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HOW TO GET INVOLVED?

Guidelines For ONE SMALL TOWN Supporters

From Michael Tellinger

HOW CAN I GT INVOLVED

ONE SMALL TOWN SUPPORTERS: PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING

  1. Please note that we have a very strict protocol about the implementation of the ONE SMALL TOWN strategy. 

  2. Any negative activity or failures will reflect badly on our initiative. 

  3. It takes quite a lot of training and planning before the launch can take place.

  4. We have developed a strict onboarding system to appoint ONE SMALL TOWN Ambassadors to ensure they are the right person for the position.

  5. There are several steps to follow - from finding the right Ambassador, establishing Support Team, writing a 12-month plan of action, business plan preparation, community project planning, fundraising strategy, engaging with the community, signing up new members, etc.

  6. We have a small dedicated OST management team working on this daily.

  7. Unless you become a member, join our team and work with the OST management team, step by step to implement ONE SMALL TOWN, we cannot support your independent activity or be associated in any way.

  8. The OST Platform is where all activity is logged, and managed, for the protection of Ambassadors, members, investors, and the OST head office.

There are several ways to get involved. Please read ALL the information on this page and follow the instructions carefully. The OST Platform is the secure domain where all activity takes place – starting with Memberships. 

 

ONE SMALL TOWN SUPPORTERS: PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING

  • First thing you need to do is Become a Member of ONE SMALL TOWN. Click HERE to sign up. 

  • You don’t have to live in an active town to become a member. 

  • Anyone, anywhere can become a Global OST member right now. Don’t worry, you don’t need to contribute 3 hours to projects as a Global member – that is only for people who live in active towns, with active projects.

  • Follow the ONE SMALL TOWN news on our news page  NEWS HERE.

  • Become a PATRON of ONE SMALL TOWN - Support this initiative – the more PATRONS we have, the more effective we can be. 

  • Get your INFINITY tokens while they are affordable – keep them in your Digital Wallet for later use while they increase in value. https://www.onesmalltown.org/tokens

  • Soon you will be able to offer your services to other members and earn INFINITY tokens that way. 

  • Read the full website and watch all the videos – Be fully informed and tell everyone. 

  • Share the website link: https://onesmalltown.org/  with your friends.

  • Get a copy of the UBUNTU Contributionism book online - it is a great inspirational read. It will give you a full perspective of the philosophy and many other critical facts that have led to the creation of the movement. Order the UBUNTU book here

  • Watch the original 5 minute ONE SMALL TOWN  video here and as many videos as you can on the website to inform yourself fully –

  • Watch the FAQ Videos https://www.onesmalltown.org/faq

  • Ensure to watch the most recent videos – while being fully informed about our history and our evolution since 2005. Do not imagine that you are informed by watching older videos.

  • Start a weekly Meet-up group in your town to discuss the ONE SMALL TOWN plan of action – grow your support group as big as possible. 

  • Let the most appropriate person apply to be the Ambassador.

  • OR - Contact your ONE SMALL TOWN Ambassador in your country – Find them HERE

  • If you have what it takes, apply to become an Ambassador for ONE SMALL TOWN in your country, or your town.

  • Become a seed of consciousness in your community - tell everyone about the ONE SMALL TOWN plan for a world free from economic slavery.

​We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the 99.9% We are building this together. 

In unity - Michael Tellinger

4 ways to contribute

Become a member of One Small Town

Everything starts with ONE SMALL TOWN membership.

Anyone, anywhere can become a Global member of ONE SMALL TOWN. 

You don’t have to live in an active ONE SMALL TOWN to be a member. 

Just click the BECOME A MEMBER button and follow the prompts. 

Once you are a member you can choose to get involved in various ways and you can apply for various roles, such as: To become the Ambassador for your town or country, business planner, project manager, accounting, farmer, school, etc. 

Log In to Your OST Membership Account

One you have signed up as a member, please LOG IN to your account with the email and password you used to create your account, and explore the various buttons and things you can do. 

 

IMPORTANT: 3-Hour Contributions.

Only members who live in active OST towns need to pledge their 3 hours per week to their projects – but that only starts when such projects become active. 

Other Services by Members for INFINITY Tokens

In the near future you will be able to contribute your special skills and talents in various other ways on location in your town, or online, providing services to other OST members while earning INFINITY tokens. More details will follow soon. 

All activity takes place in your OST Membership account.

Your Digital Wallet is one of the most important parts of your account. 

Please explore your Digital Wallet – this is where all your INFINITY tokens are held. You can share them or send them for free to any other member in the world instantly – or you can exchange them for items of value – or you can place them for sale on the OST Platform to a willing buyer. (Find more details about INFINITY Tokens on the Token page)

 

Importance of Membership

Our OST private membership is very important. It protects us as individuals, protects our communities, our businesses, our investors, and allows us to do a variety of amazing things that would not be possible any other way. Such as using and sharing our community tokens, trading, OST store, sharing collective benefits from our farms and businesses, etc. Private memberships have been used by influential organisations for centuries. 

 

OST Stores

We are working on launching the OST stores as fast as we can. This will be a place where members will be able to get food, or other goods in exchange for their INFINITY tokens. Members will also be able to trade their unwanted goods in exchange for INTINITY tokens. This will become a true OST trading store in the full sense of the word. 

How to become a ONE SMALL TOWN Ambassador.

 

Important Prerequisites

Before applying for the role of Ambassador, it’s important that you fully comprehend all aspects of the One Small Town initiative our history and present activity. Please ensure that you watch all the videos, workshops and read all documentation available on the website (www.onesmalltown.org).

We also recommend that you read the “UBUNTU Contributionism” book by Michael Tellinger for background knowledge. The book can be obtained here: 

UBUNTU Contributionism book online

 

Overview of the One Small Town (OST) Ambassador Role

There are TWO types of OST Ambassadors: 

  1. Town/Local Ambassador – Launching OST in a specific town

  2. Country Ambassador – Managing OST activities nationwide

 

The Ambassador is the representative of OST in a specific designated town or country. You will be the voice and face of OST to build relationships with all possible stakeholders. Our stakeholders include community members, business owners, important community leaders, church leaders, investors, and if appropriate, mayors and other municipality or town council representatives. 

 

The OST town/local Ambassador is the key point of contact ensuring, community awareness, local buy-in, and commitment to the OST vision, its implementation, as well as working alongside their country’s leadership team to establish a local operational OST office.

 

The Town/Local Ambassador is responsible for the preparing a 12-month plan for their town and the launch and implementation of it.

The Country Ambassador is responsible for the general OST image nationally, plus the oversight and support of all Town Ambassadors, and managing the OST treasury for the country, to ensure the smooth distribution of resources and funds via the platform to all the appropriate recipients. 

 

OST Ambassador – Profile – Requirements - Role Description

  • Good leadership and management skills.

  • Ambassador role is similar to that of a CEO or General Manager in a large company. 

  • Articulate and presentable.

  • Ability to follow process and procedure.

  • Good people management skills and team building skills. 

  • Working with relevant teams to ensure compliance, rules, and regulations (e.g., legal, banking, code of conduct, confidentiality, employment, health and safety).

  • Ability to prioritise, allocate tasks and evaluate progress.

  • Deal with pressure situations, solve problems and personality clashes; ability to mediate in arguments or disagreements.

  • Computer literate and moderate social media skills.

  • Good communication and presenting skills.

  • Able to respond to correspondence effectively.

  • Able to travel, meet, and network with people and inspire people to

  • understand all aspects of OST.

  • Calm and balanced personality – with the ability to listen and respond clearly.

  • Dedicated for the medium to long term and be prepared to hold this responsibility for a minimum of two years.

  • Be able to dedicate the appropriate amount of time pre and post implementation of OST initiatives.

  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

 

 

 

Role and Responsibilities of OST Ambassadors

  1. Building awareness, promoting OST to all stakeholders. These include community members, business leaders, investors, churches/schools and, where relevant, mayors or relevant municipality workers. 

  2. This can be achieved via social media and in-person groups and events, or any

  3. other relevant means.

  4. Working alongside the operations team to support and communicate daily OST operations and project implementation

  5. Facilitating the establishment of country office operations team which includes COO, CFO, CMO, project managers and business planners, ensuring detailed analysis and execution of approved projects.

  6. Being prepared to establish the legal and banking arrangements, along with your country leadership team that complies with HQ/International legal organisational structure.

  7. Comprehending the OST membership criteria, project criteria as well as token system and funding model.

  8. Comprehending the OST technology platform that provides us with operational support.

  9. Identifying projects for approval with the operations team and funding whilst ensuring due diligence and compliance.

  10. Articulating, and presenting plans, new projects, and procedures, as well as providing feedback.

  11. Keeping up to date and collaborating with all OST initiatives worldwide and contributing to International Office strategy, process, and procedures.

  12. For non-English speaking countries: provide translations of necessary

  13. documents/videos/posts to allow full comprehension of the OST strategy.

  14. Awareness of all policies, legal and commercial arrangements, as well as management and technology tools.

 

 

​What you should know - Pre-launch Plan

  1. Ambassador is appointed by OST office

  2. Ambassador assembles an implementation team of skilled people that have experience in planning, starting and managing businesses, town planning and community development programmes. 

  3. Such as business planners, project managers, accountants, engineers, creative town planners, creative community project planners, arts, culture, sport, education, etc.  

  4. Implementation Team holds a creative business think tank

  5. Identify a list of 50 - 100 feasible, profitable businesses for the town

  6. Ranging from small - medium - large - long term and high profit

  7. Identify critical community upliftment projects

  8. Compile a 12-month plan for the town

  9. Call a town meeting - Introduce plan to community

  10. Start signing up members and activate the first projects

  11. Write business plans for the 3 best chosen businesses

  12. Plan a community kitchen to provide 2 meals per day to members

  13. Initiate small community upliftment projects - to raise community spirit

  14. Members who participate in community projects get an INFINITY token
    AND a plate of food from the community kitchen

  15. Create investor pack and PR campaign to raise funds for OST business

  16. Issue INVESTOR tokens for first OST business

  17. Local residents get first preference to buy shares in their own businesses

  18. If funds cannot be raised locally - offer investor token sales to the country, if still not enough funds, then offer investment to the rest of the world

  19. A great way to crowd-fund our own businesses and keep full ownership local with the residents of our town

  20. Repeat funding process with the rest of the business  

 

 

OST Objectives

  1. To deliver a clear program and a simple plan of action for the launching of the OST initiative in as many towns as possible, across the world. 

  2. To inspire and motivate people into believing that anything is possible when we cooperate and collaborate.

  3. To launch interconnected, profitable businesses, and community upliftment projects, that rejuvenate entire communities. 

  4. To rejuvenate all sectors of our communities that were once active and strong, and revive them to once again contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.

  5. To inspire innovation and new business ideas among OST members in all sectors.

  6. Provide business plan support and funding systems for new community businesses.

  7. Special focus to be given to arts, culture, sports, education, recreation and special needs support.  

  8. All community stakeholders are invited to participate in co-creating these initiatives. 

  9. All OST initiatives are implemented within the parameters of our defined business model. 

  10. It has taken many years to craft this OST model so that it benefits everyone involved on many levels. We will keep improving the OST model and the OST Platform as we grow, to make the implementation smoother, and our outcomes more successful into the future. 

  11. To create prosperity and abundance across all sectors possible, which is shared into the community. 

  12. Where the food we grow collectively is shared and made available to our members; 

  13. Where the goods we produce or manufacture are available to our members continually; 

  14. Where the net profits from our businesses are distributed to our members equally. (Please refer to our business structure and model for full details)

Implementation plan

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