lucyp: Text icon reading 'OTW: Evil mush, flavoured with the delicious berries for social change' (OTW: Delicious mush)
One of the things which has come up a lot during this election is the issue of burnout within the OTW, and the need to promote sustainability and protect volunteers from burning out. I think this is a challenge for any non-profit, because where you have a (relatively) small number of dedicated people working on a big project that they passionately care about, there are all the ingredients for people to get overworked and/or frustrated. We've definitely lost a lot of people to burnout since the org began, and finding ways of preventing this in future is something that I am really invested in as a potential member of the Board.

In which Lucy talks forever about things she has valued and how she might spread them through the org, and still doesn't get through everything she wants to say! )

tl;dr: Board needs to encourage praise, friendliness, and working together, along with a dollop of 'let's all step back', and people are much less likely to get burnt out!

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