April 2021 – H1 Roadmap Update

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It’s April, which means it’s time for an update on our H1 goals. We’re excited to share what we’ve been working on.

Growing our organization

  • We’ve welcomed our first annual corporate supporters. Trust & safety professionals from the following companies are now TSPA members, thanks to their generous support:
  • We’ve hired Kaofeng Lee as our Director of Organizational Development. Kaofeng comes to us with 14 years of working as an advocate, educator, and community builder in the field of gender-based violence and technology. Kaofeng is passionate about connecting communities, empowering people, and working together to create a safer and just world. She is looking forward to working with the TSPA community.

  • We’ve onboarded our first few companies through the Omidyar Network grant program, and we’re in talks with many more. One of the exciting things about this program is getting to connect with T&S teams that are just starting out at companies with really positive missions. They’re an incredible group of people, and we’re excited for our existing members to get to know them.
  • We’re still setting up our individual membership pilot, which will allow individual practitioners to benefit from membership without relying on their employer. To support individual membership, we need to do a little more work on our website and organizational backend – stay tuned for an update later in Q2!

Programs and partnerships

  • We’ve launched a job board specifically tailored to T&S job seekers and the teams who want to hire them. You can post and filter jobs by experience level, remote-friendliness, people management requirements, and meaningful job categories. If you’ve got a job to list, get in touch at jobs@tspa.info

  • Our Curriculum Working Group will be publishing our Transparency Reporting T&S 101 unit at the end of this month; our Abuse and Content Policy unit and Policy Enforcement unit will follow in the next two months.

  • We’ve taken the first steps to start a research coalition hosted within the Trust & Safety Foundation Project. More details on this will be forthcoming over the next few months; you can get in touch with us to be kept in the loop.

Convening the community

  • Our Wellness & Resilience Working Group has hosted two members-only events focused on T&S practitioner wellbeing. We did not record these sessions per the wishes of the presenters, but are working to provide some recorded content in this area by the end of the half.

  • We’ve launched our Event Hub to track relevant events across the T&S community, so practitioners have a central location to promote their own events and discover others.

  • With the pandemic turning the corner in some of our members’ home cities and countries, we’re turning our attention towards our in-person meetup plan from June onwards. Since we’re a safety-focused organization, it’s no surprise that we’ll be following local health guidance as we plan our reunion gatherings. We’re all looking forward to seeing each other again!

This organization is built by T&S professionals, for T&S professionals – if you have ideas, feedback, or you want to get involved, don’t hesitate to get in touch.