Attendees: Deana (Baltimore), Emily (Ottawa), Nikki (Seattle), Dionne (Atlanta), Kara (Boston), Asad (Kingston), Joel (Austin), Christina (NY)
What is IHAS?
- A nice suit you can put on, not a separate business person.
- Serving lowest common denominator
- Right now lots of chapters need it just to get free beer etc.
- Community foundations have guidelines with what they'll typically fund but they'll tell you no.
- You'd have to define in the governance what kinds of projects you want.
* Maybe chapters could submit grants? * There are nonprofits that are set up just to do fiscal agencies.
- You have to state that it's a fiscal agent--define types of grants you're willing to make.
* Hard to cut checks to people outside of the state. Accounting liability. You HAVE to have an audit and that's expensive. * Deana: It's kind of a nightmare. Lots of IRS stuff around giving.
- Create a task of the things you normally do?
- Should IHAS just be the thing that runs the Summit?
- Nobody works on it full-time.
- Rotating chairs.
- What if all the chapters donate one of their monthly grants to IHAS?
* Could go towards a metagrant for revitalizing the city? * Could be used for general funds for the chapters. * Finding people to start chapters in target cities and bring them to the Summit?
- Website - paying maintenance costs, improving the website
- Documentation -
- Communication -
- Figuring out some kind of shared resources
- Call-to-action video: trustee, chapter, application