What I would do with $1 million for the Faith

I’ll admit, $1 million is not a lot of money in today’s world. But with the vast improvements in Web and media technology quality and costs, with the mass adoption of the Internet and social networking phenomena, with the large number of fairly affordable and improving-quality media development companies and agencies increasingly available, and with the ubiquity of home entertainment systems and the American comfort with DVDs, we could put together some pretty useful tools for helping the Faith. So here is how I would spend $1 million to help the Baha’i Faith using technology, training, and content development.

Organizing a Lean Structure

Perhaps I would start by starting a small for-profit project management / holding company to manage the projects below. I would then find good little shops to outsource the following work to quickly, affordably, and professionally. I would do this for a few reasons:

  1. It is often cheaper for one-off projects like these than having to hire people fulltime and provide benefits, career paths, and all the rest.
  2. It is easier to hold contractors accountable and fire them if they don’t give you what you want.
  3. We do not want to ‘distract’ the Baha’i community too much from the Plans and thus get in trouble with the Institutions.
We would need Institutional support to pull off the tasks below, so we’d want to do this as a side project.

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