Press the red button
The red button feature is at the heart of Crowdpol. Pressing the button leads you into a step-by-step process for launching impactful collaborative projects. Start by articulating your vision and your aims, identify the steps you need to take to get there, the resources you need access to, and then set up your project dashboard, where you can access other tools, recruit collaborators, and monitor your progress.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
F. Buckminster Fuller
We like to think of the Red Button Process a bit like a rite of passage for the burgeoning Changemaker. A coming of age ritual where one assumes ones rightfully earned place among the ranks of those who served before. Something we do to honour our ancestors who made the progress we benefit from possible, but also something we do to nurture those who will hopefully one day walk in our footsteps. This does not mean that a red button process needs to be grandiose, but it does mean that it is a commitment. Once you press that button, it is your baby, your responsibility. Whatever the result is, it will be yours, and those who assist you. We will do all we can to provide you with the tools and connections you need, but your red button process is just that: yours.
So if you chose to embark on one, chose one that resonates deeply with you and one that you will do your outmost to accomplish. And remember, even if you did not reach the goals you set for yourself, there is value in the journey and the lessons learned, and there is value in the data that you can share with others who might want to embark on a similar mission. We are in this together, we learn from each other and we help each other out. That is the entire point of this platform.