Sat 9 Sep 2017 9:31AM

[London] Facilitating an event for the Rainmaker Foundation

MH Manel Heredero Public Seen by 140

Recently Francesca came to London and met Cosmina Popa, from the Rainmaker Foundation. This foundation is an accelerator for nonprofits and there are three types of members in their network:

  1. The nonprofits themselves
  2. The donors
  3. The mentors (people who give training and mentoring for free)

The intention was to find a way of how OuiShare could help the Rainmaker Foundation, and we all agreed that facilitating an event for them seems like a good way to do this.

The idea is to put these people together (nonprofits, donors and mentors) for half-day / full-day and do all sorts of participatory exercises to increase connectivity and emergence of new ideas. End of October / early November. Around 60 people.

We talked about this project within the UK community (the Elenas, Bernie, Auli) and we all think is a good idea. There is not much budget but they are offering transport and accommodation budget for people who live abroad and want to help out. Get in touch if you want to participate :)


Manel Heredero Mon 11 Sep 2017 3:38PM

Team call with the Rainmaker Foundation to touch base - Wednesday 13th noon CET


Esra Tat Mon 11 Sep 2017 6:04PM

Hi all! I'm 200% into working more with "traditional" NGOs, I really see the potential of it. You mentioned that this might take place early Nov. I'm not free at this period, but let me know if I can help (ideas etc).


Fernanda Marin Tue 12 Sep 2017 9:28AM

Oh I'm also super interested! What a great initiative, however, I'll be on the train to Munich at that time...


Timothée Brès Tue 12 Sep 2017 11:22PM

Hey Manel, thanks for the proposal :thumbsup: Would love to come if they can secure a round trip (from Paris and then back to Brussels, accommodation should be fine). I recently learned some new tricks from buddhist monks and I would love to try them out on a big group :)) Let me know !


Jon Schull Wed 13 Sep 2017 3:05PM

Please count me in!


Marie Vives Tue 19 Sep 2017 3:36PM

Hi Manel, I'd be happy to join if you are still looking for volunteers. :slight_smile:


Auli Kütt Thu 21 Sep 2017 11:32AM

@manel2017 if it happens to be anywhere between 28 Oct and 5 Nov, then I'm in!! #holidayweek
Another idea: maybe involve Tobias Hug?


Manel Heredero Fri 22 Sep 2017 12:23PM

We have had two meetings with the Rainmaker Foundation and we are slowly progressing. We produced a rough design of the session so we can all contribute, you can find it >>here<<


Manel Heredero Fri 22 Sep 2017 12:25PM

@fernandamarin @auli @tim554 @marievives @jonschull Thanks for offering to contribute. We have started a slack channel called #rainmaker - can we talk there? (and anyone else who wishes to contribute)


Manel Heredero Fri 29 Sep 2017 10:37AM

The date is set: November 1st, 5pm to 9pm. Location is a rooftop floor in the City. Here you can find the Event Conducteur to get an idea.
Client is offering to pay for travel expenses. Who is in? We are looking at having three facilitators


Auli Kütt Fri 29 Sep 2017 11:34AM

I'm in! From and to locations TBD.