Dear Transformap contributors and friends,
2000€ have been set aside to fund the community in contributing to the wider Transformap vision (i.e. related to mapping alternatives). We aim in priority at funding activities that will strengthen the community and the wider ecosystem. Primarily non-technical activities are encouraged. The way we'll do it is an experiment to distribute decision-making in the community, so please take part! Summary
Proposals for activities to be funded that contribute to the topic of mapping alternatives can be submitted by anyone. Any person that has been active in the Transformap community will be entitled to take part in the decision making process as long as they make the request by 15th of July. The decision making process will happen over three days (16th till 18th of July midnight ECT) during which you can ask for direct support by contacting me (Adrien). When?
- Deadline for submission of proposals is 15th of July. - From 16th till 18th (23:59 ECT) of July the proposals are collectively reviewed and funded. - Activities to be funded need to happen before the end of September 2016.
Who can submit a proposal?
Anyone. Really, anyone. You can also start a proposal even if you are not the one to implement (in that case you should have secured one or more person who are ready to implement that proposal by the end of the submission period). How to submit a proposal?
Start a discussion on this forum in this Forum category https://discourse.transformap.co/c/communities/community-buckets with the title 'Community bucket proposal: [your short title]'. Describe the content and impact of the activities envisioned. Make an estimation of the budget you'll need. Small budgets (below 500€) are encouraged. And link you proposal in this discussion thread https://discourse.transformap.co/t/call-for-proposal-funding-the-community-with-community-buckets/1105 so everybody can hear of it! How will we decide on the proposals?
The co-budget tool https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ZQYKxhHwKuQGmOMPpoE8Eo0XMuw1yn55Bjgsh6-D0eQ/present#slide=id.p will be used. It's really easy to use! Don't be afraid.
*How does this work?* Before the end of the submission period (15ht of July) anyone who has taken part at some point in any of Transformap activities who want to take part in the selection of proposals should inform us here on this forum thread https://discourse.transformap.co/t/call-for-proposal-funding-the-community-with-community-buckets/1105or directly by email (adrienlabaeye [a] gmail.com) or twitter https://twitter.com/alabaeye. Each person who expressed the will to do so will be granted access to co-budget and allocated an equal share of the 2000€. This means you should inform us before the 15th of July, after this there is no way to get you involved! Once the money is shared between all participants, everyone distributes her/his share to the proposals she/he prefers. For example: say @Silke https://discourse.transformap.co/users/silke and 19 other persons have manifested the wish to take part in the process. This means @Silke https://discourse.transformap.co/users/silke receives 100€ on her Co-budget account. She can distribute the way she want those 100€, spreading it to more proposals or concentrating it on one she absolutely wants to see happen. Feel free to ask questions by email or directly on the forum: https://discourse.transformap.co/t/call-for-proposal-funding-the-community-w...
Please disseminate this call among people working towards mapping all alternatives!