Opening this thread to discuss /suggest/ask about the idea of giving away a compensation for Volunteers during the event (thought on eco button pins ). I have made a dream but I didn't managed it quite well and also I think "gifts" do not count as dreams (?) is the org willing to support this? Am I in the right place to ask such a thing?
Poll Created Fri 26 Apr 2019 5:30PM
SWAG for volunteers as dreams Closed Sat 27 Apr 2019 8:00PM
Hello @verocarsala - I was feeling really unsure about the situation, so I made this communal voting propsal.
I let the results sink in for a while and unfortunatley decided to not enable your dream for voting.
This has several reasons:
- It does violate the guidelines (guidelines, not available to every participant, possible MOOP hazard)
- It is far from event critical
- The voting, although not many voted, has been rather clear
- There are alternative ways to fund this
- The current token situation is that we have more tokens requested by dreams than there are in the pool
- After re-consideration. I, personally, am on my outer limits of dreams I want to take on as a dream guide. Especially if I am unsure about them.
That being said, I think that volunteer SWAG is a really great and fun way to encourage intaction, identification. It is a fun and great thing to do and I think it should maybe be considered in budget decisions in the future. And if it is just to remind future leads that SWAG is a nice thing and could be coordinated with a future volunteer lead.
I am going to edit this thread and put you in contact with leads who are interacting with volunteers. I would highly encourage you and them working tight together and I think it would be do-able to let every production volunteer-department give you a small fraction of their budget in order to make awesome gifting for volunteers happen!
I hope you are okay with this decision of mine. I will put my personal effort and power into connecting you with everybody and give you all my personal support in making greeter SWAG happen!!
I will also share with you greeter swag and gifting ideas we handed out last year to volunteers and participants alike.
SWAG for volunteers was not part of the budget that got preassigned for infrastructure prefunding. Things like the program did, tho.
SWAG for volunteers could be put up for voting at dreams platform BUT it violates quite a bunch of guidelines.
What to do?
Fund it via dreams is one option. Another option would be that leads of volunteer-sections (Rangers & Co.) give a tiny bit of their budget to pool in for SWAG organized centrally by the volunteer lead.
|% of points
|No extra effort for SWAG. Leads are invited to gift their volunteers. Or I don't care about SWAG. Or I think it's MOOP and unneccessary. Whatever. Just no.
|Allow it to be funded via dreams just like programs and other things!
|Ask other leads (who might wanna provide such a token to their volunteers!) to give you a bit of their budget and see how much that ends up with
12 of 74 people have participated (16%)
Anonymous Sat 27 Apr 2019 9:45AM
My goal with Burning is not to experience an event with strict rules made by a bunch of people in a desert, but to evolve our culture of cooperation and co-creation. SWAG enforces "Civic Responsibility", "Community Effort" and "Participation", which are Principles that don't get so much promotion, but mean a lot more to me than the effect or importance of gifting.
That's just my 2 cents though