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Meeting Minutes from 3/2/2013

March 13, 2013 by Board Meeting No Comments


– Membership materials – Portland’s member handbook is good, may require some

tweaking. Looks like this is geared toward people who have already attended a new

member orientation and signed up for the exchange. We would still like to create a

one-page flyer/introductory sheet for people looking for general information. The

group as a whole needs to figure out whether people need to be required to attend

orientation before they can start participating or not.

– Looked at HourWorld member demo. Relatively simple, but some people may find it

difcult to navigate. We will definitely need a few E-Buddies available to work one-on-
one with new members having trouble. We may also have a few members who don’t

use computers at all who might need hours entered for them.

– Reviewed HourWorld’s recommendations for starting an exchange. Determined we

have about 10 solid people in our working group so far; our goal is 15. Ideal

availability would be 4 hours per month. Also need to define roles and group more

specifically and secure people in each of them so we have a solid foundation. The

consensus was that it’s difcult to get people involved while so many things are still so


– For working group meeting on 3/9, would like to: develop timeline, assign specific

admin roles, discuss setup of basic website, and brainstorm fundraising needs and

ideas, including possible Kickstarter campaign (Liz ofered to lead this portion of the

discussion). Having this information will help us with recruiting people for our working

group by giving more discrete ideas about what can be done to help.


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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