Here’s an update on our quest for a name, the YCCCIO challenge,
which has been online for a little while now.
The good news: 2500 names have been submitted so far!
The pretty challenging news: we need better suggestions,
The not so good news: we need more powerful ideas.
Now, of course we pursue idealistic goals.
But a little materialistic incentive may boost inspiration!
So we’d like to point out why our prize option number four
is by far the most likely to get some adrenaline flowing:
It’s called “The Household Name Value” and is measured in Google hits:
in 2014, 2015 and 2016 on July 1st we shall put the winning term
to the test and check how many Google hits it receives.
And every hit is worth a cent, a EURO cent.
This could look like this:
In this scenario our prize would be worth over 45,000,- EUR.
We believe this is a very modest estimate because the new site for the
GoodMondays.org network will carry the winning name (which is why
the diligence work for the domain matters).
What’s more, there is a lot the winner can do to help promote
the term, the idea, the great goal behind it.
If this isn’t WIN-WIN for everyone ….
So think good and hard, submit all your ideas and
help to spread the word: get your friends on
and help us to find the right expression!
It is spring !!!
And we have an exciting job offer for you:
The Good Mondays Society is growing fast. We need more support.
So this an announcement and a job offer:
we have cool vacancies and an awesome opportunity – please check out GoodMondays.Org/Expand-your-reach and don’t hesitate to pass the link
on to others too!
Join our growing team of outposts, they’re excellent communicators and social media enthusiasts and they come from all walks of life. Our youngest is 22 and the “village elder” is Evita, 77, a retired teacher with a young and bright spirit. Come on, we need you!
We challenge you: let’s find the best term for the Generation Global.
Here’s the working title to get started:
Young, Capable, Creative and Curious with an International and Open mind:
they’re ycccios !
Every society, every social and financial background and every colour and creed has its fair percentage of kids who have a truly global mind. Curious and creative young people with the longing to see the world, to understand other people, experience other cultures, speak more than one language.
Some of these of course, like the kids of high-ranking expat executives or children of diplomatic staff, can combine their wishes with their opportunities just a little easier. Others find it harder and for many it is almost impossible.
There are always some who succeed against all odds; however, a great percentage of potential global citizens is lost to too much friction and resistance. Yet it is very often not down to their parents’ lack of perspective that they resign at some point; many kids come from families who simply cannot afford to give their young ones the chances they long for. All too often they do not even get to find out about the chances they might have had.
The Good Mondays Society’s thesis:
the world needs these kids and cannot afford to miss out on them. Why ? Because these girls and boys have what it takes to make tomorrow’s world a place worth living in:
they have an enterprising spirit, a broad horizon, ample curiosity, no fear to touch the unfamiliar and lots and lots of energy.
They have guts and creativity! They are not driven by greed or lust for power,
if anything: lust for life and the longing to share it is the power behind their ambitions.
It is our job to enable and encourage parents, to give them a hand letting their kids participate in global life. It is our passion to bring together these who can and those who could, these who will and those who would. It is our mission to provide the ropes for youthful adventure with parental saftey-nets!
We are determined to take the “if only” away and make it possible. Now we ask for your input. Or did you get all your chances when you were a kid ?
In order to give these kids who are the new Generation Global a strong identity we created a Promissio pro Futuro challenge: identity needs a name.
Promissio pro Futuro invites you to participate in the mission to find a name for what we have termed YCCCIO as a working title. We want your input and your imagination !!! There is help and guidance and the prize options are exciting !
Last night we filed our application for the TED wish 2012.
If you are not familiar with TED and the TED Prize
“For a wish that can inspire the world”
then you should change that straight away.
You’ll never look back. We promise.
To find out more about the PhilanthroPal project click here.
We would love to know your thoughts and hear about your ideas.
Here is what the wish is all about:
Please keep your fingers crossed for us. Thank you!