Millennium Project Financial Stability

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Millennium Project Financial Stability

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Strategy from RTD Results


Proposed projects were grouped into “themes”


Governments


Corporate


Public and education


Methodology development


Proposed projects were scored by respondent
averages for


Importance


Feasibility


Level of agreement



Scoring

Score= 2 x average importance


+ average feasibility


+dummy for agreement (10= high, 5= low)

Highest possible score = 40

Focus on
governments


Score

Item: 18. Seek contracts to perform country SOFIs.

30.13

Item: 19. SOFI on selective issues (e.g. poverty alleviation, climate change, women
status) for special clients.

29.64

Item: 22. Set up and operate situation rooms for clients.

29.03

Item: 23. Set up more government strategy units.

28.40

Item: 21. Operate a collective intelligence center based on Millennium Project
material, with paid subscription.

28.36

Item: 24. Sell custom or some standard Real
-
Time Delphi Studies on some
appropriate fee schedule.

25.39

Item: 28. Prepare, sell, and teach futures
-
related online courses at graduate level.
Could be pre
-
recorded or live.

25.09

Focus on public or education
institutions




Score


Item: 30. Create speaking series, speakers schedules/fees on selected topics for public forums or
selected audiences OR conduct speaking panels, etc
.


30.17

Item: 27. Prepare and sell futures related conventional teaching materials, student workbooks,
manuals, self
-
study guides, etc. for higher education
.


29.90

Item: 15. Perform future scanning and monitoring that are non
-
proprietary and publicly available as we
do for the environmental security scanning
.


29.30

Item: 29. Create a futures university (or become adjunct to one
).


26.30

Item: 5. Produce a general public audience book on the 15 Global Challenges with high graphic content.

25.44

Item: 25. Produce computer games for public consumption (example Futures Trivia).

25.18

Item: 6. Create a syndicated newspaper or blog about the future.

24.29

Item: 8. Produce and sell
books

23.77

Item: 7. Create and continuously update future perspective reports by region (e.g. the 15 GCs organized
by region with more details and continuous updates
).


23.65

Item: 4. Create events on the SOF with invited experts speaking on the 15 Global Challenges and where
participants could attend for a fee.

23.51

Item: 26. Produce and sell large
-
scale interactive online games.

23.00

Focus on corporate

clients


Score

Item: 20. Develop SOFI for commercial applications.

29.89

Item: 22. Set up and operate situation rooms for clients.

29.03

Item: 12. Offer and actively pursue corporate sponsorship at $75,000 per
year

28.39

Item: 13. Provide one
-
day consulting service as a benefit of sponsorship.

27.52

Item: 17. Perform Global Outlook studies on selected industrial topics or themes.

27.38

Item: 14. Establish a semi
-
annual seminar series: corporate sponsors attend free, others pay.

27.31

Item: 24. Sell custom or some standard Real
-
Time Delphi Studies on some appropriate fee
schedule.

25.39

Item: 3. Offer a greater variety of products based on SOF tailored to specific audiences.

25.38

Item: 28. Prepare, sell, and teach futures
-
related online courses at graduate level. Could be
pre
-
recorded or live.

25.09

Item: 16. Perform multi
-
client
(
e.g. 10 participating companies at $20,000 each, etc.)

24.30

Focus on methodology
development


Score

Item: 20. Develop SOFI for commercial applications.

29.89

Item: 11. Generate more income from methodology
studies
by improved
marketing and PR.

29.88

Item: 9. Generate more income from methodology studies by segmenting the
methods according to their applications and pointing them toward specific
problem sets.

24.53

Item: 31. Have the Project pay a greater share of the cost of translation of the SOF
reports.

23.94

Item: 10. Generate more income from the
Futures Research Methodology version
3.0

CD

b
y
translating it in part or whole.

22.49


What are the largest challenges facing your Node in
achieving the 10
-
year vision?


Time to devote to research

( 6.75 ) ( 16 )

Research funding


( 8.32 ) ( 19 )

Equipment and Infrastructure

( 3.78 ) ( 18 )

Additional staff


( 5.17 ) ( 18 )

Clear definition of purpose

(4.17) ( 18 )

Lack of acceptable research topics ( 3.29 ) ( 17 )

Marketing programs


( 4.76 ) ( 17 )


What are the largest challenges facing the Millennium

Project as a whole in achieving the 10
-
year vision?


Time to devote to research

( 6.90 ) ( 20 )

Research funding


( 8.68 ) ( 22 )

Equipment and Infrastructure(


4.59 ) ( 21 )

Additional staff


( 6.18 ) ( 22 )

Clear definition of purpose

( 4.15 ) ( 20 )

Lack of acceptable research topics ( 2.60 ) ( 20 )

Marketing programs


( 6.09 ) ( 22 )

Which of the following represent the largest sales
opportunities?


General Public


( 3.00 ) ( 20 )

Government


( 6.95 ) ( 22 )

UN and similar


( 5.95 ) ( 21 )

NGOs



( 5.48 ) ( 21 )

Business



( 6.68 ) ( 22 )

Education



( 6.22 ) ( 23 )

Foundations


( 5.91 ) ( 22 )


Which of the following represents the largest

sponsorship potential?


General Public


( 2.06 )( 17 )

Government


( 6.24 )( 21 )

UN and similar


( 4.67 )( 21 )

NGOs



( 4.05 )( 19 )

Business



( 7.17 )( 23 )

Education



( 4.70 )( 20 )

Foundations


( 6.34 ) ( 23 )

Is your institutional base financially able to
support your work with the Millennium Project?


Yes completely


( 6.64 ) ( 11 )

Need travel funds


( 7.35 ) ( 17 )

Need marketing funds


( 6.86 ) ( 14 )

Need staff support


( 5.25 ) ( 16 )

Need office space


( 1.75 ) ( 12 )

Need computers, software

( 3.08 ) ( 13 )

Need funds for salaries

( 6.12 ) ( 16 )

Some Millennium Project Assets

MP Assets,

Demonstrated

Capacities

Importance to
Governments

Importance to
Corporate Clients

Importance

to Public
and Education

Global Network of Nodes, global

focus

YES

YES

Possible

Databases: Lists of experts,
future developments,

variables

YES

YES

Possible

Experience in Collective

Intel,
situation rooms

YES

YES

YES

15 Challenges defined and
tracked, State of Future Reports

YES

Possible

YES

Experience

in Early Warning
Systems

YES

YES

YES

SOFI Applications

YES

YES

Possible

FR Courses and Training

YES

YES

YES

Transinstitutional Approach

YES

YES

Possible

The Strategy


Organize into 3 client
-
based "themes”


Put a person or Node in charge of each


Create intra Project networks for these "themes"


Design tactics, products, and services for each


Seek assignments using Market and PR for each
“theme”


Continue methodology development to spark these
themes


Product/ Method Matrix

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Technique

Synthesis

Display

RTD, SOFI, TIA,

IFs

EWS
, CI, Sit Rooms

Drupal
, etc.