Community leaders have outlined several key benefits that could be achieved through a programmed approach to global outreach:
- Building local/regional awareness and recruitment of new community members;
- More effectively engaging with current members and/or "reactivating” previously engaged ICANN community members; and
- Communicating ICANN’s mission and objectives to new audiences.
In recognition of the potential that such a regional outreach program could contribute to the ICANN community's continued growth and development, the FY15 Budget allocates resources and Staff has been directed to continue implementation and rigorous evaluation in order to assist in determining whether such resourced outreach merits support in future fiscal cycles.
This space is organized into the following major sections:
If you are looking for this past fiscal year's CROPP (2013-2014), that site has been archived, but can still be accessed (Read Only) here: Community Regional Outreach Pilot Program (FY14).
Following are several illustrative quotations from community requests received as part of the original FY14 Budget process: