An non-profit organization with staff and volunteers has been non-union for its existence. Because of proposed changes by its board of directors, staff have applied to unionize. Some staff perform the same tasks as volunteers, but volunteers perform the overwhelming majority of the core work of the organization. The ratio of volunteers to staff is about 35 to 1. First, can a non profit unionize? And second, if it becomes a union shop, what will be the status of the volunteers?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I played a board game with some friends a few years ago, and I can't remember the name of it. Can someone help me figure out what it is? I can tell you as much about the game as I can remember, inside. [more inside]
posted by aftermarketradio
on Mar 11, 2013 -
I'm in this game design class at college and I can't wrap my brain around it! Curious to hear about different peoples' processes, both mental and mechanical, when it comes to making games. [more inside]
posted by Griffinlb
on Mar 1, 2013 -
I'm looking for some board game suggestions. The target audience would never have the patience for serious German-style strategy games like Settlers of Catan. On the other hand, party games like Cranium or Apples to Apples or Cards Against Humanity are too freewheeling and silly for them.
What are some games that fall into that sweet spot between serious and silly? Examples could be Rapidough, Pictionary, Balderdash. I haven't played it but I think Ticket to Ride might also fit in here.
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jan 21, 2013 -
I'm thinking more involved, euro style board games. I'm curious to read more about designing mechanics, balancing, etc. Are there any good books (or manifestos online) on this?
posted by wooh
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I've just been lent an XBox 360 discovered that I'm utterly, embarrassingly dreadful at First (or Third) Person Shooters. What I have enjoyed beyond all expectations though is Petroglyph's splendid Panzer General: Allied Assault
(I'm a big time tabletop and card gamer and own the physical game too). So, lovely hivemind, can you suggest any excellent card/war/strategy games for an XBox I might enjoy just as much? Thanks!
posted by timpollard
on Jul 19, 2012 -
Need help with some of the details of buying a diving board for some poor Estonian kids [more inside]
posted by LordSludge
on Mar 29, 2012 -
Asking for a friend: What happens to a charity (in Canada) if the entire board resigns on mass? Who is legally responsible for the organization until replacements are found? Does the CRA revoke their charitable license? [more inside]
posted by scrute
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I've just joined a non-profit's board. The board spends an inordinate amount of time navel-gazing, and almost no time actually doing anything. I'm genuinely worried that the institution cannot survive with this form of leadership. As a new member, what are the best strategies for getting the board to act? [more inside]
posted by Capri
on Oct 12, 2011 -
What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Oct 2, 2011 -
SharePoint: What is the best way to create a discussion board/wiki mashup where some replies are not visible to everyone? [more inside]
posted by momzilla
on Jul 26, 2011 -
Where could I book a room close to Davos, Switzerland, between the 25th and 29th, January 2011? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra
on Dec 25, 2010 -
I'm looking for a specific type of program. Brainstorming/note taking/tag cloud-esque Windows software, preferably allowing the user to enter short pieces of text then drag them around and link or group phrases or words together. A replacement for a physical whiteboard where short ideas would be jotted, reworked, and linked together haphazardly, where short phrases and words can be stored and inspiration gained from their juxtaposition. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings
on Oct 9, 2010 -
Does anyone know of web-based community forum software that is FREE and allows FILE attachments to community posts (PDF, Word, and PPT docs)?
I've tried Freeforums.com, which is great, but it does not allow PDF attachments.
posted by iam2bz2p
on Jul 23, 2010 -
I'm working on a project where I need photo and video reference of a large split-flap display in action, like those old Solari departure boards that used to grace train stations and airports. Where can I still find one in use? High quality video or film references would also be welcome (like if you can think of an old movie where these are featured in action). [more inside]
posted by mboszko
on Mar 25, 2010 -
What's the easiest way to convert a bmp of a simple one layer circuit board into a gerber file? Or...into a circuit board, I'd like to get them fabricated by a company, not sure which one.
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Jan 13, 2010 -
I need a community board or webblog similar to this one that can accommodate multiple threads and discussions for the non-technologically savvy folks in an organization. [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45
on Dec 10, 2009 -
I'm starting a small nonprofit. It is just myself at this point, though I have a very serious organization verbally committed to seed money and promotion. I have not yet solicited a board of directors or officers. What do most sole operators do? Do I double serve as executive director and board chair, at least initially? Or, do I take on the most labor-intensive offices of treasurer/secretary? I throw this out to the experts here, of whom there seem to be many, based on my perusal of nonprofit threads.
posted by zagyzebra
on Sep 11, 2009 -
I am trying to remember the name of a board game I played as a child. I got it free in the mail, and it was a travel/geography game. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina
on Jul 29, 2009 -
What is the legality
of making a site like www.instantboss.org or a movie sound board in the state of PA? [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx
on Jul 14, 2009 -
We're two people working on a complex project, and we're sending each other sixty emails per day, everything from brainstorming to future ideas to testing notes to expense tracking. We're burning out fast, and need to shift planning and discussion to project management software (web-based, please). [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Feb 21, 2009 -
What happens when a prospective nonprofit Board Member disagrees with a major initiative? [more inside]
posted by franklen
on Feb 15, 2009 -
What are some good, high-level, invitation only conferences for someone on the board of a large-cap, publicly traded company in the retail/consumer goods industry? [more inside]
posted by coward
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Are private universities non-profit institutions? What standards of transparency/accountability [to the student body and/or public] are they required to uphold? Examples of governance models? [more inside]
posted by lunit
on Dec 12, 2008 -
I've searched high and low, on Google and MeFi, and I can't find the site that shows, graphically, connections of corporate board members, CEOs, and politicians. I promise to bookmark the darn thing if it can be re-discovered for me.
posted by tomierna
on Nov 29, 2008 -
On the TV show ReGenesis
, the scientists constantly scribble with markers on big, transparent boards — here's a clip
, and here's another
. I am guessing that they are using fluorescent wet-erase markers, perhaps in combination with a black-light lamp to make the paint visible in such low light. Where can I buy a setup like this?
posted by gentle
on Oct 5, 2008 -
Board Members who founded non-profit want to obtain salaried positions within the same organization. How is this handled? [more inside]
posted by franklen
on Sep 23, 2008 -
So if I wanted to find an old school electro-mechanical signboard, where would I find such an animal?
I seem to remember the stock exchange or train stations used to have something similar but I've google my brains out and can't seem find anything. I have the feeling that they're handbuilt, so has anyone seen any plans or schematics for one?
posted by jackofsaxons
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Have you seen the Staples big red button you can press and you get a loud "That was easy"? A co-worker has one and uses it sometimes. But what about a programmable maybe 4 X 4 or 5 X 5 button grid that you can put sound bites on and play at will? Could potentially make a great office toy, given the right type of office environment, and some tact.
Hasn't anyone created something like this? I'd like to buy one. (Everything I search for, like "Sound board", bring up the popular flash-based sound boards.)
posted by GenTso
on Aug 22, 2008 -