June 27th 2019, San Francisco
Prior to the meeting, please add items for discussion here:
Fundraising/Summer Sustainer Update
Action Items for Next Month
Scribe: Ben Ward
Convene as Best Frequencies, Inc. Board of Directors
Guest: Forrest Guest
Reviewed annual finances w/ Forrest (treasurer.)
Events are currently costs. Should we consider ways in the future to tie specific fundraising to events: e.g. dedicated fundraiser for Bestie Bash
Or, would love for the event to be free (paid for somehow), with possibility of dedicating the events to raise for another cause.
We’re half way through.
Moving from Marina Lawn to Ferry Lawn.
Ferry Lawn hosts successful movie night, will cross-promote.
Bar breaking even; not significant income to BFF as hoped.
Expect to come out of this about flat — which wasn’t the plan but not a disaster.
Some investment in equipment — can reuse for Bestie Bashes, back-up, etc.
Reasonable participation from DJs
Lots of people want to be on committees
Few people want to run committees
Pretty dependent on Amanda to kick off each of these things.
Discovered us through Bestie Bash
Interested in doing a show
Might be able to help promote shows
Will meet with them; then convene committee
Haven’t convened committee yet.
Working on website hosting
Reviewing analytics & alerting platform for site reliability
We’re not hitting the goal
Short lead time, not many people participating
New DJs are killing it!
Still confident that if everyone participated we could hit the goal — every DJ needs < 1 bestie.
We need a development director to scale up
Next time (without Will in absentia) we’ll try to nail down more specifically our roles, try and take an action item each month.
Establish standard reporting for each member/committee.
Set up event sponsor meetings
Will follow up with accountants w/r/t/ treasurer position.
Help Rome set up underwriting efforts
Convene the tech committee
Research and reach out regarding committee structures for review next board meeting.
Sync with our pro bono consultant who helped with the strategic plan and figure out next specs.
Focus on the development director position. Could we hire someone on a contract?
Plan the agenda for next month
20:38 — Meeting adjourned.