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Crowdsourcing / Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing / Crowdfunding Approach

We’re facilitating a crowdsourcing approach to collectively achieving our shared interests and outcomes, allowing all stakeholders to contribute what they want in terms of time, talents, finances, and connections, and effectively organizing all of those micro-contributions in a way that we can accomplish the larger objectives that none of the contributors can achieve on their own.

Similarly, we’re crowdfunding this effort, allowing each stakeholder to contribute some financial contribution that is in alignment with their individual or organizational commitment to creating results, counting on the combined contributions to cover the expenses of professional services, video content creation, technology development, etc. required to achieve:

  • the short-term objectives associated with the iBudget redesign response
  • the long-term infrastructure development to facilitate the strengthening of the I/DD community’s collective voice

Your Support is Critical

Recognizing that most stakeholders in the disabilities community have been frustrated by what seems like an every-year battle with the Florida legislature to fight budget cuts and loss of services for the I/DD community, Action for Disabilities is taking a phased approach to creating systemic changes in how stakeholders across the state organize and mobilize in response to community challenges.

Organizations

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Advocates

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Other Stakeholders

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Uniting for Action Methodology

Recognizing that most stakeholders in the disabilities community have been frustrated by what seems like an every-year battle with the Florida legislature to fight budget cuts and loss of services for the I/DD community, Action for Disabilities is taking a phased approach to creating systemic changes in how stakeholders across the state organize and mobilize in response to community challenges.

Strategy

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Organizing

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Financing

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Management

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Technology

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Media

Our strategic approach:

  • stakeholders
  • issue experts
  • strategy specialists
  • campaign development professionals

Taking a Phased Approach

Recognizing that most stakeholders in the disabilities community have been frustrated by what seems like an every-year battle with the Florida legislature to fight budget cuts and loss of services for the I/DD community, Action for Disabilities is taking a phased approach to creating systemic changes in how stakeholders across the state organize and mobilize in response to community challenges.

Phase 1

  • Create awareness of this collective effort.
  • Provide sufficient details to allow organizations and advocates to choose if they want to participate:
    • Describe what we’re creating:
      • short-term results
      • long-term infrastructure to facilitate year-after-year strengthening of the community, and the ability to have legislative influence
    • Describe how we’re going to do it:
      • business model
      • strategic framework
    • Describe opportunities for participation and contribution to creating the collective result.
  • Provide the mechanisms for organizations and advocates to join, choose roles, and plug into the collective effort.

Phase 2

  • Engage in the strategic planning process.
  • Organize into teams and team members, preparing for directives established by the strategy, messaging, outreach teams.
  • Establishing infrastructure, including communications and information sharing within and between teams.

Phase 3

  • Implement the strategic plan.
  • Engage all teams in executing the strategic plan.
  • Collect and produce content (e.g. videos, testimonials, etc.).
  • Ramp up the public relations campaign with media outlets.
  • Coordinate outreach through email blasts, social media channels, etc.

Medicaid Waiver iBudget Redesign

What’s happening?

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), in conjunction with the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), has been directed by the Florida legislature to develop a plan to redesign the waiver program.

The Concerns

Many families, organizations, and advocacy groups are very concerned about how this could potentially significantly and detrimentally impact beneficiaries.

The Response

The disabilities community, historically described as fragmented, is uniting in one clear and powerful voice to demand that the community is treated with the dignity, respect, services, and funding it deserves.