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Hotfrog.org is a global impact, "cooperative worldzine" for the burning issues of our time and entrepreneur inspired solutions.

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Hotfrog.org: A "Cooperative Worldzine" for the Burning Issues of our Time

Hotfrog, LLC is an early stage, "global impact" media and education company focused on the burning issues of our time. Hotfrog is both an innovative digital rallying point and a potent symbol for a historic, paradigm-shifting business movement. Hotfrog is now ready to launch:

·    Hotfrog.org – a content platform offering an acclaimed team of world-class professional and citizen journalists sharing stories about the “burning issues of our time” and the impact movement of inspired entrepreneurs who are pioneering solutions to the world’s crucial issues;

·    HotPlace – the citizen journalist component of Hotfrog’s site that enables user-generated content submission, social community, and digital mobilization (through an innovative "impact action feed technology") for citizens concerned with global environmental, social, and economic issues, and who want to turn their passion into hope-filled action;

 ·    Hotfrog Global Impact Media Syndicate - Content by our award-winning team of journalists is syndicated to reputable media in the US and internationally.

We need your support to make our launch possible! Give a gift today and tell all your friends and colleagues about Hotfrog's Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign!

Learn more about (and take a tour of) Hotfrog.org in this video:

Hotfrog — The World’s First “Global Impact” Media Company

Arab Spring. Global financial meltdown. Climate change. Occupy protests.... Around the world we see evidence of profound upheaval and transformation. Political. Cultural. Economic. It has been called The Great Disruption. The Big Shift. 

From the smallest villages of the developing world to the cities of industrialized nations, a movement is materializing as increasing numbers of people realize that human society is following a completely unsustainable and inequitable path. We are like the main character in the famous “boiling frog” story — stuck in a pan of heating water. 

As the water grows hotter, however, the call for deep, systemic change has grown louder and clearer. 

We call it the Global Impact Movement, and its members “hotfrogs” — the ones who know better and jump! Hotfrog, our company, is both a symbol and an exciting new embodiment of the movement.  We are a pioneering and history-making company that has been painstakingly developed to be and make the change we want to see in the world. A company anchored in a single potent idea — impact

Hotfrog = Impact = Transformation; Systemic Change.

Hotfrog and the Impact Economy: A Whole New Paradigm for Global Business 

Over the past few years, a new infrastructure has been developed to support an entirely new business paradigm. Hotfrog has been participating in this process and is one of the first companies to live and breath this new reality, Here are a few of our highlights:

Pioneer: Several years ago, Hotfrog became a Founding B Corporation. As one of the world’s first “benefit corporations,” we are a certified triple bottom line enterprise. Impact companies occupy three dimensions — Social, Environmental, and Financial — and proactively work to grow these three distinct forms of capital simultaneously.

Pioneer: Hotfrog became one of the first companies ever to receive its initial equity investment as a Certified B Corporation.

Pioneer: On February 1, 2011, Hotfrog became the first company ever to complete a transaction on a designated impact investing platform (Mission Markets). 

Pioneer: During the summer of 2011, Hotfrog became a GIIRS Pioneer Company.

Pioneer:Hotfrog’s founder, Laurie Lane-Zucker, recently launched the Impact Entrepreneur group on LinkedIn. Impact Entrepreneur already has 1700+ registered participants from 45 countries. Laurie has also been writing about his experiences building the world’s first global impact company for Good Business International.

Kickstarter Goal: 

$100,000

Use of Funds: 

Compensation for Professional Journalists and Editors, Maintaining and Upgrading Technology

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