It's time to get moving on setting up OlyBlog as a non-profit, especially if we want to apply for grant money to fund some more experimental approaches to citizen journalism. For example, we could potentially fund Citizen Terminals at different locations around town, where folks could sit down and blog about something that is happening (and upload pictures or video). We could also think about stipends for individual Citizen Journalists to reimburse expenses (e.g., memory cards, travel expenses, etc). Other ideas anyone?
The first thing we need to do is finish the bylaws (which anyone can contribute to), and then we'll know more about what kind of tax status we should file under. I'm thinking we should set up a workgroup, meeting weekly, to hash out the details, and divide up the duties. Sign up in the comments if you'd like to be in the workgroup, and I'll send out a Doodle schedule that we can use to find meeting times. (If you can put good and/or bad times in your comment, that will help narrow things down.)