Young Dreamer Network: Providing Education Globally

Over 121 million children around the world are out of school because their families cannot afford to pay for their education. 

Did you know that only $83 covers the cost of one month of schooling, which includes tuition, school supplies, transportation and much more?  It’s incredible to think about how a relatively minor amount of money for us can absolutely change a child’s life through the gift of education.

Our latest  partner, The Young Dreamer Network is focused on solving this problem by providing scholarships to children in the third-world to continue their education. They select the most driven and eager students to participate in this program, and help train them to become the future change-agents in their community.

Check out our latest Dynamic Infographic for the Young Dreamer Network to learn more about how you can help.

http://karmastore.org/youngdreamernetwork/

Please help spread awareness and support for this cause by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other way.

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Our First Dynamic Infographic: Coral Restoration Foundation

After months of hard work, we are really excited to finally show off Karma Store’s first dynamic infographic for Coral Restoration Foundation. They are an awesome nonprofit working to save one of the world’s most important species, the coral reefs. Did you know that even though coral covers less than 1% of the ocean floor, they support over 25% of all known species in the ocean?

They are being threatened and are close to extinction, and it’s time for us to take action to change this. Check out our dynamic infographic for more information, and please spread awareness and support for this cause by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other way.

http://karmastore.org/coralrestoration/

Let us know what you think about this new style of infographics in the comments below.

Awesome Infographics: The Bright Future of Car Sharing

http://futureofcarsharing.com/

For many, the term infographic implies a static image that boils down a lot of information and data into a simple, compelling story. While many infographics are very successful in telling their stories, they still are little more than a digital poster and can often struggle to keep the reader completely engaged.

I recently came across an amazing infographic that broke a lot of the norms people have come to expect. Rather than the static image, Collaborative Fund has created an interactive infographic that shows the viewer the many benefits of Car Sharing in a very, very cool way.

Before I tell you any more about this, play around with it yourself via the link below:

http://futureofcarsharing.com/

What I love the most about this infographic are the little details that add to the overall experience. Being able to drive the car using the arrow keys gives it a video-game feel; the cute animations for the animals and other background figures engage the viewer and drives them to pay close attention; and the use of both background and foreground objects creates depth in the whole structure. All of these unique details make playing with this infographic truly a joy, while still getting across important information about the increasing popularity of Car Sharing.

Overall, this infographic succeeds tremendously and is a perfect example of one done extremely right. In many ways, it seems like the logical next step in the evolution of the infographic medium. I can only hope other designers take note and start producing more interactive infographics as fun and engaging as this one.

The idea of an interactive infographic is especially relevant to our work at Karma Store because that is exactly what we are trying to build for nonprofits. Although ours may not be as fun as the one above (yet), we can guarantee that it will be equally as engaging and interesting. Look for the launch of our first one very soon.  For a sneak peek, check out our new website at http://www.karmastore.org.

Are interactive infographics the next logical step to the evolution of the infographic? What are some other groups doing infographics right?