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247 Update


There are currently three "live" iterations of the 247 technology.

1) Patriot247 is humming along well. Over 140 people have created profiles at the site in the last three weeks. Four organizations are now using the site. I have commitments from four other organizations, and interest from about a dozen others. Sometime this week, I should complete the first draft of the calendar of events. Once that piece is done, I expect that interest will grow exponentially. My personal goal of having 300 people loaded into the site by the end of summer shouldn't be a problem, and my goal of 3,000 by the end of the year looks pretty realistic as well. 30,000 by the end of 2010?

2) forward247 is the non-political community volunteerism portal. I meet with a very large corporation here in Des Moines next week to discuss the use of forward247 to better manage corporate volunteerism. If corporations use the technology to manage the engagement of their employees, I think the technology will grow legs quickly.

3) IowaGROW is a demo portal for corporate recruitment. Today, I have four hours of meetings about this. Without revealing too many details, I've been in four previous meetings to help gauge interest, and those four have propelled me to these next meetings today. I believe that something will come of this - just don't know what that is yet.

Finally, I met with two people last week about the use of the technology inside large corporations as a means to better retain employees. As I've been writing this, a contact in Altanta, Georgia, is looking at this as a tool for HR. She just submitted her information into IowaGROW and based on her feedback, I'll have another meeting soon.

Lots of momentum. Let's see where it gets traction and really moves ahead.


by Brett Rogers, 7/7/2009 10:31:48 AM


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