Our experiences with exploring crowdfunding for educators to get to conferences has been a particularly interesting example as this case study demonstrates;
- The importance of sales in education
- Why all stakeholders should be throwing ideas around to collaborate and resolve any challenges and/or co-creating on solutions and improvements.
- How Intercom’s findings in Why Cold Calling is Dead, are accurate assertions
During a Twitter Chat session prior to ISTE2014 I discovered that one of the moderators would not be attending the conference due to the costs of the event. I suggested that educators and suppliers could explore “Social Tipping” for EdChat moderators. The idea wasn’t well received.
Three months prior to ISTE2015 I re-raised the idea and, thanks to Nikki Robertson’s work with Nurph, the idea got a far better reception… but there were still quite a few objections to be overcome.