The first international meeting of volunteers of This is My Earth · TiME was held in virtual format on June 13th.
People from all over the world, under the coordination of the organization’s Director of Volunteers, Reut Gilad, contributed their ideas and visions on communication, collaboration and how to grow the conservation project for almost two hours.
At first, the CEO of TiME, Uri Shanas, welcomed everyone and shelled out one by one the various actions carried out over the past year, collected in the Annual Report 2021 published just a few hours ago.
Among the highlights, Professor Shanas focused on the new website and highlighted the new features for donations: At this time it is possible to do it in honor of someone as well as make it in groups, which simplifies the process for TiME teachers and educators. Shanas also added that “Personally, I am very proud and really like the result of the section of the new children’s website.”
Afterwards, the Director of Communication and Social Media, Pere Vilanova, took the floor and began his speech by proposing a reflection on what it means to communicate in times of uncertainty. During his presentation, Vilanova provided data on the main achievements and urged the network of volunteers to be more active and share their content through TiME. “The communication we pursue must be a win-win for everyone: Use TiME to grow.”
Pere Vilanova presented the sister organizations campaign that will be launched in the coming days and whose ultimate goal is to get more organizations to apply to get our funds, pursuing the idea that they do so through the communication and dissemination of our messages.
Finally, Miri Tsalyuk, Land Conservation Manager at TiME, explained in 6 simple steps how the process works from the time a hotspot is detected until the start of the crowdfunding campaign. In a very detailed and interesting presentation, Tsalyuk also emphasized the complications of the process: “We do not go to large NGOs, we always try to collaborate and meet with small local organizations that share our values and are connected to the communities and areas to be protected.
Following the presentations, there was an intense debate about which platforms should be used in order to share information more quickly and efficiently, given that TiME is a very lively organization, which touches on many fronts – from Education to nature conservation – and that volunteer work is done from many countries, continents and languages.
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