One of the projects we've been toying with is the idea of recognizing the accomplishments of existing peacebuilding organizations as shining examples of what the eventual Department of Peace would be funding - best practices in things like reducing youth violence, domestic violence or prison recidivism, for example.
We've all heard of such organizations - Community Conferencing, Challenge Day, etc. The idea of "Peacebuilder of the Month" (POM) would be to put the weight of the Peace Alliance community behind the POM and let the rest of the world know about them and what they are doing. We would raise funds on behalf of the POM, and split the results. The work of the Peace Alliance would also become know to existing supporters of the POM.
The questions now are:
1) Does this sound like a good project for our community to engage in?
2) Which organizations should be considered for the POM campaign?
3) How do we decide which organizations/people get chosen to be POM? What criteria should we use?
I'd very much like to hear back from the DoPeace community about this idea and your thoughts on these questions.