A crash course in changing the world.
This is awesome, just the volume of reception. This site definitely gives us an opportunity to start working with others who are just as passionate and interested in change as ourselves so we need to take advantage of that fact to the max.
But back to business- I would really like to start an NPO that acts more or less as a social innovation thinktank. Basically we would accept any and all ideas anywhere around the world concerning projects focused on development, aid, etc.. We would screen those ideas and try to help propel them forward either through funding or guidance or networking, etc.. I don't think enough groups exist which focus on the general, on helping others with drive and expertise to turn their ideas into a reality to tackle a specific problem. Furthermore, this NPO could allow for cooperation between projects it sponsors, for example two groups working on a med or economic project could focus on the specifics while collaborating on the big picture.
What do you guys think?
I'm going to start looking at the ground work for the NPO, outlining a charter and website, etc.. Meanwhile check out my blog, I'll have a post just for that and try to start working with anybody who is interested in the idea.
Somone also posted two excellent links and examples of what this thinktank could help sponsor and propogate:
Oxfam Mayan Guatemalan cooperative
Have a draft for this social innovation forum/project idea now at: IMAGINE