This is mostly my sharing my disorganized notes from the meeting, so you might be asking David (me) for more details if any of this is unclear.
- Q3/4 recap and accomplishments (David)
- New member nights: off-sites, FCx, etc (David)
- Standard Project Requirements (Steven)
- Fund raising purposes, goals (Steven)
- NoCoTech Party Raffle in Jan (David) – specific plans for that
- Should we run hackathon(s)? (Steven)
- Leadership transition(s) in 2020 (David)
- MOU with CFA (David)
Our Actual Meeting Notes/Minutes
Q3/4 2020 Recap
- Threw the first FCx event at the library in September
- Honored by Volunteers of America – (Kelly mentioned “A Little Help” as an organization in town that might be able to use help like the VoA)
- Started testing the Fire Department app
- Went to Brigade Congress!
New Member Nights
- We want to attract more non-profit partners, more non-coders who want to work in the organization
- It’s got two parts: what are we doing, and how do we get people to show up?
- (Steven) Build out a on-boarding email sequence to fill the role of telling people to come and see
- (David) Run one of these Q1 (March):
- Case Study event about what went well in a partnership and how
- Panel discussion where we intersect things like “Marketing” and “Non-profits” or “Technology”
Status of current projects
- VOA app – done but for search
- Fire Department – in testing, not sure
- SAINT – Matthew Stanford starting
- CERP – maybe dead
- Bike Co-op – Rachel is commencing follow-up
- Talking to Veterans – unstarted
Kelly mentioned the idea of helping make sure non-profits aren’t creating overlapping services.
Standard Project Requirements
Steven is going to write up the ten questions we learned to consider before starting a project at Brigade Congress. David thinks it’s great.
What are we raising money for?
- Food and drink
- Volunteer recognition
- Buying tools for us or partner organizations? Yes and no
- Fund prizes for hackathons/competitions
- Monetary rewards for people contributing to our products?
- For grants, Kelly thinks getting money for hackathons is easier than “we’re running quarterly meetings for this sake”
- One of the big reasons to throw this would be that it’s easier to raise funds, both from grant makers
- Timelines are generally 60-90 days before the event that you should have applied
- Kelly highlights that it’s not a “raffle” and there is a “suggested donation” and not a cost.
- [David-action] Ask Jules about getting things for this
- [David-action] Confirm that we can buy “prizes”
- David is leaving in Nov 2020 (for about a year)
- Steven is still thinking about possibly moving out-of-area if there’s a great job offer
- Changing the “outreach team member” “role” to a “board seat”
- [David-action] Ask CFA about board, and publicly publish roles and who fills them
Code for America Memorandum of Understanding
David will sign for us the year, and answer the relevant question.