As TSPA and TSF’s new Executive Director, it is my delight to share some of what you can expect from us over the next six months. We’re fresh into a new year, and it’s already clear that 2021 is going to be a big one in trust and safety. With our working groups in full swing and new members joining every week, it’s easy to get carried away in the day-to-day operations of our organization; it’s important to me to slow down and give you a peek into what we’ve got planned for H1.
Growing our organization
- We’re welcoming our first round of annual corporate sponsors.
- We’re piloting individual membership options alongside our corporate sponsorships. This will allow individual practitioners to benefit from membership without relying on their employer.
- We’ll be hiring our first Associate Director to help us better serve our community of practitioners.
- We’re welcoming new members from companies with limited financial resources thanks to a generous grant from the Omidyar Network. The companies selected for this program develop products, services, and/or tools that equalize access to opportunities or commit to improving human interactions online.
Programs and partnerships
- We’re launching a job board on the TSPA website, which will highlight T&S career opportunities for all levels of experience.
- Our Curriculum working group will debut a Trust & Safety 101 curriculum written with both current and aspiring T&S professionals in mind.
- We’re establishing direction and scope for TSF’s engagement with research to ensure that we’re helping to connect the dots between T&S professionals and the academic community.
Convening the community
- We’ll be hosting several virtual events addressing emerging issues and best practices within online trust and safety. These will be a mix of public and members-only events.
- Our Wellness & Resilience working group will present a series of events focused on T&S practitioner wellbeing.
- We’ll launch an events page that tracks relevant events across the T&S community, so practitioners have a central location to promote their own events and discover others.
These goals are just the beginning for us – and we can’t wait to see what we build together with our T&S community. If you have ideas, or you want to get involved, you can get in touch here.