About the Think Tank
Small and mid-sized organizations who did not have a dedicated IT department, turned to outsourcing or trying to enable technology on their own. While this helped during the pandemic, more and more organization found that they needed a better way to collaborate...
Whether that was on technology products, how to implement cybersecurity measures, or finding ways to protect the organizations details from being leaked online. These simple questions became daunting and confusing to solve for with online searches.
We found a need to connect orgs to experts and our Think Tank was born.
How does it work?
Attend one of our "Think Tank" events.
Join our membership program.
Continue your conversation in our online community.
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Think Tank:
What is the "Think Tank"?
It is a workshop style online meeting, typically via Zoom, where we review questions submitted by organizations about technology "how to" or advice on using certain technologies with technology experts who provide guidance and steps that can be taken to address the question or concern.
What kinds of questions can I ask?
All technology related questions can be submitted.
When and how many questions can I submit?
We collect all questions 2 weeks prior to the session and you can submit up to 3 questions. This is to ensure we have the right experts on the call who can help give practical and implementable "how to" guidance to your questions. Last thing we want is to give you generic information that is not actionable.
In addition, we try to consolidate the questions that are similar before the sessions so it is important to get these ahead of time to make the best use of everyone's time.
How frequently do you have these "Think Tanks"?
We hold them as needed. If there are a lot of questions we will schedule several within a month, if there are not many we will schedule 1x per month. To know when the next session is happening, sign up (link) to reserve your spot.
How much does it cost to attend one? If I am just listening in, do I still have to pay?
In order to cover costs, we ask all participants to donate $35 dollars per session. Regardless if you asked questions or are just listening in, we ask for this donation.
If you are one of our member organizations, these live sessions are complimentary. Learn more about the membership program below in the FAQ.
What happens after I attend one of these?
We will invite you to join our annual membership program. It is not required that you join, but it is beneficial because it allows you to continue the dialogue in our online community and allows you to attend future "Think Tanks" for free. Learn more about our memberships in the FAQ below.
What is the maximum number of participants? How many typically attend these sessions?
To have a productive workshop maximum number of organization participants is 10, we limit this number to ensure a quality discussion.
How long is one "Think Tank" session?
Typically these sessions are 90 minutes long to allow for robust discussions.
Are the technology experts who participate in the session also in the online community? Do you screen them?
Yes, the are in our online community and we do screen them (need something for this). There are community rules in place to help manage the content and connections.
We encourage organization participants to join our membership because they can engage with these experts in between live "Think Tanks" either as follow ups or new questions that they are encountering. Learn more about our membership program.
About the Annual Membership:
What are the Annual Membership benefits?
Click here to download our membership benefits (create a form that requires email and name to download)
How much does the Annual Membership cost?
We have a flat membership fee charged per annum from the date you signed up. However, since we are in our early days of launching, the first 100 organizations will pay 50% discounted fee. Our membership benefits document has more details: download here (same link as form for member benefits).
Do I have to get a membership to join the online community to ask experts questions?
Yes, it is one of our primary membership perks in addition to the other perks listed.
For context, if you were to hire an expert consultant to answer the 'how to' questions we typically get, you could pay upwards of $2,000 to $3,000, with additional cost for follow ups if you need them. In this case, you wouldn't get the support you need nor the savings from other perks included in our membership programs.
Can I join the membership without attending a "Think Tank"?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: We recommend you join the "Think Tank" first to see the benefit of these interactions first hand. It will give you a sense of how these experts interact and to what length they go to help organizations address their pressing technology issues and questions.
How do I join the membership program? How long does it take and is there a screening process?
Fill out this form (link) and one of our team members will reach out to you. The screening and onboarding process (need something for this) can take 1 to 2 weeks, this is to ensure safety of all organization and experts in the community.
If we are a small organization and can't afford the annual fee, do you provide grants?
We don't provide grants at the moment. However, we would be happy to connect you with grant making organizations who can cover the cost of your membership. Please contact us via this form (create link and form)
I heard you were creating an case management app for organizations and survivors, do member orgs get this for free?
No, member organizations will not get this for free, but will have a discounted rate. We are actively looking for organizations who wish to pilot the app, so if your organization would be interested in participating, please click here (form link)
What do people have to say about us?
Update this with quotes from orgs we have or will be working with...
Domestic violence organizations need to embrace the use of technology to help improve service delivery and reduce operational costs.
Calls for help are short and frantic, and domestic abuse organizations are looking for better and more cost-efficient ways to use technology and translational services.
-- Adel XYZ from Org ABC