Writing Checks

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Policy needs a little attention. Ali 20:57, 21 July 2010 (UTC) Need to clarify if this means Collective member.

I split this into three roles and brought it up to our current practice. I used beancounters to approve the bookkeeper, and the staff collective to approve who could write (not sign) a check. In the past we've had volunteer interns do some of the bookkeeping type work (under staff supervision), and we've talked about outsourcing bookkeeping to contractors as well. RfS 00:39, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

This is a page concerning a policy or procedure in development.
Once fleshed out, we'll consider it for adoption as official policy at Free Geek.

Writing Checks: This policy specifies who can sign checks issued by Free Geek.
List of Policies - Policy Development


Body that set the policy(s) on [lists.freegeek_meeting_Minutes Date Adopted].

  • When a check needs to be written one staff member, approved by the beancounters, should write the check. A person authorized by the staff collective should record it in the books. A staff member, authorized by the board, should sign the check. This is meant to ensure that at least two different people on staff know why a check was written. In no case should a person who signs checks be tasked with entering transactions into the books or reconciling the books.


  • As of 2010, Liane and Caitlin are the two authorized check signers.