ellohay! West Michigan

Serving organizations

Posted in discovery stages, mission statement, organization, planning, support by forgr on March 8, 2008

Should we serve entire organizations? For-profit business groups and not-for-profit groups?

The Philadelphia Wireless group offers bundles, $600 each for organizations. That covers the machine, the education, the support, and the discounted rate on internet access. That bundle provides tools to help serve their community… and it’s good.

If yes, we should serve them, what’s that right model for serving organizations? They need help too. In a perfect world, Executive Directors would be able to negotiate tools, resources and opportunities for each other. They should be able to help each other help people.

Is is scope creep on our mission statement? Weigh in… with a “yes” or a “no”.

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
Disability

Welfare to Work
Veterans
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

Ex-Convicts

Group Homes
Welfare
WIC
Missions, Ministries
Immigration
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?