Laptops (PPS)

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Program Basics

  • Program Name: Laptop build
  • Program Description:

the sorting, building, refurbishing and repairing of laptops

  • What best describes this program?

Primarily income generating (expected to make money for Free Geek) although it would also be focused on teaching.

  • Why does Free Geek need this program?

to do something with all those damned laptops

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? YES
  • Position Title: laptop coordinator
  • Job Description:

keep laptop area stocked and organized, keep laptop builders happy and informed, find hard to find information regarding laptops, teach classes, repair laptops

Costs and potential costs

  • What are the expected financial staffing costs of the program?

fulltime coordinator pay and benefits

  • What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)
    • all our laptop hardware.
    • we would occasionally want cheap but hard-to-find bits to repair with.
    • we could look into battery refurbishment
  • 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? ______50_______ hours
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? ______50_______ hours
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? _____20-30_____ hours/week
    • In volunteer time? ______100_______ 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?

unknown

  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?

unknown

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

unknown

Benefits

  • Would the program generate income? YES
    • If yes, how much income would be expected once the program is up and running? $ 2000 / month
    • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point? one month
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?

reusing hardware, teaching people about laptops

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?
number of laptops built, laptop sales, volunteer involvement
  • 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? a few months
  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:
  1. get council approval
  2. hire someone
  3. train them
  4. have them organize the program