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civ.works
engage excite empower
Executive Summary:
We are building the seamless,
compelling and easy social
platform for civic engagement.
Opportunity:
A significant opportunity exists today
that encompasses a vast demographic.
Our social platform will address ...
With an easy to use, visually-compelling,
privacy-protected social network at the core
-we will be integrating open source...
The civ.works community will include
people that are presently frustrated by
constant changes in privacy settings
for exis...
At approximately 60,000 subscribed
users we expect to reach viability
(will no longer need to rely upon
grants or donation...
Start with core early adopters
(invite-only to build demand ie -ello
and Google gmail success)
Use invitation demand, refe...
Founding Team:
Golda Velez, Chief
Architect
You don't have to be a rocket
scientist but it helps. Golda began
software eng...
Needs:
We are seeking $225,000 (in a mix of crowdfunding, large donations from high-net worth individuals
and foundation g...
Visual Platform Direction/User Experience:
User Activity
Dashboard
User Profile &
privacy
controls
Status/
Newsfeed
Democr...
User Profile:
User Profile (similar to facebook -user controls who can see what
information) work, education, favorite org...
Activity Dashboard:
User Activity Dashboard
(We will encourage engagement
through gamification/competition)
● Participatio...
Standard Newsfeed: Can anyone tell me how to get an initiative on the
ballot in Massachusetts?
Here’s the latest article o...
Democracy OS Pages:
What is Democracy OS?
Democracy OS is a web-based platform for
civic engagement that is going to be us...
Participatory Budgeting:
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Participatory budgeting invites citizens to have
a say in how yo...
Economic Activism (alonovo):
What is Economic Activism?
Provide ratings on corporations based upon
their “CSR” information...
civ.works: the platform
for civic engagment
Thank you for considering to be a part of the
future of democracy and engageme...
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Civ works v21

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Our overview describes the reasoning behind the civ.works concept, the demographic, our approach to launch, resources required, the team and vision.

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Civ works v21

  1. 1. civ.works engage excite empower
  2. 2. Executive Summary: We are building the seamless, compelling and easy social platform for civic engagement.
  3. 3. Opportunity: A significant opportunity exists today that encompasses a vast demographic. Our social platform will address millions of social network (ie.- Facebook) users who are frustrated with privacy issues and advertising plus millions more who are disenfranchised by the current post- ”Citizens United” political landscape. Social Media Users with Privacy Concerns Frustrated Citizens Issue- based Advocates
  4. 4. With an easy to use, visually-compelling, privacy-protected social network at the core -we will be integrating open source components that will allow people to evolve beyond the use of electronic petitions to creating law, policy, voting, economic activism and participatory budgeting. The civ.works Solution:
  5. 5. The civ.works community will include people that are presently frustrated by constant changes in privacy settings for existing social platforms, advocates that create or respond to electronic petitions and those seeking economic and political empowerment. Audience:
  6. 6. At approximately 60,000 subscribed users we expect to reach viability (will no longer need to rely upon grants or donations) to afford operating, development and research resources. This is based upon a monthly subscription fee of $3.99 for users that subscribe to the service and includes approximately 35% of the accounts to be free for academic users (.edu email domain). Viability: 60,000 Subscribers will provide Viability
  7. 7. Start with core early adopters (invite-only to build demand ie -ello and Google gmail success) Use invitation demand, referrals, earned media and social media to achieve subscriber mass and scale. Marketing Strategy:
  8. 8. Founding Team: Golda Velez, Chief Architect You don't have to be a rocket scientist but it helps. Golda began software engineering at Jet Propulsion Laboratory while completing her academic study at Caltech in Mathematics. She has since worked for Factual, Oracle and others major enterprises and start-ups directing complex projects, programs and teams. Adam Lake, Network/Outreach Adam has been working on issues related to civic cooperation, empowerment and engagement since emerging from Virginia Tech. He is a disruptor of the conventional and his concepts, ideas and vision continue to shape the civ.works concept. George A. Polisner, Founder George has spent the last several years of addressing highly-complex conceptual technological and economic challenges for government, large enterprise and society. He remains active and engaged in socio- economic and environmental justice, participatory democracy and budgeting, transparency and accountability in governance and he has significant experience in corporate social behavior (CSR) and addressing externalities.
  9. 9. Needs: We are seeking $225,000 (in a mix of crowdfunding, large donations from high-net worth individuals and foundation grants). We have cash flow analysis that supports viability after our initial funding which will be primarily used for software engineering, user experience design and leveraging social media to gain subscription and use momentum. Our platform design, development and engineering phase will require six months, followed by our alpha and beta releases. We expect to be at break even 9 months after our alpha release (1.5 years after full funding). Design, Development & Engineering : (6 months) Alpha/Beta Testing (3 months) Break-even (9 months)
  10. 10. Visual Platform Direction/User Experience: User Activity Dashboard User Profile & privacy controls Status/ Newsfeed Democracy OS Participatory Budgeting Economic Activism (alonovo ratings) Seamlessly navigate through your dashboard, profile and newsfeed, and track your voting, events, and participation
  11. 11. User Profile: User Profile (similar to facebook -user controls who can see what information) work, education, favorite organizations and causes, books, films, societal heroes, tags/keywords of interest (helps weight feed relevance, friends, groups and photo albums).
  12. 12. Activity Dashboard: User Activity Dashboard (We will encourage engagement through gamification/competition) ● Participation Trends ● Content Shared ● Votes/Polling ● Divestment/Purchases ● Democracy OS ● Participatory Budgeting “You have 6 active campaigns” “You have voted 27 times this week” “You have 12 new group members in your campaign” “Karli J. posted a photo of you : ‘Love this pic from the SpeakOut event on Saturday!’” “You have 3 new event invitations”
  13. 13. Standard Newsfeed: Can anyone tell me how to get an initiative on the ballot in Massachusetts? Here’s the latest article on restrictive voter ID laws from Public Citizen. www.pubcit.com/voterID Any other moms out there who are interested in meeting up about the new traffic laws in Dover? Rally tonight at Gerald Park for our Firefighters! Come and show your support at 7pm! Click here to learn about the ballot initiative process in Massachusetts 6 friends are attending Add to your events
  14. 14. Democracy OS Pages: What is Democracy OS? Democracy OS is a web-based platform for civic engagement that is going to be used around the world. Democracy OS allows users to share information and debate on important public policies, and then vote on the issues they care about. How Does it Work? Representatives and local law-makers can connect directly to voters to get your input on important matters. This allows our law-makers to make our government more representational and allows your voice to be heard. Sample of Democracy OS Online Demo / Taken from democracyos.org By connecting civ.works with Democracy OS, users can have a seamless 360 degree view of their civic engagement. Focus on outcome- based consensus building to move beyond political ideological entrenchment of today.
  15. 15. Participatory Budgeting: What is Participatory Budgeting? Participatory budgeting invites citizens to have a say in how your local government or other organizations allocate spending. How Does it Work? Local governments and organizations set aside a certain amount of funds and allow citizens to vote on how those funds are used. Participatory budgeting is being used in over 1500 cities worldwide, and is being used by New York City Council and Toronto’s Public Housing Authority.
  16. 16. Economic Activism (alonovo): What is Economic Activism? Provide ratings on corporations based upon their “CSR” information. Help educate and inform consumers and investors about shifting their investments and/or purchases to companies (like CREDO) that are balancing growth with sustainability. The alonovo database Identify, acquire, aggregate and normalize attributed, trusted data about environmental, governance, fair labor, diversity, executive pay ratio and supply chain compliance –and render an easy to understand grade. Educate and inform the community on the significance of a collective economic impact. Ie- “Costco vs Walmart” or “CREDO vs Verizon”.
  17. 17. civ.works: the platform for civic engagment Thank you for considering to be a part of the future of democracy and engagement. civ.works is coming.

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