Thanks Tobias for posting your update and sharing your priority for this month.
My priority for the month is not as clear as yours. At the moment I am trying to bring many different elements closer together (people, organisations and ideas). By the end of 2015 we need the "2015 version of Dadamac Foundation" to be up and running with a clearly sustainable future plan, so there are many parts to consider, and grow, and bring together. It would take too long to tell you all the different bits I am trying to work on this month - but this is the Kabissa forum bit:
Now that the log on problem is sorted I will feel more confident about asking people to come over to the forum.
Here in the forum the Dadamac core group can work together on some of the planning, and share progress as we go along. For instance we have been trying to find a new platform for our online giving because the one we have been using is closing. @Nikki_Fishman has been exploring options and we look forward to making an announcement about that soon. We can also share what we are planning and trying to do and encourage other people to join us.
In Dadamac we know that people who are busy in their work as changemakers do not have much time to tell their own stories. We don't yet have volunteers ready to help more changemakers to tell their stories, but if we start to share fragments of different stories here, perhaps new volunteers will come forward to help.
On Monday I was at 'The Future of Diaspora Volunteering in Development Conference' I hope to gradually bring some of the people I met there over to the Kabissa forum. Some of them have interesting stories as changemakers.
I can't explain yet why it is important to tell these stories, but it is.
I am also working to find the best way to share the wisdom that is found in the stories. @dilgreen is helping me with that. We think something called "Pattern Language" can help. Dil and I are looking at that idea together. I've been writing about it in Dadamac Study Group - Dadamac and Pattern Language
Thanks again to Kabissa for providing Dadamac with this wonderful space where we can grow as an online collaborative community.