User talk:Icicle

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Program Basics

   * Program Name: Recycling
   * Program Description: Involves coordinating the sales of demanufactured computers for scrap recycling. 
   * What best describes this program? @
        Primarily income generating (expected to make money for Free Geek)
   * Why does Free Geek need this program? 

It is an income generator for Free Geek, and keeps toxic computer breakage out of the waste stream. @ [edit] Job Position Basics

   * Would there be a dedicated staff position associated with this program? YES 
   * Position Title: Recycling program coordinator (alternately, Lord of the Wasteland)
   * Job Description: 

@ [edit] 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.) 

Salary, payroll taxes, benefits.

   * What other costs are associated with the program? (Include costs of materials needed, etc.) 

Forklift maintenance; tools replaced; monitor recycling fees.

   * If there will be a dedicated staff position, how much time would be needed for training?
         o How much time would existing staff need to put in? _____________ hours @
         o 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?
         o In paid staff time? _____________ hours/week @
         o In volunteer time? _____________ 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? 

Free Geek prioritizes reuse over recycling, which is good; reuse costs less in terms of energy, labor and other resources than does recycling. Because of this, sometimes it is difficult to explain that not everything can be saved and that recycling is just as vital to the flow of Free Geek as are any reuse-oriented programs.

   * 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? 

@ [edit] Benefits

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

@ [edit] Measuring Success

   * How can the success of the program be measured? 


   * 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: 

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