In San Diego we have a non-elected, self-selected dance committee comprised of
those who show up at the quarterly meetings.
I can see theoretical drawbacks to this method (hostile takeover for instance)
but it has worked successfully here for many years. I should mention that
this dance committee operates under the umbrella of a larger, more formal
non-profit organization, although the parent organization is not involved in
routine dance operations and decision-making.
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Subject: [Organizers] dance group structure (resending)
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i am interested in hearing about different methods of dance group
i am aware of two basic methods: 1) elected board method, which is
responsible for making all decisions by vote and 2)the beneficent dictator
method (b.d.). the b.d. may or may not have people that act as a board who
are appointed, but in the end all decisions are those of he b.d.
re: elected board voting methods: there are a couple of variations for the
voting process: 1) dancers get the right to vote by buying a group
membership, or 2) whoever is at the dance on the day of the election gets
vote. (my feeling is that regularly attending dancers
ought to be the ones
voting, but i haven't figured out a good way to track attendance)
a side issue of the elected board method is how the positions are
established, sometimes individuals run for positions (eg president,
secretary, treasurer, booker, etc). in other groups a certain number of
people are elected to the board and the board decides the different
are there other methods or permutations?
any comments on the pro or cons of these different methods?