David Wilcox's blog

Products and services

One of the main ideas here is to develop a market place of products and services, as well as ideas. In an open, collaborative, spirit I think we need people to offer a mix of some paid-for and some free stuff. No heavy pitches - at least not without some good free take-aways! We'll also be encouaging people to put up product-sevices-project idea that could be developed with others. From this rich mix we should get some remixing, and ideas for funding bids. So - who has something to offer?  read more »

What are the main chunks of work

One of the main lessons from open collaboration projects is that for people to work together you need to break the work down into managable chunks, or work packages. Here are some big chunks that would be conventional parts of a project:


  • Literature
  • Bloggers and other media
  • Interested organisations


  • NCVO membership conference April 22
  • Get-together of contributors
  • Bigger event for organisations
  • Joining in other people's events

Managing this site  read more »

How to get the project started

I've been thinking a lot about how we can get The Membership Project started in an open, innovative way, and coming up with a few ideas. Here's first thoughts:

1. The best way of doing things would be to have another team meeting and work through our objectives, the tasks, who does what, the milestones etc. But that would delay thing for a few weeks if we organised it face-to-face. We could try doing it synchronously online, but it would still take a bit of organising.  read more »


Who might like to contribute

We want to work with a core group of people who are interested in sharing their ideas, and promoting online what they have to offer ... so where better to start than bloggers.

I've been playing around with widgets at Grazr, which allows you to organise RSS feeds. I created a reading list of people who I thought might like to contribute to this site. You can click on the name in the left pane, then review items by clicking over in the top right and reading below.  read more »

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