Our Question Evolution! group just broke through a SECOND goal we set for the United States! In addition, we believe we may soon have a successful grant writing person on our team now as he expressed considerable interest and we have spoken to him for over 2 hours at this point.
Go Question Evolution! American team! USA! USA! USA!
You can see the exciting data below plus see our plan for making quantum leaps and continuous improvement.
We are beginning to move faster and faster towards the Question Evolution! speed of sound.
Recently, we started the initial phase of our widespread dissemination phase of the Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists.
North America is going to be a BIG focus for our group in the coming 60-90 days. That is because Americans LOVE questioning evolution. The United States is a key battleground in the creation vs. evolution culture war. It is one of the weakest geographic areas in the world for Darwinism.
Below is the web traffic of Creation Ministries International (CMI). According to Quantcast, it directly measures the web traffic for Creation.com which is CMI's website. According to Quantcast, direct measurement requires being "Quantified" which means the website owner put Quancast tracking code on their website.
According to Quantcast the figures below represent:
The volume of traffic originating from individual countries in a 30 day period. Indexes are calculated by comparing the percentage of a site's traffic from a given country to the pattern of all Internet traffic measured by Quantcast - e.g, an index of 500 indicates that the site gets five times as much of its traffic from the given country than the average Internet site.For example, as you can see below, Creation.com now had an index of 105 for the United States on 9/25/12 which means it is now has an above average to a typical website in terms of the percentage of web traffic it gets from America. We had set a goal to reach the 105 benchmark and we just recently reached it.
Our next goal is to expand the campaign both on the internet and in local communities by a little over 100%. This would mean that the web traffic of Creation.com would be about 150,000 visitors plus the ministry would have increases in other areas as well such as greater exposure in radio, print, local community efforts, etc.
Based on the United States vs. Australia numbers below, we feel conservatively that Creation.com could increase its web visitors by 600% which would mean it would have over 400,000 web visitors a month from the United States. We believe this goal is realistic because biblical creation belief is very prevalent in the United States and recent trends portend future growth.
Of course, this would spur the growth of its outreach in other countries as well due to spill over effects as no country is an island unto itself.
Creation.com - website of Creation Ministries International - unique visitors a month
Creation.com - website of Creation Ministries International - unique visitors a month - data obtained on 9/25/12 - countries section
Country Unique visitors Unique Index
United States 69,129 105
Australia 17,288 671
United Kingdom 12,213 153
Canada 12,210 193
India 4,047 105
Philippines 3,265 211
South Africa 3,815 1002
New Zealand 3,646 968
Singapore 1,228 248
Quantum leaps and continuous improvement
We are definitely pursuing reaching the masses with the Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists via all methods available such as news media, radio, the internet and local initiatives and doing this in a integrated way.
By the end of the this month, we should have finished reading a classic book on this matter by David Meerman Scott which sold 350,00 copies which was entitled The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use Social Media, Blogs, News Releases, Online Video, and Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly, 3rd Edition
We have some very creative people withing our group and we are very open to using their ideas. We believe creativity can produce quantum leaps in productivity as far as getting the word out about social movements.
Another approach we are going to utilize as far as getting out our message in a better and better way is the technique first developed by Americans and then further developed by the Japanese. The principle of kaizen.
Continuous improvement though Kaizen and Kaizen blitzes
Kaizen (改善), which is the Japanese for "improvement", is a "philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices that underlies total quality management and just-in-time business techniques."
The American businessman K. Edwards Deming taught the Japanese some principles of kaizen and I want to share with you some key quotes of Demming's:
"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing." - W. Edwards Deming
"Lack of knowledge... that is the problem." - W. Edwards Deming
"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival." - W. Edwards Deming
Every month we want to get continually improve at getting out our message in a bigger and more efficient way. We can teach others how to do this easily and efficiently via developing training videos and materials which is easy using free computer screen capture video recorder software such as Cam Studio.
In addition, we can do "kaizen blitzes" to learn how to do specific tasks better in a more rapid way (see: video below).
The American Danny Cox is an ex-Navy fighter pilot and speaker who wrote an excellent book for those wanting to continually shatter their previous efforts. The book was entitled There are no limits and I heartily recommend reading it.
A classic quote from Mr. Cox:
"Decide what 'personal best' record you'll commit yourself to breaking on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. Once you break the first three, the last two are easier!" - Danny Cox
Michael Jordan quotes:
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. " - Michael Jordan
"I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win." - Michael Jordan
This weekend we spoke to a Christian gentleman outside of North America who has successfully engaged in grant writing for a Christian organization and he has expressed some interest in doing grant writing with our group. He informed our Question Evolution! group that he obtained a grant of $8,000 and it required an investment of grant writing time of 15-20 hours. Of course, that was his first grant writing attempt so he was probably slower in his grant writing efforts than a more experienced person.
For the sake of discussion let's assume we put together a grant writing team. If an experienced grant writing team can initially raise $8,000 via 15 hours of grant writing time that means they are raising $533 an hour. That's not bad. Of course, the law of diminishing returns would eventually take place so continual effort would be necessary - especially if you want to raise considerable funds like we do.
However, we don't know if the $8,000 raised in 15-20 hours is representative of this person's efforts.
I can hear our Question Evolution! team members after he finishes each grant application:
Bravo! Magnificent! Olé! Olé! Olé!God willing, the beast of evolutionism will be skewered with the help of our grant writing team.
A seasoned grant writing pro told us in the past that at any given time there are 200-300 grants for Christian evangelism. We believe that creation evangelism and internet evangelism are very worthwhile and grant reviewers will look favorably on these endeavors. Plus, creation evangelism and general internet evangelism can be synergistically combined together. See: Internet evangelism is powerful especially when combined with creation evangelism
In our posts on fundraising, we mention that we want to pursue multiple sources of fundraising dollars using a variety of approaches. See: Winning the creation vs. evolution war through more firepower and A creation vs. evolution fundraising arms race has begun
Question Evolution! resources
Question Evolution! Campaign
15 questions for evolutionists
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8
Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15
Kaizen Blitz video
Cam Studio video
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