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Power, Solidarity + Liberation Dashboard

July 28, 2020 – August 13, 2020

How might we...

  • Base Building: How might we improve our engagement with our members/base to build power?
    • How might we use visual tracking systems to help us practice collective leadership?

    Hypothesis

    Tracking base-building goals in a clear and consistent way will help the organizing team prioritize leadership development as a core metric, and build group accountability.

    Design

    Creating some internal team systems to better track and encourage base building.

    • Deciding what leadership roles TAMN will be recruiting for as part of their election program. 
    • Create ‘Leadership asks’ activist codes in VAN. 
    • Creating a dashboard or spreadsheet that makes individual organizer metrics visible to all
    • Training the team on this system.
    • Regularly referring back to these goals in team meetings and individual 1:1 conversations
    • Created a Slack community for volunteer leaders for ongoing communication.

     

    Metrics

    We didn’t define these in advance, whoops! Still learned a lot, see below.

    Learnings

    • Dashboard was responding to organizers desired need and was delivered in a week later, this built team morale.  Introduction changed team dynamic 
    • Expanding experiment leadership to include Britton started the distributed leadership in the team that Sabrina is looking to build. 
    • Dashboard is up in every action and demonstrates progressive progress, will use for continued primary debrief. . 
    • Clear visualization of data does increase responsibility of organizers, individually and collectively to work and data documentation.
    •  People were willing to join slack, 96, and wanted election results and debrief. Timing of high energy was good for engagement.  People want insider views and perspectives

    Decisions

    Questions

    Accountable Sabrina
    Team Sabrina and Organizing Team, Britton
    Documents Design + Log
    Modified August 14, 2020
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