The future of philanthropy is here!
Created by David Clark, Cause Flash is a unique digital platform that connects and aggregates social-media advocates and followers to raise awareness and funds for important causes and campaigns. By connecting and amplifying followers and fans, Cause Flash instantly launches focused appeals to address some of the greatest issues of the day.
The concept is simple, at a prearranged date for a specific cause, a social media blitz is launched en masse which consists of the aggregated “social media voices” (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram followers) of renown individuals, organizations and the public at large, so a specific message instantly posts to everyone’s social media feeds, which in turn instantly invites everyone who receives them to opt their own social media followers into the Cause Flash to amplify it further. By initiating these digital wildfires for good, Cause Flash creates viral campaigns that elevate the human condition.
President Bill Clinton introduces Cause Flash creator David Clark, Smokey Robinson and P&G CEO Bob McDonald at the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative – to announce his support of Clark’s new social-media platform.
Cause Flash creator David Clark observes, “People rely on their social media communities and mobile phones as never before. There’s an unprecedented opportunity here to reach and mobilize people around the world for social change. Just think about the critical role social media played in facilitating the Arab Spring,” Clark continues, “Cause Flash is a social media platform designed to support a branded call to action which will blitz causes with enormous exposure so they get the attention and funding they deserve – instantly.”
CAUSE FLASHES INCLUDE:
CALL FOR CODE – 2018
Social Media Voice 920+ Million People
The Call for Code cause brand created by David Clark Cause and supported by Founding Partner IBM, is the largest developer engagement in history. Promoting a new issue every year, Call for Code empowers developers to tackle social challenges with software solutions. Since the 2018 theme was Natural Disaster preparedness and relief, the #CallforCode cause flash launched on UN World Humanitarian Day promoted The American Red Cross and United Nations Human Rights.
Supporters included: Ellen DeGenerous, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Trevor Noah, Jared Leto, Kesha, Pierce Brosnan, Lucy Hale, Pitbull, Robin Roberts, Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne and Gisele Bündchen.
CLEAN WATER HERE – 2018
Social Media Voice 794+ Million People
The #CleanWaterHere cause flash promoted the need for safe drinking water in the United States and abroad. Launched in partnership with UN Water to celebrate UN World Water Day, Clean Water Here was created by Lani Dolifka the CEO of Watermill Express and David Clark, CEO of David Clark.
Supporters included: UN Water, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Ryan Seacrest, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Maroon 5, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, Juanes, Monica, Daddy Yankee, Seal, and Shawn Mendes.
CLEAN WATER HERE – 2017
Social Media Voice 769+ Million People
The #CleanWaterHere cause flash promoted the need for safe drinking water around the world was launched with UN Water on UN World Water Day.
Supporters included: UN Water, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Ryan Seacrest, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Christina Aquilera, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Shania Twain, Jason Derulo and Fergie.
WATER NOW – 2016
Social Media Voice 753+ Million People
The #WaterNow cause flash was launched in partnership with UN Water to celebrate UN World Water Day, by providing clean water to children in Kenya and Honduras via World Vision.
Supporters included: Lady Gaga, Ryan Seacrest, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, UN Water, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Foster the People, Jason Derulo, Juanes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jason Mraz, Robin Thicke, UN Water and Sesame Street.
WATER NOW – 2015
Social Media Voice 837+ Million People
Launched with the support of UN Water to support World Vision so they could provide clean water to children in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, Zambia and Mozambique, the inaugural #WaterNow cause flash was the largest celebration of UN World Water Day to date, as the overall Social Media Voice topped one billion people (with re-posts).
Supporters included: UN Water, Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams, Britney Spears, One Direction, Pitbull, Sesame Street, Alicia Keys, Pitbull, Kesha, Fergie, Nick Jonas, Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Sia, Jason Derulo, Robin Roberts, Aloe Blacc and Alexandra Cousteau.
STAND 4 HEROES – 2014
Social Media Voice 47+ Million People
The #Stand4Heroes cause flash promoted the “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit concert at Madison Square Garden headlined by Bruce Springsteen and hosted by Jon Stewart in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which supports wounded veterans, service members and their families.
Supporters included: Sting, Whoopi Goldberg, Toby Keith, Jordan Sparks, Billy Joel, Gavin DeGraw, Rita Wilson, etc.,
FLASH FLOOD FOR GOOD – 2013
Social Media Voice 547+ Million People
The #FlashFloodForGood cause flash launched from the Clinton Global Initiative was dubbed “We Are The Digital World” by the media, and received the prestigious CSR Award by PR News. The award winning campaign raised awareness and funds so children in Rwanda, Ethiopia and Myanmar received clean water via the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Initiative and World Vision.
Supporters included: President Bill Clinton, Jeff Bridges, Cristiano Ronaldo, Hugh Jackman, Morgan Freeman, Sharon & Ozzy Osbourne, Lisa Marie Presley, Matthew McConaughey, Whoopi Goldberg, Pitbull, Celine Dion, Psy, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Robin Thicke, Kesha, Axl Rose, One Campaign, etc.,