Communication materials for soliciting support from potential partners and funders

We want to reach and engage potential partners and especially funders to support the event/edgeryders work either with money or visibility.

Landing page

Add: Text for the Header/ Banner for social media accounts

Add: C​old call​ text for social media package (tweet- opener)

Add: Description of the event (Tweet length)

Add: Description of Edgeryders ( Tweet length)

Add: text for 1- 2 page summary of the program to be published as PDF for download

Add: Engaging Prompt to book a meeting with us to discuss working together

Email to Friends and Allies

Add: Max 150 word email to ask for their help by doing one or more of the following

  • Join us at the event because we feel they could add value to the event
  • Partner their organisation with us (means contributing visibility and or funding)
  • Send an introductory email to connect us with people they know at organisations that might contribute financially

About Edgeryders event method

A 2hr process of online activities that accelerates offline activities.

Discussion

The EdgeRyders events process begins when an idea or solution is posted on the platform, sparking discussion among community members. Some join in, actively listening, asking questions or giving thoughtful responses. (This is a safe place and not for debating opinions or speaking for others.)

The discussion begins with first hand accounts of attempts taken to solve societal issues and moves to navigating the personal challenges experienced by members. Nuances and the various different contexts surrounding these challenges begins to show.

Information analysis

Next open source technology is used to make connections between topics being discussed, the people discussing them, places, projects, solutions and struggles. When we put this together, patterns start to emerge that help join these ideas and people to each other and to other information, skill and resources.

By the end of the process, our community members have gained a richer knowledge and understanding of the issue they wish to tackle and have a blueprint to put their idea into action.

What comes out of it

Inputs Platform Outputs Outcome
Good People Conversation Articles Clusters of local actors that together try out new ideas to secure resilient livelihoods for their communities and themselves. Each cluster is composed of individuals, groups and organisations with deep ties to a place.
Interesting stories Sensemaking New Projects How is a cluster different from a network? In a network, participants look for how to make the most of what others are doing. In a cluster, participants are willing to re-orient their work, so as to better work with the other participants.
Experience-based knowledge New perspectives & ideas Unlikely Alliances If you are a construction company, you must not be lazy, and be open to using new technologies. If you are a social cooperative, you must look away from providing standardized services to customizing what you do in order to better valorize the capabilities of the people they are assisting. And so on.

What participants do: 2hrs

The process with require 2 hrs of your time in total , spread out over a 3 week period:

  • Fill in registration form ( 5 mins)
  • Participate in the video chat ( 1.10 hr)
  • Leave comments on the forum sharing your thoughts ( 35 min)

Optional (+ 1. 5 hr): If you want to be involved in new opportunities for working and fundraising together with others - you can come to the follow up call to explore ideas for collaboration born out of the process + do some follow up work

How to participate