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02 July 2008

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Anonymous

A successful organization which pretty much follows the guidelines you have outlined is Alcoholics Anonymous (see esp. the 12 Traditions)

Ed Vielmetti

The one functioning board that I'm on is an advisory board that has met a total of ONCE in its existence and has never been asked for money or any participation beyond that.

A one-time event is well within the means of an autonomous collective to organize; a repeating event with low overhead is also super easy to manage as long as you manage expectations.

Real boards (and real board members) raise money. That seems to be the only real role. It might not be a lot of money - I just helped scare up $65 for a group that has about $10/year in cash outlay - but it's the one that counts.

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