NFOA Board Meeting
Held 8 AM Tuesday September 8th through 11:59PM Tuesday September 15th
1. Approve August Board Meeting Minutes
– Minutes approved as posted
2. Treasurer’s Report
Beginning Book Balance- 8/1/15- $18,204.42
Total Expenditures- $1172.86
-$38.96 Benchmark Email
-$26.87 Social Media Promotion
-$1,107.03 Annual Meeting Lunch Catered by Dickey’s BBQ
-Piryx Member Donations- $57.26
-Event Brite Annual Meeting Lunch Ticket Sales $1414.89
Ending Book Balance- 8/31/15- $18,503.74
The issue impacting recurring donations to NFOA via Piryx has been solved. A fundraising goal cap was set and once reached, the automatic donation process was shut down. Alternative systems might be worth examining.
3. Membership Report
The numbers for August 2015 are:
General membership 7856+78
Associate membership 56 +1
Youth membership 26 no change
Total membership 7938 +79 on Sept 8th 2015
A. Legislative Committee
Priority Bill is LB-289 and as such a robust communication and education campaign is in development. The primary focal message is developed and an aligned strategy will be used in social media, email, and hard copy efforts. Additional ideas were put forth to generate recognition of the legislation’s importance, the means for which it can be supported by our membership and how to target market all efforts.
Expanded lobbying capability and focus beyond LB-289 is being developed to ensure a robust and ongoing expansion of awareness within the legislature of items needing their attention and support.
B. Membership Engagement and Fundraising
An initiative to examine systems to support member engagement, recruitment, member status and donation collection is needed to determine if a better option exists that can provide better service to our members, facilitate and simplify organizational management functions and potentially offer enhanced and greater functionality. A meeting is being scheduled.
New Facebook and other social media campaign ideas are in development. Discussed development of a video education campaign; currently seeking volunteers.
Nothing Significant to Report (NSTR)
5. Members Meeting
An attendee and non-attendee survey went out to members of the NFOA to solicit their input and ideas for future events and feedback on the annual member meeting. Response rate was fairly positive and data is currently being evaluated to make improvements to future events.
$1300, after expenses, was raised via the raffle. Future raffles will be initiated earlier in the drawing to facilitate more time for members and others to purchase.