Build (PPS)

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Program Basics

  • Program Name: build
  • Program Description: We teach people to build computers, and in the process, build lots of computers. The computers are PC hardware, meant for sale in the store, granting to non-profits, and adoption by our volunteers.
  • What best describes this program?

Primarily income generating (expected to make money for Free Geek)

While it is expected to make money, doing so is a side-effect of its primary purpose, which is to teach.

  • Why does Free Geek need this program?

So that we can have computers built and so that we can attract geeks.

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? YES
  • Position Title: build coordinator, production coordinator
  • Job Description: make sure build is stocked. make sure there are happy teachers. make sure there are happy students.

Costs and potential costs

  • What are the expected financial staffing costs of the program? (Include all costs to the organization such as salary, payroll taxes, and benefits.)

payroll for 2 coordinators, occasional fill-in teachers.

  • What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)

a couple of servers, lots of hardware, rent and utilities for the build classroom

  • If there will be a dedicated staff position, how much time would be needed for training?
    • How much time would existing staff need to put in? ______40_______ hours @
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? ______300_______ hours @
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? ______40_______ hours/week @
    • In volunteer time? _______300______ hours/week @
  • Outline the intangible costs for the position and program:


  • Are there any possible negative impacts on Free Geek's mission, and if so what? NO
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?

it will sustain them

  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions being considered?



  • Would the program generate income? YES
    • If yes, how much income would be expected once the program is up and running? $ 3600 / month
    • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point? -0
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek? if we build it, they will come

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?

number of machines built. number of happy builders.

  • For most income generating positions, the costs initially outweigh the benefits. If this is an income generating program, how long until it is expected to break even?

presently does.

  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:

keep doing it.