in the world. Their projects have an outstanding 53% success rate compared with 39% on Kickstarter and 9% on Indiegogo. In addition to their technology platform, they created a one stop shop for social entrepreneurs with accelerators, a social enterprise design course, live crowdfunding pitch events, a network community, and everything to help people design and launch social enterprises and impact projects.Full show notes and worksheets can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/tom-dawkinsWhat You Will Learn In This Episode:The little known secrets from over a 1000 successful crowdfunding campaignsHow to fund ideas facing the innovation paradoxHow to convene, not convert, your idea’s first audienceThe 5 heart grabbing hooks to get people raving about your crowdfunding ideaWhy the world’s biggest challenges are the biggest business opportunitiesThe 4 phases of social entrepreneurshipIf you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!


29 Mar 2021

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Crowdfunding for Impact - How to Successfully Fundraise for your Project | Tom Dawkins from Start Some Good

The Altruistic Traveller Podcast

How do we leverage our own community to create social impact? How can we successfully crowdfund for the causes we care about?  These are the questions I explore in this conversation with Tom Dawkins, the Co-founder/CEO of the social impact crowdfunding platform Start Some Good - the leading home of cause-driven crowdfunding, innovative partnerships and social entrepreneur education. In the episode, we discuss the limiting mindsets that inhibit fundraisers to meet their full potential. We discuss the psychology of fundraising, the nuances of crowdfunding and the way that Start Some Good work with projects to achieve the highest project success rate in cause-crowdfunding (at 53% compared to equivalent platforms who are as low as 13%). Tom discusses how Start Some Good has transformed into an educational, innovative hub for social entrepreneurs to gain insights into the best practices for crowdfunding, enabling changemakers to launch groundbreaking projects that can change the world.   Learn more at https://startsomegood.com Learn about Strat Some Good's recurring fundraising opportunities at https://startsomegood.com/recurring Join the Starting Good Network: https://startsomegood.com/starting-good


19 Nov 2020

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Episode 29: Crowdfunding and Social Impact with Tom Dawkins

The Ocean Impact Podcast

In this episode of The Ocean Impact Podcast we caught up with Tom Dawkins from StartSomeGood via Instagram Live.Tom Dawkins is a key figure in the Australian social impact and social enterprise landscape, developing and contributing to a number of powerful organisations, platforms and communities to increase this vital approach to creating positive change. A ‘big’ thinker and outspoken voice on the state of the planet and its citizens, Tom doesn’t shy away from telling it like it is and adding his two cents to a conversation about how the future should look and function. In this podcast Tim and Tom discuss a range of matters relating to social and environmental impact and the current state of the world. They also talk at length about a campaign StartSomeGood and Ocean Impact Organisation collaborated on with Austral Fisheries called the ‘Seafood for Good Accelerator’.The Seafood for Good Accelerator is nearing its final stages with the two finalists (Farmer Meets Foodie and Seaweedery) in the middle of their critical crowdfunding campaigns right now. You can learn more about each of these businesses and support their crowdfunding campaigns by following this link. In this episode we cut to a quick call with one of the founders of Seeweedery after the chat with Tom Dawkins to quickly hear their insights from the experience too. Learn more about StartSomeGood here: https://startsomegood.com/Follow them on social media here: https://www.instagram.com/startsomegood/?hl=enSupport the Seafood for Good crowdfunding campaign by supporting Seaweedery here and Farmer Meets Foodie here. A huge thank you to Tom for taking the jump online with us and we hope you enjoy (and even SHARE) this great episode of the Ocean Impact Podcast.

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23 Sep 2020

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#19 | Inspiring communities & companies to be more innovative, purposeful & impactful with Tom Dawkins

Community Heroes

Tom Dawkins is one of Australia's, and the Worlds, leading thinkers, action-takers and change makers in the social entrepreneur space. I dub him the Social Impact King! His journey is a real inspiration, full of adventure, giant leaps of faith, hilarity and many key takeaways to influence everyone that listens. Be sure to check out these projects that Tom mentions in the episode: https://startsomegood.com/farmer-meets-foodie https://startsomegood.com/seaweedery As well as his new venture he gave the heads up on which is launching on the 18th of September. The Start Some Good Community Network - be sure to keep an eye on the facebook page for more info on how to get involved! https://www.facebook.com/StartSomeGood ABOUT TOM: Tom Dawkins is the Co-Founder and CEO of social impact crowdfunding platform and innovation agency StartSomeGood. Tom is a leading speaker and advocate for social enterprise and teacher of community-building and fundraising skills. StartSomeGood partners with companies, funders and governments to inspire, unearth, skill-up and launch innovative social impact projects. Tom also founded award-winning youth organisation Vibewire, opened the first co-working space in Australia and was Director of the Australian Changemakers Festival. StartSomeGood is an award-winning social enterprise with a mission to connect innovation to capital for social change. StartSomeGood.com, a crowdfunding platform which has raised more than $14 million for social benefit projects globally with the highest project success rate in cause crowdfunding, the Good Hustle social enterprise design course and the #StartingGood Virtual Summit. They also power impact accelerators and educational programs for partners across business, foundations and government, including ING, Optus, Austral Fisheries, The United Nations Development Program and the Cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Parramatta and Perth. Connect with Tom and the team from Start Some Good: http://www.tomdawkins.com.au/ https://startsomegood.com/


16 Sep 2020

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#98 - How to Start, Fund, & Grow a Social Enterprise with Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder & CEO of StartSomeGood

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

Resources & Links:  ⭐️Download Your Episode Companion 📄Full Show Notes & Episode Bonuses 🌍Better World Weekly Newsletter 🎬Subscribe on YouTube 📈Get Help Growing Your Purpose-Driven Business In the latest episode, we chat with Tom Dawkins, CEO & co-founder of StartSomeGood. StartSomeGood is a global crowdfunding platform and education provider for social good projects. Tom has a plethora of experience in the social good space, founding Australian youth nonprofit Vibewire before StartSomeGood, and working for and consulting with various nonprofits, associations, and governments throughout his career. In our chat with Tom, we dive into: The beginnings of StartSomeGood Tom’s evolution from political activist to crowdfunding platform founder Good Hustle, StartSomeGood’s 10-module course that prepares for launching a crowdfunding campaign The foundational elements required to launch a social enterprise The importance of early-stage innovation for the betterment of our world Links from the Episode: Tom on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Medium If you connect with Tom on LinkedIn, be sure to mention you listened to this podcast! StartSomeGood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram GoodHustle.Online (10 modules) Collective Enoughness Manifesto for a Moral Revolution by Jacqueline Novogratz The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff Let People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela The Answer to How is Yes by Peter Block Full Show Notes & Episode Bonuses: https://growensemble.com/startsomegood-tom-dawkins/ Connect with Grow Ensemble on Social: YouTube Twitter LinkedIn Instagram


14 Jul 2020

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Episode #1: Mr Tom Dawkins (CEO, StartSomeGood), everyone can do some good

CEO Class, being inspired by the greatest leaders worldwide and talked about personal goals & growth

Mr. Tom Dawkins is the Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood, which is a social impact crowdfunding platform and innovation agency.  In addition to running the platform with the best project success rate in cause crowdfunding, they partner with companies, funders and governments to inspire, unearth, skill-up and launch innovative social impact projects.   -------------------------------------------------   In our busy daily life, we have no time to think about it.   “What do I want to do actually? “ “How can I make it work? “ “Is it really what I want to do? “   Now, it’s time to think about it. Manage risk into opportunity. This outbreak gives an opportunity to re-think and re-define our personal goals and growth plan.   This is what CEO Class aims to.   www.ceo-class.com app.ceo-class.com


7 May 2020

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Tom Dawkins; Co-Founder and CEO of StartSomeGood

Shape the System

In Episode 10 we chat with Tom Dawkins the founder of Start Some Good about his mission to inspire communities and companies to be more innovative, purposeful and impactful. Learn about his journey to help build participatory platforms for community-led change and help organisations harness the opportunities of the emerging purpose economy


21 Apr 2020

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Riot 1.6 - How to Raise Funds: Tom Dawkins, Founder of StartSomeGood

How to Start a Riot

Talking points include:- The basic (and BIG) mistakes people make when raising funds- When to squeeze your nearest and dearest and when to go wider- How to prove your worth and build your value in the eyes of donors- The critical difference between intention and action- How crowdfunding validates actions- Keeping your community engagedWant more? Explore live projects and start your own on StartSomeGood: https://startsomegood.com/Skill up with their Good Hustle program: https://www.goodhustle.online/.Join the Riot Squad:https://www.richbrophy.com/riot-squad-join

22 Jan 2020