[Osmf-talk] OSMF Admin Position
oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Sat Apr 23 10:09:39 UTC 2016
Greetings, OpenStreetMap Foundation,
I would suggest to define the position as the Administrative Assistant &
Non Profit Fundraising Specialist.
I participated recently at a meeting of a large non profit organization.
I understood that fund-raising involves a lot of skills, professional
knowledge, and administrate work of its paid staff. There are numerous
channels, some of them could be automated, some require a lot of manual
There are training courses, webinars, conferences, etc. in this domain .
 http://www.afpnet.org/ Association of Fundraising Professionals - AFP
On 22/04/16 22:00, Mikel Maron wrote:
> Yes, the broader topics of transparency are important but off topic here.
> The admin assistant will improve frequency and depth of
> communications, and that will result in more transparency, though
> definitely not address everything you have brought up. Let's pick that
> up on another thread.
> At the moment, the point of this thread is to share where we are with
> the admin assistant, and get any guidance from members as we look ahead.
> * Mikel Maron * +14152835207 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> On Friday, April 22, 2016 3:27 PM, Christoph Hormann
> <chris_hormann at gmx.de> wrote:
> On Friday 22 April 2016, Mikel Maron wrote:
> > We are hopeful
> > this position will be a big help with organizing the day to day for
> > OSMF, result in more transparency to members, [...]
> Actually that is not going to work, unless of course you intend to
> someone with the purpose of routinely communicating internas via side
> channels - which you probably don't.
> Transparency is a matter of organizational culture and as such has to
> come from the top. Expecting an administrative assistent to take
> initiative w.r.t. transparency is not plausible.
> On a general note from my point of view the time since the last board
> elections (which has been more than four month so the initial grace
> period is surely over) has not been very progressive regarding
> transparency. For example:
> - none of the board meetings since then have been public.
> - compared to last year board meeting protocols have been slow to
> - the membership statistics have not been updated since December.
> - the matter of recording individual board member votes has not been
> revisited since 2015-06-15.
> - as far as i can see there has been next to no public
> communications on
> ongoing processes and discussions within the board, like the
> membership program.
> I am sorry if this appears somewhat off-topic here - i don't mean to
> bury other discussion on the matter of an administrative assistent
> it but with this in mind i think selling the idea of an assistent
> position to the membership as a measure towards transparency is not
> Christoph Hormann
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