Compassionate Seattle is applying for the 2012 TED Prize City 2.0 contest. There are 10 micro grants of $10,000 offered to the best ideas submitted; our idea is Compassionate Seattle: Collective Impact 2012.
We've described our project as a multi-stakeholder, intergenerational, cross-cultural initiative. In order to create collective impact there are a number of initiatives that were involved with.
Here's an overview video introducing Compassionate Seattle and our TED Prize project:
Here's the list of some of the initiatives:
In partnership with the Seattle Center and the Next 50 we are building a Stand for Compassion at the Seattle Center.
People that visit the stand find out about the Charter for Compassion and are invited to join the Compassionate Seattle site and add themselves to the Seattle Heart Map.
The Seattle Heart map is a public good that helps visualize the relationships and connections between individuals, groups, organizations, and solutions that are happening within our community.
Here is a video overview of the Seattle Heart Map:
Annual Compassionate Leadership Award
We are also seeking nominees for next year’s Compassionate Leadership Award. We're advising people about this year's winner Rick Williams and those who contributed to creating the John T Williams Memorial Totem Pole Project.
At the stand we are showing people the trailer for the film about the Totem Pole Project that was produced by the Seattle Channel as well as directing people to go see the Totem Pole on the Seattle Center grounds.
Restorative Circle Pilot Project
We are also informing and inviting people to get involved in the Restorative Circle pilot project that is taking place as part of
developing a restorative justice system for our community. Imagine Seattle as a community that embraces conflict as an opportunity to build relationships, cultivate trust, and empower citizens. Learn more here.
The Happiness Initiative
In order to provide a shared measurement system to track our progress we have embraced the Happiness Initiative and its survey as a tool to measure the impact we are having.
Here are Two Action Steps:
If you have any questions, please post them here and thanks for your participation!