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POLLINATORS INC
PARTNERSHIP
PROSPECTUS
Pollinators Inc.
Prepared:
Because what we do, together, matters
Prospectus for a P...
Mission:
Nurture people and innovations that enable healthy, resilient
communities
Vision:
By 2020, Greater Geraldton will...
Onwards, upwards, together...
We’re proud of what we’ve achieved as an organisation.....
And we’re even more proud of the ...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Services and programs
Contribute directly to our ability to
realise our social mission, grow our
impact and maintain the f...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine Tce
Geraldton, WA, 6530
pollinators.org.au
chair@p...
WEBSITE pollinators.org.au
EMAIL buzz@pollinators.org.au
PHONE (08) 9965 5371
ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House
184 Marine...
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2015 Pollinators Prospectus v5.1

  1. 1. POLLINATORS INC PARTNERSHIP PROSPECTUS Pollinators Inc. Prepared: Because what we do, together, matters Prospectus for a Partnership with November 2015 Nurturing people and innovations that enable healthy, resilient communities
  2. 2. Mission: Nurture people and innovations that enable healthy, resilient communities Vision: By 2020, Greater Geraldton will be globally recognised as a model for sustainable communities Values: Connected - Collaborative - Creative Legal: ƒƒ Non-profit Incorporated Association ƒƒ Established December 2010 ƒƒ “Social enterprise” sustained through a mix of revenue and grants. Objectives: ƒƒ Raising awareness of social innovation and social entrepreneurship ƒƒ Providing practical support for innovators and entrepreneurs ƒƒ Sharing case studies, tools and knowledge ƒƒ Enabling collaboration within and across sectors ƒƒ Partnering with individuals and organisations with aligned objectives People: ƒƒ Board: Paul Dyer (Chair), Jane Bagshaw (Treasurer), Natasha Colliver (Secretary), Brendon Davies, Pam Sherlock, Melissa Barrett, John Gourley, Nicole Vlahov ƒƒ Staff: Andrew Outhwaite (Community), Angie West (Space) Financials: 2012: ƒƒ $57k earned revenue ƒƒ $42k grant funding 2013: ƒƒ $102k earned revenue ƒƒ $162k grant funding 2014: ƒƒ $264k earned revenue ƒƒ $238k grants and contracts Numbers for 2014: About Pollinators 540 Meetings hosted at CityHive 120 Individual and Organisational members 170 Ventures participating in training programs 1200 Weekly newsletter subscribers Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS
  3. 3. Onwards, upwards, together... We’re proud of what we’ve achieved as an organisation..... And we’re even more proud of the networks, relationships and members’ ventures that have grown through our actions, and contribute to healthy, resilient communities. Highlights from 2014 included delivering ƒƒ “Flock” peer mentoring program for 15 participants across 3 streams, ƒƒ Regional WA’s first “Startup Weekend”, and proposing the extended ‘Startup Region’, ƒƒ “Catalyst” 3-month pre-accelerator program to grow social, creative and tech ventures, ƒƒ 26 “Digital Enterprise” training sessions and individual support to 115 local organisations ƒƒ Goodness Festival, with 26 learning events focused on science, innovation and sustainability reaching 1300 participants. Highlights from previous years: ƒƒ 80% of 133 stakeholders independently surveyed thought we achieve significant outcomes for the community including increasing vibrancy, encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, and changing the culture of Geraldton. ƒƒ CityHive was Western Australia’s first coworking space in 2011 and since 2013 has remained as the largest coworking space in regional Australia, ƒƒ Supporting 35 entrepreneurs through Catalyst, regional Australia’s first accelerator program focused on social ventures. ƒƒ Attracting investment in member’s ventures, through philanthropic funding, commercial investment, mentoring and pro bono support. ƒƒ Livening up the laneways and empty spaces of Geraldton. Creating urban art, markets and pop-up shops in collaboration with artists, government and private business. ƒƒ Receiving two awards for innovation and entrepreneurship at the inaugural Sustainability and Innovation Awards in 2012. Achievements Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS
  4. 4. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS Image Upper Left Members at a ‘Member Social Meetup’ event.. Image Lower Left Mentors and guest presenters at a Catalyst session. Image Upper Right Sample of member photos and logos. Image Lower Right Digital Enterprise training session.
  5. 5. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS We believe in the human and economic potential of our region’s innovators and entrepreneurs. Pollinators community, services and projects create the best possible conditions for new and existing ventures to grow. A greater number of more successful ventures will mean healthier, more resilient communities now, and for the future. What we do, how and why We offer a range of services and projects to meet the needs of people and organisations in diverse sectors and different stages of development. We charge a premium for some services and offer others for free. Whether it’s space or learning we tailor our services to maximise benefits to members, value for customers and our own sustainability. We work collaboratively on projects, ventures and solutions that result in a ‘win’ for everyone — the individual, their venture, for Pollinators, for our partners, for the wider community, and for future generations. We focus on (and measure) our success based on outcomes, impact and feedback from members, partners and the wider community. We appreciate the support and collboration of individual members, local sponsors, and national partners. We share and celebrate the successes and learnings from across our networks. There’s no doubt that our organisation, this region and our member’s ventures success will depend on our ability to work together and learn from each other. SPACES Work, collaborate and innovate Work for an hour, day, week or year Connect in our meeting rooms or at events. Explore and be inspired by the laneways art. COMMUNITY Vibrant, entrepreneurial and creative Grow with new friends, peers and mentors. Collaborate with fellow professionals and volunteers Contribute to great ideas and solve social problems. LEARNING Professional, digital and interactive Learn at training, workshops and online Share your wisdom as a trainer, coach or mentor Accelerate your personal, team and venture’s growth
  6. 6. Services and programs Contribute directly to our ability to realise our social mission, grow our impact and maintain the full range of services and projects. Spaces Community Learning Ecosystem Training Coworking Creativity Membership Networks Accelerators Community Spaces Forums Learning Pollinators Become a corporate coworker or sponsor a place for a startup or social entrepreneur in Geraldton’s most amazing workspace. Join our network of innovators and entrepreneurs access new skills and exerptise. We accelerate serendipity to help you and our community. Power the growth of others through our training: Digital Dojos for NFPs and SMEs; Coding for kids; Advocacy for NGOs and Innovation for Industry. Support high-potential ventures to the next level. Startup Weekend, Catalyst and Groundswell programs have a proven impact. Help grow a hub for Creative Industries, Youth and Makers in the CBD. Bringing our creative talent together under one roof to grow, Connect with professionals in your industry. We host or coordinate science, technology and environmental networks. Help address a significant social challenge through our monthly and quarterly ‘Swarm’ events that facilitate cross-sector collaboration. Help us create massive, lasting, positive change in our community and for the world! Through partnerships we can create greater value and have a bigger impact. Our existing programs and services are proven and effective, and are always open to new ideas and opportunities. There are opportunities to contribute through cash sponsorship, in-kind contributions or partnership in all of these aspects of our work: Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS Learning
  7. 7. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS Image Upper Left Some of the participants and mentors from the 2014 Catalyst program. Image Lower Left CityHive and crowds enjoying the laneway atmosphere. Image Upper Right Participants from the 2014 Flock program in a workshop to identify streams and themes. Image Lower Right Exterior of the planned ‘Minsitry of Creativity’ hub for youth and creative industries..
  8. 8. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS OutcomesExamples When Guide to programs and activities Coworking Accelerated serendipity through hosted networking High staff satisfaction and better meeting outcomes Regular coworking 1/day week Hosting meetings and workshops This is a guide to the programs and activities for 2016 and beyond. The audience, impact and model for each activity is different and complementary. Programs proceeed depending on market demand, funded support and aignment of timing and resources with partners in government and other regions. Program Membership People and innovations are supported to to grow Community benefits from ventures and projects Monthly Member Meetups Newsletters and online network Creativity Increased visibility & viability of creative industries Activation and urban regeneration of CBD Livening up Laneways Creative Industries Hub Forums Collaboration on significant sector challenges Kickstarts individual, industry or government action Sustainable Energy Now! Hackathon Networks Individual-industry-community collaboration Professional Development opportunities & pathways Mid West Science Group ICT Professionals Network Training Increased skills and capacity for NFPs, community Stronger networks of peer support Digital Enterprise & CoderDojo Flock Peer Mentoring How Accelerators Structured approach to growing ventures Investment into high-potential people and ideas Startup Region Catalyst Online and face-to-face networking, collaboration Online and face-to-face networking, collaboration Coworking, private offices, meeting and event space for hire Enabling artists, makers and youth to access space to create Facilitated workshops Pitch events & crowdfunding One-off or ongoing 2-3hr session Face-to-face and/or online Startup are 24-56hr events Catalyst 4-month, bi-weekly Daily (network), Weekly (Labs), Monthly (Meetups) Daily (network), Monthly (Meetings), One-off (Forums) Hosted 9-5 M-F, Accessible 24/7 for coworking & meeting Hub due to open early 2016 Quarterly Swarms, GeroSoup Annual Hackathon CoderDojo, Flock early 2016 One-off trainining as needed Satrtup and Catalyst planned for mid 2016
  9. 9. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS Image Upper Left Flyer promoting one of our quarterly ‘Swarm’ events, each focusing on a different theme such as navigating politics, enabling sustainable energy, measuring social impact or marketing social causes. Image Lower Left Crowd listening to member’s ‘pitches’ at the opening of the new CityHive location.. Image Upper Right Sponsors and partners gather for the launch of the Goodness Festival which had 53 award nominees and 1100 participants in the events Image Lower Right Program outline for Catalyst in 2012 describing the structure, sessions and invitation to participants.
  10. 10. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS Outcomes and ImpactExamples of activities Benefits Guide to contributions, impact and benefits $10,000 Provide space for entrepreneurs, community groups or projects Enable an annual program of mentoring for NFPs and Startups Coworking — sponsor space Mentoring — annual program This is a guide to the range and focus of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available. You can choose to support an existing program (e.g. sponsoring a coworking space, Swarm event or Catalyst participant) or develop a custom collaborative project. All our partnerships commence with a formalised MoU or agreement and conclude with evaluation and reporting. Amounts $2500 Power a month of Meetups (2), dicussions and focus on a topic Match funding raised for up to 3 community projects Meetups — a month’s focus Pitches — crowdfunding $40,000 A year of networking, news, events and projects for our community A year of coworking for dozens of NFP and community organisations Pollinators — our core services CityHive — our core services $100,000 A year of delivering training to 100 organisations across the region Underwrite a 3yr incubation program for 30 high-potential ventures. Training — change a region Accelerators — drive growth $60,000 Grow dozens of startup social, creative, and environmental ventures. Underwrite the sustainability of a building for youth and creatives Accelerators — fund a program Creativity — fund a building $5000 A whole semester of weekly coding for up to 25 children Partner on progressing a major collaboration event for the sector CoderDojo — coding for kids Forum — a major event $20,000 Enable weekly support and monthly events for an industry. 8 sessions for 3 streams of up to 30 participants Network — for a whole sector Flock — peer mentoring Benefits for partners vary by amount, type and focus of the contribution and may include: • Minor or significant input into the focus or approach to the activity or program • Your branding online, on posters, on reports in weekly newsletters and videos, • Verbal acknowledgement and speaking opportunities at events, • Engagement activities with you, your staff, and the participants you’ve supported, • Branding inside and outside building for CityHive, Miniistry of Creativity, • Featuring of your products, services or organisations online and in media releases,. • Evaluation and reporting on reach and impact of the project, • Updates, reports and photos to share your contribution and impact with stakeholders,
  11. 11. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 pollinators.org.au chair@pollinators.org.au (08) 9965 5371 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE ADDRESS If you like what you’ve read and want to learn more, then let’s talk! ƒƒ Paul Dyer, Chairperson, 0431 947 549 ƒƒ Andrew Outhwaite, Community Lead, (08) 9965 5371 ƒƒ Angie West, Space Lead, (08) 9965 5371 When engaging in any new relationship we believe it’s important to be clear on each other’s values, aspirations, timeframes and capacity. We want to go fast and far together, but we don’t take shortcuts. Right from the start we employ an approach to partnering that seeks to maximise opportunities and minimise risk. We have a range of documentation you may want to request to understand more about us, our services and impact, including: ƒƒ 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Annual Reports, ƒƒ Independent evaluation report of our impact and effectiveness, ƒƒ Evaluation reports from specific past events and programs, ƒƒ Business plans, operational plans and program plans, ƒƒ Details of policies, procedures, insurance and incorporation. Major partners to date have included: ƒƒ Lotterywest ƒƒ Department of Communication ƒƒ City of Greater Geraldton ƒƒ Department of Communities and Local Government ƒƒ Mid West Development Commission ƒƒ Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited ƒƒ Western Australian Museum Geraldton ƒƒ Tranmere Pty Ltd ƒƒ Williams & Hughes ƒƒ MMG Golden Grove Taking the next steps, together
  12. 12. WEBSITE pollinators.org.au EMAIL buzz@pollinators.org.au PHONE (08) 9965 5371 ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530 Some thoughts from members and participants in our events and programs: “Working in a co-working space made a huge difference to a funding application I submitted for a social innovation project as I was able to quickly consult with, and pull together a team of different specialties. These included service model design and research, through to web technology expertise.” Elizabeth Mackay - ‘Closing the Gap’ project proponent and Child Australia project officer “The biggest benefit for my business is in the supportive people I meet who think outside the square and want to help me (with no other motive than that they want to help me). It’s an empowering feeling!” Lisa Greeve - Greeve and Associates, Ethical Investment Adviser “There are a lot of things that make it tough to be a tech start up in Geraldton, like isolation. But Pollinators has been a great starting point to meet people and draw inspiration to execute ideas.” Jason Smith - Founder of Just Everything, Everything Geraldton / Mandurah / Bali “People stood up at the end our pitch to say how good the idea was, how strong the research supporting us – and, added to all the support from Pollinators, co-participants in Catalyst and Andrew himself, this is encouragement of no small order. So, braver, better connected and soon to be cashed-up, the Imagination Games is on its way.” Jo Jackson King - Author, and co-founder of Imagination Games “Pollinators...is an extremely innovative and quite rapidly growing group of social entrepreneurs based in Geraldton. They are helping catalyse some of the really interesting things that are going on up there.” Senator Scott Ludlam - speaking in Parliament after his visit to Geraldton “If it wasn’t for Pollinators, I don’t think I would be in Geraldton” Stephanie Burro - designer, youth gallery proponent, Catalyst graduate

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