I've used visualizations to communicate ideas because "pictures are worth 1000 words" and often communicate ideas in way that more people will understand them.
I encourage you to look at this article and this article to see how the writer includes visualizations to show how the innovator/creative person is supported by the entrepreneur/business development person, and how they are supported by volunteers and investors.
I'm trying to build a similar type support system, with business development people helping develop the ideas I've shared on this web site and this wiki, which would result in a more consistent flow and distribution of dollars, ideas, talent and volunteers to youth serving organizations in all parts of Chicago, and in other urban areas throughout the world.
Anyone who wants to help visualize and communicate these ideas, or join in the role of business development, is welcome.
I've had many people give me advise which in many cases says "simplify the message". Others have said you need to create a "gimmick" or "hook" or "focal point" that could attract millions of people to visit our web site, provide donations, etc.
I'm trying to find volunteers who have the talent to help me do this, since I don't have money to hire people with that kind of talent.
However, even if we were to find a way to get millions of people to visit our web site, how would be motivate them to provide dollars to help us operate and constantly expand the impact of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute?
We're not operating as a 501-c-3 non profit so donations are not tax-deductible, and we're not a "charity" in the eyes of most people. Thus, when someone visits our web site what will motivate them to send money to help pay the bills. While our hope is to sell consulting services to businesses and cities who would support volunteer-involvement in tutor/mentor programs, we're not there yet. We need to generate a cash flow.
We don't sell t-shirts or wrist bands. We offer ideas that lead to more "HOPE and OPPORTUNITY" for kids in poverty. Can we communicate this idea in a way that captures the attention, imagination and dollars of people who care about this cause? How do we do that?
If you can help think this through or create a graphic that would be used in a campaign, I need your help. Please introduce yourself and start sharing the work of doing this.
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