⚠️ Warning: This information has not been updated for 2021 Q4 as we're planning to reduce the duplication of information between our initiatives database🔒 and this handbook page. Please refer to the iniatives database for up to date guidance on hours. ⚠️
Initiatives are mission-oriented projects that are executed by a self-organising team of 2-4 Hypha members who have the skills and tools to design, build, gather feedback or test, and finalize/release on the project. These include both internal and external-facing projects and tend to be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Initiative for undertaking an organizational transformation to become more cross-functional and open to new styles of collaboration while supporting members' learning, growth, and livelihoods.
Initiative for completing migration of core Hypha services to new Server (Passbolt, BBB) and deprecate unneeded ones (Jitsi).
Initiative for developing Hypha’s writing practice by publishing bi-monthly public facing articles on our website.
Initiative for meeting neighbours, potential collaborators, and the co-op curious to deepen our relationships through 2-3 calls per month.
Initiative for addressing members' ongoing workflow issues with current technical stack (e.g., Calendar, Email, and varying clients).
Initiative for leading the creation and execution of strategy and governance, including quarterly planning meetings and AGM.
Initiative for operating as a fiscal host using Open Collective to aid small projects and informal groups aligned with our mission-work.
Initiative for being active in co-operative spaces (e.g., CIU, CWCF, etc.) and growing other co-operatives. Principle 6.
Initiative for maintaining Hypha's social media accounts (e.g., Dripline, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) and other platforms we use that have a social element (e.g., OpenCollective, Arena, GitHub).
In addition to this initiative, we launched a Summer Marketing Initiative supported by Canada Summer Jobs in Q2-Q3 2021.
Initiative for hepharding the hiring proces: identifying and refining roles, forming hiring committees, writing job descriptions, and interviewing.
Contains core business activities for sustaining Hypha's virtual office. These are not set up in the same way as the above initiatives:
Initiative for stewarding the financial sustainability of the organization, this includes establishing accounting practices, maintaining financial accounts, processing invoices, expenses, and payroll, and creating reports on our financial statements and tax obligations.
Initiative for providing support and maintaining our "virtual office" and public services.
Initiative for stewarding our shared practices and policies for effective remote collaboration.
Initiative for pursuing business opportunities.
Initiative for scoping out initiatives that aren't yet formed.