Board Meeting Minutes: September 15, 2011

ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
September 15, 2011, 00:30 UTC

PRESENT: Rachel Barenblat, Hele Braunstein, Francesca Coppa, Sheila Lane, Allison Morris, Kristen Murphy
ABSENT: Ira Gladkova

OPEN SESSION

  1. Ada Lovelace Day is October 7. Kristen volunteered to coordinate an org-wide post like the ones from previous years.
  2. Francesca presented the revised Fan Video and Multimedia web pages for Board approval. Board members were asked to raise any issues with the drafts by September 17; silence will be taken as approval.
  3. Brief discussion of the concept that “we’re not a government, we’re a toolkit.”
  4. We voted unanimously to approve the draft questions for the External Survey.

CLOSED SESSION

  1. Francesca reported on a possible opportunity in the academic sector, which was enthusiastically received by the Board. Francesca will report back when more information is available.
  2. The proposal from Jenny Scott-Thompson that we form a cross-committee workgroup to help staff and volunteers locate training opportunities outside the organization was discussed and approved.
  3. Confidential discussion of the 2011 board election and of the office of Treasurer.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:35 UTC.

Minutes approved by the Board on September 19, 2011.