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A Cool New Way for Artists to Donate to Charity Using Their Talents

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Nerissa Coker
Written by Nerissa Coker

A new company called ProBueno, lets you give back using the best way you know how, your talent. The founders of ProBueno, who are all MIT grads, came up with a creative fund raising technique enabled by technology. Their mission is to make it possible for anyone to make a difference. They encourage you to think of what you’re good at and offer those services to anyone who will make a donation. All you need is a talent and someone else donates to your favorite charity on your behalf. It’s a simple concept.

“We developed ProBueno because we realized how difficult it was to make a difference for the causes we cared about. We could not write a large enough check, or drop everything to volunteer. We felt there should be an easier way for people to use their talents for good.” –Co-founder, Ryan Kabir via TechCrunch

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Here’s how ProBueno works:

  1. Find your favorite non-profit (we have over 1.2 million in our system)
  2. Tell us what talents you would be willing to offer (it can be anything)
  3. Share your offer with your friends and ask them to share with their friends
  4. When someone wants your help (it can be anyone), they make a donation using their credit card on the ProBueno website
  5. We notify you so that you can work out the logistics of where and when (most of the time, it happens via the phone or video-conference)
  6. You help them, and we make sure the donation makes it to your favorite charity

About the author

Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker

Nerissa Coker is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of CreativeArtsAdvocate.com. A graduate of Temple University, Fox School of Business, and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Nerissa Coker is an analytical thinker and an appreciator of the arts. She’s worked in the fashion industry for several years in New York City prior to obtaining her law degree, taking on buying, production, and management roles. Her interests expand beyond just fashion to entertainment, media, and entrepreneurship. She loves the idea of linking the worlds of creativity, business, and law. Intellectual Property law is that link. She completed intellectual property coursework at New York Law School as a visiting student to further concentrate on this area. The purpose of this site is to support small businesses and help individuals protect their creative interests. Outside of work, Nerissa enjoys volunteering and serving on non-profit boards in her local community.

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