Hi! We are so grateful for your enthusiasm, and can’t wait to see what we can dream up together. There are many ways you can contribute to, support, and be supported by this organization—including becoming a Member!
We recognize that this is not your day job. We have different levels of involvement that that you can “titrate” according to your availability—even if that sometimes means you can only observe.
We are a distributed community of action, which means that we will ask you to step up when you can—to review and cultivate ideas, share resources, help us plan and vet new campaigns, participate in campaigns.
Access to the workspace and membership-only resources are free. We are set up though to make it both Fun and Formative to participate, even as a fly on the wall.
When you feel passionate about something, we are here to help build resources and Campaigns for the change our community embraces.
We do expect members to be open to new ideas and new fields of expertise, and to participate with respect. For more information, check out our membership announcement.
- Access to existing resources
- The ability and platform to organize new resource pages, and contribute both public and members-only resources
- A platform to share ongoing thoughts (Banter)
- The SolvingFor ‘Ideas’ space where you can post change-making Ideas and view and vote on other Ideas from this community
- Participation in Idea Engines to address Problems and Solutions, and turn Ideas into action
- Ability to contribute to or co-lead a change-making Campaign—supported by SolvingFor staffing, funding, and our networks.
No! In the future we may consider adding a fee, or fees to access some members-only services, but if that happens we’ll have plenty of accommodations to make sure it’s not prohibitive for anyone.
We’ll review your application, and with approval we’ll email you within a few business days to set up an orientation—offering you a selection of times for a group zoom. Our orientation is a one-hour introduction to the ethos of the culture change we are aiming for, in addition to teaching you how to use our workspace to participate or watch topics of interest. At the end of this process, you will have access to our workspace to explore, post, upvote, and communicate ideas and information.
Pretty much! Our campaigns may have some in-person components. We’re also hoping to set up a few regional-get togethers and gather the whole community in one place when we can. But most of what we do happens in our online workspace and over Zoom.
The majority of our meetings and events fall between the hours of 12 PM - 5 PM Eastern, so if that schedule is doable for you then that’s wonderful! If not, you may want to consider just being added to our mailing list for the moment (which is an option on our Get Involved form).
Sign up below to indicate your interest(s) and start figuring out where you fit.