More Serious Classes (PPS)

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This comes from the brainstorm of May 2009, as extrapolated by Martin & laurel1. The "serious" was not well-defined. We take it to mean more job-skillsy and higher-level classes, which the OpenOffice and SuperAdopter classes might fit under. That is, this may be completed.

Program Basics
  • Program Name: More serious classes
  • Program Description:
Add classes that people can apply to their lives.
  • What best describes this program?
    1. Primarily meets program needs (expected to cost more money than it makes)
  • Why does Free Geek need this program?
Educational element of mission.

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? @ pick YES or NO
  • Position Title: @ add Position title here
  • Job Description: @ add Job description here

Financial costs

  • What are the expected financial staffing costs of the program? (Include all costs to the organization such as salary, payroll taxes, and benefits.)
@ add information not detailed below
  • What other costs are associated with the program? ()
@ add things like costs of materials needed, etc.
  • 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? ______@______ hours
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? ______@______ hours
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? ______@______ hours/week
    • In volunteer time? ______@______ hours/week

Drawbacks

  • Outline the intangible costs for the position and program:
@ add info here
  • Are there any possible negative impacts on Free Geek's mission, and if so what?
@ add info here
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?
@ add info here
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions being considered?
@ add info here

Benefits

  • Would the program generate income? @ pick YES or NO
    • If yes, how much income would be expected once the program is up and running? $ _@_ / month
    • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point? @ add estimated time
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?
@ add info here

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?
@ add info here
  • 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?
@ add info here
  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:
@ add info here