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Move Node Together Repo as an org under CommComm #63
As I'm trying to re-organize Node Together so it can start happening again we've been trying to figure out a way for it to be a viable organization. Either that means becoming an entity and soliciting money from sponsorship, or trying to become a part of the Node Foundation org.
I think the latter would be the easiest and smoothest, and potentially best way to get valuable input from people in the community on beginner education & outreach to underrepresented minorities.
I would love for it to live under the jurisdiction of CommComm, as I feel that we're best geared towards the basic principals that Node Together stands for, thanks to the great mission @ashleygwilliams put together in founding it.
I'd like to propose we have a discussion / vote during the meeting on whether or not to move forward with the process.
@hackygolucky can provide a bit more insight to the viability of these options, as it's something she previously looked into last fall before I was brought on as the new organizer.
This is the first step! I tried to walk through a scenario where this would also require approval from the Node.js Foundation Board, but I can't think of it. Their input is generally needed for allocations or bylaws, yes? cc @williamkapke
I imagine this is pretty similar in nature to what Code + Learn is for the CTC. The scenario that was recommended to me by @MylesBorins was CommComm-->Education-->NodeTogether.
My understanding is that as long as what we're bringing into CommComm fits under our responsibilities as listed in our charter then we don't need board approval.
Reading through the list though, I don't think this fits in with the existing list, but education definitely should be on the list IMO. It was just an oversight on our part.
I think we'll need to make a change to the charter to get "education initiatives" listed first (which does require board approval), and then we can bring this in without needing board approval.
We also have #50 open, which is another charter change, so we already have some things we need to bring to the board. I don't think it should be that much harder to make this charter change too.
I'll add a blurb about education in the existing PR to make it easier for the board to review the charter changes.
EDIT: I updated the charter change PR, let me know if the wording sounds good to everyone!
just fyi: this is currently not on the meeting agenda, shall we add it? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1J14T5lXuFWsaTqfkpmPruAZ4E-WsVe2V5TAaKwDjHN0/edit
Hey all, as far as I can recall, the Board confirmed at the last meeting that they don't need a resolution for this on their end, but that Director @ashleygwilliams had brought up we should have legal review the guidelines documented for accepting students into each class to ensure we(NodeTogether) are doing everything in an acceptable fashion.