A Sr VP at a major engineering firm and past-board member of a national industry association can also be helpful with growing Litecoin. More people would be willing to donate if the Litecoin Association conducted regular "in person" board meetings with video conferencing for those that cannot attend in person. Development project scope of work and budgets need to be developed for the projects and then monitor and report project progress and budget at the meetings. This would go a long way towards encouraging people to donate. If this is already done, I am not aware of it.
Others have similar ideas. I have copied and pasted this from Newb1_ltclearner from the January 3rd AMA and I have posted on this topic before and strongly agree:
I have made a few suggestions. First, that the public LA meetings occur on a weekday night and at a time convenient for the existing board members. Sunday afternoons (Eastern Standard Time) have proven difficult for everyone involved. I have also suggested that leadership of each meeting be assigned, on a rotating basis, to a board member who will be required to convene the meeting or secure coverage in the case of a necessary absence. In this way, we can ensure that every intended public meeting takes place.
Second, I have suggested that the LA consider employing/contracting for an Executive Director. Obviously, funding for such a position would have to be developed; but I think such a position could ensure that the most critical leadership tasks of the organization get completed on a timely basis. Voluntary efforts have proven insufficient for achieving all that needs to be done. Perhaps remuneration of some kind (in the form of stipend, fee, or honorarium) could motivate the necessary time commitment.
Third, that we recruit a replacement for Ryszard Mielcarek (Crazik). Crazik recently stepped down from his position as a board member and his role should be filled, as soon as possible, with someone having the energy and time these positions require. In passing, I will point out that Crazik intends to remain a member of the LA and serve in a technical capacity.
Fourth, bylaws should be completed and voted on as soon as possible. In this way, membership can be re-opened and new recruits can be leveraged. It's plausible to think we will see a number of new members come on board when they are able to join and these new members may be interested in volunteering to help the organization develop and grow.
Fifth, we can casually chat up a storm on IRC, Reddit, LTCTalk, Telephone, etc... but without board meetings (and public meetings), how does the organization make decisions and move forward? The board really should convene, as soon as possible, to discuss these and other potentials and make decisions to move forward.