(04-23-2017, 03:29 AM)bleed_the_freak Wrote: I would agree with all of those, as stated.
Have you considered affecting change by starting a YouTube channel and speaking out.
Doing research, posting information, creating a soapbox that could then bring some notoriety and open doors for you to go further?
Thanks! It's nice to see like minded people :-)
I'm pretty bad in public speaking due to some inborn issues. It's not lack of confidence or experience, I can do great eye to eye, but on camera it's terrible - I tried it... so YouTube is out of question for now.
And as for the latter - I tried it for five years, with various approaches and no result. The most important probles is one need to have good amount of money and/or really good political connections to boost it, or on the bottom level there are jsut too many people who do the same by themselves, ad even making others hear you is not an easy task.
I also found out that there is a huge gap between fully volunteer projects on single causes (like grassroots), and huge NGO's with paid staff, and almost everybody on nonprofit fields (like providing research data fro example) with either see you as small wannabe group who are unimportant, or will try to find your annual snendings report on your website, and expecting to see PhDs in your staff. If you don't have the latter points, you are not even considered as serious and reliable source. It's experience of my one-year run of research center.
In addition, you just can't be better that Heritage Foundation or Rural Youth Europe in those topics above, so it's hard to really advance on those fields with traditional approaches.