The international water foundation is not your typical NGO. Rather than being a group of people that want to aid a community, the IWF is aiming to consolidate all existing NGOs’ efforts and raise awareness. The main challenge we were facing when creating a spidergraph was that the organisational activities were differing from what we believe the youth can do to help the NGO. Given this we created a separate spidergraph to accomodate the different orientation.
Coming from this the idea originated that we want to create youth groups that help the NGO but follow a different structure. While the IWF is focussed on the bigger picture, we want to get young people involved and be active. They will pay more attention to cultivation and working on projects. We talked to Francois and he likes the idea of having independent groups to help the IWF.
Finding the right technology to facilitate this is easier once you know what you want to achieve. Having boiled down the needs and opportunities we are now able to propose the use of technology. We are aiming to get in contact with existing communities that are in love with water, such as sailing clubs or rowing teams (either via email or social media) and then see if they want to join our efforts in helping the IWF. We will propose a strategy to approach these groups and from there find ways to connect them with the IWF via facebook or an even more suitable social network in the future.
Have a look at the two spidergrams below that portrait both the NGO and our proposed youth group. What comes to your mind when you see them side by side? Maybe you can think of another great way to connect them? Let us know in the comments!
Francois helped us create a spidergraph that portraits the IWF and how it functions.
We afterwards came up with our ideal way of how young people can get involved.