There’s never been a better time to be about giving and the greater good.
We all want to dive in and help causes we care about. Milwaukeean Kevin Nam has founded a new business, TaskCause, based on just this concept: giving by doing. I’ve met with Kevin several times and am honored to be a small part of the business as a board member.
Learn more about TaskCause, Nam and what his thoughts are for the future of giving in this latest edition of Milwaukee Talks.
OnMilwaukee: What’s the mission behind TaskCause?
Kevin Nam: We’ve created a new way for people to donate their time and skills to their community through what we call "Giving By Doing." We’re accomplishing this by providing digital marketing services for nonprofits to raise awareness and funding for their cause through our app. Over time, we want to give people ownership in the community for volunteering so that anyone can create and earn equity in their local community by giving back.
Give me the three-minute Kevin Nam story.
I was born in South Korea, moved to the United States at 8, lived around various parts of the Chicago suburbs, attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and eventually landed here in Milwaukee. My parents moved our family to this great country because they wanted a better opportunity and a chance at a better life for me and my brother. Growing up, I worked at my parents' dry cleaning business, and today my primary focus has been furthering the "cause" of TaskCause.
What are the ways people can use TC?
There are three simple ways to use TaskCause. You can request something you need done, you can offer to complete a task as an independent contractor to earn money or you can offer to complete a task as a volunteer to raise money for a nonprofit cause – we call it "Giving By Doing."
How is TaskCause different from other large apps?
Unlike centralized services, we’re not providing the service of hosting applications, running background checks, providing i…Read more...