Pic 29 March 2011

EWB PIC Long-term goal brainstorm
3/29/2011

Goals:

* Build on existing knowledge base
* Improve comm. w/ Khwisero (2)
o Engage new members
* Maintaning org. flexibility and autonomy while enabling partnerships(2)
* Community outreach (Bozeman and Kenya)
* Spreading Knowledge within and outside of EWB (4)
* Increasing opportunities for credit, etc. w/o losing our autonomy.
* Increasing credit for EWB work and possible scholarships for travel
* Spreading info between EWB generations. Organizational culture.(4)
* Certificate program for Kenyans( or other sorts of recognition) (2)
* Keeping people talking about EWB at all times!
* Keeping “motivation” going between EWB generations.
* Faster timetable on everything (especially projects)
* Increased fundraising
* Culture of Knowledge sharing
* Laughter at meetings 5 years from now
* Promote more non-engineering projects that are positive for khwisero & membership
* Internet in Khwisero, Jackson w/ computer & camera
* Treat Kenya partners always as equals
* Sustainable Kenya team structure (take pressure off of Jackson)
* Have a role for past travelers when they come back.
* Better involving Khwisero comm. In design process
* Optimize organizational structure.

Challenges:

* Building on our knowledge base
* Improving comm. w/ Khwisero(2)
* Maintaining org. flexibility and autonomy while enabling partnerships(2)
* Spreading Knowledge within and outside of EWB(4)
* Community outreach (Bozeman and Kenya)
* Making it worth older members time to stay in leadership roles (certificates, more accessible travel funds, camaraderie)
* Motivating younger members to take on leadership earlier
* Keeping people talking about EWB at all times!
* Maintaining openness to new ideas/members
* Better involving Khwisero comm. In design process

Solutions/Ideas:

* Have a research profile of the day for the Monday meetings.
* Have ask/answer period with new members.
* Find ways to “thank” Jackson and fellows through some sort of training.
* Bring more pictures of EWB meetings back to Kenya. (EWB Calendar)