Posts in OTW Board

OTW Board Meeting on November 12

The OTW Board will be holding its next public meeting from 1:00-2:00 AM UTC on November 12 (what time is that for me?). This meeting will be held in the Board Discord server. For those who have attended meetings before, Board is making several changes regarding how the Board Discord is set up and how the meetings are run: we now have a dedicated team of moderators, and a new set of rules and community guidelines. Additionally, the server is now a community server, which will remain open after the meeting for questions and answers. The agenda will include: Decisions made since the last public… Read more

Five Things Anh Phạm Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Anh, who recently became a member of our Board of Directors. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? Disclaimer: since being elected to the OTW Board in the summer of 2023, what I do now in September 2023 is quite different from what I did as an OTW volunteer previously. I… Read more

Resignation of OTW Directors

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is saddened to announce that Antonius Melisse and Natalia Gruber have resigned from the Board of Directors. Antonius’s term was already scheduled to end in a few months, with his seat on track to be filled at the end of the current election season. However, Natalia still had two years to her term. Her seat will be added to the number of seats to be filled in the upcoming election. Because the number of Board vacancies is now the same as the number of candidates, this year’s OTW Board election will be uncontested. However, the election will still happen,… Read more

An Update from the OTW Board and Chairs

In 2020, the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) made a commitment to our users, members, and volunteers that we would work towards making our organization and our projects more welcoming and inclusive to fans of color, and preventing and combating racist harassment on our platforms. Today, we’d like to provide an update on what steps we have taken so far to accomplish those goals, and what still needs to be done. But first, we have a duty to acknowledge that this work hasn’t been nearly as prompt as we had hoped, and that the main victims of our delayed progress are the people of color… Read more

Resignation of OTW Director

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) Board of Directors regrets to announce that Heather McGuire has resigned from her role as a Director. Heather was elected to her seat in 2022 and her resignation is effective as of the 21st of May 2023. Her seat will be filled in the upcoming election. We would like to thank Heather for her service as a member of the Board and for her years as an OTW volunteer. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open… Read more