How about a combined MP - FT Kiva DO ?

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  1. milchap
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    How about a little synergy in the Kiva DO?

    Flyertalk has a group of Kiva members. I found their latest stats: 250 members for a total of $133,275 in 4,327 loans.

    MP has a vibrant and enthousiastic group.

    Both orgarnizations have a passion for travel.

    Would it be feasible to have the two groups combine for a Mega DO ?

    I know that there is a lot of "politics" involved in the idea and there is also some history.....

    .....but for a cause so noble as Kiva and a dream to make the world a better place to live, would it not be worth to at least envisage the possibility of such an event. ?

    "If people who are linked only by a common passion for travel, be it for business or simply pleasure, can reach out with a helping hand, there is indeed hope for the world community to come together in a common human experience of helping each other "
    (airbus320 aka milchap - Address in 2005 to a non profit organization)​
     
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    Sounds good. People tend to congregate in groups and, looking at other groups, see how they are different. Instead, it's good to look at each other and see how much we share.
     
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    SMD3 had both groups.....a terrific cause should bring them together.
     
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  4. milchap
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    I wonder if there is any merit in posting the same question on FT.
    First, we need to find out if there is any interest here on MP and then.....ask FT.
     
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    I tried posting a suggestion for cooperation on MP some months ago. My posts were deleted and I was chastised severely. I was informed that there should be no discussion of MP Kiva on FT Kiva. As a result i resigned from the FT Kiva team. I was very sad about that because i had been very active there and thought this was a great way to work together. I suggested that we might have a contest between the two, hoping to add vibrancy to both. Given that history I doubt that they'd be interested, but I do think it could benefit both were it to be possible. Thus, I support trying. It can only benefit all that we stand for.
     
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  6. milchap
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    Thanks for the inside view.
    The pettyness of some human behaviour still amazes me and I have 70 years of observing humans interact. :eek:
    I just wonder if I should post on FT Kiva and let the chips fall.....as I have nothing to lose with the FT gang.
     
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    Please do it! As I previously said, everyone will benefit if it can work. We all lose if it does not. More enthusiasm benefits the world! Radicalism hurts us all, so please do not be turned off by one failure. We need to keep trying!
     
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    I like the idea as well, though I've had the exact same experience with FT as jbcarioca.
     
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    That is unfortunate as there are still some DOs that get advertised on both fora. I think it would be good to have both groups for this event as it does focus on one goal, improve our awareness of Kiva and how we can help them.

    milchap, I support your suggestion of posting on FT and good luck!
     
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    Let me take a while to craft a post for the FTKiva forum.
    I need to think hard about how to frame the idea. :)
     
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    It has been corrected. Thanks. :)
     
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    Thanks for bringing this out, milchap. My sentiments are close to those of jbcarioca. I also was planning to suggest some sort of energy sharing between the teams, but when jbcarioca's suggestions were deleted, I walked away from the FT team. It will be curious to see if your post meets a similar fate. If so, our best approach would be to contact jdiver or another active member of the FT team privately.
     
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    I posted in support of the idea on FT. That might offend a moderator, but not jdiver. I suggest we all post in support of it and see what we can accomplish. They need our energy! After all this is for the benefit of needy people and petty bickering ought not to deter us if we can find a way around it.
     
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    I agree with the suggestion to support the idea on FT.
    The more traction that this idea garners the better chance it will have to appeal to those who are fans of Kiva.
     
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    well composed, milchap. Hopefully some of the FTers will join the Kiva Do once we finalize it.

    Thank you very much for initiating it!
     
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    For this combined DO to succeed, I believe that it is important to stress that members of both groups are equal partners in this initiatiave.....we are together for the cause.
    No one joins the other group .....the synergy of two the groups focuses on the Kiva cause.
     
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    Check out the FT link.....there has been an expression of interest. :cool:
     
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    Before you get too excited by the latest posts -- onthego15 on FT is yours truly. :)
     
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    :oops:
     
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    Nice isn't it? One way or anotehr we'll help inject new enthusiasm on the MP team too. jdiver has been carrying that fairly much alone for quite some time, and we should continue to help!!
     
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    There is more traction on the FT thread.....Chi va piano, va sano; chi va sano, va lontano. ...
     
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    Very good news indeed!
     

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