ideathon - Ideas That Give - Social Open Innovation with a Twist


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Ideathon™ is a marathon ideation event with a fundraising aspect. A Cross-pollination of idea generation and fundraising. A typical ideathon runs 7-60 days. Ideas are managed via a feature rich collaborative online brainstorming platform that allows anyone to submit solutions and collaborate on ideas which may benefit the host organisation and society. Part idea generation, part team building, part community building, part fund-raising, part awareness building, the ideathon brings together many perspectives and positive elements to make one great event.

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ideathon - Ideas That Give - Social Open Innovation with a Twist

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>What do you get when idea generation meets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fund raising? </li></ul></ul>Companies don't have ideas. People do.
  2. 3. &quot;I've created opportunity to generate fresh ideas, develop solutions and fund raise for communities & charities.&quot; Brendan O'Keefe (Founder) In the spirit of other sponsored marathon fund raising events such as MS Readathon, Spellathons and Walkathons, the ideathon enables organisations to engage a wider audience in a fund-raising campaign with a twist.
  3. 5. Are you having trouble hatching new ideas?
  4. 6. Are your stuck for new ways to move forward?
  5. 7. Are you tapping into the intellectual capital of your employees and customers ?
  6. 8. The wisdom and imagination of the crowd is easy to source in the digital age... sure go ahead and ask the experts but don't forget to ask the crowd.
  7. 9. Everyone has a good idea, give them an opportunity to shout it out, and tell the world. Their solution could make a real difference .
  8. 10. Are you searching for a new donation drive and a point of difference amongst all the other organisations that are competing for funding?
  9. 11. Is your organisation suffering from innovation apathy ? Do you have a plan?
  10. 12. Do you know Where you need to go? What will get you there? How you will accomplish that?
  11. 14. Idea management software will help
  12. 15. get your employees and or customers to give you income generating, cost-cutting, process reducing ideas and solutions. Let your employees raise money that goes to charity for each idea they submit
  13. 16. Creative problem solving
  14. 17. Fundraising or crowd funding
  15. 18. Solution finding
  16. 19. All using a collaborative
  17. 20. Online brainstorming platform
  18. 21. The more diverse ideas you generate, the more likely you are to succeed
  19. 22. Better Insight
  20. 23. everyone can participate. every idea has a value
  21. 24. Instil Creative and Productive Thinking Skills
  23. 26. What is the problem?
  24. 27. What is success?
  25. 28. What are the steps?
  26. 29. Decisions must be made
  27. 30. What can we do better?
  28. 31. Who is our ideal customer ?
  29. 32. What do they want to buy ?
  30. 33. How can we refine processes ?
  31. 34. What will make our organisation sustainable ?
  32. 35. What might stop us?
  33. 36. Who might help us?
  34. 37. How will we get there?
  35. 38. group think invite solutions
  36. 39. make recognition the prize
  37. 40. my idea was valued, my solution was listened to it was worth participating
  38. 41. we will match your organisation with a local charity or foundation
  39. 42. help you capture ideas raise funds for your community
  40. 43. What makes an ideathon unique is every single idea has value whether or not it's implemented
  41. 44. come join the solution revolution
  42. 45. The Ideathon Process <ul><li>A. Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Match and partner with a charity or business </li></ul><ul><li>Define the challenge, frame the question(s) </li></ul><ul><li>desired outcomes and evaluation criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the awards and prizes to be offered </li></ul><ul><li>Determine participants and potential idea </li></ul><ul><li>sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Form teams of 6-10 </li></ul><ul><li>Set a date and time frame for the ideathon </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals seek out their sponsors </li></ul>
  43. 46. The Ideathon Process <ul><li>B. The Ideathon </li></ul><ul><li>Publish ideathon website, e-kit, invite </li></ul><ul><li>participants and host instructional webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Ideation, collaboration occurs for approximately </li></ul><ul><li>5 days. Teams brainstorm 100 + ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Ideathon closes </li></ul><ul><li>All ideas are documented and counted prior to </li></ul><ul><li>evaluation </li></ul>
  44. 47. The Ideathon Process <ul><li>C. Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>1 day of evaluation occurs against the original </li></ul><ul><li>criteria set out in part A 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 10 ideas/solutions are posted to the </li></ul><ul><li>ideathon website </li></ul><ul><li>On the final day, ideas/solutions are open to </li></ul><ul><li>voting via ideathon website </li></ul><ul><li>D. Sponsorship Collected, Recognition and </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes </li></ul>
  45. 48. collaborate with us
  46. 49. how would you improve ideathon? share your ideas and solutions
  47. 50. Get it while it's hot get the idea?