MeFi Nonprofit Update, March 26, 2024 March 26, 2024 8:52 AM   Subscribe

The board forming the MetaFilter nonprofit met Feb. 29.

* The board approved apartmentdweller to join the board. She had been acting as the volunteer note-taker.
* The board approved formation of a committee to start preparatory work to hire an executive director, with the expectation that the permanent board will do the actual hiring.
* The board approved formation of a finance committee. The committee’s first task will be to make a proposal to the board about its scope.
* The board formally recognized a communications committee.
* The board elected NotLost as chair.
* Various individual board members signed up for or confirmed individual roles.

Other Matters:
* The board meeting for March 14 was cancelled due to no decisions scheduled for that time.
* Mefites ourobouros and Shepherd have volunteered to help with preparations toward hiring an executive director.
* The non-board volunteers on the finance committee are beagle, Frayed Knot and shakespeherian. (edited)
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 AM (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

and shakespeherian

he is risen
posted by phunniemee at 9:34 AM on March 26 [10 favorites]

Thanks all!
posted by brainwane at 11:33 AM on March 26 [1 favorite]

Hooray for progress!
posted by Gorgik at 12:01 PM on March 26

The board elected NotLost as chair.

I just want to tell NotLost good luck. We're all counting on you.
posted by grouse at 2:15 PM on March 26 [14 favorites]

Someone from offsite suggested that the nonprofit board check out The Nonprofit Helpdesk.
posted by a faded photo of their beloved at 9:15 PM on March 26 [2 favorites]

and shakespeherian

he is risen

Well, it is Holy Week...
posted by wenestvedt at 6:44 AM on March 27 [3 favorites]

The board elected NotLost as chair.

Look, if you're going to follow someone, choosing a leader who's NotLost is a great move!

So I was in a local library Board of Trustees meeting two days ago, and I marveled at the way that conversation was open and honest, despite some philosophical differences around the table. No one minded when I open a controversial topic about a new policy, because I was able to explain that my experience was coming from a place of dysfunction. :7) We all laughed a lot, and ended with strong consensus on the decisions we made.

I hope that the Board here at MeFi is equally collegial and honest. You're all awesome!
posted by wenestvedt at 6:51 AM on March 27 [9 favorites]

Thank you for doing this work, and for keeping us updated about your work (which is also work!).
posted by samthemander at 10:59 AM on March 27 [4 favorites]

I feel really grateful for all of your work!
posted by latkes at 5:18 PM on March 27 [3 favorites]

Me, too! Thanks so much!!
posted by Bella Donna at 1:34 PM on March 29

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