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Introducing MetaGood

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This presentation describes MetaGood - a social impact project started to document the lives of inspiring people - and to catalyze social innovation by disseminating these stories to others.

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Introducing MetaGood

  1. 1. MetaGood<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />The Bad News<br />The Good News<br />MetaGoodas a social innovation catalyst<br />MetaGoodsupport during<br />Inspiration<br />Skills<br />Resources<br />Execution<br />Some Specific Outcomes<br />Support Us<br />
  3. 3. The Bad News<br />
  4. 4. Problems Within Us … <br />
  5. 5. … Lead To Problems Outside Us<br />
  6. 6. Old Solutions Are Broken…<br />
  7. 7. … And New Ones Have Yet To Reach Scale<br />
  8. 8. Deep Change Is Desperately & Urgently Needed…<br />“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”<br />Albert Einstein<br />
  9. 9. … And We Don’t Have A Lot Of Time<br />
  10. 10. The Good News<br />
  11. 11. People Are Listening To Themselves… <br />
  12. 12. … And Are Breaking Away From The Noise …<br />Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed, and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. <br />Walden<br />Henry David Thoreau<br />
  13. 13. … To Make A Difference<br />
  14. 14. MetaGood As ASocial Innovation Catalyst<br />
  15. 15. Social Innovation Ingredients … <br />
  16. 16. … And Related Hurdles<br />Not having all the required skills for a social innovation project <br />“Non-professional” delivery in volunteering based non-profit projects<br />Uninspired, indifferent or unaware potential volunteers<br />Lack of financial, technological, political or social resources<br />
  17. 17. We will facilitate overcoming these hurdles<br />Becoming a hub for multi-disciplinary volunteers<br />Execution toolkit including shared spaces for collaboration, project management tools, regular check-ins<br />Documenting problems or inspiring stories<br />Board level & advisory support by prominent for profit and non-profit VCs and PE firms, corporate leaders<br />
  18. 18. Inspiration<br />
  19. 19. This Is How People Change … <br />Get Inspired<br />Reflect<br />Envision<br />Act<br />
  20. 20. … Inspiration Is Crucial<br />Alice laughed. &quot;There&apos;s no use trying,&quot; she said. &quot;One can&apos;t believe impossible things.&quot; &quot;I daresay you haven&apos;t had much practice,&quot; said the Queen. &quot;When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I&apos;ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.“<br />--Lewis Carroll <br />Get Inspired<br />Reflect<br />Envision<br />Act<br />
  21. 21. There Are Inspiring People Around Us …<br />
  22. 22. … and MetaGood will document them … <br />
  23. 23. … And Will SpreadTheir Stories … <br />B.L.O.G<br />
  24. 24. … So That Others Join In Too<br />
  25. 25. Skills<br />
  26. 26. More Can Be Achieved With Diverse Skills<br />
  27. 27. We will create social meeting spaces (online + offline)<br />
  28. 28. And Will Facilitate Inspiration, Ideation & Team Formation<br />Inspiration<br />Ideation<br />Team Formation<br />
  29. 29. Resources<br />
  30. 30. Knowledge Capital<br />Resource library with books, online subscriptions to appropriate knowledge resources<br />Skills directory of volunteers with certain sets of knowledge and skills<br />Social Capital <br />Access to people from*<br />Socially investment firms: Acumen Fund<br />Social innovation organizations: Ashoka Foundation<br />Policy making organizations: NCERT<br />CSR programs at companies: Bharti Foundation<br />Non-Profit Foundations: Premji, Quest Alliance<br />Financial Capital<br />Seed grants to promising proposals**<br />Proposal making support for 3rd party grants from foundations etc. <br />* All the organizations named are for illustration purposes only at this point in time<br />** Only from Phase 2 onwards<br />Knowledge, Financial & Social Resources<br />
  31. 31. Execution Support<br />
  32. 32. Online + Offline Project Management & Meeting Facilitation<br />
  33. 33. Some Specific Outcomes<br />
  34. 34. The Beginnings Of A Typical Project<br />
  35. 35. Some Things We Hope To Make Happen (1)<br />Social Innovation Projects<br />Volunteer Match Making<br />Speaker Series<br />Book & Movie Club<br />
  36. 36. Some Things We Hope To Make Happen (2)<br />College Outreach Program<br />Contemplative Breaks<br />Local Community Dialog<br />
  37. 37. Support Us<br />
  38. 38. We Believe In A Few Things … <br />Hope<br />Joy<br />Passion<br />Caring<br />Love<br />Honesty<br />Playfulness<br />Self-Belief<br />Shared Meaning<br />
  39. 39. … And Need A Few People Who Believe Too<br />
  40. 40. Please Reach Out<br />NiratBhatnagar<br />M: + 91 9899692572<br />E: nirat@metagood.org<br />W: www.metagood.org<br />
  41. 41. Thank You<br />

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