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Suggestions for specific organizations Edit

In the spirit of Founding Principle 4, we should find a way for people to provide suggestions to specific organizations. If we want to hear about how our organization can be better, I’m sure others organizations do, too.

Useful stuff for the think-tank Edit

Discussion forums
Links to relevant databases
Current research (external and internal)
White Paper Templates (to promote common layout)

4 Principles of Wikinomics Edit

  • Openness
  • Peering
  • Sharing
  • Acting globally

How does DYC apply (or need to apply) on these?

Self-policing content Edit

In dealing with content, users should be able to put “locks” on content indicating “this information is not appropriate for children under 13 (?)”. Then in order for classrooms and families to identify projects, they can access unlocked portions only. Registered adults can only access full content. This way, people police the content themselves. Are there guidelines for what’s appropriate for a certain age?

Filtering Out Causes in Test Edit

In profiling people and helping them find their cause, sometimes people may know what they don’t want more than what they do. They might say “I’m not really interested in community involvement or health issues. What else is there?” We want to filter out the things they don’t want as much as we want to identify what they do want.

Organization Administrators Edit

There’s a fine line in providing information on organizations and creating the organization as the predominant entity. We want to link individuals together as much as we want to help individuals find communities. One way to do this would be to restrict the way an organization can act. For example, it’s important for organizations to control their profile, post needs and events, or manage donations. But it’s the members of those organizations that interact with other cause members or rate/tag information they see.

To help with this distinction, each organization should have “administrators” (or another name) with these high level controls. Individuals can show their affiliation with organizations, but they shouldn’t be able to change these controls. Also, administrators would have their own person settings, so that their contributions or opinions aren’t construed as representative of the organization as a whole.

Cause, Organization, and Collaborator Nominations Edit

Users can rate or nominate causes, organizations, and collaborators for exceptional contributions. These can filter up to a main page (after editing?) to highlight noteworthy people and causes.

Volunteer Training Edit

One big benefit to coordinated groups is that they can share on training resources. A lot of groups focus on helping children, but that's something that isn't natural for all volunteers. Or different volunteers may need first aid training. DYC can serve as a central training resource (or a forum for sharing training brochures, etc.) to get volunteers on their feet as fast as possible.

Media Collections Edit

Some causes may want to create photo galleries or post documentaries about their causes. The encyclopedia information might be motivating, but seeing actual proof of the issues would be even more compelling. And people can work together to create (and/or improve) these resources.

Causes can sponsor photo contests in addition to permanent galleries. For example, if the "Eliminate Poverty" cause sponsored a photo contest, they might request photos showing poverty conditions in people's local areas. By turning the photo submissions into a scavenger hunt, causes would encourage participants to see their cause in the world around them. -- Al mackay 13:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Buzz Words Edit

  • Find, Discover, Awareness
  • Cause, Voice, Passion
  • Inspire, Aspire, Motivate
  • Collaborate, Share, Coordinate, Participate,
  • Network, Social Capital, Community
  • Act, Do, Change, Impact

Slogans Edit

  • Because you can make a difference.
  • DYC – where our cause is yours.
  • DYC – where there’s no such thing as a lost cause.
  • Some people talk about lost causes. Around here, we talk about finding them.
  • Just because.
  • Be the voice. Catch the vision.
  • Doing "good works" because "doing good" works.

Things that DYC can stand for Edit

  • Discover Your Cause
  • Deepen Your Compassion
  • Discover Your Capabilities
  • Develop Your Character
  • Dreams You Create
  • Drop Your Cares
  • Develop Your Creativity

Funny things DYC stands for Edit

  • Delay your coursework
  • Drive you crazy
  • Drain your cash

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