If you work on a Mac desktop you will have to replace your keyboard batteries from time to time. Sadly, as you continue to extract and put in new batteries, the spring looses it’s contact to the positive end of the battery.
Today after I put in new batteries, the green light would not even turn on. After some time trying 4 different types of AA batteries I went searching online for a DIY solution rather than buy another $70 keyboard.
Sure enough, hundreds out there have this same problem. The fix is taking a pea size ball of aluminum foil and dropping it in the tube. Then press all three batteries in and screw/push hard the top cap with a penny.
Now rather than having one bad point of contact, you have numerous because of the squished aluminum. Bingo, it works!
The loss of control you fear is already in the past.
Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody
So, woke up to move my car this morning, only to find it had a ticket already on it. Why, because each day of the week has a different time for street sweeping, different duration window and 2 hours earlier if parking meters are present!
The city of San Francisco does this so you can’t remember the street sweeping hours = getting a 55 dollar ticket. Also elminates “word of mouth” advise to help your fellow man.
Donation amounts need to be the polar oppisite. Make sure that each amount is a easy number to get your head around and then keep that number as long as you can. Make it intuitive, e.g. Plant a tree = $10, and save a old growth tree = $100.
If you keep it simple and don’t change your numbers from month to month, year to year, then your advocates for your non-profit will spread SIMPLE numbers to their friends that will make a large impact on your bottom line.
We used to give 8 different donations types, 8 different amounts and in different scheduled donation intervals. Use KISS! Make your non-profit more like IN-&-OUT. IN-&-OUT is easy to explain to a out-of-towner because it is a simple concept (just one type of burger) and because I can explain it in 15 seconds, my friend ususally wants to eat there before they leave California.
We could go on and on, but it all boils down to future ubiquity for personal online profiles, representing every individual who is online, which in mature consumer societies will mean 99% of the population.
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