Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey answers some of the questions about Invisible Children that have been raised in the wake of KONY 2012’s viral success.
It includes an explanation of Invisible Children’s unique development model and the philosophy behind the allocation of its money. Ben also breaks down the organization’s financial expenses including travel/transportation expenses, production costs, and management/general expenses. In addition, he explains the purpose and goals of KONY 2012–in both the short and long terms.
If you have any additional questions, please tweet them to us @invisible with the hashtag #AskICAnything, and we will do our best to answer your questions. Stay tuned for instructions on how to turn your awareness into action.
Here is the video – if by some chance you’ve been locked up in solitary confinement for the past three days and haven’t seen or heard about it. I’ll post some more of my own thoughts about the KONY 2012 campaign in the next day.
Since I first saw the Invisible Children film nearly eight years ago, I’ve been a fan of the Invisible Children organization. They are doing big things and doing them well.
For the past eight years, I’ve followed Africa’s longest running war. My introduction to it is due to a film by IC. Since then, they have kept thousands around the world informed about what is happening and providing very practical ways for people to get involved in helping to end the war and to provide a different life for the millions effected in Uganda, Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic.
I was thrilled to learn a few weeks ago that they have produced a new film called “Tony”. And they are hitting the roads again for a spring tour with 17 vans of roadies going through the US to bring the film and the story to people.
I am even more thrilled that we are going to get the chance to host a screening of this new film right here in Jefferson City.
On Friday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, make plans to view the latest film and also hear from one of the former child soldiers from Uganda. We will be announcing location soon but for now mark your claendars!