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Podcast 85: Nate St. Pierre and J. Money, Love Drop

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On today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Tom Dziubek speaks with Nate St. Pierre, founder of the community building website ItStartsWith.Us, and Budgets Are Sexy founder J. Money. Tom talks with Nate and J. about their new micro-giving endeavor, Love Drop. They talk about what Love Drop is and what it hopes to accomplish, such as leveraging people in the community to help others in need.

Consumerism Commentary Podcast #85
Nate St. Pierre & J. Money, Love Drop: S04E7 / 107

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Table of contents

[00:00] Introduction from Tom
[00:31] Interview with Nate St. Pierre and J. Money
[00:47] Nate’s background
[02:02] J. Money’s history
[02:32] Love Drop
[03:59] How Nate helped create a charitable online community
[05:10] The Love Drop process
[06:55] Love Bomb vs. Love Drop
[08:14] The anticipated rewards for Love Drop recipients
[10:00] Planned frequency of Love Drops
[11:02] Logistics of Love Drops
[12:25] Community building
[13:51] Overhead costs
[15:58] Ideal expectations of people in the Love Drop network
[18:13] How offering up services can be mutually beneficial
[21:12] How you can recommend a Love Drop target
[21:43] Future plans for Love Drop
[24:05] End

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Updated April 13, 2016 and originally published December 5, 2010.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar 1 Anonymous

Great interview guys – good luck with the project!

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avatar 2 Anonymous

I love this project. Great innovation. Just tweeted it

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avatar 3 Anonymous

Thanks Fin and L. Marie – we’re really excited about it . . . gonna do some good, w00t!

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avatar 4 Anonymous

I cannot wait to start DROPPING this help!!! Man, months and months of planning and now it’s time for the big show ;) (well, on 1.1.11, that is)

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avatar 5 Anonymous

I love hearing you guys talk about it -you can HEAR the passion (and first ever time I’ve heard J Money’s voice too!) :)

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avatar 6 Anonymous

I like to let Nate do most of the talking :) He paints a prettier picture and I tend to get right to the point! haha… 1.1.11 baby!!!

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avatar 7 Anonymous

I think J. would have done more talking but there appeared to be a significant amount of police activity happening behind him.

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avatar 8 Anonymous

You can blame Obama for that… Seems it takes 15 cars to get him anywhere!

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avatar 9 4hendricks

Love the title, I need some help making my budget sexy

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