Dear Mach 30 board,
I think I’ve worked out the most critical issue in my mind about the process of increasing Mach 30 participation. I’ve developed this idea based on my experience with Cstart and the Open Space Movement. Both of these groups formed when a community of individuals that were communicating in other ways decided that they should form an organization. Cstart was formed by Reddit subscribers and most of OSM’s members came from the something aweful forums. In the past few weeks, I have seen the Cstart model work well when conducting their distributed collaborative work on Reddit and then link back to their website.
I am admitedly not an expert in communcations or public relations but I think it will be critically important to develop an avenue of communication. Since the Mach 30 organization formed backwards or in reverse of the above examples, what we need now is a community to grow around us instead of an organization to grow out of a community. What communication avenues are best suited to have a community form around them? In this age of instant communication and 24/7 access is there another mechanism to reach a large audience who will then self-select to join us?