[TheThinkTank] Thethinktank Digest, Vol 169, Issue 7

Tegan Moss [B!KE] director at communitybikeshop.org
Wed Oct 14 13:37:47 PDT 2020


We are using signup.com for volunteer scheduling and for shop use
scheduling for the public. Its free and working very well for us.

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>    1. Re: Thethinktank Digest, Vol 169, Issue 4 (Tegan Moss [B!KE])
>    2. Staff + volunteers management (peter at BikeClarkCounty.org)
>    3. Re: Staff + volunteers management (Yellow Bike Project)
>    4. Re: Staff + volunteers management (Audrey Wiedemeier)
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> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 17:11:32 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Thethinktank Digest, Vol 169, Issue 4
> We do not use waivers--our insurance company does not pressure us to
> because they do not stand up in court. Personally, I also feel they are
> quite problematic because they make people believe they do not have rights
> when they actually do. It is the legal equivalent of gas lighting. Here in
> Canada we are a lot less litigious than folks in the US so I think its also
> seen as less of an issue.
>
> We do have Directors and Officers insurance. Its pretty affordable for the
> protections it offers.
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> Our insurance for liability and D&O is around $2,500 annually.
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>>    1. Re: Insurance for Collectives Offering Repair Services (Ron G)
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>> From: Ron G <pedalmore at gmail.com>
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>> Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2020 14:49:48 -0700
>> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Insurance for Collectives Offering Repair
>> Services
>> Howdy--
>>
>> (Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I'll gladly take corrections from any
>> sharper legal minds. Kevin Dwyer?)
>>
>> We are a DIY shop, and we have insurance. Our insurance does cover
>> repairs, which is appropriate since our DIY comes with assistance, which
>> often looks like doing repairs. I think insurance is important for any
>> organization offering to help with bikes. One loose quick release could
>> lead to big expenses.
>>
>> It's tempting to believe that since our organizations tend to have
>> limited assets we're immune to lawsuits, that there's just nothing there to
>> sue for. The problem is lawsuits will find other targets, like staff or
>> volunteers with money or property. If they're lucky they'll be covered by
>> homeowner's or other insurance, but not necessarily. So you could be
>> opening your staff, board, or volunteers to liability.
>>
>> We'd also like to think that our friends and guests aren't the suing
>> types. But people don't sue because they're jerks (okay, some do), but
>> because they're desperate. They sue because our health care system sucks,
>> and they'll be bankrupted by bills,
>>
>> And it's not hard to demonstrate in court that we are trusted resources
>> who should know better than allow someone to install their own front wheel
>> without making sure they understand how to use that quick release, the part
>> responsible for more lawsuits than any other component.
>>
>> On this topic, I'm wondering a couple of things. We have a ponderous
>> waiver for people to fill out, and I'd like to trim it down.
>>
>> Do most community shops use waivers, and is there any template?
>>
>> And, maybe more to the point, have any of you ever been sued, and, if so,
>> did a waiver help at all?
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>> Happy Trails,
>> Ron Georg
>> Shop Czar
>> Corvallis Bicycle Collective
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> Executive Director
> B!KE: The Peterborough Community Bike Shop
> 293 George St, Peterborough ON
> (705) 775-7227
> communitybikeshop.org
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> From: "peter at BikeClarkCounty.org" <peter at bikeclarkcounty.org>
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> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:49:19 -0700
> Subject: [TheThinkTank] Staff + volunteers management
> Anyone out there have a good program (online) for managing staff +
> volunteer sign up for slots.
>
> We’re trying to stager as we add limited volunteers back to our schedule
> and google docs isn’t cutting it.
>
> Thanks, in advance!
>
> Pedal on… Peter.
>
>
> Peter Van Tilburg
> Executive Director, Board VP
> Bike Clark County
>
> Community Bike Shop:
> 1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660
> Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
>
> c. 503.572.9894
> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
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> http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/
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> *Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our
> community.*
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> From: Yellow Bike Project <austinyellowbike at gmail.com>
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> Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 19:35:36 -0500
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Staff + volunteers management
> Peter, At AustinYellowBike we use YouCanBookMe to book staff and
> volunteers in specific time slots with capacity limits.
>
>
> Take care, be safe,
> Robert Wong
> Volunteer
>
> Yellow Bike Project | www.austinyellowbike.org
> 1216 Webberville Rd Austin, TX 78721| 512-524-5299
> Schedule Available Online <https://austinyellowbike.org/>
> "Be the change you would like to see in the world." - Gandhi
>
>
> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM peter at BikeClarkCounty.org <
> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org> wrote:
>
>> Anyone out there have a good program (online) for managing staff +
>> volunteer sign up for slots.
>>
>> We’re trying to stager as we add limited volunteers back to our schedule
>> and google docs isn’t cutting it.
>>
>> Thanks, in advance!
>>
>> Pedal on… Peter.
>>
>>
>> Peter Van Tilburg
>> Executive Director, Board VP
>> Bike Clark County
>>
>> Community Bike Shop:
>> 1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660
>> Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
>>
>> c. 503.572.9894
>> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
>> *http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg
>> <http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg>*
>> http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/
>> www.bikeclarkcounty.org
>> *Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our
>> community.*
>>
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> From: Audrey Wiedemeier <audrey at bikelibrary.org>
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> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 10:34:31 -0500
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Staff + volunteers management
> Roberts option looks like a really good low or no cost option. We use
> Volgistics here at the Bike Library and I think we pay $17/mo with the
> option to have folks sign-in on a touch pad with a four digit code when
> they walk in the building. Even if folks are signed up to volunteer, we ask
> them to sign in and out for every shift. I am happy with Volgistics and all
> its capabilities, but it took us a while to learn.
>
>
> Peace & grease,
>
> *Audrey Wiedemeier* (She/her/hers)
> Iowa City Bike Library, Director
>
> 700 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City
> *COVID Hours: *Tues. - Thurs. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 - 3 PM
> Need something? Set up an appointment by email.
> Want to donate? Drop off anytime during these hours. Thank you!
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> BikeLibrary.org
> C: (515) 450-1651
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> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 7:35 PM Yellow Bike Project <
> austinyellowbike at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Peter, At AustinYellowBike we use YouCanBookMe to book staff and
>> volunteers in specific time slots with capacity limits.
>>
>>
>> Take care, be safe,
>> Robert Wong
>> Volunteer
>>
>> Yellow Bike Project | www.austinyellowbike.org
>> 1216 Webberville Rd Austin, TX 78721| 512-524-5299
>> Schedule Available Online <https://austinyellowbike.org/>
>> "Be the change you would like to see in the world." - Gandhi
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM peter at BikeClarkCounty.org <
>> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Anyone out there have a good program (online) for managing staff +
>>> volunteer sign up for slots.
>>>
>>> We’re trying to stager as we add limited volunteers back to our schedule
>>> and google docs isn’t cutting it.
>>>
>>> Thanks, in advance!
>>>
>>> Pedal on… Peter.
>>>
>>>
>>> Peter Van Tilburg
>>> Executive Director, Board VP
>>> Bike Clark County
>>>
>>> Community Bike Shop:
>>> 1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660
>>> Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
>>>
>>> c. 503.572.9894
>>> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
>>> *http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg
>>> <http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg>*
>>> http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/
>>> www.bikeclarkcounty.org
>>> *Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our
>>> community.*
>>>
>>>
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