How to Make a Proposal
1. Know where to submit it (either direct to the list, or to a Working Group first)
- If your proposal overlaps with the responsibilities of a working group, send it to the group before posting to the list. They may be able to take action on it themselves; otherwise they'll ask you to present it to the General Membership.
- If the proposal doesn't fit with any particular working group, or if a you feel the WG hasn't given your idea a fair hearing, you can present it to the General Membership yourself by posting it on the list.
2. Write a clear and thorough proposal.
- Provide all the relevant info in your writeup (rationale, details, cost/revenue projections, help needed, timeline, etc).
- Make sure each option that needs to be voted on is presented clearly.
- If you want the co-op to authorize spending, include a budget.
- If you have not begun to do research, your proposal should include questions you'd like answered before you can begin.
3. Post and present it.
- Send it to the discussion list, (not Alerts), and
- Post a printed copy in the store, both by the deadline (store closing, 7 days prior to meeting)
- Bring 6 copies to the meeting for people to read, and be ready to answer questions. If copies are not brought, the proposal will not come to a vote.
Tips for an Awesome Proposal
- Consider the total effect of your proposal. The devil is in the details.
- Keep it as concise as is possible.
- If your proposal is not a straight up/down vote, but contains options, submit your votes prior to the meeting.
- Send rough copies, or even just a summary of your idea to working groups, admin, the discussion list, or long-term members. Feedback and discussion prior to voting makes for more efficient meetings, and better proposals.
of past proposals is kept in the members section.
Topic revision: r13 - 08 Jul 2011 - 18:43:22 - LippeLippe
Store.HowToMakeAProposal moved from Main.HowToMakeAProposal on 04 Apr 2010 - 21:02 by LippeLippe
- put it back