Me, We and They.

Half of the time is over, three weeks are left and we are getting closer to our final destination – the video with our solutions and advices for our client, the Stahili Foundation.

We are deep into the research now and we have already identified some promising approaches we will follow up on. Perfectly corresponding to this was the topic of the week: Idea networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Yes, that sounds a bit abstract, but it is easier than you think! Actually it is about different groups and how to use them for crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. To facilitate this process we first made clear what are these “groups” for us, how they work and how we can use them to reaching our goal. In the following graphic you can see, what emerged from our discussion:

Afterwards we got back in our research groups and shared our first results.

Concerning our fundraising strategies we agreed that it is not only about fundraising itself but also about improving the online presence of the Stahili Foundation. At the moment, they are very hard to find on the internet so it is even harder to raise any funds. Therefore we agreed that we will also want to give some advice on how they can work on their online presence (work in progress). The second thing is the fundraising itself. We already got some good approaches which will follow up on. For example we want to advise to use GoogleAdGrants, apply for CharityShopping or participate in a Lotterij which supports charities. Next week we will compare the results concerning practicability and make a final decision.

Concerning volunteering we ascertained that there is still some information in detail missing. We determined that on the websites of other NGO’s it is always categorized and described for what volunteers they are looking. So, we gathered all open question and used the possibility of meeting a volunteer to interview her about all the issues.

Finally we will have the opportunity to meet the Stahili Foundation “personally”  at their charity event on the 30th of September 2015 in The Hague – can’t wait to share all our new insights with you!

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “Me, We and They.

  1. Very clear and nice post Manda! The fundraising group is working like an oiled machine now. We know what to do and what the deadlines are. The volunteering found out that they still need to do some extra research but that’s fine! In the end we will sit together and see which ideas will suit our NGO the best.

    Like

  2. Great post! On that week we clearly understood our task due to good presentation on Monday and continued to work in our small volunteering-fundraising groups. The work was really productive even if on Wednesday we had some fights inside about volunteering in our NGO.
    At the end of that day the work for the next week was splitter up and everyone was happy!

    Like

    1. I think the idea of fundraising is very effective advising to use GoogleAdGrants, apply for CharityShopping or participate in a Lottery which supports charities. But if you could do some research on charity shopping giving the websites or names. Putting these information on this blog would improve it.

      Like

      1. I think the idea of fundraising is very effective advising to use GoogleAdGrants, apply for CharityShopping or participate in a Lottery which supports charities. But if you could do some research on charity shopping giving the websites or names. Putting these information on this blog would improve it.

        Like

  3. Hi Manda, you wrote an interesting post, especially because you explained the ‘Me, We, Many’ factor, potencially contributing for better collaboration. My group did not apply this class information! However your post still seem a little vague to me. l’d like to know for instance why you chose crowdfunding vs. crowdsourcing. What do you mean by ‘volunteering’? Volunteering only meens willingly offering services without getting paid, therfore it can be related to crowdfunding or crowdsourcing, both volontary actions that people could perform.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s