Google goes Good

Posted by on 09.29.08 | No Comments
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I know that some have ‘issues’ with Google. But this seems to be a bonafide reaching out to be of service to the worldwide community.

As part of their 10th anniversary celebration, Google is running a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible. Here’s how to join in Project 10100 (pronounced “Project 10 to the 100th”). Ideas are due by October 20, 2008. They are committing $10,000,000 to help the idea chosen that will help the most people!

How it works:

Their goal is to set as few rules as possible. However, they ask that you put your idea into one of the following categories and consider the evaluation criteria below.


  • Community: How can we help connect people, build communities and protect unique cultures?
  • Opportunity: How can we help people better provide for themselves and their families?
  • Energy: How can we help move the world toward safe, clean, inexpensive energy?
  • Environment: How can we help promote a cleaner and more sustainable global ecosystem?
  • Health: How can we help individuals lead longer, healthier lives?
  • Education: How can we help more people get more access to better education?
  • Shelter: How can we help ensure that everyone has a safe place to live?
  • Everything else: Sometimes the best ideas don’t fit into any category at all.


  • Reach: How many people would this idea affect?
  • Depth: How deeply are people impacted? How urgent is the need?
  • Attainability: Can this idea be implemented within a year or two?
  • Efficiency: How simple and cost-effective is your idea?
  • Longevity: How long will the idea’s impact last?

I hope your idea(s) win! I’m going to submit a couple…

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