We make it easy to explain and coordinate an activity. Today, you may be using whatsapp, email and surveymonkey to manage and inform your participants. But a single channel is much more practical for your community: one place to monitor progress, connect participants, inform and engage them and get feedback.
Activity channels can be for non-profits with volunteers, for schools guiding interns and for businesses improving the client experience, etc. Participants enjoy having all relevant information within its context. This improves engagement, makes monitoring easy, enables fast evaluations, fosters learning and generates proximity.
The information center of an activity is called a Newsroom. A group of Newsrooms is called a Newscenter (for example, the same mentoring program in different cities). The admin creates roles and invites participants to each role.
Participants go to the Newsroom to add content to a StoryCard or reply to a "datacard" (a form). What they contribute, depends on the role they play in the activity.
To get started with an activity, just use an existing activity template for your Newsroom or you can create your own Newsroom.
In both cases, the next step it to think what roles people have and who to invite for each role. The application defines what information each role should give and get. For example, in a mentoring activity, a "mentor" may need to describe and enter some data for each meeting with the mentee. In return, she gets an overview of her activity as a mentor.
Once you have created an application (for example, a football coach) you can offer it to others, thereby multiplying your reach. Between all users of your application, a collaborative big data can be generated that nourishes all participants with insights.
We distinguish between two main types of activity channels:
Do your participants disconnect or lose information?
Are you losing time calling around to inform and see what is going on?
Do you suffer from lot's of (often unrelated) email or chat messages?
Are you tired of repeating the same message over and over?
Do you struggle collecting data for progress reports?
Do you use different channels to connect with participants (email, social networks or chat).
Is it hard to give a personalized experience and make people feel included?
Participants do only see the data they entered themselves. The admin of a Newsroom can see the data of all participants and, depending on the settings, the owner of an application (an activity model) can decide to create and manage a central database for himself or his data community.
M+ does not use data generated on the platform for other goals than to provide the service itself. The data will always remain property of the clients or users. Our business model does not rely on advertisement revenues nor the data that these require.
Yes you can find it on both. The APP makes it easy for the participant to enter the activity channel and post on StoryCards and reply to datacards. The APP also enables notifications.
The APP is made< specifically for participants. Our web version is better for activity coordinators.
The Frame is the basic structure of an activity in M+. It defines the give and take: who contributes and who receives information at what time. For an activity, the Frame defines the roles and, for each role, who will produce the content, who will fill in the data and who will receive certain types of feedback.
The purpose of the frame is to enable the multiplication of a model and to collect data from all its copies. You can make your own Frame or you can use a Frame that someone with a similar project has already created.
Messagenes can be used to aggregate data from many activities and sharing in insights in real-time between the collaborating organizations. This we call a data community.
Establishing a data community is key when building a collaborative intelligence network, for three reasons:
-To define membership requirements.
-To supervise the data collection and data management.
-To establish rule sets for the use the collected data.
If you are interested in creating a data community for social good, the Civic Media Foundation (www.civicfound.org) can help.
We charge per channel and per registered user. The cost per channel varies between 2 and 3 euros per month depending on the quantity. The cost per registered user is between 1 and 2 euros al month depending on the volume.
These prices can differ if you buy an existing application as in that case price is determined by the owner of the application. Social Mentoring programs enjoy special rates negotiated by the Civic Media Foundation (www.civicfound.org). They pay 0,50-0,70 €/month per mentor with a minimum of 35 euros per month for up to 50 mentors.
1) When payments are one month late, your account will continue to be active but you will not be able to see or use the generated content. During a period of three months you will be able to recover the contents if you pay the outstanding amounts.
2) After this three month period and without having received full payment for the outstanding amounts, we will suspend your account and contents. We will offer you a new period of 9 months to be able to recover after payment of all outstanding amounts plus a fine equivalent to three months of usage.
3) If this second period ends without having paid the debt, we will cancel your account and your data definitively and you will no longer be able to recover it.