So, this is ActNow. What do you think?
In the past 12 months we have had 50 young people get us to this point. The design, functionality, issues, actions ... everything has been guided by young people like you.
We launch the website in 5 weeks (eeek!). We have brought you on board as a founding member to help us create the ActNow community ready for when we burst into the real virtual world.
Plus, the best thing about you is your fresh eyes. We here in ActNow land all LOVE the website, but love is blind, we can no longer see the things that are wrong, broken, unclear or just plain stupid.
This is the place where you add in your feedback (in the comments section below). This is where you tell us what you like, what is broken and what can be improved.
Your role as a founding member is to be honest. We promise people that ActNow is a place where young people can find out more about their world, do something about it and tell others.
Is our promise worthy?
Your role as a founding member is ...
- get online for about 2 hours per week
- join as a member, create a member profile page
- interact with the site and members. Comment. Rate your 'care factor'
- tell us what you don't understand
- tell us what issues we are missing
- tell us what organsiations we are missing
- NOT forward the website link to anyone yet. It's part of our marketing strategy to keep it secret till launch (you'll have plenty of opportunity to tell people after we launch)
Being a founding member is a 4 week commitment. Each week there is a small task, the breakdown goes like this ...Week 1 (April 3)
Create your member profile, comment, rate request, tell us what's wrongWeek 2 (April 10)
Do an 'action'... something really small and achievable that fits in with your lifeWeek 3 (April 17)
Write an 'action reflection story' (just 1 page) about the thing you did last week. Add up a photo gallery to match it.Week 4: (April 24)
Tell us your marketing ideas. How can we promote ActNow?
At the beginning of each week we will email or call you to see how you are going and do some of that human communication thing to complement the online comments you give us.
We promise this wont take more than 2 hours per week. Everyone is busy, we don't want this commitment to be a pain.
and at the end ...
At the end of the month you are free to leave. We'll send you a certificate to say you played the important founding member role (if you want one), and you get an invitation to the launch PARTY!
(it's in Melbourne). The party will be huge, Cathy Freeman will be there along with tasty snacks, drinks and about 150 people.
If you want to stay involved with us you can electe to become an ActNow Youth Ambassador (I'll tell you more about that later)
So, enough rambling from me. Start looking. Start commenting. Start becoming part of the ActNow community.
See you online!
kelly ps. for more info on who we are and what we look like, check out the related content >>> over here and up a bit on the right