March 19, 2008 Meeting Notes
This meeting represents the fundamental and foundational discussions towards a restructure.
I. Identify next steps: PCC Structure
What is the appropriate tax structure to support a social business?
- Two organizations (Not-for-Profit and For-Profit) with separate tax structures included under an umbrella. This will enable the Not-for-Profit to pursue grants (local emphasis per project and national for more universal activities) and gifts. Each entity is dynamic: multiple satellites using a common official address and contact. Question: How do we structure the umbrella entity?
- Not-for-Profit will focus on projects such as summits
- For-Profit will develop products (publications, manuals, workbooks, etc.) with authors,Â and deliver meeting and training support services
- Gina will investigate business structure as LLC. What are the costs?
- Shelia shared information about corporations, LLC-B, that are designed to meet rigorous standards for human services, the environment, and financial support for local communities.
To create a social business, what is the problem that we are trying to solve?
- Individuals and organizations are looking for options for positive approaches with youth (Seekers)
- Individuals and organizations engaged in efforts to use positive approaches want information about successful experiences to assess potential use in their organizations (Engagers)
- Seekers and Engagers desire training and support services to increase knowledge and guide their activities
- Communication across whole systems and communities of Seekers and Engagers is essential. This communication can be virtual or terrestrial (in a room). Organizers and coordinators of change activity often lack the skill, resources, and time to manage the myriad types and forms of communication available to them.
- Cost of forming business and acquiring tools will be built into the financial plan. Investors will be repaid from profit. Costs include: Virtual meeting support tools: Microsoft LiveMeeting (preferred) @ $600 /year; website development and maintenance; publication channel ($7 each @ 200 copies)
What are the products/services that will solve the problem?
- Products: publishing – books, manuals
- Services: training, virtual/terrestrial meeting support
Board reconstitution: Who do we need? What resources are necessary?
- Shelia will gather names of current board members
II. What is our business plan?
III. What is the status of our current product list?
Lead Learner Manual
- Gina and Nancy are currently working on Section 3.
- Prepare hardcopy book and a download
- Working on $15 strategy
Lead Learner Training
- Gina and Nancy will conduct a pre-conference training session in June 2009 at the Canton gathering
- Joyce ahs reviewed completed work and is pleased with product.
- Book is 2/3 completed
IV. What else should we be focusing on to redefine PCC?
- There is lots more to do.
V. International Education Conference
- Current status of Core Team – Deferred