Make History as a Member of the Largely Women's A-team
The A-team Plan
We will recruit a largely women's A-team to do the outreach needed to build a San Francisco civic, business, academic and government coalition to underpin the new UN Goals Advisory Committee. The aim will be to find volunteers from each of the eleven San Francisco Supervisor districts, and for each district to have at least one volunteer from a marginalized group such as disabled, lgbtq, minorities. The A-team’s outreach to the city Supervisors is key to success. Our pre-pandemic outreach to the Supervisors had a good response, so we can be hopeful.
To begin, we will hire someone with good connections here in San Francisco to help us recruit a small core team of at least three persons able to commit 5 to 10 hours a week for outreach to build the A-team. The A-team itself will focus initially on outreach to the city Supervisors. Once we have strong supervisorial support, then we will shift towards bringing in the other coalition partners. That is the plan, but we need self-starters for the A-team, which means the team may well develop other ideas, and that is OK. If you are interested, please use the Contact page to get in touch. As we go along, we will also need marketing / technical people, particularly those with Salesforce, Google and Wix know-how. Fundraising is another big priority. If you have another idea how you can help, let us know.
Men are welcome to apply, to be sure.
Guidelines for the San Francisco UN Goals A-team
Collective Communication, Inc (CCI) will be searching out a partner to be the “backbone” of a collective impact project where CCI’s role is to supply “continuous communication”. The aim of the project is to establish a UN Goals Advisory Committee in City Hall. The aim of the A-team is to ramp up a coalition to persuade City Hall to establish the Advisory Committee. The A-team and the backbone partner will look for a joint grant.
A good measurable goal for the A-team is to bring in local organizations/academics/businesses and government entities to our coalition. Academics are especially important because they can bring in teams of students. As possible, we want coalition members for each of the SDGs, for nuclear disarmament and peace, and for as many of the 169 SDG targets and UDHR articles as possible, while also welcoming organizations focused on other UN goals. We will count a) joining the coalition, b) participation in the Voices of Humanity continuous communication process online, c) participation in local in-person meetups, d) provision of volunteers for outreach, e) willingness to join the new UN Goals Advisory Committee once it is established, and f) provision of funding.
All prospective members of the A-team should read our website https://sfungoals.org from top to bottom carefully. The website outlines the “what”. The A-team is responsible for the “how”. As a suggestion for the “how”, please remember to include cultural activities in any meetups. Finding a place to meet would be a good start.
Since a major aim is to use Voices of Humanity as the “continuous communication” component of the coalition, the A-team should use VoH. Transparency is critical. Using VoH will keep the CCI Board in the know which is also important. Email is also OK where it makes sense. Please send suggestions for the website to email@example.com.