[KI-LC] Brainstorm - Re: 2013 Roadmap ideas topic on the LC agenda..

Joni Brennan joni at ieee-isto.org
Thu Jan 10 17:03:42 EST 2013

This is a good thread and I'd like to be sure we advance it.  Here is a
capture of 2 brainstorm ideas.

Do you
- Agree with below?
- Volunteer to join the Membership Development Committee?

Thanks for responding to above and reading on below!

1 Create "Opportunities Wiki" in LC where members can log opportunities for
appropriate review and follow on (be that via members of staff).
2 Create Membership Development Committee (envision sub-committee of BoT
and open jointly to any LC and BoT member, others by invite)
     - (with staff support) create list of prospective members
     - identify selection of prospects each will contact
     - develop materials to support prospect out reach (letter, benefits
sheet, updated FAQ)
     - sets schedule to reach to prospects
     - volunteers to directly contact prospects

To get us started, below I have also included a cut a generic recruiting
letter.  The idea is that I would send this to prospects first and then a
Board or LC rep would volunteer to contact the prospect.  Noting that you
as members actually have a stronger voice in communicating the v value of
Kantara versus I as a staff.

 Dear (include contact name),

As Executive Director of Kantara Initiative, I would like to thank you for
your support of Kantara Initiative activities. We trust that you are proud
that your contributions have helped in great measure to improve and
maintain our programs and services – services that encourage community
members to standardize and collaborate for the advancement of Identity and
Access Management infrastructure.

I am asking that you (renew/enhance) your valuable support this year
through your thoughtful consideration to become a organizational Member of
the Kantara Initiative when our Trustee, (insert) contacts you within the
next several days.  At that time (insert) will answer any questions you
might have as well as review with you the various benefits of membership
and services we provide. As a result of your membership funds you will
enable Kantara to:

-       Further develop the market for identity assurance

-       Create educational materials for Identity Ecosystem actors to adopt
trust models

-       Further develop the Kantara Trust Registry

-       Facilitate and Host Workshops

-       Support Infrastructure to continue to enable work like Program
Management and collaboration tools.

Since you already participate in Kantara Work and Discussion Groups you are
aware that the excellent quality and high standards of our indicatives and
support are inherently expensive.  This is why our Trustees and Leadership
Council have established a new Membership and Volunteer committee. We must
continue to maintain and preserve high level of service and we can meet our
shared objectives with your membership as essential to our shared success.

Therefore our Membership campaign is designed to reach an established
number of our special friends, who, we trust, will respond generously as we
are respectfully suggesting. Please welcome (insert) when they call to ask
for your (continued/new) membership.  We greatly appreciate your time and

Thank you very much!

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 1:52 PM, Palmer, Pete <Pete.Palmer at surescripts.com>wrote:

>  Thanks, Colin.  This is a good assessment of the current state of
> affairs and the opportunities/challenges that we have immediately in front
> of us.****
> ** **
> How have other organizations, such as OASIS, prevailed over the long haul?
> ****
> ** **
> I’m also optimistic that that, if played correctly, the healthcare sector
> can be tapped for a lot of assessments and approvals, as well as a new crop
> of dues-paying membership.  We will be well represented at the HIMSS
> conference ( http://www.himssconference.org/ ) and can hopefully make a
> lot of progress there.****
> ** **
> Is it in our interest to consider hosting a conference of our own?  Is
> that even allowed?****
> ** **
> Thanks again everyone.****
> ** **
> --****
> Pete Palmer, CISSP | Director, Information Security | Surescripts****
> O: 651.855.3034 | C: 612.598.4444 |pete.palmer at surescripts.com ****
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> *From:* lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org [mailto:
> lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org] *On Behalf Of *Colin Wallis
> *Sent:* Wednesday, January 09, 2013 4:01 AM
> *To:* Kantara Leadership Council Kantara
> *Subject:* [KI-LC] 2013 Roadmap ideas topic on the LC agenda..****
> ** **
> Fellow LCers
> Welcome to 2013
> I've given this some thought and while there are lots of things - from
> playing in higher LoA, better European presence, more support on all our
> great, really great, work etc - it means nothing if Kantara can't keep
> going.
> None of it is worth the electrons used on this email if our business model
> is not sustainable.
> I was reminded of that just yesterday in talking with another LC member.
> It's great we have a good pipeline of Assessors to certify and IdPs
> wanting approval, and some motivated individuals and entities stepping up
> to seriously play. but that revenue generated from that alone will not take
> us to where we want to go.
> I don't have the answer, but I sure know it's a problem, and I ask that we
> put it on the agenda today, and every call to follow, till we have a plan
> of action.
> This is not just the Board's, or Joni's, or the LC's job - it is the job
> that actually the whole Kantara community must apply itself to, if we are
> to ride the waves the likes of NSTIC, EUSTIC and the other 'STIC's that
> give us opportunities.
> But the LC is the leadership and the LC needs to deliver on this.
> I sense, and maybe you sense too, that Kantara has a great wave in its
> sights, paddling like hell to get on it, and a whole beach full of folks
> are watching it. I have never before sensed so much Kantara mind share that
> I sense now. When folks find out that you are an active member of Kantara,
> haven't you noticed recently how there is a subtle change in their demeanor
> towards you? Maybe that's just in the US and around the NSTIC/IDESG space,
> but I get that 'unsaid' feeling that they know much of the solution lies in
> this organisation and they are kind of depending on it to deliver.
> Hard decisions, and perhaps not always comfortable decisions will have to
> made. Some of you know that OASIS went through this a few years back. We
> are at that place now. Let us take some inspiration from that, as an
> example of how organisations can come out stronger for the experience.
> Kantara should be one of them.
> Cheers
> Colin
>    ****
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