Talk:CNC Plasma Cutter Vote

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There are two votes proposing kickstarter-style crowdfunding campaigns, complete with physical backer rewards. Who is expected to fulfill these rewards? Just laying this at the feet of the board without specifying a person or persons committed to making sure things get done seems presumptuous. Running a crowdfunding campaign is a lot of work, and voting to put that responsibility directly on the board seems like a bad idea to me. --Dbever (talk) 09:19, 3 March 2016 (CST)


I am voting no due to the kickstarter section of the vote. As Derek says, fund-raising is a lot of work and you have not assigned anyone to do it except for "the board". Fund raising falls under the aegis of the PR director. PR director is a volunteer role, so we cannot expect Ray to spend time on it as though it were a full time job. If Ray is willing to become a sponsor for this vote with the understanding that he has the time and resources to commit to running the fund-raising campaign, then my objection to this part of the vote will no longer stand. Skm (talk) 10:43, 3 March 2016 (CST)

based on discussion on the mailing list, the vote language is more flexible than I thought. I am okay with it. Skm (talk) 11:48, 7 March 2016 (CST)

school factory

Given that we've been actively working towards obtaining our federal not for profit status since last year, we may not be up to date on our involvement with the school factory - I wouldn't direct donations there until we've confirmed the relationship is intact (and I'd rather we waited until we had a decision from the IRS so as to not involve a third party at all). --Dbever (talk) 09:18, 14 March 2016 (CDT)