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  • 1. Town Hall April, 2009
  • 2. Name  How long have you known that you’re poly?  How long have you been with TCPDG?  What are your expectations for the town hall?  And, most importantly…  ◦ Give a little known fact about yourself (There may be a quiz later)
  • 3. Foundations  ◦ The Polyamory Culture Movement ◦ Brief History of the TCPDG ◦ Recent Revelations and Consensus Directions  ◦ Vision Statement ◦ Mission Statement Journeys  Non-Profit/ 501(c) Status ◦ Naming/Branding ◦ Membership ◦ Framework: Committees ◦
  • 4. If you have something to say, speak up!  If you have a question, ask!  Respect the moderator  Respect each other 
  • 5. Presenter: Jessica Karels
  • 6. 2000’s 1990’s 1960’s 1970’s 1980’s … and more!
  • 7. Websites/Blogs Podcasts Video
  • 8. National Polyamory Leadership Summit The National Polyamory Leadership Group is a collaborative group of polyamory community leaders from around the U.S. who have come together to work to carry the polyamory movement forward. November, 2008 – New York, NY (34 leaders/activists/organizers) March, 2009 – Philadelphia, PA (40 present + 11 via. teleconference) ??? – Somewhere on the West Coast (TBD)
  • 9. 2001 2003 •May Day •Pride Booth •Transition from •CONvergence “open” list to •Lending Library “closed” list 1999 •Council as 7 equal •Dance @ Bryant Lake Park Center •New List Started positions 2000 2002 •Bylaws •Council members having official “roles” •Council “task list”
  • 10. 2008 •CONvergence 2006 100% funded by donations •Focus Group (MNPolyFriends) •New Logo/Branding •BBQ of the Beast 2004 (6/6/6) •BECAUSE 2005 2007 2009 •Website re- •Group polled re: •Non-CON party designed name change •Rebranding image @ CONvergence
  • 11. From the TCPDG Bylaws: The purposes of the group are as follows: The Primary function of this group is to provide a supportive  environment that encourages the discussion of responsible, intimate, caring, multi-partnered relationships and related issues. Secondary functions of this group are to encourage any form of loving  relationships between members, by providing a support role for members, and by providing and encouraging social gatherings for member interaction. Tertiary functions of this group are (1) for members to participate, on a  voluntary basis, in various public venues, in a variety of ways, intended to educate the public about our group, as well as about Polyamory in general, and (2) to advertise our group's existence in a public way to encourage additional members.
  • 12. Vision & Mission Statement
  • 13. With regards to the Twin Cities Polyamory Discussion  Group, what sort of things would you like to see become reality: ... 20 years from now? ... 10 years from now? ... 5 years from now? ... Next year? ... Next month? ... Tomorrow? With regards to polyamory and society as a whole, what sort of  things would you like to see become reality: ... 20 years from now? ... 10 years from now? ... 5 years from now? ... Next year? ... Next month? ... Tomorrow?
  • 14. Activism Outreach •Persuasion •Public Awareness •Create change •New Members Support Social •Information •Community •Resources •Events/Parties
  • 15. Should our group as whole support those  who want greater involvement in outreach and activism, both locally and nationally? Should we consider splitting into two  separate organizations?
  • 16. The Next Steps
  • 17. Transitioning towards a 501(c)  Rebranding  Dues and Membership  Establishing Committees  Bylaws ◦ Group/Community Alliances ◦ Social Activities ◦ Outreach/Activism ◦ 501(c) ◦ List/Forum Moderation ◦
  • 18. Presenter: Randy Frehse
  • 19. Join an existing effort  Create a special program for an existing  effort Start a local chapter of a national or regional  organization Maintain an informational organization  Find a fiscal sponsor for your organization 
  • 20. Determine if you really need to start a non-profit  Decide on the purpose and mission  Recruit board members  Check for availability / reserve a name 
  • 21. Write the Articles for Incorporation  Incorporate as a non-profit  Create a business plan with a budget  Draft the corporate bylaws  Hold the first official board meeting 
  • 22. File for a federal tax ID number  Obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS  Obtain tax-exempt status from the state  Obtain a state tax ID number  Register as a charity  File annual registrations 
  • 23. Presenters: Curtis Zentz and Randy Frehse
  • 24. Presenters: Bill Wesen
  • 25. Currently $10/person per year (June 1st)  Members can request hardship waiver  Dues collected  2000: $340 ◦ 2001: $698 ◦ 2002: $840 ◦ 2003: $710 ◦ 2004: $538 ◦ 2005: $755 ◦ 2006: $652 ◦ 2007: $448 ◦ 2008: $510 ◦
  • 26. Printing: $ 30  Table at Pride: $ 40  Picnic supplies: $ 50  Web hosting service: $ 60  P.O. Box rental: $ 42  Mixer (net cost): $200  PayPal fees: $6  Total expenses: $428 
  • 27. Presenters: Christy Danathar
  • 28. Bylaws  Group/Community Alliances  Social Activities  Outreach/Activism  501(c)  List/Forum Moderation 