Some good things came with the crisis, too. Among others also the sense of community and the desire to help each other during these difficult times. If you have experience from your career which you know should be somehow helpful, you wonder where and in what form it could be applied.
When looking at local communities responding to current circumstances becoming the new normal we found that It is surprisingly difficult for them to find practical solutions, particularly, how to stay connected and to rebuild their life. Neither the government nor the Internet almighty can be of any significant help with the new challenges to come. Especially the Internet, being full of articles, ideas and stories, disappoints with almost none of them being directly applicable in real-life.
So, we started to envision a platform where anyone can share their knowledge coming from locally implemented projects, described in an actionable way and make it globally available for other committed members to implement.
But, this is a platform, so it depends on all of us, the proactive leaders from all over the world, to make it a reality. We estimate, that if each of us enters one Bild, this will fly, and fly high. If it takes you 1 hour and this creates the biggest platform empowering local communities to ReBild themselves, we count on you finding it worth the time.
ReBild.life wants to help smaller communities like small towns, suburban and rural municipalities or similar. They tend not to be covered by large city/state projects and depend on themselves more. Their projects are simple, not well financed and usually led by non-experts. Workable Bilds are for them.
ReBild Members are people that are proactive and possibly already leading initiatives in their local communities that enrol to the platform. More than the formal position or education, it is their leadership attitude and passion for making practical improvements in the communities that is valued and needed.
Bilds are pieces of documented knowledge, from simple ideas to complete projects, that are available to users – for free. Bilds are prepared and made available by other members and can be of different types and related to different areas of community activities, called categories.
ReBild Partners are usually organisations that add value to the platform’s mission – non-profits, donors, sponsors, technology and services providers which can provide non-profit offerings to ReBild.life community.
How-to … is a short document that explains a useful solution to a known problem. This is the simplest Bild type, deserving the name as it is practical and executable by regular members.
Use Case … are a bit more complex descriptions of a solution that was implemented in a community, explaining the reasons for the challenge and which capabilities have been implemented to solve it. It should contain the actionable implementation steps, but it has no exact financial data.
Business Case … is similar as an use case, contains challenge, reasons and the solution. The limited list of implementation steps is accompanied with a solid information about costs and expected or even achieved benefits. They often are of social nature but can be translated in financial estimates.
Project with Plan … the ultimate Bild is a complete project that:
– is an advanced solution with significant effect for the community,
– has a detailed implementation plan with required amounts of work,
– a required number of participants with roles described and
– a solid financial plan with reliable cost estimates.
Idea – is a Bild to become, a starting idea by somebody who couldn’t develop it. It is waiting for people to complete it with practical steps and instructions.
Challenge – In order for people to ask for solutions we created this non-Bild type that however, should give a start to a Bild.
Article – the least of a Bild, but hopefully can invite creative people to think of a practical solution for their community and share it as a Bild to other Bilders 🙂 Yes, this is who we are!