Meeting Minutes from 11/2/2013
Membership fee: We modified new applicant email to notify applicants that membership fee is due prior to activation. Information on how to pay was added.
1) applicant email received. it is organized in “applicants” gmail folder
2) go into “applicant pool” page on admin site. fill out info, which will be completed as admin goes through process. fields will indicate how far along in the process the application is.
3) email or call references. follow up if emails and calls aren’t returned. if references don’t reply after two follow-ups, then contact applicant. emails from references are to be organized in “references” gmail folder.
4) contact applicant to schedule orientation if they haven’t yet been oriented, directing them to calendar of orientation times.
Monica doing orientations: Monica will be doing orientations. She will post time and location of orientations on calendar.
Broadening membership base:
what kinds of skills do we need in our exchange?
health and wellness
heating and cooling
computers and tech
web design and programming
we could put advertisements on website as incentive to include professionals in exchange
what are some other strategies for recruiting people with these skills?
we could put notification on Facebook that we are looking to recruit people with these skills, create craigslist ad, etc.
Family add-ons: Family members of exchange members can join for a $15.00 membership fee