Re: Topics for discussion
> From: "Philip Blumel" <philip.blumel@...>I like Phil's list, with a few revisions. Let's organize the discussion
> I would offer the following as priorities. Maybe one excom member
> can be put in charge of each ...
under the below individual "SUBJECT:" lines. I have comments and
background on each, but the general problem I've encountered is that
everyone knows what "WE" should do, but few are able or willing to
take on a task and pursue it consistently and vigorously. That's a
hazard in any all-volunteer organization. Everybody "has a life".
My top priority has always been the national newsletter, but I
have ten other jobs that *have to be done now* and little assistance
in the basic burdens. Therefore, my inclination is to do something
"evil": add financial incentives. We barely have enough to mail one
newsletter to all 8,000 people in our database, but we do have the
resources to offer reasonable compensation to get jobs done. The
only alternative is disincentive: my bitching and moaning that some
designated person isn't doing the job. That doesn't work for me.
With about $4,000 in the bank, I have no problem designating
reimbursement (beyond expenses) for some of the most important
tasks. In that context, fundraising efforts get priority ... they make
it possible to fund and reward other projects.
Of course, I don't want to discourage true devotion and willingness
to commit to individual tasks without compensation. I just don't trust
that motivation to establish a personal priority in RLC projects.
SUBJECT: Newsletter Editing and Production
SUBJECT: Membership maintenance and solicitation
SUBJECT: Web Services for Members
SUBJECT: Special Conventions & Events
SUBJECT: eNews and eGroups
SUBJECT: Printed Literature
SUBJECT: Liberty Index
SUBJECT: Coalition Building
SUBJECT: Member solicitation
SUBJECT: List Exchanges
SUBJECT: Commissioned Fundraising
SUBJECT: PAC Fundraising
SUBJECT: State Chartering
SUBJECT: Candidate Review
SUBJECT: RLC/GOP Events
SUBJECT: Party Organization/Infiltration
- An article on communicating libertarian values to the general population.
Here's a clue: It ain't easy.
- JP wrote:Here's a clue: It ain't easy.Bruno writes:Especially if you promote a whackjob like Rockwell ;-)Here is the close...First, reject everything you mistakenly believe in, 2nd, accept all my extreme statements, 3rd, storm the barricades."not easy" indeed.
- Moderator,Please stop this chit-chat crap now.This group is intended for working messages only.GM-----Original Message-----
From: Bruno Behrend [mailto:davincicg@...]
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 11:08 PM
Subject: [RLC-Action] An article on geekspeaking to SoccerMomsJP wrote:Here's a clue: It ain't easy.Bruno writes:Especially if you promote a whackjob like Rockwell ;-)Here is the close...First, reject everything you mistakenly believe in, 2nd, accept all my extreme statements, 3rd, storm the barricades."not easy" indeed.
>An article on communicating libertarian values to the general population.Rarely have I been exposed to greater idiocy than this article. It
>Here's a clue: It ain't easy.
misses the fundamental point of the entire election choice for
conservative christians. Regardless of what flaws Bush may or may
not have, exactly who else are they going to vote for? They're in
the same difficult situation as we RLC folks are. We may not like
Bush's record on the Drug War or Medicaire or the Patriot Act, but we
KNOW Kerry would be worse, so we bite the bullet and vote for Bush.
Stop by my blog: