Outreach 2010

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This document is meant to be ongoing log of marketing outreach as of Nov. 1, 2010, with initial focus on the Transition Town movement. This consists of the initial 'feeler' email template, as well as a follow-up email template. Email discussions will be posted in the table if a response is received.


Contents

[edit] Contacts and results:

Organization Contact Information Details
Post Carbon Institute
(Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, and environmental crises that define the 21st century. We envision a world of resilient communities and re-localized economies that thrive within ecological bounds.)
[1]
Tod Brilliant
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
The Berkana Institute
(The Berkana Exchange is an ecosystem of learning centers, grassroots-based initiatives, individuals, regional learning communities and movements all working to create healthy and resilient communities.)
[2]
Bob Stilger
CC:Lizzie Riesenberg
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Global Ecovillage Network
(The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.)
[3]
Jessie Du Boe
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
About FOUR YEARS. GO.
(FOUR YEARS. GO. is a campaign to catalyze and empower a fundamental shift in the direction of humanity, inspiring collaborative action, connecting individuals and organizations, and amplifying best practices and successes.)
[4]
Allied Organization Inquiries
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition US
(Transition US is a nonprofit organization that provides inspiration, encouragement, support, networking, and training for Transition Initiatives across the United States. )
Transition US
Info
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
Global Transition In Action
(TRANSITION UNITED STATES is an informal, "social networking" site for those interested in exploring and/or implementing the Transition model in U.S. communities.)
[5]
Private Messaged Les Squires.
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
Electromagnate
(We are a small group of hackerspace members who are dedicated to showing the maker and hacker community to the world.)
[6]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Ashland [7]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
Transition Town Oklahoma City [8]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Portland [9]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
Transition Town San Diego [10]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Seattle [11]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Houston [12]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Central Ohio [13]
Mary Cunnyngham.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Los Angeles [14]
Joanne P.
Status: Contacted
Result: Response received and follow-up sent
Transition Town Texas [15]
Forum Post.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Auroville Earth Institute [16]
contact Info.
Status: To be contacted
Ecoescuela El Manzano, from Chile http://www.ecoescuela.cl/
.
Status: Contacted. Waiting for reply
Consul for Guyana in Rio de Janeiro
.
Status: Contacted. Waiting for reply
Transition Town Albany-Capital District [17]
David Hochfelder.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Anchorage [18]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Anderson [19]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Ann Arbor [20]
Info.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Vermont [21]
Forum Post.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Albany California [22]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending
Transition Town Amherst [23]
Contact form.
Status: Contacted
Result: Pending

[edit] Further Marketing Opportunities:

[edit] Initial 'Feeler' Email Template:

Dear [Organization],

I recently stumbled upon your initiative at http://www.transitionnetwork.org/initiatives and I wholeheartedly agree with your efforts to bring people together around transition. I feel that your organizational vision aligns very much with my own values as well as the volunteer work I am currently doing for Open Source Ecology. Have you heard of us? We are building, what we call, the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) – a set of 40 open source machines meant to jump-start community resilience and lower the barriers-to-entry.

The machines are being built and shared via open source methods, so we can freely provide the information and plans necessary to build resilient communities from the ground up. We are 100% crowd-funded by supporters, which we call True Fans --and we welcome you to join us. This is our latest video showcasing the GVCS, which was created by a True Fan: http://vimeo.com/16431347

We would be grateful if you could pass our work on to your membership, partners and friends, and encourage them to support and collaborate with us. We are also interested in speaking engagements. The commitment of a single new True Fan is enough to fund a trip for guest speaking or a presentation by the founder of Open Source Ecology, Marcin Jakubowski, Ph.D. This month we will be on a tour in California to present our vision and progress to several Transition Town initiatives. It is in this light that we believe everyone should have access to the tools necessary to create true community resilience. For more information, see our blog: http://blog.opensourceecology.org/ and our main (beta) organizational platform at http://openecology.org/

Deep Regards, Open Source Ecology

[edit] Follow-up Email Template:

Greetings [contact person]!

Thank you so much for your response. We are currently in the process of integrating a network of collaborators and developers at http://openecology.org/, which will be our main organizational website for the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). We appreciate the part you play in making the GVCS a reality! Please stay in touch with any follow-up questions. Again, we are available to give presentations at your convenience. Feel free to contact us at any point and together may we uplift the world for a brighter future!

Deep regards, Open Source Ecology

[edit] Communications

Hi Marcin -

We received your email and would be interested in hearing more about what you do. What is your presentation like? Film/powerpoint/lecture? What is your goal? Awareness-building? Finding people to learn your technologies? Fundraising? Is there a charge for your presentation? What dates were you planning to be in L.A.?

We have several Transition groups across the greater L.A. area and I can poll them to see which ones would like to host.

Joanne P, Transition Los Angeles, www.TransitionLA.org


Hello Adam, Thank you for contacting the Global Ecovillage Network. I looked at your website and agree that your mission closely aligns with that of our network. GEN does not currently have a set membership but each region disperses information in their own way, so I am copying your message to the GEN Board of Directors (that represent each of the GEN regions) so that they might get to know your group and the effort you all have set out to accomplish. I hope the board will contact you for ways that we can support each others work and accomplish more in our effort towards a planet in balance. Keep up the great work! Sincerely, Jessica DuBoe GEN Administrative Assistant


Adam,

Cutting to the chase: We're blown away by what you're doing. How did we not know of you before?

We'd love to talk more and be kept in the loop on what you're doing. In the mean time, I'll spread the word about your vid and blog via FB and Twitter right now.

Seriously. Amazing and inspiring work. How did it go with BFI? I know one of the board members over there....

Tod Brilliant Strategy & Communications


Hi Mitch,

Looks very cool and have forwarded it on to a few different groups. If you make it up to Portland, Oregon, please let me know.

thanks,

+ Jeremy


Dear Adam,

Thank you for contacting us.

I Forwarded your email to my TTA colleagues, so we can consider how we might wish to connect with your enterprise.

Take care, Lance


Adam,

I just saw this email and I really like the idea of the Global Village Construction Set.

I think that the GVCS and the inclusion of Open Source is a real game changer.

I recently fabricated an electric auger that I successfully used for a Geothermal Heat Pump. You might be interested.

I also have successfully re-purposed a small dehumidifier into a very efficient heat pump. Again, you might be interested.

I looked at the Power Cube, great idea!

I wasn't able to find any drawings or construction details, which I assume would be fundamental to the Open Source concept.

Please advise.


Best Regards,

-Jim Wrathall


Welcome Adam,

Great to see your interest in Transition! Welcome to TRANSITION IN ACTION.

http://transitioninaction.com/group/linktransitionvermontusa is your link to our new Transition page for your neighbors in Vermont. Feel free to join in the activities. Use the COMMENT WALL to say Hello to the others. Reinforce the good things they are doing. Mention something you're interested in. Ask a question. Start a discussion. Let me know if you would like to be an Admin on this page to help build and maintain your group's Resume. Have fun!

On the local scene, it would be spot on for all our members if you would consider including a link to Open Source Ecology (http://blog.opensourceecology.org) in our registry of organizations, localities, companies, products, services, Twitterers, Facebooks, Meetups, etc. supporting Transition and Sustainability. Here's the page to create the link -- http://transitioninaction.com/groups/group/new. I'll be glad to help launch and build your link.

You can see all our 315+ groups at http://transitioninaction.com/groups. Use Search on this page to find a specific group. Join as many as you like. Let me know when you have questions about details. -Les Squires


Hi Adam For some reason your email want to my junk mail folder which I seldom check, hence my slow response to your email!

I am seeing Marcin's presentation this Wednesday and am really looking forward to it. I love what you are doing.

I have cc'd Shelby - so she can add this to our newsletter.

I look forward to promoting this as widely as we can.

Sincerely,

Carolyne Stayton Transition US


http://transitioninaction.com/group/opensourceecology/user/list http://transitioninaction.com/forum/topics/a-call-for-collaborative

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