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Title (of thread)

Sponsoring a benefit dinner

Context (of thread)

Background: Here’s the invitation to donate that we received from our new friend, Jo, from Charity International (met at the conference).

Why: I’m proposing this course of action because it’s in line with the ‘giving back to community’ priority we identified at our retreat, and a good opportunity to build relationships.

Process: Let’s use Integrative Consent to decide if and how we might respond :-)

Start proposal

Options

“No voting”

Title

Questions, comments, or reactions to Sponsoring… proposal

Details

For the below proposal:

  • any questions or clarifying points of information?

  • any reactions or better ideas?

…just leave a comment, thanks!

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Sponsoring a benefit dinner

If this proposal passes we will sponsor Charity International’s upcoming benefit as specified in the thread context, basically meaning we’ll…

  1. donate $300

  2. have our logo on the bill

  3. get a free bottle of wine if we buy a table

Duration

Pointing out the calendar icon that says “Closing in three days” and offers an opportunity to change the date and time

Comments (in reply to the Questions & Comments)

Mary O’Keefe: I think this will be a nice gesture and simple to do MJ Kaplan: We have $500 set aside for charity that I doubt we’ll use elsewhere; I’d be pleased if we gave it all at once

Start proposal - Integration/Objections step

Options

Consent, Abstain, Objection

Title

Objections to finalizing: Sponsoring proposal version 2

Details

Now taking objections regarding this proposal, “Sponsoring a benefit dinner”

Please tag your tension as an “Objection” if you believe it to be valid – if you think the proposal will cause harm – share the reason with your vote.

Feel free to leave any tensions or relevant comments that are not valid objections, but do please use the “Consent” button (or “Abstain”, if it’s best you don’t participate)

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Sponsoring a benefit dinner (v2)

If this proposal passes we will sponsor Charity International’s upcoming benefit as specified in the thread context, basically meaning we’ll…

  1. donate $500

  2. have our logo on the bill

  3. get a free bottle of wine if we buy a table

Votes (Integration step)

Objection: Brand risk: Charity International was involved with that recent fiasco… [here’s the backlash another group received from supporting them]()

Mary O’Keefe posted the objection.

MJ Kaplan: Agree: Great; thanks for organizing this

Comments (Integration step)

Mary O’Keefe: I considered the validation criteria; my objection is valid. Let’s have an open discussion on it as I can’t think of an easy way to integrate it right now. I wonder if there’s a better charity we can give to?

Reply from MJ Kaplan: I called up Kelly from Charity-R-Us and, as luck would have it, they are also doing a charity dinner and they’re open for us to support in the same way - at the same level and everything.

Outcome

We’ll proceed with the sponsorship 🙂 Glad we can play a supportive role in the community; thanks everyone for your input. @Alex will confirm with Charity-R-Us and I will work with Sam to get them the money by next week.