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Submission + - Project Management in Volunteer Organizations (e.g. FOSS projects)

Esther Schindler writes: It’s hard enough to motivate team members when you pay them. But project management for an all-volunteer organization has its own unique challenges. The good news: If you can encourage people to do their best when money isn’t a factor, you’ll be great when it is.

Here's several tips for encouraging volunteers to contribute, including Someone who complains has just volunteered. These apply to any kind of volunteer project, from computer user groups to model railroad clubs. But certainly this advice is useful for anyone trying to herd cats in an open source project, because most would-be contributors have something else to do (including earning a living).
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Project Management in Volunteer Organizations (e.g. FOSS projects)

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