As the dust settles on commscamp for another year, it’s a chance to reflect on the positive things that have come from it.
Already we’re seeing a glut of blogs, sharing and ideas and it’s good, really good. We know we’re biased but it’s excellent to see it all come together and people embrace it to such a level. Whether a volunteer, a sponsor or an attendee, everyone has played their part to make commscamp 15 a real blinder of an event.
But we’re determined it doesn’t stop there so we now have the commscamp idea fund up for grabs to help create something new.
And thanks to the brilliant Musterpoint, the ideas fund has doubled in value. That means there’s now £700 in the pot. The plan is that this could help kickstart an idea and be the start of something good. We’re looking for a little bit of inspired innovation.
It could be anything from an open data meets comms camp, a new piece of technology to a nifty little way to share new ideas. Whatever it is we’re just keen to do a little bit to pay back that goodness that we’ve benefited from in bucket loads.
Christine Townsend, MusterPoint CEO and Founder said, “Creativity and innovation are at the heart of events such as CommsCamp. MusterPoint came about as part of a similar event and after three years of hard work, it’s starting to pay off. This is why I want to support anyone who, like me, enjoys coming up with ideas to solve problems that would ultimately benefit the public or those who work in the public sector. I’m really looking forward to seeing what people come up with and then helping to make it happen.”
So how can the idea fund become yours?
It’s really simple. And you don’t have to have been at commscamp 15 to take part, it’s open to anyone to get involved. All you have to do to be in with a chance of tapping into the fund is tell us a few straightforward things on one side of A4.
- Your name and your contact details including your @Twitter handle
- Name of idea/project
In no more than 100 words describe your idea and then answer the following questions:
- How would your idea make a difference and who would it benefit?
- How much funding do you require to make a start?
- How long would your idea/project take to be delivered?
- How will you evaluate the success of your idea – how will you know it has worked?
- What is the social part of your new idea?
- List those colleagues who would be involved in delivering your idea
Send it to us email@example.com by Friday 31 July. We’ll be really excited to see them.
And based on your responses, we’ll decide alongside Christine from Muster Point who’s been successful by Friday 7 August. There, it’s as simple as that. So don’t rest on your laurels, do it now.
Christine is also offering a year of free full use of MusterPoint and mentorship to the lucky winner. This involves providing feedback on the idea, helping to shape it and – potentially – looking at how to get further investment or support. You couldn’t ask for more really so do give it some thought and put your idea in.
Want to check anything before submitting, email firstname.lastname@example.org#
***MusterPoint is a social media management and monitoring platform created by Christine Townsend who has previously worked in the emergency services and central Government managing crisis communications. www.musterpoint.co.uk @muster_point @ctownsenduk
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