ellohay! West Michigan

Naming, structure, goals, objectives and strategy

Posted in organization, planning, strategy, writing by forgr on May 18, 2008

I’ll be taking a break from posting about meetings and new concepts here for a bit to focus independently on naming, structure, goals, objectives and strategy.

If I get a chance to post here, I will (I greatly value your comments and strong opinions).

On another note, our Fundable drive is at 37%, if you’ve been meaning to contribute, but haven’t had a chance yet, the last day to meet our goal of $240 is exactly 7 days 1 hours 43 min. 40 sec. away. What can just $10 do for this project? Read here.

Thank you, everyone, for your support, and I’ll talk to you soon when I emerge from writing.

Marie-Claire Camp

Digital Inclusion in Grand Rapids, MI Project
(616) 446-3622

Potentially Existing Community Programs

Posted in clients, discovery stages, education, organization, partners, planning, players by forgr on March 8, 2008

Organizations that may already include technology education or client internet access into their curriculum/program. Or organizations that might have computer labs open for their clients.

Senior Citizens

Special Needs groups
At Risk Children

Welfare to Work
After-school Organizations, Student Aid Programs
Disaster Aid Organizations

Deaf Community
Blind Community

K-12 Education Facilities
College-Bound Student Organizations
College and University Organizations

Drop out boost up Programs
Young Mothers
Single Mothers
Mental Health Community
Terminal or long term Patients
Hospital Patients
Hospice Community
Physical Therapy
Head Start


Group Homes
Missions, Ministries
Continuing Adult Education
Faith Based Organizations (Catholic Society of…)
Women’s Shelters
Scholarship Programs
Arts and Music Education ProgramsParks and recreation
Library Education
Community Media groups
Community Colleges

Community literacy organizations

…who else?

Why do we care who’s already working to maintain programs?

It only makes sense to work with these organizations, help keep them going by providing support in some way. Form alliances, create partnerships. Why compete to help the same people? We might be able to help existing programs stronger, better, more effective. Who else is missing from this list?