Robin Kumabe of Touch A Heart and Pono Shim of the Oahu Economic Development Board join the Pod Squad to talk about how a breadfruit recipe for ice cream is being used to help local nonprofits that are developing social enterprises to help fund their services.
From left, Pono Shim, Robin Kumabe and Civil Beat’s April Estrellon enjoy some ice cream.
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Civil Beat readership has more than doubled in the past nine months. That’s incredible growth for which we’re so grateful.
But for a small nonprofit newsroom that provides free content with no paywall, readership growth alone can’t sustain our journalism. The truth is that less than 1% of our monthly readers are financial supporters.
To remain a viable business model for local news, we need a higher percentage of readers-turned-donors.