A tentative budget

Now, this is not a business plan. I am not clear whether we need one (@ilariadauria, can you help me here?). But I think we need to be explicit as to how we will spend the money if we win. And here’s my proposal (roughly based on @ben’s proposals in a community call last week. It’s in Italian, as all CheFare material.

unMonastery intende utilizzare il denaro del premio non per sostenere le sue attività ordinarie, ma per attività straordinarie di valutazione del modello unMonastery, e soprattutto della sua sostenibilità, e di sostegno alla replicabilità, miglioramento e diffusione del modello stesso.

unMonastery will not use the prize’s money to support ordinary activities, but for extraordinary activities such as the evaluation of the unMonastery as a model and, excpecially, of the unMonastery’s sustainability and the support to it’s replicability,it’s improvement and the dissemination of the model.

Obiettivo 1: sostenibilità

Rendere unMonastery indipendente da sovvenzioni e donazioni nel breve periodo (2 anni); renderlo relativamente indipendente rispetto a shock all’economia globale nel lunghissimo periodo (200 anni).

Objective 1: sustainability

Make the unMonastery independent from grants and donations in the short term (2 years); make it relatively independent of global economy’s shocks in the long term (200 years);

Attività / Activities Descrizione / Description Budget

Sviluppo di una relazione di scambio tra unMonastery e comunità locale

Development of an exchange process between the unMonastery and local community

Coaching per sviluppare i progetti del prototipo in attività sostenibili (che rendono denaro, cibo o energia). Può includere nuove residenze o estensione di residenze in essere.

Coaching activities to turn the projects developed during the prototype phase in sustainable activites (which generate money, food or energy). This can also include new residencies or the extension of the initial residencies.

€28.000

Valutazione del prototipo

Evaluation of the prototype

Valutazione professionale del prototipo (anche usando metodi di etnografia online, particolarmente adatti per via dell’abitudine degli unMonasterians a lavorare insieme sul web)

Professional evaluation of the prototype (also using methods of online ethnography, particularly suitable because of the unMonasterians’ ability to work collaboratively online)

€20.000

Obiettivo 2: replicabilità

Rendere possibile il decollo di altri unMonasteries in tutto il mondo.

Objective 2: replicability

Make possible the launche of other unMonasterians in the whole world

Attività / Activities Descrizione / Description Budget

Codificare il lavoro svolto in forma di instructables

Coding the work in form of instructables

Compilazione di una non-Regola, nello spirito di San Benedetto: istruzioni dettagliate e open source per fondare un unMonastery

Compiling of the unRule, in the spirit of Saint Benedict: detailed and open source instructions to found the unMonastery

€10.000

Costruire alleanze e reclutare unMonasterians

Build alliances and recruit unMonasterians

Partecipazione a conferenze ed eventi di networking negli ambiti sharing economy, cultura hacker, DIY etc.; comunicazione e ingaggio di queste comunità sui social media

Participation in conferences and networking events in the field of sharing economy, hacker culture, DIY, etc.; communication and engagement of such communities with social media

€12.000

Posizionare unMonastery nell’ambito dei nuovi modelli economici

Position the unMonastery as new economic model

Seed funding per l’organizzazione di un Global meeting of the networked economies (fonti aggiuntive di finanziamento vengono cercate). Abbiamo già contatti avviati con gruppi con impostazioni simili alla nostra, come Casa Liberdade in Brasile e Las Indias in Spagna e Uruguay.

Seed funding for the organization of a Global meeting on the networked economies (additional funds will be raised). We already have made contact with groups with a similar mindset as ours, such as Casa Liberdade in Brasile and Las Indias in Spain and Uruguay.

€15.000

Costruire un modello di stewardship degli edifici inutilizzati.

Build a new model of stewardship of unused buildings.

Ricerca sui modelli di stewardship in Europa: architetture giuridiche e modelli economici per prendersi cura di edifici abbandonati o in disuso. Uno di questi è il modello di Camelot in UK. L’obiettivo è costruire un serbatoio di skill legale, applicabile in più paesi, per gestire spazi legalmente e a costo basso o zero.

Research on stewardship models in Europe: legal architecture and economic models to take care of abandoned or unused buildings. One of these models is Camelot in UK. The aim is to build a reservoir of legal skills, applicable in different countries, which enables unMonasterians to legally manage empty spaces at low or no costs.

€15.000
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Evaluation process

Awesome! I will translate this in English so we have a bilingual version Edgeryders can comment on :slight_smile:

Regarding the evaluation process: on the FAQ page,

  • how do we win? Che Fare is based on the idea that in order to recognize the economical value of culture, cultural projects have to have a strong social and territorial dimension. For this reason, the entire process rewards the ability of the proponents to mobilize their own social networks through online voting, as well as the narrative ability projects provoke in local communities. The storytelling ability will be one of the key factors upon which the jury will decide the winner. 
  • which criteria will the jury use to evaluate the projects in the final phase? The jury will analyze the 8 projects which will  obtain the most votes online through the voting process upon qualitative criteria. Not only. The participants which will reach the final selection wil have to present a business plan in order to illustrate all the characteristics. 
  • will the Business Plan be public? No, it will not. Only the Jury and a small group of people related to the Network will see the BP. 
  • what if a project's value is less than 100.000€? It's possible to present the project, but you have to keep in mind that the prize aims at implementing the participants' activities: the evaluators and the jury will look at the participants' capacity to use at best the money.

Upon this information, questions to ask:

  • how detailed must the BP be if we reach the last phase? 
  • how much time do we have to hand it in? 
  • in the "evaluation of the prototype" do we consider writing a Sustinability Plan (a BP in €, calories, and other measures)?
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Activities: generate… ?

Activities: “which generate money, food or energy” why not “which generate work, food, energy or build community” ?

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work generates work

Isn’t that always the case? :slight_smile: