Listening is the New Giving

Posted by alison on June 30th, 2008

I came across this article on the New York Times and thought it was an interesting approach to giving – along the same line as knowing your donors and getting involved with things about which they are already passionate.

Product (RED) is developing a digital music sservice, which is scheduled to launch in the fall.  For $5/week, customers will receive three new pieces of exclusive music or audio content from some of industry’s biggest acts: U2, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Elton John, Emmylou Harris and Deathcab for Cutie.

While (RED) remains controversial for some, I applaud their approach because while I opened this post with an air of scholarliness – I was just perusing the New York Times and stumbled across this article – in truth, I found it on @U2 while I was looking for more information on rumored track called “The Cedars of Lebanon” on U2’s upcoming new album.

I’m a perfect example: find out what people are already excited about and get involved.

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2 Responses to “Listening is the New Giving”

  1. Tim McQuade says:

    Al, thanks for writing another great post! I really liked the title and I really enjoyed reading it. Even though I already knew about the forthcoming service, I love that you’re getting the word out to more people. I hope Bono appreciates your efforts ;-)

  2. Roman says:

    Hmm, Alison finding something on U2 site? NO WAY ;-)