cylindr is about meeting and learning from changemakers across the public-interest community.
Of course, given the breadth and depth of that community, cylindr alone could never identify all the changemakers doing great work all over the world.
So, consider this your personal invitation to tell cylindr about your work and/or that of other changemakers we can all learn from!
To submit your interview (or to suggest someone else), pop it in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, noting your/their affiliation and title (if applicable) and a webpage link or other form of verification.
The basic ground rules are as follows….
Interview (required): Make it as personal as you can. Share your passion! The standard prompts are –
- Where are you from, and why there?
- Which issue(s) do you work on/care about, and why?
- How did you get involved?
- What’s the biggest challenge for the issue(s) today?
- Who are your most frequent allies? Any surprises?
- What drives you?
- What do you want your career/advocacy to stand for?
Article (optional): Any public-interest topic in which you have experience and expertise. It can be original to cylindr (preferred) or previously published elsewhere (we’ll reproduce it here and link to the original). The length should be right around 1,000 words – enough to be juicy but also digestible. If you can stir in thoughts or advice about related advocacy challenges you’ve encountered, strategies you’ve developed, etc., even better. Multiple articles over time are welcome – add to your ‘cylindr’!
Both: No ad hominem language, please. Profanity is acceptable (damn right) if contextual and not gratuitous (like that kinda was). And a sense of ironical humor to lighten a heavy load is always welcome. Also, please limit use of external links so readers can stay focused on your message.
Naturally, cylindr reserves the right to edit and publish (or not publish) all content, subject to the author’s review and approval of any edits.