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Community Division Report Q2 2010


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Community Division Report Q2 2010

  1. 1. PresenTense Community Division Report April 2010
  2. 2. Goals of the Community <ul><li>To lower the barrier to entry for young Jews to allow them to voice their ideas in the global conversation on Jewish identity and innovation in the digital age </li></ul><ul><li>To empower young Jews with the tools and resources they need to broadcast their voice, their initiatives, and their creativity, to ensure they have the support they need to be successful </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate conversations on innovation in the Jewish world, and to foster connections between innovators in the same fields </li></ul><ul><li>To build local and global communities that support and foster innovators and Jewish leaders, where community members can go on to partake in other PresenTense opportunities (with Fellowships, PT Investments, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Community Assumptions <ul><li>Continued demand for involvement in conversations on Jewish identity and innovation in the Digital Age and Creative Zionism </li></ul><ul><li>Ability (technical, financial) to foster conversations, online and in-print </li></ul><ul><li>Community members’ interest in growing into leadership roles to sustain these conversations, and their continued aspiration to be part of the PT Team serving the Jewish People, with the privileges and responsibilities that that entails </li></ul><ul><li>Animating a creative community will foster innovators who will go on to be active in PT in other ways </li></ul><ul><li>Being involved in the PT Community gives access to valuable opportunities, skills, and resources, i.e. human capital, experience of working through the editing process and being published, being on a SC </li></ul><ul><li>PT can sustain the infrastructure necessary for an effective and functional global community, including effective communication, successful community organizing, and delegation and management of roles and responsibilities </li></ul>
  4. 4. Program Content: What we seek to achieve <ul><li>To generate an ongoing conversation through PresenTense Magazine, Steering Committees, and online conversations </li></ul><ul><li>To facilitate connections and information-sharing between innovators in the same field and foster action through field-specific S teering Committees </li></ul><ul><li>To enable local and virtual activities following on the magazine topics (brainstorming, launch parties, etc.), when driven by steering committees </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Metric: City Stats : In how many cities is PT active? Projected: To run Magazine events in 5 cities (New York, Chicago, Boston, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem) Actual: 2 Cities (New York: FutureTense on Jewish Learning and Spirituality; Tel Aviv Circle) 2 Virtual Environmental Brainstorms (Magazine Team and SC) 2 Conference Calls following up on Magazine topics (Going Digital: Mega Jewish Nonprofits in the Digital Sphere; Learning from Jewish Heroes: Cultivating Young Leadership and Jewish Values Today) Planned vs. Actual Programming
  6. 6. 2. Metric: Networking Projected : To engage the 8 members of the Heroes Committee in the production and launch of PT11; to continue to engage the 12 members of the Philanthropy Committee and 15 members of the Digital Committee in PT opportunities; to create SCs for different fields (Jewish nonprofit, environmental, etc.) Actual: *Environmental SC created, with 15 members *2/15 members of Digital SC continued engagement (events; magazine) * 3/8 members of Heroes SC continued engagement (events; magazine; SC) * 2/12 members of Philanthropy SC continued (events; SC) Planned vs. Actual Programming
  7. 7. Metric: Conversation Stats : How many people have been involved in PT Conversations? <ul><li>PT11 engaged 90 contributors (projected: 80): including: </li></ul><ul><li>8 Steering Committee members </li></ul><ul><li>8 artists and PT photographers </li></ul><ul><li>29 writers (submitting at least first draft) </li></ul><ul><li>20 editors </li></ul><ul><li>15 attendees of brainstorms (not otherwise contributing to the issue) </li></ul><ul><li>5 writers/editors for Boston Mini-issue </li></ul><ul><li>5 interviewees </li></ul>Planned vs. Actual Programming So far, PT12 has engaged 55 contributors: *15 SC members *3 artists and photographers *23 writers with pitched ideas *10 editors *4 interviewees
  8. 8. Metric: Pioneering Planned vs. Actual Programming We have engaged: 2 past fellows in PT11, plus all Boston fellows in Boston insert 5/15 fellows on Environmental SC are past fellows (Boston, Jerusalem, Global) 2 additional fellows are interested in contributing to PT12 (Goal was 10 fellows involved)
  9. 9. The Unexpected: Lessons learned <ul><li>The Boston Mini-issue timing was difficult logistically with PT11, and we need to develop a plan for highlighting future fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>Local Events Planning should be organized grassroots by SCs, not planned top-down </li></ul><ul><li>Field-specific SCs have been successful, and should be developed out more in the future </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Areas which need to be examined: </li></ul><ul><li>Demand for involvement - a constant need to reexamine the target market of PT programming, and to ensure that our opportunities meet the needs of those we seek to have involved </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in growing into leadership roles How to cultivate leadership in community activities </li></ul><ul><li>Flow of participants from participants in community to becoming active in PT in other ways </li></ul><ul><li>What tools and resources are we providing which are valuable to innovators </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining infrastructure and building community when coordinating virtually </li></ul>Challenges in Community Operations
  11. 11. Budget <ul><li>Magazine: </li></ul><ul><li>PT11: </li></ul><ul><li>Income: $4,741 </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses: $6,128 </li></ul><ul><li>= -$1,387 </li></ul><ul><li>Expected for PT12: </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses: $2000 for graphic design + $3495 for printing + $600 shipping </li></ul><ul><li>= $6095 </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>City: </li></ul><ul><li>To have 5 Environmental SC members plan local launch events for PT12 </li></ul><ul><li>To run 5 brainstorm events (local or virtual) for PT13 </li></ul><ul><li>Networking: </li></ul><ul><li>To continue to find ways to engage past SC members on an ongoing basis </li></ul><ul><li>To create 1 new SC for PT13 </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation: </li></ul><ul><li>To engage 80 contributors in the Environmental issue </li></ul><ul><li>To engage 150 users in our online space as a result of the Environmental Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneering: </li></ul><ul><li>To engage 10 past fellows in Community activities </li></ul><ul><li>To recruit 2 fellows to the Fellowship from the PT Community </li></ul><ul><li>To find more ways to increase flow between Community and opportunities with Fellowships and elsewhere in PT </li></ul>Future Plans: