Now that the reboot of the site is operational, I think it's time to start at the top and work our way down to our next immediate goals.
Well, I'll skip ahead a bit, because I think it's obvious: I propose we set a target for Snowdrift's monthly crowdmatch income, and hit it as soon as possible. This seems like the best way to guarantee the successful project we all want to see. I think the other viable alternative is to set a goal of a certain crowd size. That's the more idealistic goal. But we need realistic goals, not idealistic ones. :) By making income the goal, it frees us to tweak donation settings to be successful with possibly fewer patrons. So what should the amount be? $1000, because it's a nice round number? $3500, to adequately cover current expenses? $6000, so Snowdrift can continue paying me to be lead developer? (I can't keep going at my current rate.) We should also set a timeframe for our goal, so we have some way of measuring the passage of time and progress. We need to feel out what sort of goal is truly realistic. I have no idea. Aaron and Salt, how many people do you think will sign up to support us in the next — say — three months? Everyone, what sort of crowdmatch tweaks are the most likely to be successful? Right now we're growing at about one patron a day (up to twelve now!) What does success look like? A one-time step to 2000 patrons? A smooth curve? To me, these are the most important questions Snowdrift.coop is facing right now. -Bryan P.S. This says nothing about the priorities and projects of the separate teams within our organization. I had actually wanted to talk about that, but I'll leave it for another email.
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