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Posted on September 15, 2009

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Beta testing for the social networking portion of the site is starting soon, with the full public launch in a little over a month.

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Posted on July 29, 2009

Alan with Polyamory in the Media already chimed in on this, but I also want to get the word out through my own reader circles.

Newsweek posted an online article about polyamory, highlighting Teresa Greenan and the “Family” web series.  Last I checked, there’s close to 180 comments on the article. Some good, some interesting.

I’ll admit, I was a little critical of this series when it first started. I was concerned about the campy humor that poked fun at poly sterotypes. As the series progressed, the plot becomes more serious and realistic.

In case you are one of the people that stumbled upon my site by searching for Terisa Greenan on Google or saw my comment on the Newsweek article – hi! :)   If you have questions about poly, check out the other posts on my site. I also recommend checking out the site for MNPoly (the group I help lead).

Posted on July 7, 2009

Booth 3Between Pride, CONvergence, starting a new job, and prepping for the “Get Stuff Done” Conference, I was in a bit of a rut on coming up with material to write about. Rather than write crap, I chose not to write at all.

I’m still alive. More will be posted later. For now – stare at the picture of the brochures I made for the local poly group. :)

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Posted on June 17, 2009

I am hosting an online conference on August 1st and 2nd during the day.

There’s a saying – if you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. If you teach a person how to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.  I want to teach a LOT of people how to fish.

The conference will be held online because I want to make it accessible and affordable (and I’m too impatient to take the time to set up a physical event).

You can learn more about the event and register at http://polygetstuffdonecon.eventbrite.com

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Posted on June 3, 2009
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series All I need to know about poly community organizing...

One of the challenges that I’ve had as a local leader is that of finding volunteers for different projects.  I’ve hosted informational booths alone and spent hours putting up or tearing down party rooms on my own. I’ve spoken with group organizers in other areas of the country and found that they are struggling with the same thing – a level of apathy among the members of their organization when it comes to volunteerism.

From what I’ve seen – it’s not a question of whether or not these events and activities are beneficial to the group. In most cases, the gatherings that are planned and hosted by a few (nearly burnt-out) people end up being well attended by the larger membership base.  I also want to give the group members the benefit of the doubt and not assume that they are the type that will simply take without giving something in return. This still leaves the question on why the needs and desire of the whole are left on the shoulders of the few.

I have a theory as to why the leaders within the polyamory movement (both local organizations and the larger, national ones) are having difficulty finding volunteers for various efforts, and thus getting things done.  This hypothesis is based upon my personal experiences with the two organizational models highlighted in this series (churches and big businesses), as well as my personal research into books on management and productivity. 

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