We’ve got about 1.5 months left of the year in which Resonate has to have our annual general meeting. I feel like Resonate is facing real capacity issues so I feel like maybe laying out what needs to happen before we have the meeting would help move that process along and help people pitch in to make the workload lighter.
Edit: I’ve been editing this post as things develop and a timeline clarifies. It’s a wiki, so you can too!
The general meeting needs to be announced two weeks before it is actually being held. Since any resolutions introduced at the general meeting need to be announced 2 weeks before the general meeting (and if we want for them to be votable on online), I feel like we should give people a 1 week period to introduce resolutions on top of that 2 week announcement. So the board meeting needs to be announced 3 weeks prior to the actual date.
We need a link for people to register and click on to join the meeting. We have a meet.coop account. Can that receive registrations? Who can set this up?
An email needs to go out to all members that a meeting is being held. This email has to go out 2 weeks before the event. People need to be encouraged to submit resolutions as well as to attend the event itself. @Sam_Martyn has the ability to send those emails. I can get a list of current members together directly from the database.
Resolutions need to be gathered in one space and sent out to members 2 weeks prior to event.
In the two weeks leading up to the event, we need to encourage people to have debate and conversation around the resolutions.
We need an agenda and at least one facilitator. @brndnkng has volunteered. Anyone else?
We’ve missed the window for the 4th. If we do it on the 10th or 11th, all resolutions will need to be submitted in the forum two weeks in advance. If there are rulebook amendments, they need to be emailed to members 2 weeks in advance. I understand this right, @sganesh@psi@richjensen? That means our deadline for writing, submitting, and emailing resolutions would be in a week from now.
“v. An invitation to all members to join an online collaborative decision-making platform before a General Meeting shall be sufficient to satisfy the rules regarding a quorum providing all resolutions on which a vote is required are posted to the online collaborative decision-making platform two weeks before the meeting.”
@melis_tailored Suggested ‘last two weeks’. I agree. Not sure why an edit was made. Thanks @piper if you could make the adjustment.
Persynally I feel trying to prepare for resolutions to close, and members to be notified 5 days from now is rushed and will increase the risk of a poor outcome. I feel that 12 days (if date is 17th or later) is workable.
I’d prefer the 17th caus it is more time to prepare. However, by the poll results, a majority of those polled would be able to attend, and I wouldn’t want to pick a time they couldn’t be there. Leans me back toward preferring the 10th
I was surprised to see that the AGM date proposal was so early. I’ve given possible dates but I have no idea if I’ll be able to make the final chosen meeting date.
Couple of reasons AGM is better to be called last two weeks of the year from my perspective = Music industry & parents.
Firstly, the AGM has always been held the last two weeks of the year (cuz we’re always late) for the last however many years. But also because we are a music platform so the timing is better, as the first 2 weeks in December are the busiest times of year for music, while the last two weeks are slow/off weeks.
Those of us who are parents in Western European Christian centric countries are already loosing our shit in the run up to Christmas doing all the faff that schools are expecting around “tradition” and trying to finish all our work so we can have a few days off with our families.
Literally the last thing I need in the first two weeks of December is a 3 hour zoom call!
Hi all, I just wanted to follow-up here and propose some next steps for @simonfreund and I to tackle in the coming weeks.
The AGM is confirmed for 2022-12-29T14:00:00Z, correct?
We are still waiting on a Zoom link to be created for this, right?
Where will RSVPs for the AGM be collected? I am assuming via another forum calendar event that still needs to be created?
– I don’t have access to the Resonate Zoom account, but should be able to figure out how to create a forum calendar event once we have the link available.
Once we have the meeting link and the RSVP link, here were a few things Simon and I have been discussing to communicate the AGM to members & the public:
Pin the forum post with the AGM event/RSVP link.
Create event pages on social media that link to the event RSVP link - this improves reach and (public) visibility.
Send a few broadcast emails leading up to the meeting via Zoho Campaigns to all Resonate contacts encouraging them to show up to the AGM and become a member, if they’re not already.
Send a handful of social media posts on all social accounts leading up to the meeting encouraging people to show up to the AGM and become a member, if they’re not already.
Potential to reach out to partner organizations & artists to promote the Resonate AGM & membership opportunities.
These were just some of the steps/ideas I remembered, so feel free to add more to this list of communications ideas.
If all looks good here though, keep me posted when an event link has been made, and then we can take communication tasks from here.
I haven’t heard any objections to that date and, by the poll it appears to work for most people
We are waiting for a Zoom link. @richjensen or someone else could offer one. Once we have one, I can add it in the AGM topic. The meeting link isn’t urgent, since we’ll be directing folks to the forum topic, not the meeting link itself.