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Meeting Minutes from 11/2/2013

November 2, 2013 by Board Meeting No Comments

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.

 

Membership process:

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?

 

doctor

lawyer
mechanic

carpenter

plumber

electrician

roofer

massage

health and wellness

physical therapy

dentist

meditation

yoga

hairstylist

optometrist

pet grooming

heating and cooling

movers

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

Jeff

Jeff, president and co-founder of hOur Exchange Ypsilanti, strives to bring community together through shared experience. He loves the city of Ypsilanti and wants to see it thrive.

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