Connectipedia Public Launch
Like many foundations, MMT has been building a "knowledge management" system to archive information in an accessible way to help us be the best grantmakers we can be. But we've been approaching this task with a bigger end in mind.
Why, we asked ourselves, would we set up a system that only MMT could use when the need for good information is shared by other foundations... and nonprofit organizations and public agencies and official decision makers and citizen volunteers and... in fact, everyone working for the common good?? Wouldn't that be a smarter investment for us to make?
What if there was a place where we could all exchange what we learn as we go about our daily business? What if nonprofits could see the data and information that foundations use in their due diligence process? What if organizations and people could easily determine which foundations' interests match their project goals? What if foundations could quickly see what groups are working on an issue they are investigating? And so on...
Well, we are building such a place. A place where people and organizations can connect about subjects and places. A place called connectipedia...
Want to know more? Want to see connectipedia in action? Want to find out how you can be part of all this? Attend the public launch event at:
2 - 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 10 Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center aka Ecotrust (second floor conference center) 721 NW Ninth Ave. Portland OR 97209
We would love you to be part of this event and celebration. Several renowned geeks will be there! We're not requiring folks to register, but if you plan to attend, please send a quick rsvp email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can't make it to Ecotrust, you can still witness the launch. We plan to record the event so anyone in our corner of the world can make time for connectipedia. (More details about watching it remotely to come.)
After June 10th, connectipedia will be open for business!