I'm planning to be in NYC on June 27-28 for the Games for Change Conference and am wondering if any other nptechers, nonprofit or net2 folks attending ...? So far, npmarketing blogger will be there as well as some folks discussing Games for Social Good at Omidyar.
The program looks fantastic and the mix of people is also diverse. And, while looking through the program I found noticed that Nelson Layag from Compasspoint is presenting on "Educating to Mobilize the Masses." The description is:
How can organizations educate their masses for door-to-door canvassing, fundraising, or advocacy? Often the effective practices are well documented, but the novices -- who are often in the majority -- lack both the core civic skills and the confidence for independent experiential learning. We'll explore how games can scale up learning to build capacity for thousands of grassroots organizations.
Just saw a post to the Riders-News list with more information about a new game developed by Compasspoint:
The Community Organizing Toolkit and Doorknocking Game were developed to help groups who are organizing to achieve change in their communities. The Toolkit contains helpful resources as well as an interactive digital game that teaches doorknocking. There is a companion training manual that outlines a full training that integrates the game. This toolkit was developed with the support of the Waitt Family Foundation and the Marguerite Casey Foundation and is the product of input from dozens of groups involved in community organizing.
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