When you request an introduction, we recommend a simple message where you:
- Introduce yourself
- Explain why you are interested in this project
- Share how your own skills and experience can benefit the organization
- Suggest a virtual meeting to discuss the project and learn more about each other
Here is a template you can use for help.
Keep in mind that you can request an introduction to ANY project - even if it's not an exact fit. While our organizations have gone through the effort to post a specific project to MovingWorlds, often times they are only posting a fraction of the projects they actually need help with.
As such, if you read about a project and/or organization that is interesting, but not quite the right fit, you can still request an introduction, but make sure to be clear about skills, timing, and/pr language differences, and what you're hoping for instead.