“Yeah, Totally!”: Don’t confuse interest with commitment

“So, do you wanna help?” “Yeah, totally!” When you’re doing something big and interesting (like, oh, say, organizing an online community) and are looking for people to help, please, for the love of niches and all that matters to you, understand that not all yeah totallys are created equal. Here are some of the ones [...]

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The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Law #1: Our predicted involvement [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Law #1: Our predicted involvement [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

“Show of Hands” By Jesse Kuhn from rawtoastdesign.com

“Show of Hands” By Jesse Kuhn from rawtoastdesign.com

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — which we do simply because we love it and we want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — simply because we love it and want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be bigger than our actual [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When helping out with an unfunded community project — simply because we love it and want it to exist in the world — everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be bigger than our actual [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

When building an unfunded community project simply bect to exist in the world, everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be bigger than our actual involvement. The energy and excitement that we have at the [...]

The Four Laws of Volunteerism

On an unfunded community project that we build simply because we love it and want it to exist in the world, everything we do is subject to the Laws of Volunteerism. These laws, as far as I can tell, are as follows: Law #1: Our predicted involvement will be bigger than our actual involvement. The [...]

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