GMC Elevator Pitch

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The GMC Elevator Pitch is designed to help you structure how you talk about and represent the collective efficiently and effectively, depending on your audience. Below are some sample outlines of how to pitch GMC, categorized by target audience.

For general networking/spreading the word

Our values: anti-capitalism, intersectional feminism, Commons, equity, heterarchy, Open Value Cooperativism (explain what it is) etc.

Our model: carework and lovework, as supported/funded by livelihood work. GT as the pilot project of DisCO (see "For potential funders" section below).

Our work: the kind of texts we translate (both in love and livelihood work) and the kinds of clients we have. Our blog: invite them to look at our work and read more

For potential translators

Our values: anti-capitalism, intersectional feminism, Commons, equity, heterarchy, etc.

Our model: carework and lovework, as supported/funded by livelihood work. Value-tracking. GT as the pilot project of DisCO (see "For potential funders" section below).

Our method: Handmade translation (non-use of CAT tools). Always teams of at least two (translator/editor)

Our rhythms: amount of commitment needed to stay active in the collective, lovework requirements, expectations, the onboarding process, etc.

Our work: the kind of texts we translate (both in love and livelihood work) and the kinds of clients we have.

Our blog: invite them to look at our work and read more

For potential clients

Our values: anti-capitalism (use discretion - may be received in the wrong way), intersectional feminism, Commons, equity, heterarchy, etc.

Our model: carework and lovework, as supported/funded by the client’s business.

Our services: translation, interpreting, subtitling, etc. Also a chance to plug Guerrilla Graphic and Coding Collective.

Our prices: price tiers and a reminder that a slightly higher rate enables the love work and carework that we do.

Our blog: invite them to look at our work and read more

For potential funders

Our values: anti-capitalism, intersectional feminism, Commons, equity, heterarchy, etc.

Our mission: (from the Wiki) Guerrilla Translation is a space for economic resistance through the creation of translingual commons and innovative cooperative work.

Our model: carework and lovework, as supported/funded by livelihood work. GT as the pilot project of DisCO.

DisCO: (funders may be interested to know that this is part of a larger mission/project) the 7 DisCO principles:

  • positive social and environmental outcomes, for the common good
  • multi-constituent
  • active creators of commons
  • transnational
  • centred on carework
  • reimagining the origin and flows of value
  • primed for federation

Our Commons: the material that we’ve created/are creating to be shared freely online (Wiki, Handbook, Lovework translations, articles)

Our blog: invite them to look at our work and read more

For other collectives/individuals interested in DisCO

Our values: anti-capitalism, intersectional feminism, Commons, equity, heterarchy, etc.

Our mission: (from the Wiki) Guerrilla Translation is a space for economic resistance through the creation of translingual commons and innovative cooperative work.

Our model: carework and lovework, as supported/funded by livelihood work. GT as the pilot project of DisCO.

DisCO: (funders may be interested to know that this is part of a larger mission/project) the 7 DisCO principles:

  • positive social and environmental outcomes, for the common good
  • multi-constituent
  • active creators of commons
  • transnational
  • centred on carework
  • reimagining the origin and flows of value
  • primed for federation

Our blog: invite them to look at our work and read more