Tools for follow-through ● Take notes at your meetings ● Keep institutional knowledge up to date and somewhere everyone can access it ● Set deadlines and stick to them ● Thank people for the tasks theyve completed publicly if possible!
Share the work ● Work is “digital” ● Baby factor ● Burnout factor ● Documentation CCBY – Steven Depolo on flickr
Share the power ● Dont be “the boss” ● Mission > details ● Whats so great about doing it your way? ● Invested people stick around CCBYSA Tom Raftery on flickr
Fostering Leadership ● Recognition: free and awesome ● Reward people with more responsibility ● Teach/empower people to recruit others CCBY – moonlightbulb on flickr
One on Ones● Build accountability● Listen ● Make it better● Stay on topic CCBY – Anya Logic on flickr
In closing... ● More people and different people == larger and more successful free software movement! ● Invite people thoughtfully and repeatedly● Share the work and the decision making! ● Make sure people are getting something back so they stick around● Always be fostering leadership
Want more? ● Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org● Free software organizing resources http://groups.fsf.org/wiki/Womenscaucus/resources● “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinski