RSJ Promise is one module being developed by the journalism graduate program at UNR's Reynolds School of Journalism with a focus on improving environmental journalism by increasing engagement with the reader. RSJ Promise was inspired by PledgeBank, but is designed to be more effective for smaller geographic areas.
The module was designed by students in the Masters in Interactive Environmental Journalism for their needs, but could be used by any group trying move users from simply being informed about a topic to actually committing time or money to do something about it. In addition to environmental groups, RSJ Promise might be useful to neighborhood organizations and political groups.
This module will eventually be integrated with the ChipIn to automate the process of collecting contributions.