New Space Commitee
Meeting date: 01/18/2014
This meeting was a specially scheduled Committee meeting, only because we didn't have the time set at least 30 days in advance.Ir advance. It started about 1:01Pm 1:01pm
We went over the LOI. further talk on wilson, compaird Wilson, compared it to others likje like the second tienn. Tyinn. No really viable other spaces. Still some trepidatin trepidation about the high cost. Next we should sign it ASAP.
Talked about being ohnest honest in what we want even though you might be able to finagle money thorugh through other projecrs. projects. We could ask for money to host a classes for free from a sponsor. Then we can have garanteed guaranteed income for rent and ramp of our clases. cases.
Strategye Strategy for secureing securing donations (Ben)
a lot of companies will have mission statemnts statements that talk about outreach. we should target the interesction intersection between our two groups. We check your box if you check ours!
This was reinforced by the video.
Tim: find out what they want, then offer it to them.
Sam, come up with a short list of potinetal potential funders
Weston: we don't have staff, but it would be much easyer easier if we were big eniugh enough to have paid staff.
We are small and have working board and whatevery whatever volunteer tiem time we can get.
Sam says there was a gruop group that got 25 vounteers volunteers just dieing to help! and they put them to work. SO have a prepared list of volunteer activitvity. activity.
Tom C showed up at 13:50
Marie was looking at Maker Hos. reorganzie reorganize to make it look nicer. links to press, have a FAQ. cincise concise info . better info about whta what we offer, who ew we are. classes. press relses, releases, video, mission state statement. ment. mailing list links. news letter list.
Weston: how could we more compartimentalize compartmentalize the content and index.
Ben: wordpredd organizee wordpress organized as posts and pages. our is set up as posts / blog. news letter also on forum.
Have something in 72 point type!
Encourage all to sign our guest book. Implecitly Implicitly sing up all guest book entries to the news letter
what are we doing wrong. wehat what do we expect to give back.
Ben my wife's on the board for sore monday? Monday? putting together elevator pitchs pitches to get your fott foot in the door. great for sponsors.
Tim thinks you should know exacly exactly who you are and what you want. James dissagres disagrees he wants more feedback from to feel out what we can get.
Trying to restore inovation innovation lab science, and teaching - skills.
have a few testomoinials. testimonials.
are Are we liable for 60 days? yes. how can we time it for minimal over lap.
We had a great turnout, Weston said that when he saw the Wilson space he liked it but it gave him great apprehensive about the financial liability. So a lot of the agenda in his mind was to work on more ways to ramp up our revenue (an ongoing theme), get the stakeholders involved go over the proposed revenues (worst case scenario), and then talk seriously about grants and sponsorships.
Done! Agerned adjournment at 2:47PM
-- ClifCox - 13 Jan 2014