4 people - 2 working for different, small, local ngo's, 1 local business owner and 1 local insurance broker- organised already a few meetings because they are very much touched by the isolation of elderly people still living at home in their town. A lot of energy, and first ideas have been developed - which now need to be explored further. And the group needs to be broadened with more stakeholders. But who will take that on? Their resources to spend on this are limited, and how do you build such a collaborative effort?
The Pond & the Waterfalls can assist this group, for free, with the first coordination tasks: reaching out to other stakeholders, organise & facilitate a first meeting, manage the follow-up - so that a collaborative dynamic can be created.
Once the collaborative initiative can manage its own progress, we can provide funding to allow for project management and facilitation till there is a plan that can attract other funders. Next to capacity and funding - The Pond & The Waterfalls will also provide expertise on how such collaborative effort can best advance, and access to broad networks of stakeholders.