Big Rex isn’t an ordinary organization. We’re looking for innovative solutions to everyday problems. We want to help inventors bring their ideas to life. We want to provide space and resources to help people design solutions for the things important to them.
Our target audience includes charitable groups, adults, students, people looking for new skills, undocumented workers, refugees, houseless, those rejoining communities, and any who wish to learn new skills. We are accepting of any gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, citizenship status, social status, etc.
Who We Want To Help
We are looking for people who have skills to share, need help with their life or business, or can contribute assistance, money, or research to solve problems big or small. If you have free time to help us figure things out, help someone with a skill they would like to learn, or can help us raise money for equipment or facilities to help people out we would like to talk to you. If you have a specific problem you would like help solving, let us know so that we can find ways to work on it together.
What Big Rex Means
Think of it as a metaphor for developing creative solutions to little problems that if they continue will lead to extinction. Maybe if the dinosaurs had worked together they would still be here.
How We Are Funding This
Donations, grants, and your time is what will help us all accomplish our goals. Your time and ability to use your skills is most needed. We are starting small. As we find people to join us, we will gradually grow.
We prefer to use Agile Methodology to manage our projects. Agile is an established project management system used in software development to gather requirements and develop projects in an iterative manner. We strive toward frequent releases that can be reviewed, tested, and deployed quickly. We see Agile as a useful tool for many types of projects, not just software.
We would like to aim to have many of our business processes, software, and project management be open source and available to the public. We want others to learn from our research and be able to use it to benefit others. We wish to work alongside rather than compete with other organizations.
Purpose (Articles of Incorporation)
- Provide research and development into creative solutions for real world needs.
- Promote effective altruism, global priorities research, skills training, career advice, software development, organizational management, job search, and basic life skills designed to benefit those located locally and abroad.
- Provide programs to support positive growth within communities.
- Provide education and resources for community and care providers.
- Develop partnerships to affirm basic civil and human rights.
- To do all things necessary and proper to accomplish the charitable purposes stated and permitted by non-profit corporations by law.
Co-op Business Model
Step #1: You have something that people want.
Step #2: Find a way to share it with everyone who needs it.
Step #3: If it takes some effort for you to share it, charge a little something for your effort, to ensure that this giving can continue.