Catching your Great White Buffalo

WordCamp London 2015

By Bowe Frankema (@BoweFrankema)

Picture by Todd Klassy Photography/Montana Photography 

Finding Your Great White Buffalo

Chapter One

When the White Buffalo comes into our awareness through dreams or visions, it is a huge sign of promise. 

The Vision

What do I      ?

What do I see ?

What do I feel ?

CFCommunity - an space online for us, the Cystic Fibrosis community. Not only for my friends but also for kids with CF that are growing up now. For their parents, family and friends who are just as isolated from meeting others in the same position as them.


Not Facebook. No commercial software. A place by people with CF, for people with CF. 100% built on Open Source software.

Preparing for The Hunt

Chapter Two

The Tools

My mother always told me not to handle a buffalo by its tail, but always catch it by its horns. And I have used that lesson in everything in my life.
Lalu Prasad Yadav




Functionality (available + custom)


Project Management

Staff & Volunteers

Marketing / Crowdfunding


Chapter 3

Catching Your

Great White Buffalo

Find the right crowdfunding platform

Help them help you!

Help them help you!

Who's this guy? He's a dude! 

Make it easy for geeks to help you

Make it easy for geeks to help you

Make it easy for others to help!

Keep your community & supporters in the loop

Registration - Easy, Quick and Focused! 

Making Users Feel Welcome

Member Profiles

Search for people in similar situations

Discussion Groups - Talk about certain subjects in-depth

Cystic Fibrosis Related Causes Pages & Directory

CF Videos - YouTube for Cystic Fibrosis videos

CF Recipes - High 

Send Physical Postcards to each other

Newsfeed - See what your friends are up to

Sites - A WordPress blog to share your thoughts

Donations - Super Mega Easy Donations

Happy Hunting

WordCamp London Presentation - CFCommunity

By Bowe Frankema

WordCamp London Presentation - CFCommunity

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