Events box?

GNOME, the desktop that comes basic with my Ubuntu Linux operating system (and other versions of Linux) has its own guiding organization, which promotes GNOME at events all over the world. I think a lot of church people could appreciate the level of committment. I certainly appreciate the product.

To make exhibiting easier, they have a kit — two really, one for Europe mostly and another for North America mostly — filled with the exhibit pieces needed to show off the GNOME desktop. This, itself, is not unusual; I’ve worked with organizational trade shows and this looks pretty ordinary. What’s not ordinary is showing off what’s in the kit, how its packed and how site volunteers manage and use it. That’s openness.

It’s also something for church-related organizations to consider modeling.  (Some time, I’ll have to note what I would do differently for Unitarian Universalist organization planners.)

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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