If you put your ?def into jibot, it makes introductions go a LOT faster. If you have no idea what this means, we'll explain in the meeting :)
- Who should be checking our e-mail? Who wants to check our e-mail?
- We have a bunch of shared IMAP accounts, we may be transitioning to OTRS in the future
- We have three main inboxes right now:
- email@example.com is the general inbox
- firstname.lastname@example.org is for people starting new chapters
- email@example.com is for media inquiries
- others are mentioned at e-mail but that list is out of date and many of those addresses no longer exist, or are not being checked by anyone
Communal phone numbers + press contacts
- We can make communal phone numbers for SFC using GrandCentral, by making a single phone number forward to several phones at once. That way, if any one person is available, they can pick up the phone and answer it. This would even give us communal voicemail, if nobody picks up!
Nelson has several GrandCentral invitesActually, I just logged in and they seem to have vanished/expired... I had one left over that I had sent to myself, so I was still able to create a single phone number for SFC, but I do not have more than one phone number available. --Nelson 19:01, 4 May 2008 (EDT)
- Is there anything functionally wrong with this approach, or evil about Google+GrandCentral that makes it not ideologically compatible?
- Should we have a press contact phone number? I think so, because it makes it easier for reporters on a deadline to reach us quickly, which helps us get more press. If so, who should the number forward to? (How many people can share a GrandCentral account?)
- Would other communal phone numbers be useful? Such as a "chapter help hotline"? Or are phones a silly way to do things in this day and age?
I just started editing the material and working on a print version (what I've got so far located here--mostly just the intro and outline written so far). Feel free to edit anything on the wiki page. Here's some things I could especially use help with:
- Event/campaign write-ups. Did your chapter participate in the Open Access day of action? Did you put on a CC Art Show? Maybe another event that isn't listed on the kickstarter page yet? I could really use a one-page write-up of what your chapter did, how it went, and what advice you'd give for doing it again. I don't care which one you pick, and the writing doesn't have to be pretty--I just need your sage wisdom and experience. My chapter didn't do every one of the many possible free culture-related events, so I simply can't write all of them.
- General how-to-be-an-activist advice. How do you get people to keep coming to meetings? How do you keep people motivated? How do you balance organizing events and advocacy with internal discussion and education and fostering team spirit? How do you effectively persuade recalcitrant administrators, professors, or others to change their policies? Again, please pass on any sage wisdom (or grizzled advice) you have so the young, impressionable chapters of tomorrow can learn from your experience!
Add your input to the wiki, email it to me, or if you like, talk to me in IRC about it after the meeting.
Sparky Awards ideas
- Celebrity power
- SPARC would like to have some sort of film-related notable person to be involved with the awards, ideally a celebrity. Anyone know any celebrities?
- How about people from Facebook, YouTube, etc?
I just found this neat site. it's relevant in that they're students, and they're interested in progress. it might be neat to work with these guys in some capacity: possibly just writing a letter or blog post for them, or perhaps petitioning to add more free culture issues to their list of issues and campaigns. a possible issue is that this site doesn't seem all that nonpartisan, even though their parent group, american progress, claims to be. i'm not sure whether or not this is important. --Parker
What didn't we get to cover this meeting that should be placed on the agenda for next meeting? (This is a good way to make these agendas more participatory.)