Another week has come and getting very close to the end of this project. Our team work is improving in my opinion as everyone is more aware now that tasks need to be done and that there isn’t a whole lot of time left for this. Also the more there’s been done, the more there is to show which has a motivating effect on the team. This week’s theme was marketing, and it was very helpful to get more information about this area. Marketing is a very important aspect in the world of businesses as it’s a way to sell what your organization stands for and really to get people’s attention.
When looking at the themes we have covered up to now such as technology stewardship, crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding, work teams and marketing it is quite clear that some are more of use to reach our goal of solving the unmet need of out NGO. If I would have to pick some of these themes as the most helpful ones, I would pick crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding. The reason for this is that the more brains thinking and the more people helping, the more ideas, solutions there will be. As this might be difficult to manage sometimes, it’s important that there is much attention paid to organizing this in a productive manner. This will lower the chaos and the overflow of ideas and opinions, funneling good and helpful information straight to the organization.
Crowd-sourcing is such a good tool as it allows a large diverse group of people interact with the company and share all sorts of valuable information and advice. As the main focus is to improve the platforms user experience and usability it is essential that these average users are addressed and are taken into account. Not to mention the amount of money that can be saved using crowd-sourcing as the organization doesn’t have to hire as many professionals to give their opinion.
Crowd-funding is important as there will be more financial support in order to get these new and helpful ideas into action. It will help the company expand and make it possible for them to reach out to more and more people. This will really boost the momentum and make sure the organization will not land in any kind of slump.
In my opinion the solution should be a very straight forward platform which can be managed by all types of people. It should of course be esthetically pleasing and really catch the attention of the users. As well as this, it should show all the vital and important information that the public needs to see in a clear and neat manner. And lastly it should be easy for users to communicate easily with one another and really engage on each other’s ideas through the help of visual aid.