The Nolose board will be meeting from Friday, November 15 until Monday, November 18, 2013, to plan for the next year and focus on restructuring Nolose so we can continue to support vibrant fat community in a way that’s sustainable and accessible for our whole board, and for the diverse people who will serve on the board after us!
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the agenda. Please note the open community conversations: One about committees, 10:15AM-noon PST on Saturday, November 16, and one about accessibility and disability justice, 1:30PM-3:00PM, on Sunday, November 18. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
We’re really serious about figuring out a way to do this work in a way that’s sustainable and doable for all kinds of people over the long term, so we’re scaling back on some of what we initially said we’d do this weekend. (Breaks are an access issue!)
We’re making the community conversations remote access only, because we don’t have the capacity to host people in person and get through our whole agenda. (It’s hard to be task-oriented when we’re looking at your flabulous faces, fatties!) FOR REMOTE ACCESS INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.
We announced a few days ago that we would be holding several open community conversations as a part of this process, and that we thought we’d have time for four open conversations. We’ve scaled it back to two for now! BUT ONLY FOR NOW.
We are planning to follow up with several community conversations. We are going to have a conversation about making and holding space for/with, and developing community leadership of, trans* women and trans* feminine people at Nolose–after we do a little bit more outreach and planning (we want to leave enough time for folks to hear about it!).
We will be using the weekend to start scheduling that conversation, and scheduling conversations with other historically marginalized communities, holding all-community dialogues about fundraising, and generally connecting with you, the Nolose community, all year long.
Hold us to it!
BOARD IN-PERSON AGENDA
- Get to know you/Goal-setting for in-person meeting
- Project Management: Learn about tools, practice
- Long-term goal-setting (includes: discuss Nolose as a conference and Nolose as an organization)
- Team building/Set up for community conversation
- OPEN TO COMMUNITY: COMMITTEES. 10:15AM-12:00PM. TO PARTICIPATE CLICK HERE.
- 10:15-10:25: Welcome, agenda, & rules of the road
- 10:25-10:50: Brief description of existing committees
- 10:50-11:45: Conversation: What is the role of the community in Nolose’s committees?
- How should committees work?
- How does the community want to be involved in making committees happen? Develop, articulate the role of committees.
- Special consideration: Communications Committee, People of Color Committee, Outreach Committee;
- What is the role of committees in centering historically marginalized voices & developing leadership in marginalized communities
- 11:45-12:00: Evaluation: How did this conversation go?
Then this part of the meeting is over and we break for lunch!
- Restructuring and nonprofit management (nonprofit oversight, staffing, resource development, etc.)
- Board membership (includes: role of the board and of the community; how do we set people up for success in the organization?; how do we integrate community members into committees?; discussion of term limits and going off the board)
- Conference venue
- Closing/team building
- Team building
- How do we most effectively center the voices of marginalized and historically underrepresented people at Nolose?
- OPEN TO COMMUNITY: Accessibility and disability justice at Nolose. TO PARTICIPATE CLICK HERE.
- 1:30-1:40 Welcome, agenda, & rules of the road
- 1:40-1:55 Overview of feedback from conference survey
- 1:55-2:45 Conversation about accessibility, & disability justice, at the conference & in Nolose as a whole.
- What needs to change culturally & logistically for Disabled people & PWDs to participate fully?
- How do we develop disabled leaders in Nolose?
- How do we address disablism/ableism as a community?
- How does this affect how we organize programming?
- How does this affect Nolose, the organization?
- 2:45-3:00 Evaluation: How did this conversation go?
- Then we break! Thanks, community!
- SPAL (Small Projects Across the Land)
- Develop a procedure to respond to community feedback
- Institutional memory
- Team building/closing for the day
- Team building
- Create a timeline for the next year
- Closing/check back in about goals, look ahead
As always, we want to hear from you! If you have ideas or concerns, or want to get involved in the future, talk to us at feedback at nolose dot org.