(I originally had this as a non-public post, but decided to open it up to everyone)
With the project seems to have slowed down quite a bit. I think this is a good point to review how we do things, current issues, solutions, etc.
I’m going to first give an overview of the legal structure of the project, so everyone knows what constraints we have to operate in.
Amethyst is 501©(3) non-profit headquartered in the US, specifically Redmond, WA. We formed this a bit over a year ago so that we could collect donations, amongst other things. It also gets us a lot of free resources, such as G-Mail.
We have a Board of Directors structure, which originally consisted of 6 people. Some have moved to Emeritus status. The remaining board members are myself, Erlend, and Azriel.
For awhile, I’ve functioned as Executive Director (equivalent to a CEO of a for-profit), in that I handle most of the administrivia and paperwork. I also cover the expenses our donations do not.
ED is an officer position, as opposed to a Board seat. Board members set quarterly/yearly strategy, officers carry it out.
Regarding current status…
From what I can tell, we’ve hit the same problem we used to of lacking project management. Amethyst is big and complex enough that it needs more management, but no one has the time and/or skillset. A few of us have tried, and at least in my case, it burned me out. It’s pretty much all I can do to deal with the paperwork side.
I’ll leave it there for now, as I’d like to hear ideas/thoughts/suggestions on how we should proceed. Pretty much any option is on the table in terms of structure and workflow, so feel free to throw anything out there.