Posted on August 1, 2011
Elizabeth Stuart’s article, “Pennies for change: Internet opens door for new breed of philanthropists,” speaks of an 11 year old boy named Park Begley who wanted to build a library in Africa and did so with his use of the internet. The article discusses how the internet is a great way to raise money for organizations and causes that require funding by reaching out to millions of people and the various networks that friends of friends create. A person does not need to know millionaires to raise lots of money. As SaraJoy Pond, the founder of tippingbucket.org said, “I don’t have a half a million dollars…I don’t know anyone with a half a million dollars. But, I realized, I am connected to a half a million people with $1.” This article shows us the power of social media and the internet which can be harnessed raise money and the willpower of a young boy to make his big dream into a reality.