Richard: store record http://lists.freegeek.org/pipermail/reuse/2005-November/000174.html
Richard: sales figures http://lists.freegeek.org/pipermail/reuse/2005-November/000170.html
BIZ JOURNAL story, call shelly about a followup to 1/16/04 story! talk to marie
ideas for wiki
list of businesses who have helped us and how, include links to them places to gather this info: Holiday Party wiki lists pizza places, breweries that have donated PBR (Jeff hooked it up!) New Deal Vodka Tripwire No Starch Press O'Reilly Anthro Easystreet tofu place? Where's all that bread and hummus come from? How are people approaching businesses, look at some correspondence.
Once we have this info, should we send out holiday cards or something? "Thanks for being a friend of Free Geek, here are some of the things we've accomplished in the last year." Similar to Oso's 2005 January thank you letter but for different audience.
thank you letter
find a catchy name for "businesses and nonprofits that have done nice stuff for us"
Dear Penguin Pal,
Thank you for showing your support for Free Geek in 2004. Contributions from organizations like yours - whether in the form of furniture, public relations help, pizza and beer, or just a timely pat on the back - are something that keeps the smiles on our faces as we rip old computers to shreds, keeping them out of landfills and breathing new life into the cream of the crop.
We see great diversity in the kind of companies, nonprofits, and individuals who find unique ways to show Free Geek support. Such votes of confidence tell us that we are performing a function that is truly valued in our community.
This kind of visible support makes it easier to recruit new volunteers, and for those of us who've been around for a while, it keeps the spring in our step.
Your support is deeply appreciated. Thank you, and all the best for 2006!
(include a list of who gets it in the letter??)
the 5 best articles
seek permission to post our own copies of some of these!! The Oregonian will not let you look at an article over 14 days old without paying. The Tribune has redesigned its archive tools, which broke old links. If the publication allows it, we should retain our own copy of the good articles. And if they don't, we should STILL retain it privately, so we can at least quote it.
The Free Geek Experience, part I and II, IT Manager's Journal
Dec '04, Jan '05
Associated Press, Seattle PI
high hopes for Collab, talks about national influence
Business Journal Jan '04 Good businessy overview of FG. Pumps up collab but focuses on other positives too.
a good, brief account of what FG does, if I do say so myself ;) Sidebar to ODSL piece (link to that story follows.)
Oregonian Living section Jan 4, '05 Can't link on web page...how can we get this viewable??
Portland's Geek Rebellion
Direct me to a page where the category is not working and I can look at it. MW 16:08, 4 Jan 2006 (PST)
Thanks for the examples, but all of them work fine for me. Perhaps you are getting cached pages? MW 17:59, 4 Jan 2006 (PST)
when Creating subpages under your user page try [[User:Halfasspete/Calendar for web]] (Matteo)