Warren Pearson - Forfeit or play on?

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Warren Pearson - Forfeit or play on?

  1. 1. A CALL to cancel the fireworks and donate the money to the qld floods<br />Forfeit or Play On?<br />National Perspective<br />
  2. 2. National Challenges<br /><ul><li>WA, Carnarvon Floods</li></ul>December and January<br /><ul><li>NSW, Widespread Floods (North/North West/Mid West/Clarence Valley)</li></ul>Mid January <br /><ul><li>VIC, Widespread Floods (North West)</li></ul>Mid-January<br /><ul><li>WA, Perth Bush Fires (Waroona LGA))</li></ul>Mid-January<br />
  3. 3. Stakeholder and Media ManagementChallenges<br />The national body...<br /><ul><li>Does not produce all events
  4. 4. Does provide coordination between states/territories
  5. 5. Does not provide coordination between communities
  6. 6. Does provide national media comment
  7. 7. Tension
  8. 8. We couldn’t decide to cancel or proceed
  9. 9. Needed to comment in a timely way</li></li></ul><li>14 January the calls to cancel the fireworks and donate the money started<br />
  10. 10. Go Petition Site<br />
  11. 11. Main Causes site<br />
  12. 12. XXXXXXXXXXXXX<br />Email 18 January<br />
  13. 13. NADC’s Position<br /><ul><li>Needed to stop the groundswell
  14. 14. Little money to be saved by canceling
  15. 15. Suggesting to event organisers:
  16. 16. to collect donations
  17. 17. to appropriately reflect disasters in events
  18. 18. Needed to be compassionate and understanding
  19. 19. Really little chance of communicating this to all 780 local committees</li></li></ul><li>Remaining Challenges<br /><ul><li>Couldn’t move without QLD position clear
  20. 20. Needed agreement in position with states/territories
  21. 21. Needed to address WA, NSW and VIC disasters too
  22. 22. Needed confirmation of collectors at major events
  23. 23. Legalities around collecting funds
  24. 24. Working with partners ABC TV and Radio, Commonwealth Bank and Woolworths
  25. 25. Needed a central on-line donation portal</li></li></ul><li>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Lessons<br /><ul><li>Social media has different rules
  28. 28. Easy to ‘like’ and move on
  29. 29. Fast turn around
  30. 30. Superficial not investigative
  31. 31. New for stakeholders
  32. 32. Be so well prepared that you have time/resources to respond
  33. 33. Need to have excellent communication in place in advance</li></li></ul><li>Not yet fully resolved<br />

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