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2016 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

Candidates Announcement

The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2016 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):

  • James Beal
  • Kristina Busse
  • Priscilla Del Cima

Because we have 2 seats to be filled and 3 candidates, the 2016 election will be contested—that is, the members of OTW will vote on which candidates fill the seats.
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5 Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things Aline Carrão 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 Aline Carrão, who volunteers as a member of OTW’s Board

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

As a board member my job is to take a big picture look at the OTW, keeping in mind our mission and goals, and make sure we are moving in the right direction and using our resources the best way we can.

This means focusing our work on possible failure points and areas that need a new structure, as well as keeping in touch with our volunteer base the best we can, and keeping up a steady flow of conversation with the committee chairs. In this way we can work with them to find solutions to the problems that arise and get a better picture of the committees’ goals, their progress and possible issues.
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OTW Board of Directors Update: 2016 Budget

A lot of work has been done behind the scenes since our last update! Today we bring to you our prospective budget for 2016, as promised. This budget is one of a number of steps we are taking as we continue to work toward a more formal financial setup for the OTW long term, with a particular eye to openness and sustainability.

The below budget was prepared taking into consideration project needs, committee requests and our regular expenses from past year, and covers all expected expenses necessary to keep the org running in 2016. It anticipates fundraising income (including income from drives and other fundraising sources) of US$303,750.00, which is consistent with recent years’ income.
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