Become a Founding Supporter
We're looking for 100 organisations to contribute £500 each. This will support Design Club for a year, while it continues to develop resources, partnerships, delivery models, and ways to become a sustainable social enterprise.
Why Design Club exists
We believe that the future needs people-centred designers to help make the world a better place. We want to nurture empathy, collaboration, and problem-solving skills in children and young people everywhere.
What has Design Club achieved so far?
We've created learning resources for children
Based on the d.school Design Thinking process, our worksheets and workbooks guide children through a practical, hands-on design process.
We've grown a network of design mentors
Over 50 designers and UX experts have signed up as mentors, who volunteer to help run Design Club workshops.
We've run Design Thinking workshops for children
We've piloted an after school club, and partnered with CoderDojo and the Institute of Imagination to deliver Design Club to to over 200 children.
We've delivered mentor training (overseas)
Partnering with the British Council, we delivered a four-day Design Thinking training programme to 20 mentors from across the Balkans.
What will Design Club do with your funds?
We have 10 goals in 2018, outlined below
1. Inspire more children
Introduce at least 1,000 children to Design Thinking activities
2. Measure impact effectively
Develop a mechanism for measuring and reporting impact
3. Develop delivery partnerships
Work with up to 4 new delivery partners to reach a broader demographic of children
4. Create mentor processes
Define and produce toolkits for on-boarding, training, and coordinating mentors
5. Grow the mentor network
Build a network of 150 volunteers to mentor with Design Club
6. Prototype new resources
Make and test at least 2 new techniques to improve the learning experience
7. Design a framework
Create a free and accessible library of Design Thinking tools for educators
8. Form a legal entity
Find the right legal form for Design Club, likely a Community Interest Company or a charity
9. Explore revenue opportunities
Generate income from at least 2 different sources of activity
10. Apply for further funding
Apply for at least 4 grants to help develop Design Club in 2019 and beyond
What do you get as a Founding Supporter?
Your logo (and link) on our Founding Supporters page
Quarterly updates on where we are against our goals
A warm glow for having supported a worthwhile cause
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