It seems that there’s only very few active people currently. However, there’s lots of things going on in parallel.
As a result, while there is stuff happening here and there, everything is moving very slowly. This produces the impression of no progress – even if actual progress is made when you sum it across all areas of work.
I think snowdrift.coop needs to focus more on very very very few things at a time. The current focus needs to both a) be very clear and b) have a tangible impact for the success of snowdrift.coop, so I think it should be a driver statement.
The consequences would be a) (for the core team and potential volunteers) confidence that the time you spend for snowdrift.coop is very productive, b) (for spectators) more visible progress and thus trust in snowdrift.coop as a potential funding platform, c) (for snowdrift.coop) sooner “launch” into the next phase (i.e. funding the first non-snowdrift project I guess).
It would probably make sense to do a proposal-forming + consent-decision on this (I think important drivers can be brainstormed about and decided on in the same way as “real” decisions) in a meeting where as many core team people as possible are present.
To be clear about the term “laser-focus”: I really think you should (at the time of the consent-decision) commit to not spending any time for snowdrift.coop except for the driver you agree to focus on.
Example ideas for laser-focus drivers (the drivers should be complete driver statements of course):
- Clear commitments etc as a foundation for progress and plannability
- More volunteer engagement (i.e. do everything within our reach to cause more volunteer engagement (as a long-term investment done early), then quickly move on to sth else while keeping that intact)
- First crowdmatch for first non-snowdrift project