Access Enabled.vip a virtual incubator for Australians living with a disability
Enabling you through business expertise, resources, events, and an online community.
The Enabled web site is separated into key sections for Enabled members. Not a member and want to join? Send an email to [email protected] to discuss the next steps. If you have an NDIS plan and are Plan Managed or Self Managed, the $400 joining fee and $90/month membership fee can be billed to your plan. We hope to be NDIS registered soon. For anyone without a plan, please email us to discuss payment options.
A growing library of resources and app-based services
Webinars and Online Events
Meeting the growing need for virtual learning and education
An online community of a crowd of other “gigsters”
Greetings and salutations from the Enabled blog. Each month we'll be sharing news, information, tidbits, curiosities and tips from the Enabled team or guests. Got an idea for a post, suggested guest, or something to share?
The Enabled team is excited to launch the Enabled. We are thrilled to welcome all visitors. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member/client or a volunteer (such as volunteering to join our board or to become a mentor) please email us at [email protected]
Further to our previous post, our animator has provided us with a set of twelve icons for the platform. These will be used for the three animations currently under development, as well as in our upcoming infographics and across our website. The website changes will be made at the same time we post the animations.
Yesterday, we drafted our finance plan. This covered: 1. Billing for services; 2. Overhead saving and use; 3. Honoraria for office-bearers; 4. The purchasing plan; 5. Authorisations; and 6. Reporting and auditing...
Through Fiverr, we commissioned a professional to produce a marketing/brand plan for the platform. This covered the three audiences that we will need to connect with: 1. Australians who live with a disability who want to pursue their entrepreneurial potential and ideas; 2. Experienced business people and other practitioners who are potential mentors; and 3. Businesses and consumers who might use the platform's virtual marketplace (The BAZAAR) to locate services offered by Australians who live with a disability...
As part of the work by our animators, for the next three animations, they have been producing a collection of icons. The icons relate to our areas of practice and the sections and services of the platform. They have been doing a great job. For example, pictured here is the icon relating to Monetising a Hobby/Craft. These images will appear in the animations, but will also be included in the infographics that are currently being produced for us and will be used on the website...
Over the last few days we have made real progress with: (i) the next three animations (deposit paid, script settled and persuing soundtrack); (ii) graphic work commenced; (iii) preparations towards infographics commenced. All of which is pretty exciting and we are looking forward to seeing work on a couple of professional creatives...
A bit of a departure for a news item today. We felt this news story from academia worth sharing. It relates to ableism and racism our two pet hates, the scientific lie of eugenics and a long-overdue bit of corrective action by a major UK college Links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton a source of ‘deep regret’ to institution University College London has expressed “deep regret” for its role in the propagation of eugenics, alongside a promise to improve conditions for disabled staff and students and a pledge to give “greater prominence” to teaching the malign legacy of the discredited movement. The formal apology for legitimising eugenics – the advocacy of selective breeding of the population often to further racist or discriminatory aims – is UCL’s latest effort to address its links to early eugenicists such as Francis Galton, who funded a professorship in eugenics at the university.
We are thrilled to share the news that the 2021 Queenslander of the year, Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM has agreed to become the Patron of Enabled.vip. Dinesh is a great role model for people who live with a disability and a great advocate for us all. He brings a lot of enthusiasm and ideas to the role and we are delighted to be working with him...
We plan to use a cover of Gabrielle's Oboe as the backing track of future animations for the platform. If you haven't watched the Eighties movie, The Mission, it is well worth a watch. This track perfectly captures the message of hopeful toil towards a better place.
We have been busily setting up connections between the platform and Griffith University. A PhD candidate based in THC is working with us. We are catching up with her next week to agree on some work projects. In practice, this is likely to be a combination of study time plus research assistant time. We are also, as part of our connection with the Griffith Business School, will be hosting some undergraduate students as part of the Work Integrated Learning programme. Again we'll need to settle on the exact projects they will be working on...
Yesterday, Gary had a great video chat with a consultant working with RISE. If you don't already know about them, RISE puts experts in touch with social enterprises, so as to provides pro bono expert advice on matters such as legal matters, marketing and data security. Such adice would be extremely helpful, so we are excited b y this connection.
Yesterday, we drafted a short policy and a form for serious incidence. This includes defining whether individual incidents are serious. Having this in place is another necessary and important requirement for NDIA registration.
Gary and Gerard met yesterday and discussed grant applications under review, what to do if none of them are successful, pressing ahead with the pilot test and our great connections with Griffith University.
Here's to 2021 being better than 2020. Gary, Gerard, the Board and volunteers wish you a safe, healthy, more prosperous, enriching and successful new year. We wish you every success in your endeavours. We are on track for conducting a pilot test with 10 Queenslanders soon and we hope this year will be great for Enabled...
Yesterday, we received quotes for the next 3 animations. These include: (i) Short clip to introduce our YouTube video channel; (ii) A clip covering the services that will be provided on the platform; and (iii) A clip about 'invisible' disabilities...
Yesterday was a very productive day. We: 1. Drafted our HR Policy, 2. Arranged a meeting with RISE to discuss Enabled.vip pro bono needs, 3. Downloaded 10 more images for our great image library, and 4. Fixed some small mistakes/omissions from the Enabled.vip website...
(Apologies for the title, we just couldn't resist). Yesterday Gary sent off an enquiry about the Queensland government's announced amazing investment in social enterprises. BTW we think it's a great idea to invest public money in this area, even if we're not eligible. Of course, we hope we are. If your state member is in the ALP, please let them know about us. Gary also lodged an application for pro bono support from RISE Program. Even though we are looking for sources of financial support, the expertise that could be accessed by this programme could be excellent for us setting up...
Drafted yesterday was our short policy on qualifications and experience. Important defining characteristics of Enabled.vip are: It is designed and operated by people who know business and know disability in Australia; We combine academic and business smarts; We have embedded research in our operation; Our Mentors know business and know disability in Australia; and These principles are reflected in the composition of the Board...
Yesterday, we confirmed a number of items for posting to the site. These all fell within the following categories: * Resources that can be used by members in their endeavours (such as tips and templates) * News and views * Academic papers * Lifestyle stuff (anything esoteric we think might be helpful/interesting) Our plan is, once we commence the pilot with 10 Queenslanders, one new item will be posted every day.
We are continuing to draft the operational and strategic policies we need for registration with the NDIA. That registration would make our operation possible and easier with regard to the three different kinds of plans. 1) Agency managed. 2) Plan managed. 3) Self-managed. The two policies we have recently produced are: (i) Vision, Mission and Values Statement (ii) Police and working with Children’s checks evidence...
We need to make contingency plans, just in case none of our grant applications are successful. It is an awful and bewildering prospect, but we need a contingency plan, just in case. We are absolutely certain of the positive impact this platform could have on the lives of Australians who live with a disability. We keep being told how innovative and positive the Enabled.vip idea is, so we take hope that we are not deluding ourselves with our conviction.
Like Star Wars characters on an ill-conceived raid (hey a lot of us were nerds in the Seventies, Eighties and now really), we have realised there was a stupid error in our DSS application. One part of our application asked for funding in an area not permitted by the grant rules. When Gary asked for our application to be amended, were politely but firmly told that it was not possible to amend our application at this stage.
Yesterday, we sent the scripts for three animations to our great animators. We are now in discussions clarifying what we're after. After the silly season, we expect to get quotes for the work. Obviously, we will need development money for that work. So a (perhaps unrealistic) hope is that we will be able to use grant money to develop those animations. We have a large grant application under review, the one we mentioned recently. So please everyone, positive thoughts over the holidays.
Unfortunately yesterday we learnt our application for a Logan City Community Fund grant was unsuccessful. We also learnt my Federal MP wrote a letter of support for our application to the Department of Social Security. It is a big grant, but here's hoping. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday, Gary drafted some text for a notice to potential pilot testers for the platform. If you know someone that lives with a disability, who might be interested in Enabled.vip, please ask them to have a look at our site and if they're interested, for them to send an email to [email protected] Enabled.vip is a virtual incubator for Australians who live with a disability to: (i) Monetise a hobby/craft; (ii) Establish a gig-based micro business; or (iii) Establish a hobby. The platform will support members with a combination of: (a) Mentoring, (b) An online Resource Library (including links to custom sheets), (c) An internal discussion forum (a peer support forum), (d) Webinars and online events, and (e) An online marketplace (linked through to Fiverr) to promote their services.
We have been receiving some great feedback on our first video, which is lovely. We think it's great too! Today, we have posted copies of the video to our social media pages - LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. We have also posted it to our GoFundMe page - https://www.gofundme.com/f/an-incubator-for-disabled-australians. We have emailed scripts for the next three videos to our animator so he can price the work. We'll need to secure some more development money before we can proceed with that...
This week we finished work on the discussion sheet about creative commons. Next we are moving on to working on a sheet about the valuable role of community of practice and the role we can all play in promoting good practice. The sheet will include handy tips on how you can use your hobby/craft, gigster of business skills to foster a community of practice, this will draw from Dr Gary Allen's experience that turned a side-hustle into a multi-national company - https://www.ahrecs.com...
This week Gary was invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a community fund operated by Bendigo Bank. The application is in. We are not sure of the turnaround time, given the time of year. But we are excited to be invited to make a submission. Bendigo Bank has got a great reputation for supporting community activities...
First of all, the positive. This morning Gary signed off on the penultimate design of the animation. It is looking great. Hopefully, we will be able to show it to you soon. In less positive news, Logan City Council have advised we are not eligible for a Community Fund Grant and so our application was unsuccessful. While we are pursuing that* this isn't promising and a huge letdown...
Yesterday, Gary exchanged emails with the great team at Mindhive about ways the two platforms could collaborate. Gary also listed a profile in StartSomeGood, which is a platform to profile endeavours to hopefully attract recurrent financial support. All exciting stuff!
In the last few days, Gary selected a royalty-free clip of music to play with our new animation. Gary also reached out to a copyright holder for a piece of music he hopes to use with other videos (promotional/how-to). This is another step in the exciting journey towards us doing a pilot launch.
Thank you everyone who made a contribution to our GoFundMe page (https://www.gofundme.com/f/an-incubator-for-disabled-australians) for my 50th birthday! Every $10 contribution makes a huge difference to our efforts to set up Enabled.vip. Not only did they bring a big smile to my face for my birthday, they let me know how many people were enthusiastic to see the platform up and running. Thanks again!
Gary turns fifty today (yes this photo is 10 years out of date). Thanks to Evan Willis (insert Welsh accent here), Gary's nickname at uni was pop's (at the time he was 20), so he has finally grown into that nom de plume. Do you know Gary and want to wish him many happy returns? Or do you like the not for profit he's been working on recently? Please consider pitching $10 (or whatever you can afford) into his GoFunde campaign - https://www.gofundme.com/f/an-incubator-for-disabled-australians.
This week we commissioned a phone greeting for Enabled.vip for use with our phone number. It's another small step but feels like part of the picture coming together for the launch of the platform. (Yes it is an Australian voice.)
Earlier this week, Gary remotely attended a meeting of the Logan Disability Coalition to talk about Enabled.vip, specifically our plan to conduct a pilot test with 10 Queenslanders. It was a great experience and a good chance to talk to people familiar with the needs of Queenslanders who live with a disability. The hope is this contact will generate interest from people who want to join the platform. We have also applied for a Logan City Community Grant. That money would assist with some setup costs.
Demonstrating either determination or just repeating failed behaviour believing there will be a different outcome this time (which some have suggested is a sign of insanity), Gary has lodged a third application for a Mable Community Grant. In his defence, we haven't received feedback from the last two attempts. This time though, we are trying different areas where we need funding. So please everyone, think good thoughts from now on.
Yesterday, Gary signed off on the design for the Ask the Tribe discussion board. He also clarified its operation for our web developers. This board will only be accessible by members of Enabled.vip. It could be used to ask and answer questions, to share information tips and encouragement. We believe the peer support of The Tribe will be an important component of the platform. Our hope is to foster a community of practice amongst members.
It has been very satisfying assembling the platform and a lot of fun. It feels great to see that our work is now coming together for the pilot with 10 Queenslanders. This week we have...
We are delighted to share the news Naomi has joined the Board for the platform. Assoc. Prof. Birdthistle is an international researcher, with considerable experience in entrepreneur whip. She has some great ideas for the platform and we are thrilled to have her in the team. We have already identified an exciting grant for us to pursue in the new year.
This week Gary signed off on another screen from the animation currently being developed for the platform. We are sure you will agree that it's looking amazing. We won't spoil the surprise by giving you the text story that will be covered by the animation. Suffice to say, it encapsulates the thinking behind Enabled.vip. The key message to Australians who live with a disability, "You are not alone. And we have resources to support you in your new revenue-generating endeavour."
The platform now has a dedicated mobile and a phone number. We are also set up to field both questions about Enabled.vip and technical problems. It is another small step but we are excited to be a bit closer to launch. Our number is 0436 480 769.
The presence and representation of disability. What could be more joyful and positive than a Disney character? This would be a great way to normalise disability for younger people.
Today is World Disability Day. If you live with a disability... HUZZAH! we are awesome, this is our day and you deserve a treat. We hope to be able to welcome you into the Enabled.vip community. If you are in a position to do so, please chip in to help with the build of this platform. Even $10 could be extremely helpful. Gary turns 50 in a little over a week and he'd be thrilled if you would make a contribution. Please see if you can get your network to make a contribution. Enough people making small contributions will get us there. It also lets us know other people think Enabled.vip is a good idea.
Yesterday, Gary applied to the Draper Richard Kaplan Foundation Fund. We know international applications like this are highly unlikely to be successful. In fact, earlier today we were notified that we were unsuccessful for another application to an international scheme. But we figure, it doesn't hurt to try. But we are keeping our eyes out for national and international sources of funding.
We have completed the preparation of three more operation policies. This is part of the suite of policies we will need in place for registration with the NDIA. As we have observed before, operationally these policies will undoubtedly prove to be helpful. It is the kind of in-kind work that is essential for an NDIS service that is ethical and has integrity...
We have been receiving very glowing feedback on the frame from the animation currently being produced. This animation will graphically explain the thinking (and the feeling) that is behind our logo. We are looking forward to being able to share it with you all. At the moment, our plan is to use the animation at the beginning of all of our presentations and online ads to promote the platform.
Yesterday Gary signed off on the look for the frames of our short animation. We are really excited to see how this is going to turn out. At the risk of stating the obvious, our animators are incredibly talented. We found them on Fiverr and we are using some of Fiverr's generous contribution to pay for it...
After a week busy with funding news and Board recruitments, we are settling back into working on both our operational policies and the discussion sheets. It feels good working towards the launch of the platform. We will keep everyone posted on our progress. If you know anyone who lives with a disability let them know about us and our plan to conduct a pilot in the new year...
While we still lick our wounds about our failed Gaming Benefit Fund grant, we have some more positive news: The input of funds we mentioned, was a contribution of $25,000 from the generous folk at Fiverr.com. This is enabling us to finish the backend programming and produce a short animation inspired by our logo. Talking of the animation, Gary signed off on the storyboard, the style, colour palate and timings of the slides this week; @Miriam Redding a Logan City business woman who lives with a disability and @Joe-Anne Kek-Pamenter joined our Board; and It looks like we will be eligible for a Logan City grant of up to $10,000, which would pay for some engagement with Griffith University and cover some back-end expenses.
Yesterday the Community Benefit Gaming Fund contacted us to advise us our application was unsuccessful because we are not an association or a charity. This grant would have pretty much have covered the rest of the establishment costs. So we are obviously very disappointed, but not despondent. The money we recently received (Gary has a meeting tomorrow, which should clear the way for us telling you about that generous gift) will allow us to finish the programming. We still have several grant applications in play, but regardless, we believe we will be able to launch our Phase One pilot in January 2021. It might not be as polished as we'd like, but we believe our pilot testers will get something positive out of it...
With expert input from Board member (and former NDIS staff member) @HayamHammad, we are resuming work on the operational policies we will need in placed to be registered by the NDIA. We will pursue this registration early in 2021. NDIA registration is essential for people who are 'agency-managed', can be a source of comfort for people who have never heard of us before and can assist with profiling the platform. It also should be noted operationally, us having these policies in place is not a bad thing.
Today, Gary is meeting with our web developer to confirm our needs for: 1. The membership system (including the automated link to the NDIS) 2. The 'Ask the Crowd' internal discussion board 3. The 'By the Creek' webinar and event space 4. 'The BAZAAR' virtual market place 5. The 'Ask your Mentor' web form Part of this exercise will be confirming the remaining cost to enable (pun definitely intended) the necessary functionality to be produced so we can run a pilot test with 10 Queenslanders.
We are thrilled to welcome Joe-Anne to our small, but energetic Board. In addition to living with a disability, quiet achiever with a “Can Do” attitude, and a positive expectancy for even the most challenging tasks. "My belief is that everyone can achieve their goals. Do what must be done!" In addition to working 4 jobs, she trains in MuayThai 4 times a week. Jo operates her own business, has previously endured toxic ignorance in the workplace and is a passionate fan of Enabled.vip
After the fun of selecting a service provider and working through the specifications of the jobs came the inevitable and less fun task of paying for the work. Even though it was disconcerting to observe the money injection to drain away, it was invigorating to know so much essential setup work was underway. In other great developments, yesterday, Gary met with mother of a potential client, to discuss his hopes of establishing a micro-business.
After yesterday's very welcome injection of funds, we've been busily meeting with programmers, animators, artists and project coordinators. It is a busy, but thoroughly exciting time. This will see most of our front-end functionality live. So we are well on our way to pilot testing of the platform. We are partnering with MS Queensland to identify our ten pilot testers. Nevertheless, we'd welcome hearing of the interest of other people living with a disability. Please email [email protected] to express an interest.
After yesterday's disappointing news, we received a terrific input of money this morning. I hope to be able to share some details about that soon. So some work commenced today: Coding the other sections of the platform. Producing the introducing Enabled.vip video inspired by our logo. Production of a comprehensive marketing plan. Recording a message to go with our telephone message bank. To say we are excited to have this work underway would be a MASSIVE understatement. All of sudden, what felt like an impossible musing, is starting to become a reality.
It is only one of our many applications under consideration and was amongst the smallest dollarwise, but our application for a Moreton Bay regional community grant was unsuccessful. We have requested feedback as to the reasons why. While not crushing, it is certainly deflatingly, bad news.
We started work today on a discussion sheet about creative commons. It's an important area for consumers/clients and creators/sellers. We have included an important tip in case your work is published.
Today we finished drafting the six page sheet about copy protection. It is one of the 24 Discussion Sheets we are producing in-house for members of the platform. They provide a suite of practical tips and ideas. They will assist with the establishment of constructive and sustainable endeavours...
Our plan is to add a new item to the Resource Library every day. This will be news&views, tips and other resources. An item per day might seem like a big commitment and undertaking, but we already have 200 items queued up. We hope this service will be another great reason for people to remain members of the platform. If you come across something you think could be included, send it to [email protected]
Yesterday, Gary lodged an application for a medium-sized philanthropic grant. If successful it would cover the costs of the teaching (micro-courses) and research (evaluating performance and outcomes) connection between the platform and Griffith University. It would also repay two loans that have got us to this point.
Yesterday Gary applied for a community grant offered by Logan City Council. It's only a small grant and we may be deemed ineligible, but it would cover some essential set up costs and we hope we have provided a compelling case. We now have a few applications in play, which would either see all of our setup costs and year one expenditure covered, or us thoroughly disappointed...
Brilliant. We appreciate your moral support. Here are a few practical ways you can help make Enabled.vip a reality: If your Federal MP is Liberal or National, tell them about us, our application for a Department of Social Security grant, “Social and Community Participation” (WP5JLCRN) and ask them to support us. Let your network know about the platform and why you think it's a good idea. If you are involved in the planning for a small business, consider volunteering for a few hours a month to act as an online/virtual mentor. Consider making a contribution at https://www.gofundme.com/f/an-incubator-for-disabled-australians Your support could make all the difference and help make Enabled.vip a reality.
We are currently chatting with the Logan City Council's Community Development Officer to explore the ways Logan council can support and help promote the Enabled.vip platform. It is always energising to speak to people who 'get' what we are trying to do, who want to support Australians who live with a disability and who quickly become enthused about the platform. Rest assured we will quickly act upon the great suggestions and building upon this great contact.
As part of our gearing up towards launch, we've had a couple of meetings with marketing professionals. In the new year we will need to start marketing to reach three groups of people: Australians who live with a disability; Businesspeople who are potential mentors; and Australian businesses and consumers that are potential customers of The BAZAAR...
During the week, Gary lodged an application for a large Department of Social Security grant, "Social and Community Participation". Admittedly this is a longshot, but we feel Enabled.vip will help address a real social problem in Australia. We also think in addition to having a meaningful positive impact on people's lives, it makes good economic sense. The grant monies would cover all of the setup expenses and our first year of operation. This includes us being able to offer small scholarships to a cohort of clients with excellent ideas. If your Federal MP is conservative, please let them know about us and our application (WP5JLCRN).
Overnight (Australian time) we had a great conversation with the animator who's working on a great animation that we'll be using for a couple of purposes. Such as in presentations and across our few social media pages. We are really excited to see how it will turn out. Basically, the animation explains the thinking behind our company logo. We will be keen to hear your thoughts and feedback. We are probably spending more on it then we should, but we hope it will be worth it.
While we wait to hear about the exciting contribution of funding, we are busily setting up to commission a few animated videos. They are talented animators, so we are excited to see how they will work out. Our intention is to use these videos on social media, in presentations and in advertising.
Nominations for a position on our board will stay open until 13/11/2020. The open position is for a woman who lives with a disability. We have already started receiving Expressions of Interest, which is great. To ask a question or express an interest, email [email protected] A reminder, the Board meets quarterly via Zoom and there will be some reading. We are a small, friendly and inclusive group.
Enabled.vip has received some funding, which we have applied for. We're just checking with them how we describe it. BUT WE ARE VERY EXCITED. Today, Gary applied for a significant grant.
We are looking for a woman living with a disability to serve on our Board. The involves a one-hour Zoom meeting every three months and a little reading. Eventually, we hope to offer a very small honorarium, but that's a future aspiration. We are a small, friendly and inclusive group.
Today, we have begun work on a new discussion sheet about copy protection. This is an important area if you will be sharing work online and/or sending work products to clients. Gary has been working as a multinational policy and processes consultant for more than 12 years. He is also a senior policy officer at a university, a sector where has provided advice on matters such as copy protection and intellectual property since 1997.
We have been slowly building a great library of terrific and positive disability images. Our intent is to provide a diverse and largely positive window into the realities of living with a disability. We aren't vulnerable victims who need to be protected, but a positive, engaged and productive part of society who should be respected and celebrated. We are up to 228 images that we will be using across our pages, news items and resources. We have intentionally not watermarked them so they can be reused across our community of contacts.
We have finished producing the 'Green office' discussion sheet. Once we go live it will be amongst the 24 discussion sheets in the Resource Library.
With the economy reopening, a few funding opportunities have popped up. I applied for two yesterday and an eligibility enquiry to a third. Also, Fiverr tells us that our proposal for funding is progressing well. Which is very exciting.
In the next few weeks, we hope to hear the outcomes of three funding applications that are likely to determine if Enabled.vip will launch this year and whether it will be a full or partial launch. Fortunately, jobs like the 'setting up your green home-office' and our 'day jobs' are keeping us busy enough to almost forget the significance of those funding decisions. Almost. So please, lots of positive thoughts over the next few weeks.
We've finished researching tips and ideas on setting up a green office. Monday morning we will start work on formatting the discussion sheet. It will be a big one, but it's an important topic and we hope it will be lots of practical help. We know it is a divisive topic for some, but it shouldn't be.
Enabled.vip is looking for a woman with a disability (of any kind) to serve on our Board. The commitment would be a one-hour meeting every quarter, a little bit of reading and sharing your lived experience and enthusiasm for the Enabled.vip not-for-profit project.
This week: We confirmed our eligibility for a Gaming Community Benefit Fund grant and Moreton Community grant - both of which will be judged in November 2020 and would cover our immediate non-Fiverr needs; Checked in with Fiverr and hopefully, we should hear next week if they are willing to pitch in to help with Fiverr credits - which would cover our platform build, animation and marketing plan needs;
As discussed in the Resource Library feed, the library will include a special section called the "Learning Space" In that section will be: Free online courses. Online courses that cost under $50. Online courses that cost under $250.
Our plan is every month to organise a topical talk with an interesting speaker. These sessions will be free for Enabled.vip members. Some may be offered on a one-off fee basis. The typical structure of these events will be: A member of the Board will facilitate the session and monitor time and administrative details. The speaker will have 45minutes for their discussion...
Members of the platform can decide whether to purchase Mentor Credits. 10h of credits cost $490. Your credits are used in 15m blocks. There is a form you can use to send a message to your mentor. You will be assigned a mentor or mentors when you buy credits.
The platform has an internal discussion board which limits how much non-members can see. Only members can post to the board, create a discussion folder or perform an internal search. HOW SHOULD THE BOARD BE USED? The Board, and the idea of "Asking the Tribe", is recognising we all have valuable insights and experiences, so collectively we have a powerhouse of knowledge. So the platform and access to the "Ask the Tribe" discussion board is your superpower.
There is no shortage of resource material out there if you know where to look and have the time. Fortunately the Enabled.vip Board does and we have the time to maintain it. The Library is an eclectic body of work intended to inform the platform's user community. WHAT'S IN THE LIBRARY? At launch, there will be 38 items in the Library. Then our plan is to add one new item every day.
Our plan is mentoring would be by two or more people who would provide mentoring to mentees (see below). As much as possible mentors and mentees will be matched on the basis of skills/expertise and needs. Mentees are Enabled.vip clients who have bought mentoring credits (see below), have credits and need some assistance. MENTORS The mentors are: (i) A practitioner who lives with a disability (e.g. a business person) or a member of the Enabled.vip Board; and (ii) A content expert.