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Local OpenIDEO Chapters

Creation of local Chapters to support the mission of OpenIDEO as "a place where people design better, together for social good."

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Creation of local volunteer-run chapters around the world to support the mission of OpenIDEO by actively championing:
  • Tweetups: a casual gathering of individuals to build awareness of OpenIDEO community (for those who might not have participated yet) and to foster connections with others interested in social good initiatives.
  • OpenSTORMs: a gathering of individuals to specifically tackle one of the OpenIDEO Challenges. This could be parellel with the Inspiration or Concepting phase.

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

The creation of these analog communities are in line with these specific OpenIDEO's Principles: Inclusive, Community-centered, and Collaborative. Not only would this help fellow OpenIDEOATORS build relationships and connections, but it would also build awareness in the community about OpenIDEO for those who might not have participated yet (and potentially for companies to think about future collaboration opportunities too). Additional future opportunities include: - Annual Leadership Bootcamp / Retreat: to bring together OpenIDEATORS to practice design thinking principles, and to hear from some of the companies / organizations that have participated in the challenges. (This could be a TEDx-style one-day conference.) - Service Trips: to bring together OpenIDEATORS to specifically work on one of the Winning Concepts.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

Identification of a local chapter leadership team. Since these would be volunteer-run chapters, this would require some support from OpenIDEO community managers to support them in structuring the chapter in the beginning.

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

Tweetups: minor financial support: nametags, potentially food sponorship (or drinks sponsors) to entice more people to come. OpenSTORMs: minor financial support: white boards, post-its, markers.

Virtual Team:

Nicole Skibola, Sarah Fathallah, Cara O'Shell, Meena Kadri and Ashley Jablow. I would like to recognize fellow OpenIDEATORs who have co-led the #OpenIDEOSF offline activities over past couple months: Nicole Skibola, Sarah Fathallah, and Cara O'Shell and the OpenIDEO Community Managers: Meena Kadri and Ashley Jablow for the encouragement and support. I would also like to thank everyone who's actively participated and supported these meetups (in person or virtually!)!


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I like this idea but there isn't a formal local chapter for OpenIDEO in Singapore yet, just some meetup. I hope that it could be formalized and probably there could be a link to show where all the local chapters are located and who are the organizers for that particular chapter.

Edmund Ng

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