About LocalMotive

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LocalMotive is a developing project with the goal of connecting and providing resources to activists and engaged citizens in the Olympia / South Sound region of Washington state who are working for a compassionate, non-violent society in opposition to authoritarian and extremist elements.

Leveraging each other’s efforts

Many organizations duplicate each other’s efforts with tasks that can be centralized. We seek to reduce the effort volunteers have to put in by centralizing tasks (such as Community Calendar utilities) that can be naturally centralized and automated. Our team is expanding. Stay tuned.

Our first projects are a community calendar and a compilation of Actions developed by other groups in the region.  We have plans for a Facebook calendar app, so your organization can have the calendar your Facebook page or group.  We are also working to improve our venue and organizer databases into tools that will be truly useful for organizers and will grow automatically as the calendar is used.    We have toyed with ideas such as issues tracker, community forum tools, fundraising.  If you have ideas for projects that would benefit your group and others that we might be able to help with, let us know.

We are in the pilot phase

If things go wrong or there are glitches, please understand we are just starting up. We appreciate your feedback.

About the Community Calendar

The vision for the Community Calendar is a “hub calendar” — not just another calendar where other groups’ events are copied.  Most events on it are imported from the calendars of organizations such that if those organizers make modifications to their calendars those changes are automatically updated on the Community Calendar.   In the future, your group’s calendar will also be able subscribe to Community Calendar events such that they automatically update, too.  More…

For Engaged Citizens:

For Organizations:

LocalMotive is here to assist you to:

  • Post your events on the Community Calendar or contact us to make sure your calendar feeds into it.
  • Get your action alerts published on our Action blog.   The advantage of a blog are:
    • Users can subscribe to Actions, setting up filters so they receive email notifications only for those topics or organizations they are interested in.
    • Actions can be categorized by topic and group for easy archiving and look up
    • On a blog, action alerts don’t get lost amongst other posts like they do in a Facebook group.