Reach out to Scandinavia
@bjoernendres and myself have decided that we will try to do an outreach into Scandinavia. Our ambition would not be to get business ourselves but to grow the ecosystem. Based on our own experience we believe a country or region would need 2 elements to take off:
a group of interested NGO's that are willing to be the pioneers in their region
a partner that can provide support but also take the lead in organizing the local meetups and CiviCamps So we thought to come up with 2 messages:
CiviCRM is a good option for a non profit in Norway (with the showcase of MAF Norge)
Being a partner is a nice and viable way to earn a living in the open source world and have an impact on society As we are no marketeers whatsoever I approached a guy I know who is partner at a marketing agency and he has agreed to spend half a day with us to find out what the messages would have to be, what we should do to have a maximum chance of being heard. My son is studying Communication and he is happy to do the follow up work as he can use that for his study.
We can also use our contacts at MAF Norge and an international fundraising consultant I know of to find out where we should publish or get attention for our story. If it makes sense I will probably do a CiviCRM meetup in Oslo early 2019.