Published on February 20, 2014
A partnership proposal between Pollinators Inc. You Because what we do, together, matters Prepared: February 2014 POLLINATORS PARTNERSHIP PROSPECTUS Growing innovations and entrepreneurs as a means to creating healthy, resilient communities
About Pollinators Our Mission: Grow innovations and entrepreneurs as a means to creating healthy, resilient communities Our Values: Financial: 2012: $57k earned revenue - Welcoming - Creative - Innovative - Honest - $42k grant funding - Connected - Always Learning - Generative - 2013: $102k earned revenue Legal: $162k grant funding Non-profit Incorporated Association 2014 (budgeted): Established in December 2010 $204k earned revenue “Social enterprise” meaning we operate as a business, earning $254k grant funding revenue through sales,and reinvesting profit in our social purpose. Numbers: Objectives: Raising awareness about social innovation and entrepreneurship Providing practical support for innovators and entrepreneurs Research and share cases, tools and knowledge Enable collaboration within and across sectors Partner with individuals and organisations with aligned objectives People: Board: Brendon Davies (Chair), Christian Watters (Treasurer), Natasha Colliver (Secretary), Paul Dyer, Jen Hanrahan, Alex Godley, Melissa Hadley-Barrett Team: Andrew Outhwaite (Executive Officer & Membership), Alison Hilton (Space), Heather Fox (Digital), Jo Blayney (Learning). Pollinators Partnership Prospectus 848 Weekly newsletter subscribers 633 Participants at 35 events in 2013 145 Individual and Organisational Members 30 Graduates of ‘Catalyst’ Program in 2012/13 WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House firstname.lastname@example.org 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Onwards, upwards, together... We’re pretty proud of what we’ve achieved as an organisation. We even more proud of the networks and relationships we’ve grown and the member’s ventures that have thrived as a result. Some highlights: An independent evaluation report showed that more than 80% of 133 stakeholders thought we had achieved significant outcomes in our community including increasing vibrancy, connecting a community of members, supporting small enterprises. Achievements encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, and changing the culture of Geraldton. Opening Western Australia’s first coworking space in 2011 then renovating and relocating to an iconic building on Marine Terrace in 2013. Supporting 30 entrepreneurs through Catalyst, regional Australia’s first accelerator program for social ventures. Attracting investment in member’s ventures, through philanthropic funding, commercial investment and mentoring and pro bono support. Operating as a social enterprise! Very few non-profit, 3 year-old organisations earn half their income through sales and are financially resilient. Livening up the laneways and empty spaces of Geraldton. Creating urban art, markets and pop-up shops in collaboration with artists, government and business. Sharing our members stories. Our members and ventures have been featured in local and national media, conferences and awards. Receiving two awards for innovation and entrepreneurship at the inaugural Sustainability and Innovation Awards in 2012. Creating meaningful work - as a volunteer-run organisation to now employing and developing two full-time and two part-time staff. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House email@example.com 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Image Upper Left Graduates of our inaugural Catalyst program in 2012. Post-program evaluations showed participants had significantly progressed their ventures. Image Lower Left Plan view of the upper floor of CityHive at Swansea House showing private offices, meeting rooms, board room and coworking space. Image Upper Right Collage of member photos featuring media entrepreneurs, writers, designers, energy raters, ethical financial advisers, community development professionals, artists and superheroes. Image Lower Right Two members having a laugh in a ‘laneway’ space freshly painted by local artists. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House firstname.lastname@example.org 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
What we do, how and why We believe in the human and economic potential of our region’s innovators and We offer a range of services and projects to meet the needs of people and organisations entrepreneurs. Pollinators community, services and projects create the best possible in diverse sectors and different stages of development. We charge for premium services so conditions for new and existing ventures to grow. A greater number of more successful we can offer the basics for free. Whether it’s in space, learning or digital, this enables our ventures will mean healthier, more resilient communities now, and for the future. members and customers can choose how much support they want, how often, at what cost. SPACES COMMUNITY LEARNING DIGITAL Spaces to work, collaborate and innovate A vibrant community of entrepreneurs. Programs and events to enable growth. Tools and tricks to make the web work for you. Cowork in a supportive and creative office Grow with new friends, peers and mentors. Learn at training and workshops Network on new platforms to co-create and exchange value Pop-up in our creative urban spaces Collaborate with fellow professionals and volunteers Share your wisdom as a trainer, coach or mentor Connect in our meeting rooms or at an event Celebrate others stories and successes. Accelerate your venture’s growth through our programs Train your team to increase their impact Build your own sites and apps We work collaboratively on projects, ventures and solutions that result in a ‘win’ for We appreciate the support and collboration of individual members, local sponsors, and everyone — the individual, their venture, for Pollinators, for our partners, for the wider national partners. We share and celebrate the successes and learnings from across our community, and for future generations. We focus on (and measure our success) based on networks. There’s no doubt that our organisation, this region and our member’s ventures outcomes, impact and feedback from members, partners and the wider community. success will depend on our ability to work together and learn from each other. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House email@example.com 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Programs and projects for 2014 Help us create massive, lasting, positive change! Through our partnership we can create greater value and have a bigger impact than what either of us could do alone. We’ve got many existing programs and services to choose from, and are always open to new ideas for collaboration. There are opportunities to contribute through cash sponsorship, in-kind contributions or partnership in all of these aspects of our work: Pollinators Spaces Community Learning Ecosystem CityHive Membership Catalyst Contribute directly to our ability Become a tenant or sponsor a Joining as a member is an easy first Support a high-potential entrepreneur to reach new audiences, grow our place for a social entrepreneur in step to accessing our network and to take their venture to the next level. impact and maintain the full range of Geraldton’s most amazing workspace. services. We’re on track to have 250 Catalyst has 20 places and a further members by December 2014. 25 in our new program ‘Flock’. services and projects. Digital Spaces Community Learning Platforms Laneways Goodness Swarm New for 2014, we’ll launch a new You can fund one new pop-up shop Sponsor one of 8 category awards Monthly themes guide our events, learning platform for the community or 400m2 of spaces for artists and or one of 30 events at regional WA’s online discussions and training. sector, run 26 group training sessions creative industries in the Geraldton leading festival for social, cultural and There’s an event nearly every week. and mentor 115 organisations. CBD. environmental innovators. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House firstname.lastname@example.org 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Image Upper Left Local artist Sharhan Jackey shares the story of the collaborative art in the background. Image Lower Left Coworkers in the casual coworking space on the ground floor of the new CityHive building. Image Upper Right Participants in a digital training session in one of the upstairs CityHive meeting spaces. Image Lower Right Catalyst participants refining their business models and pitches at the “Growing Good” event in 2013. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House email@example.com 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Guide to programs and activities This is a guide to the programs and activities for 2014 and beyond. The audience, impact and model for each activity is different and complementary. Some programs and activities are majority grant-funded for 2014. Our aim is to have most of our programs operating without grant funding, for 2015. Program Audience Outcomes Format Timing Flock Individual innovators and 15 ventures or innovations progressed through peer- 3 groups of 4-8 individuals for 5 Mar to Jun (confirmed) entrepreneurs to-peer support and mentoring sessions Annually Early-stage ventures, esp. social, 15 ventures grown through a structured program of Individual innovators and Aug to Dec (confirmed) creative & environmental expert guests, action-learning and peer support entrepreneurs Annually Innovators across business, 1 month of collaboration and capacity building on Individual innovators and Mar (confirmed), Jun, Sept, Dec government, civil society signficant community-scale issues or opportunities entrepreneurs Quarterly Whole of community, focused on 3 weeks and 35 events to grow innovations towards Whole of community, focused on August (confirmed) sustainability & innnovation sustainability - Awards, Expo, Symposiums sustainability & innnovation Annually Landlords, retail & creative Exposure for entrepreneurs, tenants for empty Landlords, retail & creative March to March (proposed) ventures, community group buildings, and a vibrant & attractive CBD ventures, community group Opportunistic Digital Small & medium businesses, Not- 20+ group and 100+ individual training sessions to Small & medium businesses, Not- May to Mar 2015 (proposed) Enterprise For-Profits, community groups improve use of digital tools and technology For-Profits, community groups Learning Community groups, NFPs, An online marketplace for procuring, offering, rating Community groups, NFPs, Marketplace training providers and requesting training & development training providers Catalyst Swarm Goodness Laneways Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au Mar to Dec (confirmed) ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House firstname.lastname@example.org 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Image Upper Left Flyer promoting one of our quarterly ‘Swarm’ events, each focusing on a different theme such as navigating politics, enabling sustainable energy, measuring social impact or marketing social causes. Image Lower Left Crowd listening to member’s ‘pitches’ at the opening of the new CityHive location.. Image Upper Right Sponsors and partners gather for the launch of the Goodness Festival which had 53 award nominees and 1100 participants in the events Image Lower Right Program outline for Catalyst in 2012 describing the structure, sessions and invitation to participants. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House email@example.com 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Guide to contributions, impact and benefits This is a guide to the range and focus of sponsorship and partnership opportunities available. We have both standard offers (e.g. per Catalyst participant, per Goodness Awards) and custom packages available for each area. All our agreements are formalised through a written agreement and acquitted with a written final report of a type appropriate to the level of contribution. Amounts Focus Impact Benefits $1,000 to Swarm — sponsor a month of Through surveys, training, online discussion and events we explore a Benefits of sponsorship vary by amount and focus $5,000 insights, events and discussion. topic, bring together partners and develop local solutions of the contribution. Details would be negotiatied and agreed, and include: $1,000 to Flock — sponsor a ‘flock’ An individual gets support from peers and mentors backed up by $5,000 themed peer mentoring group. • guides, tools and online support for six months. Positive feelings backed by qualitative and quantitative data on reach and impact, • $2,000 to Catalyst — support new An innovation or enterprise gets support from coaches, mentors and $10,000 ventures through Catalyst. peers through our proven enterprise accelerator program. $2,500 to Goodness — sponsor the Festival or an Award entrepreneurs that contribute to a healthy, resilient region sponsorship with your stakeholders, Help discover, highlight and encourage the innovations and $10,000 Updates, reports and photos to share your • Free annual membership and/or participation for staff in all relevant activities e.g. events, • Your branding online, on posters, on reports in weekly newsletters and videos, • Verbal acknowledgement and speaking opportunities at events, $2,000 to Laneways — sponsor space for Sponsor a pop-up space for month, creative workspace for a year, or $25,000 a month or whole building! • whole building for entrepreneurs and innovators. Engagement activities with you, your staff, and the entrepreneurs you’ve supported, • $5,000 to Digital — sponsor a new New programs this year include on online learning marketplace, $25,000 learning platform or program. ‘Startup Weekend’ and ‘CoderDojo’ program for young programmers. $10,000 to Pollinators — sponsor Pollinators Featuring of your products, services or Support Pollinators to offer the full breadth of projects and programs $50,000 Branding outside and inside building, • each year, including space, learning, organisations online and in media releases, • Minor or significant input into the focus or approach to the activity or program. Pollinators Partnership Prospectus across all services WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House firstname.lastname@example.org 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Taking the next steps, together If you like what you’ve read and want to learn more, then let’s talk! City of Greater Geraldton Andrew Outhwaite, Executive Officer, 0466 694 702 Tranmere Pty Ltd Brendon Davies, Chairperson, 0407 107 922 Social Innovation in Western Australia / Spacecubed Sinosteel Midwest Corporation Limited Right from the start we employ an approach to partnering that seeks West Coast Sustainability / Peak Consultants to maximise opportunities and minimise risk. When engaging in any Western Australian Museum Geraldton new relationship we believe it’s important to be clear on each other’s Williams & Hughes values, aspirations, timeframes and capacity. We want to go fast and far Crosslands together, but we don’t take shortcuts. Corporate Express / Staples We have a range of documentation you may want to request to understand more about us, our services and impact, including: 2011, 2012 and 2013 Annual Reports, Independent evaluation report of our impact and effectiveness, Evaluation reports from individual events and programs, Referees and contacts of our current sponsors and partners, Business plans, operational plans and program plans, Details of policies, procedures, insurance and incorporation. Major grant funders to date have included: Lotterywest City of Greater Geraldton Mid West Development Commission Department of Communities and Local Government Major sponsors and partners to date have included: Pollinators Partnership Prospectus WEBSITE EMAIL PHONE pollinators.org.au ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House email@example.com 184 Marine Tce (08) 9965 5371 Geraldton, WA, 6530
Some thoughts from members and participants in our events and programs: “Working in a co-working space made a huge difference to a funding application I submitted for a social innovation project as I was able to quickly consult with, and pull together a team of different specialties. These included service model design and research, through to web technology expertise.” Elizabeth Mackay - ‘Closing the Gap’ project proponent and Million Trees project officer “The biggest benefit for my business is in the supportive people I meet who think outside the square and want to help me (with no other motive than that they want to help me). It’s an empowering feeling!” Lisa Greeve - Greeve and Associates, Ethical Investment Adviser “There are a lot of things that make it tough to be a tech start up in Geraldton, like isolation. But Pollinators has been a great starting point to meet people and draw inspiration to execute ideas.” Jason Smith - Founder of EverythingGeraldton “People stood up at the end our pitch to say how good the idea was, how strong the research supporting us – and, added to all the support from Pollinators, co-participants in Catalyst and Andrew himself, this is encouragement of no small order. So, braver, better connected and soon to be cashed-up, the Imagination Games is on its way.” Jo Jackson King - Author, and now co-founder of Imagination Games “Pollinators...is an extremely innovative and quite rapidly growing group of social entrepreneurs based in Geraldton. They are helping catalyse some of the really interesting things that are going on up there.” Senator Scott Ludlam - speaking in Parliament after his visit to Geraldton “If it wasn’t for Pollinators, I don’t think I would be in Geraldton” Stephanie Burro - designer, youth gallery proponent, Catalyst graduate WEBSITE pollinators.org.au EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE (08) 9965 5371 ADDRESS CityHive at Swansea House 184 Marine Tce Geraldton, WA, 6530
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