Volunteer for BIEN
We need your effort and ideas to help spread the word about Basic Income.
BIEN is an all-volunteer organization. We have no paid labor and hardly any budget. And so we have created several volunteer taskforces to work on projects over the coming year or more. Two of these taskforces have been around for years, but most of them are just getting started, and a few of them are just ideas at this point. We invite volunteers to take part in any and all of these taskforces, to help shape them, and to decide what needs to be done. Most of these taskforces have an open structure chosen by the taskforce members themselves.
We also ask volunteers to suggest additional task forces. What taskforces BIEN ultimately has will be driven largely by what goals our volunteers choose to pursue.
To get more info about any single taskforce contact the point-person listed for the task force.
To volunteer, or if you have an idea for a new taskforce, contact Karl Widerquist (BIEN co-chair) <Karl@Widerquist.com>.
The proposed task forces are:
BIEN News: The work and structure of Basic Income News is described in BIEN’s EC functions. Three members of the EC and many volunteers are in this task force. (See Volunteer for Basic Income News for more information or to apply to volunteer.)
Point person: André Coelho <email@example.com>
BIEN outreach to affiliates and to non-affiliated organizations: This task force will try to find ways for BIEN to develop joint research and educational activities of benefit to advance public knowledge and understanding of basic income and public policy developments and debates linked with this topic. It will aid in furthering joint events among relevant organisations and the wider public around the world to help educate citizens, and offer research-based engagement with local publics, and support informed public debate and understanding. It will help the Local Organizing Committee which hosts the core educational activity of BIEN linked with its yearly academic congress, to include to organize a session at the next Congress in which affiliates report on their educational activities and discuss their educational activities with each other.
Point Person: Jenna van Draanen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BIEN crowdfunding taskforce: This taskforce will find ways to use our website and social media presence to raise funds. It will create some system for BIEN to take donations over the internet. It will work on a strategy to promote donations to BIEN either online or elsewhere.
Point Person: Andrea Fumagalli <email@example.com>
BIEN website committee: The role of this taskforce is improve the functioning and content of BIEN’s website. This taskforce needs a webmaster(s) and anyone with web-skills to maintain the website. It also needs people to decide how to create on BIEN’s website a depository of research and expertise: to consolidate BIEN’s web-page as a place interested parties can locate relevant experts and find information on policy studies, experiments, and published research on basic income and related topics.
Point Person: Amanda Wray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BIEN social media: This taskforce is to consolidate BIEN social media via Facebook and other social media
Point person: Jason Burke Murphy <email@example.com>
BIEN representation at core international bodies: This taskforce is to investigate options as to BIEN’s representation at relevant policy-making bodies or think tanks.
Point person: Pablo E. Yanes Rizo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BIEN democratic processes: This taskforce is to look into how to improve BIEN’s democratic processes and encourage activities.
Point Person: Louise Haagh <email@example.com>
We hope you will get involved. Please contact Karl Widerquist <Karl@Widerquist.com>
-Karl Widerquist, Co-Chair
-Louise Haagh, Co-Chair