Subject: Re: [NYCGA-IWG] IMPORTANT>>>> OWS internet/outreach/social media folks, please post in visible places
From: Sam Zimmerman
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:30:12 -0500

all -

Following up on Charles' comment that a plug-and-play CRM tool was available 10 weeks ago, let's take the work that has happened in the past 10 weeks as a realistic measure of the group's bandwidth, and going forward for the near future assess needs and potential solutions with that yardstick.

imo, getting stable systems off the ground rapidly to effectively outreach and engage potential participants in the movement is of tip-top importance so we can scale rapidly, even if rapid scaling comes at a cost of not "owning" all of the systems, not fully open source, etc.  Holding out for purer solutions could result in losing the moment when momentum was greatest.  Marches and rallies in NYC could be much bigger by now if people only knew what was going on or where to reliably turn to for information.

- Sam