Prior to StartSomeGood, Dawkins devoted his time to helping US-basedsocial change organisations reshape their digital strategies around socialmedia.
“I was the first social media director at [social entrepreneurship
organisation] Ashoka, then worked as a consultant for Small Act, [which
is a social media agency for nonprofits],” he s
“I have previously founded a number of community and nonprofit
initiatives, including Vibewire, a Sydney-based organisation that
supports young creatives and social entrepreneurs.”
While Dawkins is planning to return to Sydney in the middle of theyear, he has big plans for StartSomeGood.
“My goal in my remaining months here is to grow and iterate
StartSomeGood as rapidly as possible and learn as much as possible,
potentially via an incubator,” Dawkins says.
“My trajectory is unusual –
ping to raise funds then move
home. [It] doesn’t usually happen that way but with my co
staying, [it] will hopefully be possible.”
“I’m looking into Australia
based incubators as well.”
There has been a spate of new crowdfunding platforms in both the USand Australia, although those in the US are more niche than many of theplatforms that operate here.One of the most well-known US-based platforms, as mentioned earlierby Dawkins, is Kickstarter, aimed at creative professionals such asartists, designers, filmmakers and musicians.