OSE Microfunding Proposal

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This is a proposal for microfunding website of various OSE projects. First application is the True Fans campaign.

Status: the project is stopped right now because of lack of programmers (too much work).

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[edit] Background

The proposal implements the 5 motivators of giving as shared in the TED Talk of Taylor Conroy - How to Build a School in 3 Hours (worth watching, 19min).

  • Group Mentality - we love to be part of a group
  • Tangible Outcome - people love too see a visual representation for their giving
  • Microgiving - small amount per day for several days. People relate to few dollars a day far better than big chunks
  • Personal Connection - the relationship between the potential donor and the fundraiser is far more important than the cause
  • Recognition - We love recognition. It correlates a really good emotion to the act of giving making people far more out to give and more continuously in the future. And inspires other people to give and recognizing them, inspires other people to give.

[edit] 5 Motivators of Giving

The proposal implements the 5 motivators of giving in the following way:

  • Group Mentality
    • As a True Fan you can share with everybody why you support OSE in your Recognition page as video and text. You can add also your photo.
    • As a True Fan you can invite your friends personally with a video and a text message to support OSE.
    • Your friends who are also True Fans will be shown on your Recognition page and on the Invited page you sent to other friends.
    • Your photo and that of other True Fans will be randomly shown in all pages so that everybody can view your Recognition page.
    • If you are new True Fan, you will be shown as such on the main True Fans page and your Recognition Page will be shared in the OSE social network - Facebook and Twitter.
    • Your Recognition Page can be shared by anybody on social websites like Google+, Facebook, Twitter is enabled
    • Additional ideas (not implemented):
      • Your video and that of others will be grouped into one page - by location (FeF, Brazil, Europe), by skills (Fabricators, CAD, Video documentators, ...).
      • You can write a short message about OSE which will be displayed in a big list of all True Fans excitements.
  • Tangible Outcome
    • By becoming a True Fan you are supporting and boosting tangible outcomes like:
    • All these tangible outcomes will be communicated in the True Fans page in a video and inspirational text.
    • They will be also visualized on the left side of every page so that everybody can see where the donations are going.
    • Additional ideas (not implemented):
      • Real-time video of the work
  • Microgiving
    • As a True Fan you, your friends and thousands of other people are contributing a small amount of money
    • $10 per month = 33 cents per day
    • which moves the project immensely forward and creates more tangible outcomes.
  • Personal Connection
    • As a True Fan you can invite your friends personally with a video and text message to support the project. They will like much more a personal invitation than just a link.
  • Recognition
    • You will have your own Recognition Page where you can share with everybody why you support OSE. You share this as a video and text, and you can add your own photo.
    • You will receive an OSE embeddable badge linking to your Recognition page which you can embed in your website or somewhere else.
    • Your OSE badge will be visualized with all other OSE badges on the website.
    • You will be shown on the friend list of your True Fan friends.
    • A photo of you linking to your Recognition page will be randomly shown on every page so that even unknown people can get to know you.
    • Your Recognition page will be shared in the OSE social network - Facebook and Twitter.

[edit] Proposal

The proposal is visualized in the picture below. It contains 4 main pages, few administration pages and one script page.

Main Pages:

  • True Fans Page - describes the project and enables donations (support).
  • Recognition Page - personal recognition page of the supporter, enables donations.
  • Share Page - a supporter can share the project with friends and invite them to support it.
  • Invited Page - the page a supporter friend will receive after being invited, enables donation.

Administration Pages:

  • Admin Page - manages the available projects, in this case the True Fans Campaign
  • Login Page - supporter can login and manage their data in the Recognition page.

Script Page:

  • Embeddable Badge - for a given supporter Id returns an embeddable badge.


Ose-microfunding-proposal-flow.png

Every page is described in more details below.

[edit] True Fans

Presents the project and the True Fans campaign, and enables donations.

On the left:

  • Project presentation - images and text (TO).
  • True Fans presentation - how many, photos (if page is recommended by a specific TF, then his/her photo (R)), short comments by the True Fans, photos of new True Fans (GM).

On the right:

  • Video on OSE - TED Talk or another one.
  • Inspirational text - contains the description and importance of OSE.
  • True Fans Subscription - contains short explanation, name and surname, email and subscription button (M).

4 Motivations of Giving: Group Mentality (GM), Tangible Outcome (TO), Microgiving (M), Recognition (R)

Microfunding True Fans.jpg


[edit] Recognition

The Recognition page belongs to one specific True Fan. The True Fan shares in video and text his/her thoughts on Open Source Ecology.

On the left:

  • Project presentation - images and text (TO).
  • Friends of the True Fan which are also True Fans (GM).
  • True Fans presentation - how many, photos (GM).

On the right:

  • Name of the True Fan, with the badge (PC).
  • Video by the True Fan (PC).
  • Text by the True Fan (PC).
  • True Fans Subscription - contains short explanation, name and surname, email and subscription button (M).

OSE Badgets - personal OSE badge will be shown in the recognition page. Also visualization of all badges will be implemented.

4 Motivations of Giving: Group Mentality (GM), Tangible Outcome (TO), Microgiving (M), Recognition (R)

Microfunding Wireframe Recognition.jpg

[edit] Share

In the Share page a True Fan shares personally to a friend about Open Source Ecology

On the left:

  • Project presentation - images and text (TO).
  • Already shared with - information about to whom he/she already shared about OSE.
  • True Fans presentation - how many, photos (GM).

On the right:

  • List of the friends to share with - name and email (PC).
  • Video by the True Fan to every friend (PC).
  • Text by the True Fan to every friend (PC).
  • Share button - sends an invitation email to the friend. After clicking it the True Fans is shown a page where he can share to messages to his social bookmarking services (Google+, Facebook, Twitter).

3 Motivations of Giving: Group Mentality (GM), Tangible Outcome (TO), Personal Connection (PC)

Microfunding Wireframe Share.jpg

[edit] Invited

The Invited page is opened by a friend of a True Fan who is sharing with him personally about OSE.

On the left:

  • Project presentation - images and text (TO).
  • Friends of the True Fan which are also True Fans (GM).
  • True Fans presentation - how many, photos (GM).

On the right:

  • Short invitation notice to the friend (PC).
  • Video by the True Fan to the friend (PC & R).
  • Text by the True Fan to the friend (PC & R).
  • True Fans Subscription - contains short explanation, name and surname, email and subscription button (M).

5 Motivations of Giving: Group Mentality (GM), Tangible Outcome (TO), Personal Connection (PC), Microgiving (PC)

Microfunding Wireframe Invited.jpg


[edit] Application

The microfunding proposal will be applied to:

[edit] Needed

  • 3-4 (or more) web programmers. At least one of them should be well experienced in web frameworks, and one of them is desired to have CSS & Javascript experience.
  • Tangible Outcome materials - pictures and videos. Extra would be real-time video and real-time project status.
  • Integration in opensourceecology.org

[edit] Timeline

10 days for completion of the project.

  • day 1 - architecture, choice of technologies, environment setup
  • day 2-4 - prototype 1
  • day 5 - test and fixes
  • day 6-8 - prototype 2
  • day 9-10 - test and fixes.

[edit] Team

If you are a web programmer and ready to commit to this Dedicated Remote Collaboration (DRC) please add your name, skills, DRC as commitment and your email. If you are not able to commit to the whole project but would like to help in some way, then add as commitment "part-time" and share how much time you have and what do you like to do.

NOTE: This list will contain as many people as possible. We will speak with each another and decide after that who and how will engage in the project. So feel free to add yourself.

Microfunding IT Team
Name Skills Commitment (DRC or part-time) Email
Nikolay Georgiev project manager and web programmer (intermediate PHP and MySQL skills, but no PHP Framework experience, good CSS and Javascript skills) Dedicated Remote Collaboration nikolay (at) opensourceecology.org
Eduardo Riesco PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, CSS, Java, Drupal, CiviCRM, Joomla part-time eduardo.riesco (at) gmail (dot) com
Luke Closs agile development, RESTful APIs, HTTP, Perl, PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Solr, server-side systems, CouchDB, Ruby Dedicated Remote Collaboration ose (at) 5thplane dotcom
Nathan Selikoff Designer/Developer: PHP, MySQL, Symfony (PHP framework), WordPress, Drupal part-time after September 1st ose (at) nathanselikoff.com
Thomas Levine Web framework and database of your choice, typography, user testing  ? tkl22 _ cornell _ edu
Joe Hudson Drupal CMS, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Javascript, webservice integration, graphic design Part time joe.hudson (at) gmail (dot) com
Alistair MacDonald UI Design & Interaction: JavaScript, CSS, AJAX, HTML5 Video, Flash, Processing.js, jQuery, Graphic Design Dedicated Remote Collaboration
Jake Roufa Project Manager / Intermediate Developer : Drupal, CiviCRM, XHTML/HTML5, CSS, Javascript (jQuery library mostly), PHP, MySQL DRC if available, part time if not [email protected]
Agustín Amenabar Designer / Intermediate Developer : XHTML/HTML5, CSS, Intermediate Javascript (jQuery more reciently), PHP, MySQL, Flash, Actionscript 3.0 Dedicated Remote Collaboration from September 1srt or Part Time from August 15 baamenabar _ gmail _ com , @baamenabar
Lex Berezhny Python (10 years full-time), Pyjamas, Postgresql Dedicated Remote Collaboration or part-time eukreign (at) gmail (dot) com
Your Name your skills Dedicated Remote Collaboration or part-time email (at) server (dot) com

[edit] Communication

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[edit] Tasks

You can see the current tasks in Pivotal.

Also some of the tasks are documented in the Implementation Wiki Page.

[edit] Contact

You can contact Nikolay Georgiev at nikolay (at) opensourceecology (dot) org for any questions and comments on the proposal.

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