News Tag: Lobbyists

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Ways in which Enabled.vip can help: Ask the tribe

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.

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Ways in which Enabled.vip can help: Advocating for constructive change

Is there a matter in science, government/the public sector or business where you feel there needs to be constructive change?  Do you want to start a community movement, but you have no idea where to start?

Enabled.vip can help.  The platform team includes people who have been involved in successful community and departmental campaigns and can share constructive ideas…

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Our webinars

This is our plan for future webinars that will be conducted by Enabled.vip.  These events will last one hour, will be open and free for members of the platform, will be recorded for posting on the web site and will be conducted on a monthly basis.

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Onto the next challenge

Today, we have finished work on the Discussion Sheet about PDFs (including the use of copying and printing protection, as well as the use of redaction).  Now we’re moving on to the sheet about Copy Protection. This series is written for all members regardless of whether they are on an incubator, gigging, hobby, volunteer or lobby arc.

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New resources and policies

This weekend, we’re continuing our work on the resources for members and governance policies.  Our deep desire for the Enabled.vip platform is to support members to earn some extra money through establishing a small or micro business, or by monetising a hobby.  We will do that with a combination of:

A resource library that combines in-house produced material and links to external useful material.
Mentors who are experienced business people who live with a disability.
An internal peer discussion board for sharing and encouragement.
A series of webinars with great guest speakers
People can join the platform for $400 (expressions of interest open now) and remain a member for $90. This would be payable through the NDIS, EFT or credit card

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Discussion sheets

This week we finished a discussion sheet about writing, publishing and promoting eBook.  We have just started work about electronic signatures.  There will be around twenty sheets in the Resource Library for Enabled.vip members.  These are custom resources written specifically for Australians who live with a disability. Whether you are a would-be entrepreneur, a gister, a hobbyist, a lobbyist or a community volunteer, the Enabled.vip Discussion Sheet (EDS) series is one of the advantages of Enabled.vip membership.

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We currently have a library of 131 quality disability images to use across the site

Using the great shutterstock platform, we have thus far compiled 131 quality disability images for use on this site and in our custom materials.

In other news, we keep working on our registration with the NDIS.

Yesterday, we drafted a piece for a THC newsletter and tomorrow we are being interviewed by Carers Queensland/The NDIS for a piece they will be publishing.  

We hope to have some exciting funding news soon.

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eBook discussion sheet

Today, Gary has started work on a discussion sheet about producing an ebook. This will provide users of Enabled.vip with tips and strategies to turn their great idea into an e-book.  The sheet covers software, formatting, publishing through Amazon books and more.  Another great resource for users of the Enabled.vip platform.

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A new board member

We are thrilled to announce Hayam Hammad AIPA AFA has joined the Enabled.vip board.  She has considerable experience in the disability entrepreneurship sphere, brings fantastic enthusiasm and knowledge to the role and she is from a CALD background.