Some food for Thought...
By Malia Lazu
If civic organizations can hold the space for organizing when campaigns do come into town they can be absorbed by the on-going community efforts and feed into the on going business of hope & change. Campaigning is not organizing. McDonalds does provide food products to millions of Americans
but nobody pretends it’s the same as a home cooked meal.
Business trends of crowdsourcing are very exciting for the world of politics.
Crowdsourcing is a way to tap into the collective intelligence of people.
It allows you to get the involvement of your target audience
& create buy-in through their participation.
There are some great business models, such as www.threadless.com, that are worth exploring.
The basic idea at Threadless is that customers vote on the T-shirt design they feel should be produced.
The incentive of seeing your shirt mass-produced & sold encourages the designer to get people involved in the website so that they will vote for their design.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.