June 10, 2020

Initial Thoughts

Things to Consider Doing Initially:
  • Determine Organizational Structure (foundation, member-based association, etc.)
    • 501c3 Not for Profit
    • Board of Directors / Committees
    • Legal Structure
    • Local & Regional Affiliations
  • Create Vision / Mission / Core Values
  • Create Long-Range Strategic Plan
  • Create First-Year Actionable S.M.A.R.T. Business Plan
  • Create Rules of Engagement (Principles of Professionalism, etc.)
  • Create Organizational Budget for Financial Stability and Sustainability
Possible Paths of Engagement:
  • Workshops: (suggested topics)(live and on-demand):
    1. “How to Actively Listen”
    2. “Overcoming Fear of Engagement”
    3. “Diversity & Inclusion Through Understanding”
    4. “Yes/And”
    5. “Common Ground Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Agreement”
    6. “Change Starts With Me”
    7. “Navigating Social Media”
    8. “Really Understanding Your Perceived Opponent”
    9. “Vulnerability”
    10. “How Do I Do Me & Let You Do You?”
  • Podcast:
    • One-on-One Interviews
    • Topical Talks
    • Seminars
    • Pre-Recorded & Live Events
  • TALKtanks (live and on-demand):
    • Small Groups
    • Town Halls
  • Political Engagement:
    • City, County, State, Federal
    • Elected Officials
  • Religious Engagement:
    • Interfaith conversations
  • Social Engagement:
    • Cultural
    • Socio-economic
    • Ethnic
    • Underserved Communities
  • Technology Engagement:
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
    • Website
    • App
  • Marketing/Public Relations:
    • Methodology
    • Platforms
    • Timing
  • Success Stories / Growth Opportunities:
    • Create a space using any of the engagement paths above to share success stories and those stories where it might not have worked and what was learned from it.
  • Volunteer / Member Engagement:
    • How are we recruiting people for this movement?
    • How are we engaging them once they are on board?
    • How can they give back and play active roles in the movement?
  • Sponsor / Affiliate Programs:
    • Where are we going to find the financial support we need to sustain us?
    • Are we going to place guidelines on who we accept money from?
    • Are we clear about the core principles of our financial supporters?