September 9th, 2017 09:31

[London] Facilitating an event for the Rainmaker Foundation

Manel Heredero
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Recently Francesca came to London and met Cosmina Popa, from the Rainmaker Foundation. This foundation is an accelerator for nonprofits and there are three types of members in their network:

  1. The nonprofits themselves
  2. The donors
  3. The mentors (people who give training and mentoring for free)

The intention was to find a way of how OuiShare could help the Rainmaker Foundation, and we all agreed that facilitating an event for them seems like a good way to do this.

The idea is to put these people together (nonprofits, donors and mentors) for half-day / full-day and do all sorts of participatory exercises to increase connectivity and emergence of new ideas. End of October / early November. Around 60 people.

We talked about this project within the UK community (the Elenas, Bernie, Auli) and we all think is a good idea. There is not much budget but they are offering transport and accommodation budget for people who live abroad and want to help out. Get in touch if you want to participate :)

Manel Heredero

Manel Heredero September 11th, 2017 15:38

Team call with the Rainmaker Foundation to touch base - Wednesday 13th noon CET

Esra Tat - ZWE

Esra Tat - ZWE September 11th, 2017 18:04

Hi all! I'm 200% into working more with "traditional" NGOs, I really see the potential of it. You mentioned that this might take place early Nov. I'm not free at this period, but let me know if I can help (ideas etc).

Fernanda Marin

Fernanda Marin September 12th, 2017 09:28

Oh I'm also super interested! What a great initiative, however, I'll be on the train to Munich at that time...

Timothée Brès

Timothée Brès September 12th, 2017 23:22

Hey Manel, thanks for the proposal :thumbsup: Would love to come if they can secure a round trip (from Paris and then back to Brussels, accommodation should be fine). I recently learned some new tricks from buddhist monks and I would love to try them out on a big group :)) Let me know !

Jon Schull

Jon Schull September 13th, 2017 15:05

Please count me in!

Marie Vives

Marie Vives September 19th, 2017 15:36

Hi Manel, I'd be happy to join if you are still looking for volunteers. :slight_smile:

Auli Kütt

Auli Kütt September 21st, 2017 11:32

@manel2017 if it happens to be anywhere between 28 Oct and 5 Nov, then I'm in!! #holidayweek
Another idea: maybe involve Tobias Hug?

Manel Heredero

Manel Heredero September 22nd, 2017 12:23

We have had two meetings with the Rainmaker Foundation and we are slowly progressing. We produced a rough design of the session so we can all contribute, you can find it >>here<<

Manel Heredero

Manel Heredero September 22nd, 2017 12:25

@fernandamarin @auli @tim554 @marievives @jonschull Thanks for offering to contribute. We have started a slack channel called #rainmaker - can we talk there? (and anyone else who wishes to contribute)

Manel Heredero

Manel Heredero September 29th, 2017 10:37

The date is set: November 1st, 5pm to 9pm. Location is a rooftop floor in the City. Here you can find the Event Conducteur to get an idea.
Client is offering to pay for travel expenses. Who is in? We are looking at having three facilitators

Auli Kütt

Auli Kütt September 29th, 2017 11:34

I'm in! From and to locations TBD.