Printers (PPS)

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Program Basics

  • Program Name: Printers Program
  • Program Description: Refurbish Printers for Resale. Train People how to Refurbish Printers.
  • What best describes this program?
  1. Printers are a large portion of e-waste. Currently 2/3 of the printers we receive are recycled. The purpose would be redirecting printers to reuse verusus recycling.
    1. Primarily income generating (expected to make money for Free Geek)
  • Why does Free Geek need this program?
Free Geek Is recieving More and More Printers every day. We should not just Recycle them Because they still have life in them.

Job Position Basics

  • Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? YES
  • Position Title: Printer Coordinator
  • Job Description:
Organize and train Volunteers to Refurbish Printers

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.)
The Program will cost one Staff Member.
  • What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.)
This Program takes up space, Perhaps as mutch as Build.
  • 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? The Program is started
    • How time would existing volunteers need to put in? _same as Build_ hours
  • Once the program is up and running how many staff how many hours per week would it take?
    • In paid staff time? _a little less than build_ hours/week
    • In volunteer time? _a little less than build_ 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?
  • How will this program affect other programs and staff positions currently in effect?
  • 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? $Much / month
    • If yes, how long would it take for the program to get to that point? 1.5 months
  • How does the program support the mission of Free Geek?
We would be training People, and Reusing more of the electronics that come in the door.

Measuring Success

  • How can the success of the program be measured?
Printers are in the stor
People are learning how to fix them.
  • 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?
1 Month
  • Outline a plan for implementing the program:
Organise the Printers
Read the Tech manuals and try and fix them.
Put a Program together to create structure