Total-impact is in the process of incorporating as a non-profit, which means (among other things) we need to form a Board of Directors.
It was been a tough decision, since we are lucky to know tons of qualified people, and there’s not even a standard number of people to pick. After much discussion, though, we decided two things:
- Small is better than big. We like being light and agile, and fewer people is consistent with that.
- Aim high. Worst that can happen is they say no.
The first point led us to a board of four people: the two of us and two more. The second point led us to ask our best-case-scenario choices, Cameron Neylon and John Wilbanks. Both these guys are whip smart, extraordinary communicators, and respected leaders in the open science communities. Both have extensive experience working with researchers and funders (our users) at all levels. And both mix principle and pragmatism in their writing and work in a way that resonates with us. These people are, along pretty much every dimension, our dream board.
And we are immensely excited (I am literally bouncing in my seat at the coffee shop as I write this) to now publicly announce: they both said yes. So welcome, Cameron and John. We’re excited to start changing how science works, together.