ellohay! West Michigan

Application process, thoughts

So for this workshop/project/program. How does someone join? The application process should be easy right?

A.) How to become a community member:

* Explain the project

* Name

* Address

* Phone number or best way to contact you


Why do you want to participate in this project? What would you do with your computer? How do you hope that a computer will help you?

Can you volunteer? (If no, how do you hope to give back to the community?)

Volunteer explanation, how would you like to help here? What are your strengths?

Take a photo

Get them an ID

Get them an email account

Give them reading materials, (information to think about while we process the application, 24 hours?)

B.) Once the application is accepted:

Come in to the workshop, with ID, meet with a volunteer for orientation

Register for classes (required?)

Start volunteer hours at the workshop (sorting hardware, stuff envelopes, clean, paint, install software, learn about their computers, how to fix, run and use their computer and our community effectively?)

C.) Get a laptop

What next? What’s missing?

Project phases, a really early draft of steps

Posted in discovery stages, planning, research, writing by forgr on February 18, 2008

Step One, Planning: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How. Writing thinking.

Step Two, Pilot: get donations, hardware, WiMax, funding, press and participation. Get feedback via email.
Step Three, Review: see who benefitted, where the painpoints are and what worked. Retool.

Step Four, Non-Profit filing: Create a board, get strong volunteer base, documents, phase 1 website

Step Five, Physical presence: Storefront, workshop, members/clients, volunteer employees, class schedule, hours.

Step Six, Grand Opening: Press release, internet presence, eNewsletter, mailing list, posters.

Step Seven, Wild success in Grand Rapids: Grants, statewide recognition, love, strong community, digital inclusion

Step Eight, expansion all over the state or country

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