Tiny Subversions - Some thoughts on the IGDA (or: why I quit).
Here is the problem: fiduciary responsibility as a number one priority
means that the most important thing for the organization is the continued
existence of the organization. This means that any action we could take as
an organization that carried any sort of significant risk of us losing a
chunk of members (or god forbid, our corporate sponsorships) would be
immediately shot down by a majority of board members with some variation of
the refrain, “My fiduciary responsibility to the organization prevents me
from supporting this.” What this translated to: anyone with an agenda that
promoted anything but the status quo would be heavily challenged. Even
something relatively innocuous like, “Instead of pointing out bad studios to
work for, let’s highlight some good studios to work for!” was cause for
alarm because it would surely alienate a never-specified number of people
whose memberships we couldn’t stand to lose!