Relevant notes from Roles at the Org Circle meeting of 2021-01-22
Legal and Organisational Governance
is responsible for legal aspects and the governance of our organisation, from our legal status as a multistakeholder co-operative to our data policies. This role is currently filled by Graham at [Platform 6].
But this is not filled by Graham or anyone atm
David raised GDPR is important and we need to look into it
could be split out into 2 roles: Legal and Data policies etc
can we really establish meetcoop?
think legal form is too early, need critical mass first, don’t drain our limited capacity into legal org building
need someone to consider the legal governance bit, small role right now, to formalize document between us: right now meet.coop intents to be an informal/unincorporated association (Legal structures for community groups and not-for-profit organisations | Resource Centre), and at the same time a cooperative. It lacks some work though: we’ll need to draft the Constitution see >> https://www.resourcecentre.org.uk/information/constitutions/
So the Unincorporated Association acts as data contoller for GDPR (e.g. or one of the orgs become data controller), or the ORG.circle takes the role a data controller
we should have a proper process for it, to make sure any issues our users may have is taken care of
we don’t need a role for this it’s hard for a single org to be in charge of this, it’s the job of the Org Circle
- make sure new legal@ email goes to org circle and is taken care of by circle
Membership and Reseller
Management* is responsible for the relationship between our organisation and its members, including managing membership statuses, processing new operational member applications, user member accounts, and our reseller relationships. This role is currently filled by Wouter at [femProcomuns][femProcomuns] & [Free Knowledge Institute][Free Knowledge Institute].*
is responsible for maintaining the operational aspects of our virtual office, including access management, process documents, and internal training, so we can collaborate effectively as a remote organisation. This role is currently filled by Benedict at [Hypha][Hypha] and Calix at [Autonomic][Autonomic].
Membership Care (NEW)
- care work within the org: focused on the ops members. This role update is also part of it.
Bridge with Community Care manager (within Community Circle). Right now it’s Wouter doing this work, but Mike wants to do this too.
Reach out to Zinc if they are still interested
There should be a parallel in the Community Circle, for User Members
Right now, work that Wouter, Gary, Mike are leading is not captured anywhere, it is in the Community Circle to be formed.
is responsible for financial planning, facilitating payments, bookkeeping, and accounting. This role is currently filled by Benedict at [Hypha][Hypha]
and Wouter at [femProcomuns] & [Free Knowledge Institute]
is responsible for our business strategy, including market intelligence, product-market fit research, and developing our product roadmap.
This role is currently filled by Graham at [Platform 6]
Currently being covered a little bit by: Wouter, Oli, Ben and Georgia.
Strategic: how does the Org survive (financially) and position Org in the best way for positive cash flow