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Awesome Foundation New Orleans Launch

January 15, 2013

Awesome Foundation New Orleans Launch

A quick presentation at the Awesome Foundation New Orleans chapter launch meeting to explain the basics of how the whole thing works.


January 15, 2013

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  3. 10 trustees pledge $100 per month = $1000 monthly, no-strings-attached

  4. $374,000 granted 62 chapters 12 countries

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  8. “On September 29, 2012, we popped up in an alley

    off of U Street, NW between 14th and 15th for 3-plus hours of doom and hilarity. Over the course of the day, around 130 people came to join us (and even more to watch).”
  9. “The wheelchair icon team spoke to the commissioner on disability

    in Mayor Bloomberg's office. The commissioner loved it, and he wants to partner, distributing the icon throughout NYC. This is just the latest in a series of corporate and civic teams who continue to approach us and ask what they can do—changing their signage and beyond. We continue to be surprised that this small street art project is becoming an official, sanctioned social design initiative.”
  10. What makes the Awesome Foundation awesome??

  11. Low Barriers to Entry (both for givers & recipients)

  12. Peer-to-peer Giving (from one average person to another)

  13. Constant Experimentation (impatience can be a virtue)

  14. FUN!! (it’s really really frickin’ fun)

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  17. What does a healthy Awesome Foundation need?

  18. Diversity (networks of networks)

  19. Local Sovereignty (take ownership!)

  20. Group cohesion (for healthy debates)

  21. What are your shared values and goals for this group?

  22. What are the obligations of a trustee?

  23. How will we recruit and raise awareness?

  24. Next steps?