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== Working Together: Increasing Inter-Organization Collaboration ==
 
== Working Together: Increasing Inter-Organization Collaboration ==
=== Description ===
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The intention of this workshop was to talk about all of the ways in which we as bicycle collectives of different sorts who run our services in many different ways, can share our experiences, successes, failures, and tangible output in order to help other collectives both start and continue to thrive.
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=== Notes ===
 
=== Notes ===
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[[User:Godwin|Godwin]] directed this workshop while [[Bob Wolfe]] facilitated in providing a speakers list. A large sheet of paper was used to help keep visible notes, at the end of the discussion the notes were the following:
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* '''Current Tools'''
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** [[BOOP]]
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** [[Bike!Bike!]]
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** [[Think Tank]]
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** [[Bike Collectives Network]]
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** [[Bike Collectives Wiki]]
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** Various collaborative tools such as our Google Docs list of organizations and Google Maps visualization of orgs across North America
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* '''What we need these tools for'''
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** Learn how to start a collective
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** Learn how to continue running a collective
 +
** Find example documents
 +
*** Volunteer Privileges
 +
*** Todo for new volunteers
 +
*** Financials
 +
*** Fliers
 +
*** Curricula
 +
*** Manuals
 +
*** 501c and not-for-profit forms
 +
*** Tool lists
 +
*** Inventory
 +
*** Price guide
 +
*** Mission statement
 +
*** Bylaws
 +
*** Safe space
 +
*** Legal documents
 +
*** Letters for grant writing
 +
** Find out how other organizations run their various programmes
 +
** Partner with other organizations
 +
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* '''Brainstorming Ideas which could help'''
 +
** A Bike!Bike! Wiki
 +
** Have more involved wiki moderators who will make suggestions for improvements
 +
** News feed on wiki
 +
** Email individuals to improve pages
 +
** New list-serve other than the [[Think Tank]] which can be used for these emails
 +
** More list-serves for different purposes
 +
** Online Forums
 +
** Request documents, pages, and improvements once a year or at other regular intervals
 +
** Rid the wiki of closed shops
 +
** RSS feeds on the wiki
 +
** Separate blog or paper news
 +
** Paypal donations on [[BCN]] or the wiki
 +
** An umbrella or 'helping hand' organization
 +
** A seed fund
 +
** Micro Loans for starting up shops
 +
** A no-reply list-serve
 +
 
=== Key Points ===
 
=== Key Points ===
 +
* An 'umbrella' organization goes against many principles that are held by most shops however a 'helping hand' organization that acts as a third party to facilitate to spread of knowledge and possibly funds would likely not.
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* To improve the wiki it will take some active moderating and contacting of individuals.
 +
* The wiki is difficult to navigate so it should be reorganized
 +
* Bikecollectives.org is not serving any other purpose other than providing the wiki.
 +
* The [[Think Tank]] is too much for many to handle, there are too many emails about things that many don't care about.
 +
 
=== Outcome ===
 
=== Outcome ===
 +
* Godwin promised to contact the current owners of bikevollectives.org to see if improvements could be made.
 +
* Adding increased moderation of the wiki will be looked into
 +
 
=== Feedback ===
 
=== Feedback ===
  

Revision as of 21:37, 27 June 2011

Bike!Bike! 2011 was held in San Marcos, Texas; hosted by The Bike Cave and The San Marcos Community Bike Project. It took place from June 23-26th, 2011.Bikebikebike2a.jpg

Summary

Schedule

Wednesday June 22

1:00-6:00pm Pick up a loaner bike (if you're staying the night in Austin) at Austin's Yellow Bike Project
2:00pm - 6:00pm Open house at UT's Orange Bike Project
6:00 -10:00pm Open house at Austin's Yellow Bike Project
11:00pm Open house at Movemint Bike Cab Co. Shop (1301 east 4th street)

Thursday June 23

11:00am - 1:00pm Pick up your loaner bike (if you've just arrived in Austin) at Austin's Yellow Bike Project
1:00pm Group ride from Austin's Yellow Bike Project to San Marcos (there will be a truck to take your things to San Marcos)
12:00 - 8:00pm Check-In at San Marcos Public Library ($25 - $45, pay what you can, nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Pick up your loaner bike and housing arraignments)
2:00 - 8:00pm Fix up your bike at The Bike Cave
7:00 - 8:00pm Welcome / Speak up & speak out!
8:00pm - 10:00pm Casual welcome dinner at City / Plaza Park with music by Mariachi Nueva Generacion
9:30pm A screening of "Dudey Free Zone: Women's and Transgender Bike Spaces" plus other short bike-related films. At The Bike Project

Friday June 24

8:00am - 1:00pm Check-In continued for those who get here late at The Bike Project
8:00 - 9:00am Yoga (including a light breakfast)
8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 11:00am
11:15am - 12:45pm Workshops
1:00 - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30 - 4:00pm Workshops
4:15pm - 5:45pm Workshops
8:00pm - 9:00pm The future of Bike! Bike! - a discussion to figure out where we're heading, and how we're getting there. A preview of which project(s) are interested in hosting in 2012.
7:00pm - 10:30pm Bike polo on top of Speck Street Parking Garage (there will be a group ride leaving from Rio Vista at 6:00pm)
8:00 -11:00pm Concert at The Bike Project

Saturday June 25

8:00 - 9:00am Yoga (including a light breakfast)
8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30am - 11:00am Workshops
11:15am - 12:45pm Workshops
1:00 - 2:30pm Lunch
2:30 - 4:00pm Workshops
4:15pm - 5:45pm Workshops
9:00pm - 12:00am BIKE! RIDE! BIKE! RIDE!
12:00am - ??? Dance party

Sunday June 26

8:00 - 9:00am Yoga (including a light breakfast)
8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
9:30 - 11:00am Workshops / final brainstorm
11:15am - 1:00pm Closing meeting, Bike! Bike! 2012 discussion

Workshops

A bike tour of San Marcos green spaces

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Acquiring a permanent space (instead of renting, working with the city for land or a building, fund-raising and micro-loans.

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Acro yoga: skillshare

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Analyzing work flows within a bike project: setting up committees and more effective follow-up. How to reduce "ball droppage"

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Bike touring! What to take, how to pack, where to sleep and eat, and of course, where to go.

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Classes, Workshops, Space: Doing Meaningful Outreach with Communities in Your Neighborhood

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Confronting ""car culture""; dealing with dominant culture on a personal level and effecting cultural shift.

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Decision making - the good, the bad, and the ugly. A reprise of 2010's Battlefield: Consensus.

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How the City of San Marcos, Texas bicycle map was created

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How to manage expectations and orient new people quickly to the cooperative shop environment

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Integrating bikes into the university fabric via student and staff collaboration

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Managing social rides to promote bicycling

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Operating a mobile on-the-go repair clinic through the city and community organizations

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Recycled bike art - Turning garbage into gold

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Software developers exchange: projects being worked on, have worked on, or areas they (you) are interested / skilled in

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Teaching & learning styles in community bike shops; a discussion about different approaches, what works and what doesn't work as well

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The future of Bike! Bike!. Where are we going and how are we going to get there? Also, a quick (but no-decisions-made) discussion about where Bike! Bike! will be held in 2012 (that will be decided during the final meeting on Sunday, June 26).

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Utilizing free open-source software (operating systems and work documents) to benefit your project.

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Volunteer orientation: Addressing safe space concerns, and a conversation about empowering and maintaining a committed volunteer base

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Weather? What weather? How you and your bike can survive the heat and the cold (two workshops).

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Women and Transgender shop hours: Policies, Politics, Allies

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Working in under-privileged communities: challenges and opportunities

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Working Together: Increasing Inter-Organization Collaboration

The intention of this workshop was to talk about all of the ways in which we as bicycle collectives of different sorts who run our services in many different ways, can share our experiences, successes, failures, and tangible output in order to help other collectives both start and continue to thrive.

Notes

Godwin directed this workshop while Bob Wolfe facilitated in providing a speakers list. A large sheet of paper was used to help keep visible notes, at the end of the discussion the notes were the following:

  • What we need these tools for
    • Learn how to start a collective
    • Learn how to continue running a collective
    • Find example documents
      • Volunteer Privileges
      • Todo for new volunteers
      • Financials
      • Fliers
      • Curricula
      • Manuals
      • 501c and not-for-profit forms
      • Tool lists
      • Inventory
      • Price guide
      • Mission statement
      • Bylaws
      • Safe space
      • Legal documents
      • Letters for grant writing
    • Find out how other organizations run their various programmes
    • Partner with other organizations
  • Brainstorming Ideas which could help
    • A Bike!Bike! Wiki
    • Have more involved wiki moderators who will make suggestions for improvements
    • News feed on wiki
    • Email individuals to improve pages
    • New list-serve other than the Think Tank which can be used for these emails
    • More list-serves for different purposes
    • Online Forums
    • Request documents, pages, and improvements once a year or at other regular intervals
    • Rid the wiki of closed shops
    • RSS feeds on the wiki
    • Separate blog or paper news
    • Paypal donations on BCN or the wiki
    • An umbrella or 'helping hand' organization
    • A seed fund
    • Micro Loans for starting up shops
    • A no-reply list-serve

Key Points

  • An 'umbrella' organization goes against many principles that are held by most shops however a 'helping hand' organization that acts as a third party to facilitate to spread of knowledge and possibly funds would likely not.
  • To improve the wiki it will take some active moderating and contacting of individuals.
  • The wiki is difficult to navigate so it should be reorganized
  • Bikecollectives.org is not serving any other purpose other than providing the wiki.
  • The Think Tank is too much for many to handle, there are too many emails about things that many don't care about.

Outcome

  • Godwin promised to contact the current owners of bikevollectives.org to see if improvements could be made.
  • Adding increased moderation of the wiki will be looked into

Feedback

Contact