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Crowdfunding $50,000 for Maximin with Alumnus Brian Estabrook, '11 MAPJ
Mobilizing new donors to visualize global poverty and connect with effective projects
Alumnus Brian Estabrook joined the Maximin Project after receiving his M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies with a focus on Socioeconomic Development at the University of San Diego in 2011. He has fervently been exploring ways to overcome the challenges faced by the world's poorest since high school. After obtaining a B.A. in History from the Ohio State University and dedicating three years to social work with the poor and mentally ill population, he attended graduate school where he studied the challenges of land, food, and biofuels among the extremely impoverished in Mozambique. Equipped with extensive knowledge and empowered by a passion for social justice, Brian is excited to roll up his sleeves and put his research to work with the Maximin team.
The Maximin Project is working to mobilize a new generation of donors by helping them visualize global poverty and connect with effective projects.
Using beautiful and interactive infographics, their website helps donors find the regions where people are suffering from the most extreme types of poverty. Maximin then recommends aid opportunities based on their proven effectiveness in addressing the highest priority needs in those regions.
Their simple, well-designed interface and streamlined donation process connect education about poverty directly to opportunities for action. Simply put, they are trying to make it easy for people to do the most good for the least well off.
The Maximin Project successfully crowdfunded over $50,000 during a July 2013 campaign through Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/maximinproject/x/3331852
The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Congratulates Brian Estabrook, '11 MAPJ,
and your colleagues at Maximin for the Crowdfunding success!
The funds will build the first fully-functioning verison of their website: