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Interview with New Story Co-Founder Alexandria Lafci on the Social Entrepreneur Podcast

by Drew Meyers on 9:52 pm June 4, 2016

I’ve written about New Story before, and had the chance to meet Alexandria and Brett in New York in January. Alexandria was recently interviewed on the Social Entrepreneur podcast (which I’ve been listening to religiously since I was on it). Listen away…

Gifts for Real Estate Agents (Realtors) in 2015

by Drew Meyers on 3:51 pm December 11, 2015

Are you looking for gift ideas for real estate agents (aka Realtors) this upcoming holiday season? Those who know me, know I’m not the biggest fan of consumerism (read this post I wrote on Christmas day in 2010). Thus, in 2015, please don’t spend money purchasing worthless material items your friend or family (who happens to be an agent) doesn’t need. Here are a few worthwhile Christmas gifts to consider: The first month or two of membership to GiveBack Homes ($50/mo). I can’t think of a better way to … Read More »

New Story – The Home & Community

by Drew Meyers on 9:47 am December 1, 2015

I just watched the following video, a short presentation by Brett at New Story (which I’ve written about before): Given I’m a sucker for community, one thing I picked up on was that Brett mentioned that building homes leads to lasting community. Money can’t build community, only time — given the time it takes to build a home, I’d have to agree with Brett. Beyond the time spent building those homes, those homes end up as locations for community gatherings for years to come. So, … Read More »

Change Heroes – Fund a Home, Then Build It

by Drew Meyers on 9:43 am November 13, 2015

I was speaking to the founder of HelpingB (crowd funding for social good ideas) because we’re thinking about doing a campaign for Horizon to get us onto Android. On the call, she told me about Change Heroes, which helps people campaign with 9 other friends to build homes in Latin America (in partnership with Techo). They also help you go actually build the home yourself. Change Heroes’s campaign with Techo reminds me of NewStory (coverage) and Giveback Homes (coverage). It goes without saying, I’m a massive fan of … Read More »

New Story: Crowdfunding Homes for Those in Need

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am June 2, 2015

Those who read regularly, know I’m a huge fan of doing good in the world (see this and this). That’s precisely why when I came across New Story a couple weeks ago on Twitter as a result of getting backed by YCombinator, I immediately knew it was a project worth highlighting here on Geek Estate. It’s a nonprofit that crowdfunds in order to build homes for those in need – such as those whose homes were destroyed by natural disasters. Their current focus is families in Haiti. … Read More »

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