It all started when...
I have a vision and belief that the way forward for public media will come through venture impact investing. DOW Live is a platform to engage foundations, corporations and philanthropically-minded individuals seeking to address the country's most critical problems through investments that positively impact communities and provide a social and financial return. In partnership with public media.
I'm here because I want to crack the code on funding and sustaining public media in a new way. The average government per capita funding for public media worldwide is $82.
New Zealand ranks next to last at $21, at $180 per inhabitant, Norway spends the most. The United States spends $3. The smallest per capita investment in public media in the world is spent in the US. These are C$ but that doesn't diminish the point.
I don't produce anything yet. But since my personal style is to lead with optimism, I am going to lead in the mission to fund public media. (Learning as I go; this blog happens to be a requirement for my Entrepreneurial course-work).
This space is dedicated to DOING OUR WORK and LIVING ENGAGEMENT in exploring, testing and applying entrepreneurship to public media (and other non-profits). I believe that impact investing might be the way forward. I welcome your comments and opinions on the matter.