What Edgeryders does and how you can get involved

What is Edgeryders?

At Edgeryders we support our members in creating self-sustaining projects that contribute to a common good. Our diverse community is made up of people from all walks of life and different places around the planet that share ideas and collaborate together on projects.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that grew out of a project funded by the Council of Europe in 2011; it aimed to figure out how governments could tackle mass youth unemployment.

Our founders built an open online platform that allowed hundreds of individuals to share their experiences of rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. They also created a methodology and software that helped process and analyse the information provided.

Soon after completing that project, we realised the open online platform built for the project along with the methodology and software we developed could be used for other projects too.

Since then, we have continued to build on and develop our platform and tools. Over the past eight years, we have 6000 registered users, 70,000 posts and members of our communities have orchestrated some fascinating projects.

Some of these include successfully advising cities on how to win the title of European Capitals of Culture to harnessing our network to create training tools for effective remote work.

Why Edgeryders?

When you join Edgeryders you become part of a collaborative community. Through structured activities our members can become inspired by one another and help each other improve existing projects and develop new initiatives together.

Together with others we use new tools to build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own.

How we work

Edgeryders’ 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.

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.

These conversation starters can occur through different mediums that take place on our platform, which include: listening sessions, webinars, online co-creation workshops, person to person support sessions and online hackathons

After ideas and thoughts have been exchanged, our open source technology makes 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.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you are an activist, entrepreneur, changemaker, expert, hacker or doer who thinks they can change something within our society, join the Edgeryders community today by signing up here. Introduce yourself to our community at our camp fire and share your thoughts. Who knows how your idea will have evolved a year from now?

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@nadia

Hei this is a welcome message for the summit participants I guess.
It looks good, perhaps an email version good be a little shortened?

What is Edgeryders?

At Edgeryders we support our members in creating self-sustaining projects that contribute to a common good. We are a not-for-profit organisation that grew out of a project funded by the Council of Europe in 2011. We have built an open online platform that allowed hundreds of individuals to share their experiences of rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown. We also created a methodology and software that helped process and analyse the information provided.

We soon realised that the open platform, methodology and software could be used for other projects too. Over the past eight years, we have 6000 registered users, 70,000 posts and members of our communities have orchestrated some fascinating collaborative projects - from advising cities on how to win the title of European Capitals of Culture to harnessing our network to create training tools for effective remote work.

Why Edgeryders?

When you join Edgeryders you become part of a community where everytime someone shares or posts about a project, like minded peers offer advice or connect it with new information that supports the work of that person. Often it evolves into collaborative projects. We build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own.

How we work

The process begins when an idea or solution is posted on the platform, sparking discussion.

These conversation starters happen around activities we organise, which include: listening sessions, webinars, online co-creation workshops, person to person support sessions and online hackathons.

After ideas and thoughts have been exchanged, our open source technology makes 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.

So, what are you waiting for?

If you are an activist, entrepreneur, changemaker, expert, hacker or doer who thinks they can change something within our society, join the Edgeryders community today by signing up here. Introduce yourself to our community in a New Topic in our Campfire. Who knows how your idea will have evolved a year from now?

This is something I would send to participants in previous sessions, focusing on the content, rather than on a long expo about edgeryders. I can see why a mix between the two is best though!

Hello Name,

Thanks for registering to the online session which will take place next week, Wednesday 3 June at 17:30 CEST (Brussels time). You will receive the link to the zoom call a day before the event.

Meet Name, my co-host! We are both food entrepreneurs based in Brussels and together we will share information from the Belgian food scene and abroad, and think about how communities can support food projects,

It is super important for us to have an informal, interactive session to hear from all participants. Please take a moment to think about these questions and what you see happening around you:

- what kind of solutions do you see that are being tried? are there interesting success stories amidst struggle?
- is localisation something that can have an actual impact? will it be able to feed the whole table? Is this model based on time and even burning out, higher quality & more involvement scale-able to the whole society?
- new opportunities for food projects and specifically how cooperative structures can help.
*…your own questions or asks for help. *

*Can we ask you to register on the community forum and you leave a comment with your thoughts? The more detail you offer the better! *

Registration: https://communities.edgeryders.eu/

Discussion here:

https://edgeryders.eu/t/after-covid19-while-food-businesses-are-failing-can-community-oriented-food-projects-be-the-way-forward/13409

Looking forward to see you!

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ping @lroddy

Thanks @noemi

@nadia also

Have aimed to combine both with other feedback what do you think of the below?

Hello Name,

Thanks for registering to the online session which will take place next week, Wednesday 3 June at 17:30 CEST (Brussels time). You will receive the link to the zoom call a day before the event.

Meet Name, my co-host! We are both food entrepreneurs based in Brussels and together we will share information from the Belgian food scene and abroad, and think about how communities can support food projects.

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our event. Before I go any further, let me tell you a little about Edgeryders - the group that puts these events together.

We are a not-for-profit organisation that supports our members in creating self-sustaining projects that contribute to a common good. We grew out of a project funded by the Council of Europe in 2011. Since then we have watched our community swell to 6000 registered users and 70,000 posts - we have shared ideas and solutions, built new businesses together and some of our community have even fallen in love.

When you join Edgeryders you become part of a community where every time someone shares or posts about a project, like minded peers offer advice or connect it with new information that supports the work of that person. Often it evolves into collaborative projects.

We build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own through our dense networks. Having a dense network gives you access to expertise, resources, skill sharing and financing.

We join ideas and people to each other, to other knowledge, skills and resources, which means the members of our community gain a richer knowledge and understanding of the issue they wish to tackle and have a blueprint to put their idea into action.

So, ahead of XXX event, we ask that you join the Edgeryders community by signing up here. Introduce yourself to our community in a New Topic in our Campfire and answer some of these questions:

  • what kind of solutions do you see that are being tried? are there interesting success stories amidst struggle?

  • is localisation something that can have an actual impact? will it be able to feed the whole table? Is this model based on time and even burning out, higher quality & more involvement scale-able to the whole society?

  • new opportunities for food projects and specifically how cooperative structures can help.

*…your own questions or asks for help. *

Discussion here:

https://edgeryders.eu/t/after-covid19-while-food-businesses-are-failing-can-community-oriented-food-projects-be-the-way-forward/13409

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

It still looks very long to me. Agree with Noemi, no point rambling about Edgeryders. The person has signed up anyway.

This does not make sense. “Hello Alberto, meet Alberto!”. :frowning:

Pulled out the paragraph on the background

Hello Name,

Thanks for registering to the online session which will take place next week, Wednesday 3 June at 17:30 CEST (Brussels time). You will receive the link to the zoom call a day before the event.

Meet HostName, my co-host! We are both food entrepreneurs based in Brussels and together we will share information from the Belgian food scene and abroad, and think about how communities can support food projects.

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our event. Before I go any further, let me tell you a little about Edgeryders - the group that puts these events together.

When you join Edgeryders you become part of a community where every time someone shares or posts about a project, like minded peers offer advice or connect it with new information that supports the work of that person. Often it evolves into collaborative projects.

We build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own through our dense networks. Having a dense network gives you access to expertise, resources, skill sharing and financing.

We join ideas and people to each other, to other knowledge, skills and resources, which means the members of our community gain a richer knowledge and understanding of the issue they wish to tackle and have a blueprint to put their idea into action.

So, ahead of XXX event, we ask that you join the Edgeryders community by signing up here. Introduce yourself to our community in a New Topic in our Campfire and answer some of these questions:

  • what kind of solutions do you see that are being tried? are there interesting success stories amidst struggle?
  • is localisation something that can have an actual impact? will it be able to feed the whole table? Is this model based on time and even burning out, higher quality & more involvement scale-able to the whole society?
  • new opportunities for food projects and specifically how cooperative structures can help.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

Still does not make sense.

Hi Alberto,

This is a template that Noemi uses to send to people.

I presume it will say

Hello Alberto,

Meet Noemi, my co-host,

Then it would be

Hello Name, meet HostName…

#nerdalert
:slight_smile:

I see, have changed :slight_smile:

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Needs to be adapted for the session

Same as above, doesn’t really fit the coworking session which will have its own questions.

made already some versions for the coworking session:

Hello Name,

Thanks for registering to the Co-working summit “Supporting the recovery of the coworking sector”, Tuesday 21st of July from 16:00 - 18:30 CEST (Brussels time). You will receive the link to the zoom call a day before the event.

I am Maria from Edgeryders and am helping to host the event. In CC in this message are also Rowena Hennigan, great remote work educator and the organiser of this session and Nadia El-Imam Edgeryders co-founder and creative director. We all have years of first-hand experience as well as conducted considerable research in remote work and diverse co-working situations.

For this event, we invited seven inspiring, knowledgeable and hands-on experts on aspects of co-working from all across the world. They cover the perspectives of coworking space owners, technology providers on the co-working sector and network and representation bodies for the coworking sector.

We will cover theses topics also in smaller break out rooms with individual experts and focused participant groups to enable direct discussions to bring forward the topics in question with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our event. Before I go any further, let me tell you a little about Edgeryders - the group that puts these events together.

When you join Edgeryders you become part of a community where every time someone shares or posts about a project, like minded peers offer advice or connect it with new information that supports the work of that person. Often it evolves into collaborative projects.

We build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own through our dense networks. Having a dense network gives you access to expertise, resources, skill sharing and financing.

We join ideas and people to each other, to other knowledge, skills and resources, which means the members of our community gain a richer knowledge and understanding of the issue they wish to tackle and have a blueprint to put their idea into action.

So, ahead of the “How to support the Recovery of the Coworking Sector?” event, we ask that you join the Edgeryders community by signing up here. Introduce yourself to our community in a New Topic in our Coworking Recovery Event Forum and answer some of these questions:

  • What is your connection to/experience with the co-working sector?
  • How has the Covid19 crisis impacted your work processes?
  • Where do you see the potential for technologies to improve co-working?
  • What do you think will/have to be the key changes/future developments in the co-working sector in future?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

and this one for those who already have an account:

Hello Name,

Thanks for registering to the Co-working summit “Supporting the recovery of the coworking sector”, Tuesday 21st of July from 16:00 - 18:30 CEST (Brussels time). You will receive the link to the zoom call a day before the event.

I am Maria from Edgeryders and am helping to host the event. In CC in this message are also Rowena Hennigan, great remote work educator and the organiser of this session and Nadia El-Imam Edgeryders co-founder and creative director. We all have years of first-hand experience as well as conducted considerable research in remote work and diverse co-working situations.

For this event, we invited seven inspiring, knowledgeable and hands-on experts on aspects of co-working from all across the world. They cover the perspectives of coworking space owners, technology providers on the co-working sector and network and representation bodies for the coworking sector.

We will cover theses topics also in smaller break out rooms with individual experts and focused participant groups to enable direct discussions to bring forward the topics in question with you.

We are looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our event and are happy that you are already a member of our community.

As you know, Edgeryders is a community where every time someone shares or posts about a project, like minded peers offer advice or connect it with new information that supports the work of that person. Often it evolves into collaborative projects.

We build a deep experience that no small group or individual could reach on their own through our dense networks. Having a dense network gives us access to expertise, resources, skill sharing and financing.

We join ideas and people to each other, to other knowledge, skills and resources, which means the members of our community gain a richer knowledge and understanding of the issue they wish to tackle and have a blueprint to put their idea into action.

So, ahead of the “How to support the Recovery of the Coworking Sector?” event, we ask you to introduce yourself to the other event participants in a New Topic in our Coworking Recovery Event Forum and answer some of these questions (or link to an existing post of yours that is relevant in the context):

  • What is your connection to/experience with the co-working sector?
  • How has the Covid19 crisis impacted your work processes?
  • Where do you see the potential for technologies to improve co-working?
  • What do you think will/have to be the key changes/future developments in the co-working sector in future?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

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