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I work with purpose-driven organizations to figure out, design, and build new programs and initiatives. I'm a sucker for an open ended question, a chance to collaborate with creative people, and opportunities to help people live more fulfilling lives. I've spent about half of my career working in the tech sector, about half in nonprofits, and what seems a whole 'nother lifetime raising my daughter. "Community Activator" for the End of Life Challenge. Founder of I Know Something initiative (www.iksproject.com).
I hope everyone is doing great! I'm continuing to work on building IKS into an ongoing initiative and I wanted to reconnect with everyone.
I found working with the OpenIDEO community incredibly energizing and thought provoking. I want to build a great community around IKS too as I move forward. People who care about the issue and want to stay in touch, maybe share a story, talk through ideas, provide feedback, or even volunteer to take on a task such as interviewing someone. I really believe open innovation works and I want to stay open to all the creative people around us.
Would you like to be part of the community as we get going? There's no big commitment required -- I can keep you up to date on what we're working on, and you can jump in at whatever level works for you. If so just shoot me a response here or LinkedIn works too (http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimrosenberg/).
I've just started to reach out to people now. Once I have a group together, the first step will be to talk about what platform we use to stay in touch e.g. a Facebook page, LinkedIn, a Google group, Slack, Trello, or something else. In the spirit of design thinking, I'd rather talk with the group and make a choice than guess up front :-) Let me know what you think. I hope you'll join in! And all my best!
Catalina -- thanks so much. And please thank your mom for me! I love the feedback and can't get the statement "This website is like a bowl of hot soup on a cold day for the heart" out of my mind :-) I will add in your ideas on accessibility -- I hadn't thought about that and it's a really great point. Thanks again!