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learning something new... [Nov. 23rd, 2010|10:02 pm]
Verminius Rex
I'm through the first two chapters of the nonprofit book, so far it looks like some work but not really any more than I expected. The LZW would have the advantage of being a rather small nonprofit, and with only one major event a year. Maybe it'll grow, but my goal for 2011 is to have nonprofit status, insurance coverage, generate more donations for the humane society and whomever else we benefit, and have a handful of sponsors to cover expenses. 

My main worries are going to be addressed when I have everything set up to begin the actual process of incorporating, forming a board of directors and filing papers. I don't think anything bad would happen, but I plan to address the topics of longevity and security. In other words, if someone wants to quit the zombie walk, others pick it up without issues, even if it's the founder that quits. And I don't want to be told "thanks for setting this up for us, bu-bye." I'm  not putting in all the effort just to have it taken away when it's a complete package. I suspect the founder won't have an issue with it, but it's something to address right away.

Also to be addressed will be who does how much work, and who does decision making. Again the event is small enough that I don't think there will be much issue coming to decisions, but I want things to go smoothly. And I can't stand it when people blow deadlines, especially when a yearly event is closing in fast and decisions that should have been made months ago haven't even been discussed. This is one reason why I'm setting modest goals for 2011, so that I can see if we can complete the basics as a group before even thinking about expanding. 

In the morning I get to call the parents about a ride up to Desoto to claim my quarter cow and pay the processor. There will be a big supply of beef in the freezer, but we'll be eating turkey on Thursday and have to wait for some steaks to thaw before we can try our new beef. 

[User Picture]From: silverfae
2010-11-24 04:05 pm (UTC)
PS Don't know if you've done this before, but a quarter cow will fill approx 3 coolers, and you need to take them with you.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-11-24 05:33 pm (UTC)
It actually fit in a big cooler and a box, and was fine for the trip from Desoto since it's cold out and everything is frozen solid. If it was spring I'd definitely make sure there were more coolers. If we use up this beef quickly we may end up with a half cow and get a bigger freezer next year.

I should grab some steaks to start thawing out, it'll be a day or two before we can eat them between thaw time and Turkeyday.
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[User Picture]From: silverfae
2010-11-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
Mmmm. Fresh meat!

I just cooked our last roast, and man was it good.

I also recommend the pig from there. I just didn't know how/what to order, but will know better next time.
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