Manifesto

YOUR STORY HAS POWER.

1

A Shift Is Imminent:

People are taking action now more then ever. Groups and coalitions are formulating strategies all over the world to overcome our greatest challenges. Another renaissance is brewing and a great awakening is knocking on our doors!

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being

~Emma Goldman

2

There Is Another Path:

How did we get here? Things are a little ass backwards and some of us can't understand why, yet despite your belief about the cause(s)… The solutions seem to conclude similar results no matter the starting vantage. It's time to stand up for your truth and support what you know to be important.

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.”

~Thomas J. Watson

3

You Hold The Creative Power:

Isn't that why we are here? To experience this landscape and to add our individual creative input…Why have we seemingly forfeited this expression and allowed others to create a world of perpetual imbalance?

“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.”

~Ayn Rand

4

It Takes A Village:

Unfortunately, it has become the societal norm to buck responsibility at every turn. No need to think, raise our own kids, grow our own food, take care of our health and so on... You are a part of this village and your applied talent truly makes a difference.

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”

~Bob Dylan

5

Teams Need Tools:

When 100's of voices are speaking, inspiring, inventing and working toward the solutions you are also passionate about, you need a way to streamline this activity into actionable concepts which can be defined and disseminated with ease.

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”

~Steve Jobs

6

The lens is too small for the scope:

No one individual holds the key to our future. Implementing the views of those who've convinced themselves they are superior will no longer be tolerated. Only when we can show there is a better way, and do it in mass, will the tides begin to shift in our favor.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of others.”

~Albert Einstein

7

Collaboration is the way forward:

Among many other principles such as transparency and integrity, collaboration is a must if we want to achieve long lasting positive social change in the world. If we want to maintain any level of independence and self responsibility we must first decide so, and then coalesce around the activities that will ensure that birth right.

‘One of the more easier to understand reasons we have yet to create the world we see from our minds eye, is because not everyone knows what the word collaborate really means, or believe they haven’t the outlet to express it”

~Shane Chapin

8

Affirmations without activity is the beginning of delusion:

We all have our mantras. Some from deep within and some from our favorite pop song. We all say we stand for something yet many find it hard to contribute at the end of a long day. We need a facile way to take action and stand behind the change we want to see in the world.

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”

~Thomas Jefferson

We've created the tool suite: Now YOU can build virtual communities, project teams and advocacy groups that have local impact in the the real world.

We are on a mission to empower project teams with tools and resources needed to
positively impact the world.

…and have answered these 7 common needs and more with the development of CollabPad!

1. A simple-to-use task management suite

I. Projects | Tasks | Milestones

II. Share Docs and set deadlines

III. Easily add members to the workflow

2. No coding required, customizable, pre-built landing pages.

I. Choose your starter template

II. Front end “wysiwyg” customization + CSS editor

III. Drag + Drop | 1-click schemas | add-on’s if desired

3. A social engine that allows real connections to unfold across your network.

I. Private + Public messages | #hashtags | @replies

II. Public missions integrated into tasks for real time group collaboration.

III. Members can invite others to the Collabpad directly from their profile page.

4. Manage on & offline events

I. Showcase upcoming live and or virtual events.

II. Easily manage conference calls and live project | technology demos.

III. Go premium to sell event tickets, allow RSVP and live event check-ins.

5. Full fledged crowd collaboration with built-in group privacy levels.

I. Add project partners and or volunteers to the workflow.

II. Crowd-source ideas, talent, and other project needs.

III. Built for both public and private use cases.

6. The environment to meet other project teams who may be working on a similar concept.

I. Discover | Organize | Collaborate

II. You can administer your own Collabpad, as well as participate in others.

III. Designed for project teams to identify and make contact with others working toward a similar solution or goal.

7. Track & integrate ideas from the crowd

I. There are 1,000’s of projects making a difference. Help us showcase their efforts by either submitting a project for assessment or introducing them to Focal Shift.

II. We work with free energy to free clothing. We work in multilingual environments and we work around the clock in four time zones. Are you making an impact? Let us give you a hand!

III. We are also open to collaboration with other organizations working toward parallel missions.

Rapidly deploy the tools you'll need to create a massive web presence around your project. Your CollabPad is an easy-to-manage platform where people, ideas, and resources coalesce around your project, mission, or movement.

There are several ways to volunteer at Focal Shift

Thanks to passionate contributions from people across the globe, we are accomplishing big missions that make a positive social impact. If you would like to get involved with Focal Shift on a volunteer basis, please click on your primary area of interest, and introduce yourself.

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No time to volunteer? Get Involved on-the-go!

Word-of-mouth goes a long way!

If you happen to know someone who is working on a really cool project that could benefit humanity, you can let them know that Focal Shift offers a free tool suite called CollabPad, which could help them in their early project efforts.

Share impact stories from Focal Shift across your social media.

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If your enjoying the story your reading on Focal Shift, you should share it with others across your favorite social medium. It’s fast, easy to do, and really gets the conversation flowing!

Contribute to your favorite project's crowd funding campaign

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A lot of projects on Focal Shift have active crowd funding campaigns and are offering cool perks for your support. We have streamlined this process within the CollabPad environment, ensuring all transactions are safe and secure.

CURRENT VACANCIES AT FOCAL SHIFT

EDITOR & CHIEF

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DIGITAL MARKETING NINJA

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BOOTSTRAP BASED PROJECT LEAD

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GRANT WRITING & FUNDRAISING

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UI PROJECT LEAD + GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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