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Member Contribution

MD Michelle Dunscombe Public Seen by 23

Following on from our recent poll where the decision was passed to make changes to member contributions as outlined in the Fairness Proposal, some members wanted to be able to ask some clarifying questions. Here's the space to do it.

The proposal decision will be fed back to the next Dollars Jedi on Thursday 20th May.

JS

Jodie Schleusener
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I really like the idea of having the option to pay a higher fee as a non-contributing member. I wonder if 50% is too high? How does this compare to the award as a casual in the same role?

FDP

Francisco de Paula
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

We have to start somewhere. Is possible to include a review process in 6-12 months, perhaps?

LG

Luke Gilray
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I feel it is a fair and equitable proposal.

CM

Cristina Massia
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

Hi guys, I agree in general. The only thing that I am not so sure is: in my case for example, I work for Jeder 3 days per week and I have other job for the other 2 days. For those who work part time, should they still have the same requirements in regards to attendance to jedi meetings as someone who is full time?

KL

Katrina Loukas
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I agree to an extent. I think the 5% should be voluntary, not enforced. I also feel strongly, being a POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT PRACTITIONER, that punitive measures are too old school/divisive; and in actuality, if there is NO facilitation through community discussion as to WHY the lack of engagement, well then we are robbing ourselves of an opportunity to see the Art of Hosting and Community Participation in ACTION...

Y

Yvonne
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I feel that members that do not contribute should not have the same rewards, as other member who do contribute,...just making it fair...

AB

Alexandria Brown
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

Seems fair. We all need to contribute as Jeder is awesome and benefits from all of us and our input, as we benefit from being a part of Jeder.

MK

Michaela Kennedy
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

While I mostly agree, I think 50% is too extreme and I don't understand the difference between 25% and 50%, it is not clear to me. I also agree with other's comments about Contribution to Culture plus 1 other Jedi needs to be clear that it is for the long term. I am curious about who will monitor and inform TCOB, this will be a job in itself.

RH

Rob Hosking
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I like the concept and agree with the majority in principle. However, I think the membership contributions could be clearer. I think it could be pitched as two options for members, rather than a consequence of not participating. When members aren't participating the conversation would be had about changing their status. However, I think things like member moments and attendance at team meetings should always be compulsory as they are part of our auditing and compliance activities.

SR

Steve Ripley
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I'm very new to Jeder and it's concepts of providing a new paradigm - a paradigm which I strongly believe is long overdue. I feel that Jeder provides a space for people to network, interact, and support each other in the 'new world of NDIS'. Each member has much to offer. Contributing to this building is so important. To simply become a member then reap the benefits of other people's knowledge and skills without contributing is in many ways taking advantage of other people.

FM

Fiona Miller
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

Being clear is important. I am also wondering the same as Cherish, re the extra 5%. The dip in income percentage is also very handy for quiet periods. PS there was lots of words here, i did read most of them! 🙂

SB

Simone Bursey
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 10:18AM

I think this is fair and will hold everyone (incl myself) accountable.. and will make Jeder a better place.

CP

Cherish Page-Brooks
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I agree as I don't think what is asked of us is unreasonable.

I would note that under Member Contributions it states that a member will contribute/participate in the Culture Jedi 'for the first 12 months'. My understanding is that it is meant to be an ongoing commitment so that wording may need amending.

Clarity please on the 5% for project/grant funding - would this mean an overall 20% contribution (existing + project/grant funding) for membership?

ST

Sharon Tierney
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

Because expectations were made clear on on-boarding and these guidelines will encourage contribution and connection.

DB

Dee Brooks
Agree
Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:40AM

I love this! It IS tough love but we have been trying a gazillion other ways to encourage people to step up so, maybe hitting the hip pocket will do it! Haha! I particularly love the attention paid to members whose income may drop below a desired level for a period of time! Kudos to you both!!!

MD

Poll Created Tue 20 Apr 2021 7:39AM

Jeder Members Contribution Proposal Closed Tue 27 Apr 2021 11:01AM

Outcome
by Michelle Dunscombe Tue 27 Apr 2021 11:28AM

Thank you to everyone who voted on this proposal and your overwhelming support.

I would like to respond to the clarifying questions that some of you asked.

  • The 5% contribution for Grants/Projects is a reduction from the 15%

  • The 50% relates to members who join Jeder after 1st July and would still be above the award for a casual worker.

  • If not 50% what do you propose?

  • The Fairness proposal comes after multiple strategies to engage members to fulfil their members contributions including and not limited to members moments, gatherings, emails and individual phone calls and was designed to encourage participation

  • All members have the same contribution requirements

  • The monitoring of the Fairness Proposal is included in the proposal i.e. Admin, Coaches and TCOB

  • We can review the proposal in 6-12 months

  • Any other proposals to support members to fulfil their contribution to Jeder would be greatly appreciated.

For quite some time there has been conversations regarding Membership Contributions the following Fairness Proposal has been developed in response to these conversations.

Member Contributions (from website):  

  • 15% of income earned  

  • Actively participate and collaborate with other members and teams  

  • Opportunity to contribute to blogs on the website  

  • Contribute to promotion of all Jeder activities  

  • Participate in peer to peer mentoring/coaching

  • Complete an Art of Hosting training within the first 12 months  

  • Contribution and participate in the Culture Jedi for the first 12 months.  

  • Demonstrated commitment to Jeder philosophies and practices  

  • Commitment to attend the November Jeder Gathering.  

Fairness Proposal  

  • 5% for project and grant funding- this could include: Grants/Tenders applied for using Jeder Institute as the primary applicant. This could include using current members as staff and/or engaging external agencies/partners (sub-contractors?).  (This is not in addition to 15% rather a reduction from 15% in recognition that it is hard to factor in 15% admin plus any project admin into a grant application)

  • 10% of income for a maximum of 3 months if a contributing members revenue drops below $2,000 per month. This will be by agreement with each contributing member and the Bored/Coach.  

  • 15% for membership - existing arrangement

  • 25% for non-contributing current members (those that have been onboarded and current as of June 30 2021)- not meeting the membership requirements for a period of 6 months (as described below).   

  • 50% for non-contributing new members (those onboarded from 1 July 2021)- not meeting the membership requirements for a period of 6 months (as described below) 

Non-Contribution consists of not attending/contributing 4 out of 5 of the below or 80% of requirements.  

  • Jedi attendance- Culture Jedi plus own nominated Jedi,  

  • AOH training- one within first 12 months,  

  • one gathering per year (May and/or November),  

  • member moments as scheduled/agreed,  

  • team meetings (as scheduled/agreed).  

Process-  

  • Admin to provide a quarterly report regarding contribution register and this is reported to the Coach/Pod meeting.  

  • Members identified as not contributing for three months-  

  • Coach to email an initial “Contribution Reminder Letter” to the member and add a copy of the letter to the members Echidna file 

  • This letter will be included for discussion during a member moments review.  

  • The letter will outline that if member does not contribute within the next three months, then a change to their contribution percentage will be applied (25% or 50%).  

  • Coach to follow up with current member at 6 month mark (or three months after contribution reminder letter issued), if there is continued non contribution for a further three months: 

  • 2nd “Final Contribution Reminder Letter”  is emailed advising member of increase in their administration charge.  

  • TCOB/Finance will be notified and 25% (or 50%) will be applied for all income earned for next 6 months.    

  • This arrangement will be applied until there is a regular contribution evident for a period of 6 months.  

If there is no further contribution after the further 6 months, discussion will commence with the member regarding exit options or the possibility to contribute a continued higher level of administration.  

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 96.7% 29 MD MK DB JE LZ Y MH KJ LL AB C CM FDP AB RH TA DU JS DU FM
Abstain 3.3% 1 KH
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 18 R CJ RP AB AJ VL T LB DU JIS MC FP DR DU SB

30 of 48 people have voted (62%)