Todd Ecological Design Report

Todd Ecological Design Report

Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:53:58 -0800
To:, Ruth White <>
From: Pat Coyle <>
Subject: Todd Ecological Design report for Belize Open Source

Kathy and Ruth,

I wanted to forward you the Todd Ecological Design report I got it in mid-January. I have read through it and think it provides many useful suggestions and fits into a framework for programs.


Dear Pat,

John and Chloe and I are enjoying a great brainstorm on your project today.
I look for ward to sending you a report and many accompanying articles and
reports. I think we will have something of value for you.

Thanks and take care


Glad we got John before he left for Costa Rica he has some great insights!

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 19:07:02 -0800
To:  "Kim Sousa" <>
From: Pat Coyle <>
Subject: Belize project evaluation
Cc: John Todd <>, Nancy Jack Todd <>,, Ruth White <>

Kim and Jonathan,

Jonathan, I was pleased we were able to talk on the 24th.

Based on our discussion about the minimum cost way to tap into your team's experience for Belize Open Source Sustainable Development, I am excited about the approach to have your team prepare a quick evaluation and a rough sketch and schematic, or conceptual ecological design set of recommendations.

Given our shoe-string budget and operation, I appreciate this is a bare bones budget; that it relies on your good will and leverages your prior projects, initiatives in the region, and John Todd's interest in Costa Rica and the region.

I just finished Nancy's book. It was compelling to read of the early years and overall journey; and cautionary to consider the long-term sustainability and fundraising issues. In addition to your technical recommendations, We welcome your suggestions on go-forward approaches to build and sustain successful programs.

I am confident we can apply many of your approaches to Belize Open Source Sustainable Development as we proceed with it. I think your assessment and recommendations will be very valuable in terms of conveying the vision to potential participants, partners, and sponsors.

I am also attaching an EXCEL file. It shows the kinds of projects we have identified. It was prepared as a way to estimate the range of donations dollars that might be expected to flow through EWB during period they acted as fiscal agent. The estimate is based on the list of identified potential projects or programs, the preliminary estimated cost (or income), and assumptions about their timing and fund raising, volunteer outreach, and engagement approaches. The estimates are preliminary and conceptual in most cases, in some cases only a "WAG"  placeholder. They need to be updated as the detailed scope is defined. More importantly, the ideas need to be validated against real community needs.

Please call if you have questions or when you want to arrange a kick-off discussion. We look forward to working with you.

Thanks again,

Pat Coyle

(w) 925 423-9237
(h) 925 606-9646
1371 Calias Ave
Livermore, CA 94550

patcoyle Sun, 02/01/2009 - 13:11