OK, it will help if we get our emergent ge2017 committee together for a live conversation. We will do it one evening this week - please fill in the doodle poll at https://doodle.com/poll/3kiqp7we9mtfnxam to choose a time. The meeting will be online at https://appear.in/ge2017-something-new. Anyone can join, of course.
So far the committee is:
- @Floppy: leader and strategy
- @KevinK: fundraising coordinator
- @philipjohn: communications coordinator
- @geeksareforlife: candidate coordinator
The other role I’ve got in mind is the volunteer coordinator, but that’s unfilled at the moment.
Quick role descriptions:
Strategy: coordination with other parties, policy coordination, opening relationships with potential candidates or funders, getting membership working, and reporting to the electoral commission, and generally keeping the wheels on,
Fundraising coordinator: running the crowdfunding sites, and promoting them through social media and mailing lists as much as humanly possible, until you’re utterly sick of them. We need to raise around £1500 per candidate to do this right, in a very short space of time.
Communications coordinator: More general social media and press comms; get the message out. Will have a crossover with fundraising, but will also lead wider things like attempting to spread viral comms, awareness raising, etc.
Candidate coordinator: Make sure all the candidates know what they’re doing, and that they do it correctly and legally. Will need to make sure they get their nominations in properly, and work on leaflet design and approval from Royal Mail. Also make sure they’re keeping all their spending information so we can report it and don’t break the rules (only the Tories are allowed to that apparently).
Volunteer coordinator (unfilled): When people come to us wanting to help, make sure we give them something useful to do. As simple at that, while at the same time really hard and something I’ve never managed to do effectively.