[Talk-us] Communications manager

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Fri Apr 1 19:04:56 UTC 2016

> On Apr 1, 2016, at 12:01 PM, Luis Villa <luis at lu.is> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 11:55 AM Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com <mailto:steve at asklater.com>> wrote:
> > On Apr 1, 2016, at 12:42 AM, Paul Norman <penorman at mac.com <mailto:penorman at mac.com>> wrote:
> >
> > On 4/1/2016 12:22 AM, Greg Morgan wrote:
> >> I would think that the US Board should add another board member to be a communications manager.  I now understand why corporations have paid staff that do nothing but manage all these communication options.
> >
> > Why would this need to be a board member as opposed to another volunteer managing communications without being a board member?
> Because volunteers tend to be terrible at doing work that isn’t fun.
> Good thing board members are paid, then! Oh, wait ;)

Being on the board has a bunch of prestige and you can leverage it in to a job and VC money. Being an unpaid guy answering 1,000 emails a day on “what is a map?” has fewer benefits.

> Seriously, I'm with Paul- a designated group of volunteers who actually enjoys and wants to do this would create a lot of value. (Casually engaged people like me would get a lot out of it.)

I completely agree, which is why we tried it before. It’s just very hard compared to just paying people.

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