Plan Future Events & Actions!

With more help, we can achieve more. Who wants to get involved?!

We'd like to hold an introductory organizational meeting where you can bring in your ideas and we can start to create a road-map for Think Act Change NYC. WE'RE JUST A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD. How can those of us who are here participating now best work TOGETHER? What is the best use of our time, talents and passion? We can have these meetings periodically as more people join (or get busy and step away) and try to develop this movement organically.

If you would like to get involved but can't attend this time, let us know. There will be other chances!

An agenda for this initial planning meeting might go something like this (but feel free to make suggestions by leaving comments or emailing one of us!):

1) Introductions — introduce yourself, your background, interests, and talents

2) Discuss help needed to make projects more impactful and who would like to do what. A lot goes into planning effective events, from choosing projects, recruiting guest speakers, publicizing events, reaching out to sympathetic groups, identifying actions that can be taken, organizing the actions, preparing written materials (or distribute online only?) and evaluating outcomes.

3) Should we try to fill roles on an ongoing basis or per project? Should we try to recruit additional people with specific abilities/connections to fill some of these roles?

4) Suggest & discuss ideas for future events & actions.

5) Suggest & discuss ideas for fundraising to pay for the programming.

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  • caroline

    Energizing to meet other likeminded changemakers!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great! I think we shared a lot of awesome ideas to take Think Act Change to the next level.

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Carolyn M.

    Can't make it this day, Caroline. I'll be in MA. But I may have a contact for you as a potential speaker about micro-financing. I have a somewhat distant connection to Janet McKinley, who was until recently the Chair of the Board of Oxfam. She went to the same college I did, graduated two years ahead of me, and this year won a Smith Medal for her work in micro-financing. You can read more about here here: http://alumnae.smith.edu/cms/?spotlight=drawn-to-philanthropy It's a long shot, but ... you never know! Let me know if you're interested in our trying to start a conversation with her. Best,

    Carolyn

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • caroline

      Sounds great Carolyn! Enjoy your trip to MA. I've got a speaker on Microfinancing next week so perhaps we could reach out to Janet for a speaking engagement next year. See you at an upcoming Meetup soon.

      September 28, 2013

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