External Sales (PPS)

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Program Basics

  • Program Name: External Sales
  • Program Description:
    • This Program is tasked to Find high priced equipment that would not sell in the Thrift Store, and find other sales avenues.
  • What best describes this program?
    • Primarily income generating (expected to make money for Free Geek)
  • Why does Free Geek need this program?
    • To Find sources of income from specialized equipment that would normaly be recycled

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program?
    • NO

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.)
    • 20 hours/mo
  • What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)
    • Shipping costs?
  • 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? ____20_______ hours @
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? _____5_______ hours @
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? _____15_______ hours/week @
    • In volunteer time? ______15_____ 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?
    • If someone sold the CGL I would move to Alaska and get eaten by a bear
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?
    • It would get the big annoying things that lie around all the time because "they are so valuable we can't recycle them" out of here
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions being considered?
    • Hopefully it would provide a bit of income to hire more people


  • Would the program generate income? YES
  • If yes, how much income would be expected once the program is up and running?
    • $500-$1500/mo
  • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point?
    • Not a program, but if someone was didicated 15 hours a week on schedule, hopefully it would be a quick financial turnaround
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?
    • It would get more items into reuse

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?
    • It needs to bring in more money than the Staff Costs to test, find buyers, and ship the items
  • 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?
  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:
  1. Put a bunch of stuff on ebay
  2. See if anyone bids
  3. See if the money we get is greater or equal to Staff costs for selling
  4. Profit! (Or Not)