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Project Matching aka ProM "Dating" in the Transition Movement

Greetings everyone!   I'm part of a group that coalesced after the release of the film "Coalition of the Willing" last year --- we go by the same name, abbreviated to CotW.


We're working on a project that emerged under the banner of the openkollab group - focused upon project mapping and project matching.  


One of our tenets is that improving the visibility of our separate work will open the door to greater coordination and hopefully collaboration.


We have been considering a new platform analogous to a dating site, but for projects, groups and organizations to find each other and move towards collaboration.


If any of you have interest in joining us in this endeavor, let us know!   A little more info here:


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Comment by melissa kelley on March 8, 2011 at 3:37pm
I was reading the Bio's on the persons involved in this dating website project, and I have to say that I feel a bit out of their league when it comes to creative expertise.  I am a Physical Therapist who wants to meet a man that shares my worldview that's all.  I jotted down ideas of what questions should possibly be included in the intake process of creating each persons profile on the dating website. I've done a little bit of online dating. My strongest comment is that..... there are a lot of people out there that are NOT as positive and hopeful as the "climate change" transition set. there are a lot of people that are making plans for more of a collapse type emerging way of life. These sites are just as populous and important in my opinion. I would hate to see the dating site not meet the needs of this set and everybody inbetween. Is this message the best way to communicate any of this????    Please contact me.  Not sure if I should acquire skype????   Thanks for what you do.
Comment by Michael Maranda on March 7, 2011 at 12:35pm
yep thus my question - which isn't technical - but IS where people who aren't technical but have visions or experience in collaboration can contribute to the process, right now. We're trying to move quickly, and this is a critical stage for involvement,
Comment by melissa kelley on March 7, 2011 at 12:34pm
I will formulate some ideas and get them into comment form over the next couple of days.
Comment by melissa kelley on March 7, 2011 at 12:32pm
I'm just glad that those who understand how to make it happen are now interested. I'll be ready to help with whatever seems appropriate at the time.
Comment by Michael Maranda on March 7, 2011 at 12:16pm
Melissa, Aside from any technical considerations, how would you proceed, what would you envision in such  a site?
Comment by melissa kelley on March 7, 2011 at 12:05pm
Macgyver style, put it together with whatever is available at the time. I have inquired with several sites, about 2 weeks ago to feel them out for this dating website idea. All responded with "try to do it yourself because we are so involved with the specific goals of ea. site. All recognized the value and potential cohesiveness of such a site however.  Hopefully there will be a way to include the many Transition/Survivalist/Prepper/Post Peak/Post Empire/Doomer/Homesteader/Etc. Groups that are out there now. There seems to really be an increased momentum towards looking outside of political solutions for the answers to a way forward.
Comment by Michael Maranda on March 7, 2011 at 11:50am
With bricolage we're remaking our world   :)
Comment by Michael Maranda on March 7, 2011 at 11:48am

Here's the original statement on Open Stewardship, for anyone following along:


I'll probably copy the content into the CotW group here for convenience later  :)

Comment by Charley Quinton on March 7, 2011 at 11:47am
The ProM - matchmaking metaphor provides a handy abstraction that let's everyday people simply tell their stories and share their visions. The exciting part is finding so many kindred spirits with a phenomenal amount of like-mindedness. Ten years ago, I only hoped such groups would eventually mobilize. Now that crisis looms, the phenomenal confluence seems to be coming together at an exponential rate. I like a new word Michael placed in front of me: bricolage - whatever is handy!
Comment by Michael Maranda on March 7, 2011 at 11:47am
Myself and several others are in touch w/ Michel & P2P Foundation on several fronts.   I think they covered our piece on Open Stewardship back in september.  Thanks!

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