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September 29th, 2017 22:51

e-NABLE Project Proposals

Jeremy Simon
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Have a project you'd like to undertake for the e-NABLE volunteer community? Create a new thread in the E-nablio to discuss it, and when you think it's it's ripe, write a proposal in that thread to allow the community to vote on whether or not the project should move forward. Project proposals may include a request for funding, but this is optional (some projects may not require funding).

To ensure everyone has the information needed to make an informed decision, each project proposal should include the following information at a minimum:

  1. Clear description of work to be performed
  2. Expected results/impact
  3. Estimate of work effort involved (# of hours)
  4. Estimated timeline for completion of the effort
  5. Names of individuals responsible for completing work
  6. Amount of funding being requested (if any) - please specify an exact amount, not a range. If the project is approved, we need to know how much funding to allocate
  7. A brief overview of your background with e-NABLE (work you've done in the past) - so people know who is proposing the project

Feel free to include a link to a Google Doc with a more detailed project outline.

Ownership of work products

In the spirit of the e-NABLE community, any work products resulting from a funded project will be considered open source and available for anyone to use. Please be prepared to share your work so others may benefit from your results.

To Submit a Project Proposal

To submit a project proposal, go to the main E-nablio page on Loomio and click the New Decision button, then select Proposal. Copy and paste the template content below and provide the details for your proposal. Set the voting duration to at least one week (preferably longer) to allow sufficient community input.

Project Approval

Each project proposal must receive at least 15 votes with at least 80% of the votes in support of the project in order to be approved. This number of required votes may increase in the future, as participation in this process grows stronger.

For determining the approval percentage, "Abstain" votes are not counted in the total. So the formula for the approval percentage is:
(A / (A + D)) * 100
Where A = # of Agree Votes and D = # of Disagree Votes

To be approved, both criteria (minimum number of votes and percentage support) must be met. For example, if a proposal has 20 "Agree" votes and 10 "Disagree" votes, that would meet the minimum number of votes, but it would not meet the required percentage (since only 66.7% of the votes are in support of the project). In this case, the project would not be approved.

Project Sponsorship

While not required, it is recommended that mini-grant proposals be sponsored by an e-NABLE Chapter. A proposal that includes a chapter sponsorship will have a higher likelihood of being approved.

Here are some suggestions for having a proposal sponsored:

  • The project owner can be part of an e-NABLE Chapter and the chapter can act as project sponsor.
  • If the project owner is not part of a chapter, the project owner may connect with an existing chapter and ask them to sponsor the project.
  • The project owner will report the project status to the chapter, and the chapter will report back to the community via weekly SPC (Strategic Planning Committee) meetings.
  • The funds will be given to the chapter, and the chapter will allocate funds to the project owner/team based on project deliverables.
  • The project owner will be accountable for the project deliverables and the Chapter will act as the project sponsor, ensuring that project deliverables are completed and commitments fulfilled.

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Project Proposal Template (copy and paste the below content to create your own proposal)

Proposals can also include images, links, etc., using Markdown.

A convenient markdown editor can be found here:


Description of Proposed Project:

[Replace with your content]

Expected results/impact:

[Replace with your content]

Estimate of work effort involved:

[Replace with your content]

Estimated timeline for completion:

[Replace with your content]

Names of individuals responsible for deliverables:

[Replace with your content]

Amount of funding being requested:

[Replace with your content]

A brief overview of my background with e-NABLE:

[Replace with your content]

NOTE: The formatting will not transfer when you copy and paste to a new proposal. Preface a line with # (followed by a space) to format it as a heading.

Everton Lins

Everton Lins started a proposal September 30th, 2017 02:00

e-NABLE PMO Team - No funding required Closed 11:44pm - Sunday 22 Oct 2017

The proposal is to create an e-NABLE PMO structure to help plan, control, and deploy the projects approved by e-NABLE Project Proposals group on Loomio. The team will provide project guidelines and basic helpful project management structure to help the teams in charge of managing e-NABLE projects archive their goals inside planned schedule and budget.

Working with e-NABLE Project Proposals group we will create a Proof of Concept and based on the results will be possible to define if this can become a fixed structure to support future e-NABLE projects.

Macro Business case on http://bit.ly/2wZ4C13

Results
Agree - 12
Abstain - 1
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
13 people have voted (36%)
Luis Bermudez

Luis Bermudez September 30th, 2017 11:38

For example, this would not count as funded? Since it does not have 15 votes?
https://www.loomio.org/p/X5GPjklA/ready-for-funding-enable-alliance-adopt-a-school-program

Luis Bermudez

Luis Bermudez September 30th, 2017 11:40

15 sounds low in general. But sounds a bit high, when considering there are only 22 total voting members here. And not all of them necessarily vote. Thoughts?

Skip Meetze

Skip Meetze
Agree
September 30th, 2017 14:53

Jen Owen

Jen Owen September 30th, 2017 18:18

I would like to know this as well.

I do not think very many people who voted on the "Use of funding ideas" post are checking back in here regularly or even at all.

The 15 votes needed may never come when only a handful of people are active at all.

Then what?

Jen Owen

Jen Owen September 30th, 2017 18:19

Do I need to resubmit the two that have already been voted on in another thread and then hope that people come back and revote?

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner
Agree
September 30th, 2017 22:24

I believe this could help in many ways, but I really like having the structure to work with.

Jack Sutcliffe

Jack Sutcliffe
Agree
October 2nd, 2017 16:32

ebubar

ebubar
Agree
October 3rd, 2017 04:03

Everton Lins

Everton Lins
Abstain
October 3rd, 2017 11:46

As I am the one proposing I will abstain.

Luis Bermudez

Luis Bermudez
Agree
October 3rd, 2017 12:34

Light PMO framework on top of existing projects is something I'm okay with.

Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon
Agree
October 3rd, 2017 17:34

Angela Tsuda

Angela Tsuda
Agree
October 7th, 2017 03:19

Renato Spencer

Renato Spencer
Agree
October 15th, 2017 00:51

Peter Binkley

Peter Binkley
Agree
October 15th, 2017 09:04

Cern McAtee

Cern McAtee
Agree
October 18th, 2017 22:23

Michael Howland

Michael Howland
Agree
October 19th, 2017 16:29

emanuelcruz07@gmail.com

emanuelcruz07@gmail.com
Agree
October 20th, 2017 13:42

Jon Schull

Jon Schull October 24th, 2017 14:07

Since no funding was required, and since no one disagreed, I consider this standard adopted!

Cole Carter

Cole Carter started a proposal November 3rd, 2017 14:01

Using 3D Printed Prosthetic Hands to Improve the Quality of Life of Appalachian Children Closed 9:12am - Friday 24 Nov 2017

Outcome
by Jon Schull December 3rd, 2017 14:25

Cole's proposal passes with 18 votes, all Agree!

You can submit a receipt for reimbursement (with justifications) to the Open Collective e-NABLE fund.

Keep us posted! It's a great initiative!

Description of Proposed Project:

I have received IRB approval from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee to conduct a study which will examine how e-NABLE devices affect the quality of life of children in the Southern Appalachian region. I will use both qualitative and quantitative measures, in the form of verified, standardized pediatric quality of life surveys, as well as Actigraph accelerometry, which will track how much the child is moving the affected limb in space before and after being fitted with the prosthetic. The accelerometer will be worn on the affected limb a 2 week period to gather baseline data, and then fixed to an e-NABLE device for an eight-week interval. I will be using the Pediatric Quality of Life (PedsQL) questionnaires, as well as the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument (PODCI), which will be completed by parents/guardians of participants. Participants over the age of eight years old will be asked to complete age-appropriate questionnaires. Questionnaires will be administered during fabrication of the device, and again after the eight week wear interval. All fitting of e-NABLE devices and accelerometers will be facilitated using the professional recommendations of consulting occupational therapists and certified prosthetists.

Expected results/impact:

This study will provide valuable insights into how these devices impact the quality of life of their users, which will lead to data based suggestions for modification and improvements. This study will also give data driven results in regards to the altruistic and humanitarian goals of e-NABLE. I hypothesize that there will be statistically significant increase of accelerometry activity levels after being fitted with an e-NABLE device, as well as significant improvement of quality of life metrics.

Estimate of work effort involved:

I anticipate that if I will spend approximately 10 hours per participant. This includes device assembly and fitting, data collection, and data analysis. I am hoping to have a sample size of 3-5 participants, therefore total work effort will be about 30-50 hours.

Estimated timeline for completion:

I estimate that it will take six months to one year to collect and analyze data.

Names of individuals responsible for deliverables:

Cole Carter

Amount of funding being requested:

I am requesting $1000, which will cover the cost of an Actigraph software license. This license will belong to e-NABLE, and will be available to other volunteers or researchers who seek to examine activity levels and how they relate to 3D printed devices.

A brief overview of my background with e-NABLE:

I have been a verified e-NABLE hand maker since May 2017. I have made a Phoenix for a 25 year old man, and I am currently working on devices for two children, ages 11 and 7. As stated above, all my work is done with the help of consulting certified prosthetists and occupational therapists. I am a first year medical student and research fellow at Lincoln Memorial University, Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.

EDIT #2 (Updated Proposal): https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRMdiO56r925OkO9x_rvIxKy-dDqWtiXlOf9rUwEKey8L-iJ5p0pvdBMkIFsplWxlLSttWw83Gemj3H/pub

EDIT #3 (IRB: forms, surveys,etc) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YHjh2HHKTk7c0IN4ieUxwHZDwsLwwd5P/view?usp=sharing
This is the most recent IRB approval (changes highlighted), complete with informed consent forms and surveys.

@jonschull Please see the attached proposal. Regarding the IRB, I am working on revisions for more efficient methodology. I will update soon.

@peterbinkley : Actigraphy is a common research method used to monitor and track activity levels. It has been shown to be an effective way to measure activity levels in children. I have found studies that have used Actigraphy to study lower limb and myoelectric prosthetic use. I have not found any studies that have used Actigraphy to study upper limb body powered prostheses. Thanks for asking!

Results
Agree - 18
Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
18 people have voted (32%)
Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 14:07

Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 14:08

Looks like an interesting project! Should result in some useful data for the e-NABLE community.

Richard Kim

Richard Kim
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 15:24

Peter Binkley

Peter Binkley
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 15:59

Looks like a well designed study. Has this type of accelerometer been used in similar studies?

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 16:35

Everton Lins

Everton Lins
Abstain
November 3rd, 2017 18:02

Everton Lins

Everton Lins November 3rd, 2017 18:11

For now I will abstain from the proposal Using 3D Prosthetic Hands to Improve the Quality of Life of Appalachian Children because I have some questions.

Cole, could you help me with the questions below?

Thank you very much!

  • Is this study a paper that you must present to the university as part of your professional training and that will be graded or is it voluntary work?
  • After the project is completed the data (raw data) will belong to the university or will be available to be used in other projects of the e-NABLE community?
  • Have you found the 5 children that will participate in the study?
  • Will statistical data be generated based on 3 to 5 case studies or you plan to acquire more participants?
  • Do you already have the devices (ActiGraph Link) for the project?
  • Since the connection software comes with the device you are requesting funds to acquire the data interpretation software only?
Jon Schull

Jon Schull
Abstain
November 3rd, 2017 19:56

very exciting! Would you provide a link to the supporting materials? (Research design, IRB proposal)
What actigraph product? etc.
@JenMankoff has co-developed a sensor device that might be an alternative to the actigraph. ...

Ken Bice

Ken Bice
Agree
November 3rd, 2017 20:14

Cole Carter

Cole Carter November 3rd, 2017 20:54

Thanks for the reply Everton.
This is not a graded project. It is sponsored by my university in which I get lab space and funds for some supplies. My grant covers hard supplies but not the software. I was initially planning on using the Actigraph GT3X-BT. I will have grant funds available soon, and have not purchased the devices. As far as I know, the devices and software can be sold separately. I was able to get a discount quote of $1000 for one full package. I would be happy to share my data, and want to continue the collaborative spirit. I am also interested in the sensor device that @jonschull mentioned, and hope to learn more soon!

I do not have the participants yet, but I am in active communication with occupational therapists and certified prosthetists who have offered e-NABLE devices to patients who they see fit. Through communication with these professionals, I have made a hand for one individual, and I am currently in the process of two more. Whether I will be able to get Actigraphy data on these two individuals is to be determined, but I have gathered baseline survey data.

I plan for this to be an ongoing project, and this is a pilot study to provide proof of concept for more large scale, collaborative studies. I greatly value the team efforts of e-NABLE, and hope to help and participate!

Jon Schull

Jon Schull
Agree
November 5th, 2017 02:42

very exciting! Thanks for you supporting materials! (Research design, IRB proposal)
What actigraph product? etc.
@JenMankoff has co-developed a sensor device that might be an alternative to the actigraph. ...

Everton Lins

Everton Lins November 5th, 2017 16:10

Thanks for the feedback, @colecarter.
As @jonschull pointed, if Jennifer's sensor delivers the output you need for the study, can we consider using it instead Actigraph?
I think using it as the standard device will make it easier to reproduce the tests with other e-NABLE groups after this proof of concept.

Everton Lins

Everton Lins
Agree
November 5th, 2017 16:10

John Landreneau

John Landreneau
Agree
November 5th, 2017 16:17

Skip Meetze

Skip Meetze
Agree
November 5th, 2017 16:41

Michael Howland

Michael Howland
Agree
November 5th, 2017 18:47

ebubar

ebubar
Agree
November 5th, 2017 22:51

Patrick Geary

Patrick Geary
Agree
November 6th, 2017 17:33

Jon Schull

Jon Schull
Agree
November 7th, 2017 02:04

very exciting! Thanks for you supporting materials! (Research design, IRB proposal)
What actigraph product? etc.
@JenMankoff has co-developed a sensor device that might be an alternative to the actigraph. ...

Rich B

Rich B November 7th, 2017 13:40

I Agree: The Big Picture here is that it will be a published medical study. I would love to see a larger group involved with a plan to follow in 6 month periods. IRB's are keeping us out of Shriners in Tampa and this study may help open other doors.

Rich B

Rich B
Agree
November 7th, 2017 13:40

Cole Carter

Cole Carter November 7th, 2017 16:34

Thanks for your reply, Rich. This is hopefully a good starting point for other studies with a larger sample size. Once I have some proof of concept, I would be happy to help with a larger study which incorporates a greater sample size. I also agree that retrospective follow up study would also be valuable. All exciting things to consider.

Cole Carter

Cole Carter November 7th, 2017 16:40

@evertonlins, while I like the idea of somehow incorporating Jennifer's sensors, I think it would be valuable to gather Actigraph data first, as it is considered by many to be the "gold standard" method for tracking activity and movement. Furthermore, Actigraphy data may be a good control for evaluating other tracking methods.

Jack Sutcliffe

Jack Sutcliffe
Agree
November 7th, 2017 17:30

Martin Presberg

Martin Presberg
Agree
November 7th, 2017 20:37

Richard Hodgdon

Richard Hodgdon
Agree
November 8th, 2017 01:51

Angela Tsuda

Angela Tsuda
Agree
November 10th, 2017 02:17

Sarah Anne Paynter

Sarah Anne Paynter started a proposal November 21st, 2017 22:26

Let's Make a Newsletter Closed 5:03pm - Friday 15 Dec 2017

Description of Proposed Project:

e-NABLE launched a newsletter this summer, but with no one to lead the project, it has not yet flourished. By Jon Schull's invitation, I would like to propose that I write a monthly newsletter for e-NABLE.

Expected results/impact:

To develop, maintain, and share news about the e-NABLE community.
To inspire and foster collaboration between e-NABLE volunteers through the sharing of information about their challenges and successes.
To contribute to the cohesive union of an international organization through the sharing of community.

Estimate of work effort involved:

This proposal provides a vision for the position of newsletter writer. The position would be 10 hours of work a month. During this time, I would research e-NABLE's biggest news, write the articles, and format the articles into an appealing document for easy sharing.

Estimated timeline for completion:

One newsletter completed per month, starting in January, for the duration of one year, to be renewed after the duration of one year.

Names of individuals responsible for deliverables:

Sarah Paynter

Amount of funding being requested:

I request $1,500 for the year contract, which is $125 per newsletter, or $12.50 an hour, which is half my professional rate. This is to be paid in installments, one per newsletter.

A brief overview of my background with e-NABLE:

I have been talking with Jon Schull about writing on several projects for him. I am the former founding CEO of a drone-based aerial data acquisition company, and I have both volunteer and professional experience in the maker field. Today, I work as a technical writer for Wevolver, an engineering community. I recently wrote a series of articles about exiii, another charitable organization that 3D prints prosthetic devices, and I am well-versed in the field. I have previously run newsletters for four nonprofit organizations, and I am comfortable with my expertise and ability to address the topics addressed by e-NABLE. Please visit www.sarahpaynter.net for my full credentials and work samples. Visit https://archive.benchmarkemail.com/e-NABLE/newsletter/e-NABLE-Newsletter---August--2017 for the previous August newsletter I would emulate.

I hope you will consider me to take up the torch for your newsletter. e-NABLE is an amazing global community, but with that comes challenges. As we seek unity among these varied parts, the sharing of information is vital. A community newsletter is a substantial step in walking with one another as we give the world a helping hand.

Results
Agree - 18
Abstain - 4
Disagree - 3
Block - 0
25 people have voted (35%)
Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon
Agree
November 21st, 2017 22:31

I'd like to see this move forward, but I would suggest considering quarterly payments instead of monthly. Our financial mechanisms aren't as nimble as a typical organization with full-time staff, so it would be preferable to send money less often.

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner
Agree
November 22nd, 2017 02:54

I like the idea. Instead of one person writing everything, perhaps some of the content could be solicited from members and groups of the community. Also, this could be a good forum for the leadership to post summary updates on issues.

Phil Slusser

Phil Slusser
Agree
November 22nd, 2017 06:44

With the membership growing this could be an excellent platform a 3 D printer company to reach a lot of potential customers. I would suggest we contact them for advertising.

TO

Thierry Oquidam
Disagree
November 22nd, 2017 06:57

Ellen Landau Druda

Ellen Landau Druda
Agree
November 22nd, 2017 14:07

Enable Sierra Leone

Enable Sierra Leone
Agree
November 23rd, 2017 09:14

Enable Sierra Leone

Enable Sierra Leone
Agree
November 23rd, 2017 09:16

Jon Schull

Jon Schull
Agree
November 28th, 2017 15:35

Jack Sutcliffe

Jack Sutcliffe
Agree
November 28th, 2017 17:08

I'd liked to know what other people are currently working throughout the e-NABLE community. Will you be working through enablingthefuture.org/ e-NABLE Like Page using a 'posts' format? I just hope its not a separate e-NABLE web address.

Everton Lins

Everton Lins
Agree
November 30th, 2017 20:25

Rich B

Rich B
Abstain
December 1st, 2017 01:25

Cole Carter

Cole Carter
Agree
December 1st, 2017 17:06

Goeran Fiedler

Goeran Fiedler
Agree
December 1st, 2017 17:47

Suggested to report some metrics on the success of the newsletter

Richard Kim

Richard Kim
Agree
December 1st, 2017 21:48

Skip Meetze

Skip Meetze
Agree
December 2nd, 2017 13:34

Chad Coarsey

Chad Coarsey
Abstain
December 2nd, 2017 20:03

Martin Presberg

Martin Presberg
Agree
December 3rd, 2017 13:22

Rich B

Rich B
Agree
December 3rd, 2017 13:41

Rich B

Rich B
Agree
December 3rd, 2017 13:51

Having worked on the original news team, I believe the content of the newsletter should be suggested by the community. 3D Tech info and e-NABLE or just e-NABLE activity?

Dachao Sun

Dachao Sun
Abstain
December 6th, 2017 14:35

Jen Owen

Jen Owen
Abstain
December 7th, 2017 22:42

I would love to see a newsletter, but I would also love to see the cost for this a little lower as a more of a volunteer rate. Perhaps $75-100 per newsletter? With a review after 3 months with feedback on reach etc.

Jen Owen

Jen Owen
Disagree
December 8th, 2017 02:26

I would love to see a newsletter, but I would also love to see the cost for this a little lower as a more of a volunteer rate. Perhaps $75-100 per newsletter? With a review after 3 months with feedback on reach etc.

Wayne Munslow

Wayne Munslow
Agree
December 13th, 2017 07:10

Rich B

Rich B
Agree
December 13th, 2017 12:00

I spoke personally with Sarah and suggest that if any of you are on the edge,that we can get things rolling. Having been on the original Newsletter team I know what's involved and she can do the job.

Maarten van Lier

Maarten van Lier
Agree
December 13th, 2017 21:27

Patrick Geary

Patrick Geary
Disagree
December 14th, 2017 00:02

Patrick Geary

Patrick Geary
Abstain
December 14th, 2017 00:17

Asad Jabbar

Asad Jabbar
Disagree
December 14th, 2017 04:21

Not a monthly newsletter is required. It should be quarterly published. More of the devices given, require time to make and some are in research phase so it would be beneficial if more of a grpund work to be done

ebubar

ebubar
Agree
December 14th, 2017 13:11

Theo

Theo
Abstain
December 14th, 2017 21:32

Theo

Theo
Abstain
December 14th, 2017 21:34

A newsletter in english will not reach our french speaking base.

Richard VanderMey

Richard VanderMey
Agree
December 14th, 2017 22:21

Richard Hodgdon

Richard Hodgdon started a proposal December 31st, 2017 13:14

eNABLE Odenton 501(c)3 Filing Closed 12:03am - Sunday 14 Jan 2018

Update: Thanks for the feedback everyone! It seems like the opinion is pretty clear, so I'll have to see what else I can look into going forward.

Abstract: I request funding in the amount of $495 to fund the filing of Articles of Incorporation in the state of Maryland to establish eNABLE Odenton as a nonprofit corporation as well as to file for federal tax exempt status.

Cost Breakdown:

$220 to file Articles of Incorporation and file for state tax exemption
$275 to file an IRS form 1023ez to gain federal tax exemption

Background: eNABLE Odenton had delivered two hands since founding in September 2017. We are 100% self-funded by the chapter founder and we borrow time on his printer to fabricate parts. We have no coherent outreach strategy and a minimal organizational structure. We are quickly reaching the limits of our funding and recruiting, but through our presence in some social media groups, we have contacted a large pool of demand for eNABLE support. We have been approached with offers of monetary support but we have no method to receive donations other than personally to the chapter president which is not satisfactory.

We propose to establish a 501(c)3 named eNABLE Odenton Limited. We would use the requested funds for that purpose. We would then split fundraising 50/50 with eNABLE until we have repaid the starting funds and them we would share 10% of future funds raised in perpetuity.

Further, we will document the entire process for the community's use to aid other chapters who wish to take this step. I will also offer to mentor any other chapter who needs assistance going through this process.

My proposed corporate structure is below, with job descriptions. I believe this could be an effective model for chapters run by individuals who do not have the support of academic institutions. eNABLE gains a new funding stream and a model for future use, we gain the support we need to grow to meet future demand and provide support to other chapters.

Structure: The Board of Directors would consist of five members who are also the chapter’s officers. The positions are Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer. The Board would vote on changes to corporate structure and establish elections to replace itself on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

CEO: Overall manager of the organization. Makes final decisions on governance, recruitment, vision, long-term planning and outreach. Has authority to sign for the chapter on legal and financial documents. Represent the chapter by speaking at local events.

COO: Manages all device production, equipment use, inventory. Runs chapter presence on Enable Web Central. Coordinates and assigns volunteers to chapter cases. Works to become able to serve as an expert on EWC cases.

CCO: Manage chapter social and traditional media initiatives. Handle public relations. Conduct outreach to find potential device users. Follow up worth users to assess success of donated devices. Generate media material for use and sharing with eNABLE community.

CFO: Manage chapter finances. Purchase supplies and equipment for chapter use. Keep accurate financial records for review. Collaborate with CEO to make required filings. Coordinate fundraising activities.

CAO: Responsible for records management. Manage chapter correspondence with outside groups. Keep accurate and transparent records for review by stakeholders. Create and transmit notes of any chapter meetings.

I have thought a lot about this but I would really welcome any feedback and I'm excited to hear the community's opinion. Thanks for your time!

Results
Agree - 2
Abstain - 2
Disagree - 7
Block - 0
11 people have voted (14%)
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Anonymous
Agree
December 31st, 2017 13:17

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Anonymous
Agree
December 31st, 2017 13:18

I very much like the proposal of using funding from the community as an accelerator, with promise of refund.

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Anonymous
Disagree
December 31st, 2017 14:35

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Anonymous
Disagree
December 31st, 2017 14:42

I believe funding for chapters should be raised within the incubator group of the chapter.

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Anonymous
Disagree
December 31st, 2017 16:16

not long enough track record; no need for each chapter to be its own 501 in the US, would make more sense to work under a central organisation.

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Anonymous
Disagree
December 31st, 2017 17:42

I think you have a great business plan, but feel this funding should be limited to research proposals.

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Anonymous
Agree
January 2nd, 2018 07:14

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 7th, 2018 16:29

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Anonymous
Abstain
January 8th, 2018 15:33

I am not sure on this. While I think the cause is right, it seems like we grow the other way. Local folks band together to raise the money. If e-Nable funds chapters then they are more like plants that will wither without constant tending.

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 9th, 2018 17:32

A valuable proposal, thanks. We want to promote chapters and projects; it's not clear we want proliferating 501(c)3s.

Indeed, I'm working on OpenCollective to reduce the need for that.

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 9th, 2018 17:33

A valuable proposal, thanks. We want to promote chapters and projects; it's not clear we want proliferating 501(c)3s.

Indeed, I'm working on OpenCollective to reduce the need for that. --(Jon)

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 13th, 2018 20:15

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Anonymous
Abstain
January 13th, 2018 20:23

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 14th, 2018 01:04

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Anonymous
Disagree
January 14th, 2018 01:05

I love that there are so many new chapters popping up and that people are passionate about this project but I feel that it is the Chapter responsibility to come up with the funding for obtaining a 501c3 status.

Jen Owen

Jen Owen started a proposal March 28th, 2018 00:23

E-NABLE Community Printables, Flyer, Event materials packet Closed 5:03pm - Friday 30 Mar 2018

Outcome
by Jen Owen August 27th, 2018 16:27

Approved! Congratulations to Jen Owen and to the e-NABLE community, which should soon be able to see, enjoy, and employ these printables!

And here are the first deliverables

Description of Proposed Project:

Creation of an e-NABLE Community Printables Packet, Posters, Business Cards and event materials that can be edited by volunteers who may want to replace the English text with text in their own language and add their own e-NABLE Chapter logo and information to it.

While we have a small handful of printables that have been created over the years for use by e-NABLE Volunteers at events and school functions, we do not have a solid informational pamphlet with the history and info requested by attendees at events on how they can get involved and what it takes to become a chapter or volunteer or how to get involved as a recipient or designer.

I would like to propose that some of the funds that have been set aside for me from the Community vote to support my work, be used to pay for my time in creating a solid Printables packet for the community.

Expected Results/Impact:

• A universal set of editable print materials and informational flyers and pamphlets, event banners, posters etc will allow the global community to more effectively represent the global community at events and talks or while giving presentations to medical clinics or potential funders for their work in their local areas.

• I flyer with the accurate timeline of events, correct history of e-NABLE and other important facts will ensure that the story is told properly everywhere it is presented. There have been numerous times over the past few years where presentations have been given or articles have been written that give inaccurate information about the origins of the e-NABLE Community and I think it would be valuable to the global community to have tangible printable pamphlets to share.

• This will give volunteers and chapters a set of printable tools to take with them when approaching possible funders or to attach to grant proposals etc.

Estimate of work involved:

200-300 hours

Deliverables:

Editable Tri Fold pamphlet with background history + information on how to get involved:
Editable Event posters - 5-10
Editable Updated Event banners - 3 different ones to choose from
Editable Business Cards 2-3 different designs (front and back or just front)
Editable Small postcard sized info sheets (printable at 4 per legal US sized sheet)
Editable “Get involved” flyers
Editable History of e-NABLE booklet with small images
Small social media sized e-NABLE Video
Image slides with history for presentations

Estimated timeline for completion:

6-8 weeks.

Names of individuals responsible for deliverables:

Jen Owen

Amount of Funding being requested:

$4000 from the $12,500 that has been set aside for my work and gifted to me already by the community. This funding request does not come out of the general funding amount, it comes out of the funds that the community has already set aside for my work.

*$20 per hour with an estimated 200 hours minimum to complete this project completely.

  • The average wage for professional graphic design work of this level in the Seattle area and level of experience = $29 an hour.

A brief overview of my background with e-NABLE:

I am the founder of enablingthefuture.org, a leader and co-founder of the e-NABLE Community and I have provided various graphic design work and materials for the e-NABLE Community for the past 4 years.

The first 3D printed e-NABLE Hand was created by my ex husband, Ivan Owen, in 2012 and I created a blog that helped to spread the word about e-NABLE and the first designs so that we could grow.

I have created the logo for the global community, the website (enablingthefuture.org) and numerous other designs for use by our volunteers, all of the badges being used by our volunteers, design challenges, event materials and many other useful tools for the global community and enjoy helping to make it possible for our chapters and volunteers to share their work and our community story with the world.

Proposed payout schedule:

4 Payments of $1000 dependent on deliverables. Each deliverable will take different amounts of time as some are more complex than others but on average, there should be at least 2 deliverables created in an equivalent of approximately 50 work hours.

Some deliverables will be faster to create than others and may result in 3-4 being produced in the 50 hours per payout period.

On average, payment will be requested after every 50 hours of work time and when another deliverable or group of deliverables are completed.

Payment should

Results
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Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
16 people have voted (17%)
Jeremy Simon

Jeremy Simon
Agree
March 28th, 2018 00:49

I love it! I think these materials would provide a lot of value to the whole community.

Richard VanderMey

Richard VanderMey
Agree
March 28th, 2018 01:39

DU

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Agree
March 28th, 2018 03:01

I volunteer for ANY graphic design you need. Reach out to our sisters at the UMass Lowell Chapter too. They have ALOT of what you listed. Subject-matter needs slight editing, but if they allow, they would save some hours in at least items #1 & #9.