[TheThinkTank] Thethinktank Digest, Vol 156, Issue 9

Tegan Moss [B!KE] director at communitybikeshop.org
Mon Sep 30 11:09:15 PDT 2019


These are the build checklists we use here at B!KE. I strongly advocate for
people to do them in order.

On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 4:04 PM <
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>    1. Re: Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor (BikeConcord)
>    2. Repair checklists (Dennis Wollersheim)
>    3. Re: Repair checklists (Scott Long)
>    4. Re: Repair checklists (Ainsley Naylor)
>    5. Re: Repair checklists (Jack Murphy)
>    6. Re: Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor (Jack Murphy)
>    7. Re: Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor (Jonathan Rosenbaum)
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> From: BikeConcord <Smitty at bikeconcord.org>
> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
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> Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:16:09 -0700
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor
> We pay professional (In the Trade) mechanics, musicians and sometimes
> photographers.
>
> On Sep 24, 2019, at 11:39 AM, Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Josh
> We are right in the middle of this process ourselves.  Your pain is our
> pain, it seems.
>
>  My friend says "paid labour does what needs to be done, and volunteer
> labour won't do". We would add policy and procedures to your initial list.
>
> I've attached a wack of collected job descriptions, courtesy of this very
> list.
>
> Cheers
> Dennis
> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
>
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 2:41 AM Josh Bisker <jbisker at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi pals,
>>
>> The Mechanical Gardens has been essentially an all-volunteer effort so
>> far, but we're exploring adding some paid positions to reach real
>> organizational sustainability. Things like fundraising, fostering
>> organizational partnerships, and even just coordinating operations and
>> volunteers are challenging to do with no paid staff time.
>>
>> It's obviously tricky to make this shift though. One thing we need to do
>> is comfortably distinguish: (a) the types of work for which people are
>> paid, versus (b) the types of work for which people volunteer. *So: in
>> your organization, what are some of the ways you divide these things up?*
>> A related question might be: *What are your titles and job descriptions
>> for your paid positions? *
>>
>> I know this topic opens a whole can of worms, but maybe we can get into
>> it a couple of questions at a time...
>>
>>
>> Josh Bisker
>> 914-500-9890
>> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
>> 596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
>> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>
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> From: Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com>
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> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:43:53 +1000
> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Repair checklists
> HI All
>
> One of our vollies is putting together repair checklists for use by
> volunteers and repairing public.  Apart from the one on the wiki (
> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=File:Community-cycles-repair-checklist.pdf)
> , do you have other examples of repair checklists?
>
> Cheers
> Dennis
> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
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> From: Scott Long <scott.m.long at gmail.com>
> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
> Cc:
> Bcc:
> Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 22:59:59 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Repair checklists
> This is the one we use at our shop. 2 sided.
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 9:44 PM Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> HI All
>>
>> One of our vollies is putting together repair checklists for use by
>> volunteers and repairing public.  Apart from the one on the wiki (
>> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=File:Community-cycles-repair-checklist.pdf)
>> , do you have other examples of repair checklists?
>>
>> Cheers
>> Dennis
>> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
>>
>>
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> From: Ainsley Naylor <needleandthread at gmail.com>
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> Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 23:07:08 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Repair checklists
> Bike Pirates has been using this Bike Build Sheet for many years (after
> stealing something similar from Recycle-Cycles in Ottawa...)
>
> I have a modified version I use for Build-A-Bike at Charlie's FreeWheels
> which has slightly different content since we build bikes through programs,
> and don't sell them :)
>
> We don't have step-by-step checklists for anything other than bike
> building.
>
> Ainsley (Toronto)
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 11:00 PM Scott Long <scott.m.long at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> This is the one we use at our shop. 2 sided.
>>
>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 9:44 PM Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> HI All
>>>
>>> One of our vollies is putting together repair checklists for use by
>>> volunteers and repairing public.  Apart from the one on the wiki (
>>> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=File:Community-cycles-repair-checklist.pdf)
>>> , do you have other examples of repair checklists?
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>> Dennis
>>> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
>>>
>>>
>>>
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> From: Jack Murphy <jack at bikewalkwichita.org>
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> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:24:45 -0500
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Repair checklists
> Bike Walk Wichita went to this 2-sided checklist, as many of our
> volunteers are not strong printer readers. One side is the typical text
> list, the other has much the same content but in a more graphical way. We
> encourage folks to use the more detailed side, but the picture side removes
> the barrier, intimidation of a page full of tiny text.
> Jack Murphy
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 8:44 PM Dennis Wollersheim <dewoller at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> HI All
>>
>> One of our vollies is putting together repair checklists for use by
>> volunteers and repairing public.  Apart from the one on the wiki (
>> https://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki/index.php?title=File:Community-cycles-repair-checklist.pdf)
>> , do you have other examples of repair checklists?
>>
>> Cheers
>> Dennis
>> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
>>
>>
>>
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>
> *Bike Walk Wichita’s Mission is to transform Wichita into a more livable,
> accessible, *
> *connected city **by making biking and walking safe, equitable, and
> appealing.*
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> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:06:07 -0500
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor
> We got a small grant that allowed us to pay a volunteer coordinator 15
> hrs/week. That position (me) has allowed us to improve the backbone of the
> organization,  as I do a lot of behind the scenes work including managing
> data, website, operations, etc. After the year the grant paid for  we
> continue to pay out of general funds. We recently got another grant to hire
> a part time shop lead, that's allowed us to pursue outreach to different
> groups, as well as open Friday afternoons.
>
> Jack Murphy
> Bike Walk Wichita
> On Sep 24, 2019, at 11:41 AM, Josh Bisker <jbisker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi pals,
>>
>> The Mechanical Gardens has been essentially an all-volunteer effort so
>> far, but we're exploring adding some paid positions to reach real
>> organizational sustainability. Things like fundraising, fostering
>> organizational partnerships, and even just coordinating operations and
>> volunteers are challenging to do with no paid staff time.
>>
>> It's obviously tricky to make this shift though. One thing we need to do
>> is comfortably distinguish: (a) the types of work for which people are
>> paid, versus (b) the types of work for which people volunteer. *So: in
>> your organization, what are some of the ways you divide these things up?*
>> A related question might be: *What are your titles and job descriptions
>> for your paid positions? *
>>
>> I know this topic opens a whole can of worms, but maybe we can get into
>> it a couple of questions at a time...
>>
>>
>> Josh Bisker
>> 914-500-9890
>> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
>> 596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
>> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>
>>
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> From: Jonathan Rosenbaum <gnuser at gmail.com>
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> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:58:48 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Dividing Paid vs Volunteer Labor
>
> Sweet, Dennis, well done! Those files should definitely be put up on the
> Wiki.
>
> -Jonathan
>
> On 2019-09-24 14:39, Dennis Wollersheim wrote:
>
> Hi Josh
> We are right in the middle of this process ourselves.  Your pain is our
> pain, it seems.
>
>  My friend says "paid labour does what needs to be done, and volunteer
> labour won't do". We would add policy and procedures to your initial list.
>
> I've attached a wack of collected job descriptions, courtesy of this very
> list.
>
> Cheers
> Dennis
> The Bike Shed, Melbourne Australia
>
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 2:41 AM Josh Bisker <jbisker at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi pals,
>>
>> The Mechanical Gardens has been essentially an all-volunteer effort so
>> far, but we're exploring adding some paid positions to reach real
>> organizational sustainability. Things like fundraising, fostering
>> organizational partnerships, and even just coordinating operations and
>> volunteers are challenging to do with no paid staff time.
>>
>> It's obviously tricky to make this shift though. One thing we need to do
>> is comfortably distinguish: (a) the types of work for which people are
>> paid, versus (b) the types of work for which people volunteer. *So: in
>> your organization, what are some of the ways you divide these things up?*
>> A related question might be: *What are your titles and job descriptions
>> for your paid positions? *
>>
>> I know this topic opens a whole can of worms, but maybe we can get into
>> it a couple of questions at a time...
>>
>>
>> Josh Bisker
>> 914-500-9890
>> New York Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op <http://bikecoop.nyc/>
>> 596 Acres <http://596acres.org/>
>> Bindlestiff Family Cirkus <http://bindlestiff.org/>
>> ____________________________________
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