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NDRP application unsuccessful

We are disappointed to share the news that our application for the NDRP Pilot Research Funding Round was unsuccessful.  The application reflected a great team effort and we were very happy with it.

Apparently, they received 123 proposals and were only able to fund 9 applications (7%).  This apparently is pretty indicative of the budget landscape in general.

We have a few other large applications under review at the moment, but we won’t pretend this one didn’t sting. It would have funded a firm embedding of research into the opera0tion of the platform…

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Started work on the ‘Taking things to the next level’ discussion sheet

We have started work on the next discussion sheet which is, Taking things to the next level.

This will cover why it is good practice to aspire to take endeavours to the next level, approaches to planning, suggested progression and drawing upon the good practice of others.

We hope to finish that work in the next few days and we will post an alert once we have uploaded it.

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When it comes to your business… organic is best

We aren’t talking about farming or food.  Instead, we are talking about followers and customers for your business, as well the community that surrounds your online efforts.

Paid advertising could seem a quick and effort-free way to get big numbers.  In our experience, it is a seductive and misleading trap.  Yes, you may get a surge in numbers but their engagement is likely to be ephemeral and without genuine substance.  Third-party recommendations and endorsements, coupled with a positive reputation, is more likely to generate positive.

Consequently, we recommend our members…

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Quotes to add member levels and free version of the site

Our talented programmers have given us a quote to:

(i) to create three levels of membership (Bronze (free), Silver, and Gold);

(ii) control to limit who can access different areas and what they can do; and

(iii) a tweaked membership form and process.

This will facilitate us offering a free basic service to all Australians who live with a disability, their carers and people with an established connection to disability in Australia…

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Another crack with another Moreton Bay grant application

We don’t have a great hit rate with the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Local Community Support Grant and the grant is only for $3K, but we’re going to have a crack again.

This would enable us to build the new Bronze Member area of our site.  T0 his will be a free area for our community#, that will provide access to a basic version of the platform.

The area will include free access to…

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Application for the Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program lodged

On Wednesday, we lodged an application for the Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program.  This is a medium-sized grant, which would still be very helpful.

It is by no means certain that we will be considered eligible for this grant.  So please keep two sets of digits crossed for us.  We will keep you posted.

This application lists Griffith University, MS Queensland, MinterEllison, Mindhive and The Social Impact Hub as partners and supporters.

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Finalising Discussion Sheet about ‘sticky’ endeavours

We are currently proofreading the new Discussion Sheet about making your endeavour sticky.’

Gary worked on this sheet because he’s a bit obsessed with the topic and believes it is an essential component of making a good endeavour great.

The term “sticky” refers to many things, but essentially they refer to maximizing your connection to customers, the value of a single order and building an income stream…