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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:

Me, We and They

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!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: InterHague

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!

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First video teamwork

For the end of this project we will make a video about all the solution we gathered for our NGO. To make this video we need video tools, I’ve made a list of all the video tools available in both teams.Video

The video tool list contains:
Manda: IPad, iPhone, GoPro, reflex camera
Emilio: Phone
Mate: Camera (canon)
Anton: Camera (canon), GoPro
Georg: Camera (lumix)
Sandra: Video camera (canon)
Esmée: iPhone, digital camera

We also have Edvinas who is very good at video editing and has some video programs on his laptop, someone from the other team will help him to edit the video in the end.

We will start the first filming session next Wednesday, during the stahili event in the Hague.

I’ve got faith in our teamwork and can see the video coming alive, do you too?

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First video teamwork

For the end of this project we will make a video about all the solution we gathered for our NGO. To make this video we need video tools, I’ve made a list of all the video tools available in both teams.Video

The video tool list contains:
Manda: IPad, iPhone, GoPro, reflex camera
Emilio: Phone
Mate: Camera (canon)
Anton: Camera (canon), GoPro
Georg: Camera (lumix)
Sandra: Video camera (canon)
Esmée: iPhone, digital camera

We also have Edvinas who is very good at video editing and has some video programs on his laptop, someone from the other team will help him to edit the video in the end.

We will start the first filming session next Wednesday, during the stahili event in the Hague.

I’ve got faith in our teamwork and can see the video coming alive, do you too?

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: InterHague

R E F L E C T I O N

  HI PEOPLE!
Last week we had some struggles organising efficient work within our group – figuring out each others roles and responsibilities and what input each of us may  bring into our group in general. My team wasn’t really satisfied of my work, but starting from this week I took the whole managing system of our group in my hands. This week we were successful at resolving those issues, and as a team leader, I see that our work has become a lot better.

Last week we all did our own part and that was it, we did what the course guide told us but none of us didn’t really know what the others were doing. We talked about that at Monday and we solved a lot of issues in our group. This made us more open and now everyone can share their ideas and opinions. We work together and we know what everyone expects from each other. We can share our work when we’re overloaded and we are open for extra work. Now our team works with quite straight and understandable system with blog, social media and certain meetings.

TEAM Sweet Spot

Sweet spot due to NGO challenges
Sweet spot due to NGO challenges

After productive Personal Branding class we compared our own Sweet spot diagrams and we wrote down all the things that we share like common gifts, passions and purposes. So using passion of crafting and being active, gifts of communicating, organising structure and patience and purposes against humiliation and exploitation of people and against nature distraction we build our own Team Sweet Spot.The idea of it in creating a better life for disadvantaged people through innovative ideas, leadership and training.
Also we had a very useful chat with Stahily representer here in the Hague Michelle Oliel. She explained which kinds of volunteers they need here in Europe and which one they need in Kenya, how does financial part of organisation works and where the possible sources of fundraising. She also told us that They need help in web designers, people who maintain website and people for spreading information through the papers or social networks.
So the impression after this week is really good. We finally start to loose our ‘confusiasm’ and clearly understand what we have to do. Also close team work and lots of new skills!
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Thanks for this week, waiting for new tasks in week 4!
Have a productive next week!

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Reminder!

We all talk about being very creative and visual persons, so to keep it in mind, we decide to dedicate a seperate blog post only to the needs of Stahili Foundation. From the following grafic you can infer in what fields the Stahili Foundation needs support as well as where they need it (klick on the grafic for full size).

The needs of the Stahili Foundation

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Team Blogs
  1. 5 Kings 5kingsblog.wordpress.com
  2. BATCO batcoiwf.wordpress.com
  3. Blue Mood lijinghz2014.wordpress.com
  4. IDE Collaborators idecollaborators.wordpress.com
  5. IDE RESEARCHERS ideresearchers.wordpress.com
  6. InterHague interhague.wordpress.com
  7. ROBOBLOG blogwithswag.wordpress.com
  8. The Ducks projcomtheducks.wordpress.com
  9. Tiny Houses Found In Transition foundintransitionblog.wordpress.com
  10. Tiny Innovators tinyinnovators.wordpress.com
  11. watotomages watotomages.wordpress.com

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