Hi, this is an initial report from the Fund-raising Team launched at last week’s Resonate @Executive Team meeting.
At the session there was a call for someone to step up and volunteer to co-ordinate Fund-Raising efforts. After about 15 seconds of silence, I suggested that @brndnkng and I might make a good co-ordinating core for such a team. It may have been a bit of a surprise to brandon, who has been holding down a number of important roles already, but to my delight and to our collective good fortune, he said yes and we arranged to meet the next day.
We met for about an hour last wednesday. I brought an initial scoping text with a broad range of notions on it just to get us started with a general scope. We also scheduled a follow-up meeting for Friday. I mentioned this follow-up meeting in a few place on the forum and @SueJ and @Sam_Martyn both expressed interest and came through the Friday call.
The four of us looked again at the scoping outline I had shared with brandon and had an introductory round to get better acquainted with the skills and experiences we brought to the task and our interest in the mission of the co-operative.
Fund-raising is a very important, complex and inter-disciplinary concern that can both determine what the co-op is able to do as well as signaling how we go about it. Because of its central position among the co-operative’s processes, I have suggested that the space for this work would be well-suited here in the Cooperative category.
Other business from our first meeting:
While there are many paths to pursue, our key focus will be to organize a crowdfunding campaign in January, probably using our OpenCollective account. The object will be to extend the co-op’s operating runway at least 60 days as well as to communicate and offer community voice in the realization of our roadmap for 2022.
Link to initial Team Document