Update, Wednesday 9:30 PM: notes (action items and download information) are in a comment.
Please continue the discussion!
Hey, we’ve got a new President! I hope everybody’s had a chance to check out the fireworks theme on the wiki 🙂 Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Okay, now back to work.
There is as always a lot to cover in tonight’s conference call: promoting our ad, following up on Ideas for Change, and organization going forward. The agenda and dialin information are below the fold. For those who can’t make it to tonight’s conference call, we’ll be recording it and will get notes up afterwards.* For those who can, we’ll also be discussing in the chat room at http://www.chatterous.com/gfrchat/.
Whether or not you’re going to be at the meeting, please leave your input on any of the topics as a comment here on this thread. Discussion before the meeting can help us make much better use of the hour when we’re all on the phone. Thanks much, and looking forward to it!
* hopefully. we ran into problems with this last time, so no guarantees. but we’ll do our best. apologies to those whose cell-phone plans have limited minutes during weekdays; we will work on scheduling some future calls on weekends as well.
Tentative agenda (suggestions welcome)
10-15 minutes: introductions
5-10 minutes: strategy overview and questions
10-15 minutes: next steps on the ad. the idea is to set up pooled campaigns for each SaysMe.tv market, reach out to community and independent media as well as blogs on the local and state level, and raise funds to air the ads (and get coverage) across the country. we want to make it easy for people to step forward to run local campaigns. what are the next steps? please try to read the media release before the phone call (and also add your message to President Obama if you want)
10-15 minutes: next steps on Ideas for Change. please try to read the latest update before the phone call. (my next phone call with Ben has been pushed back to next week). how do we continue to work with our allies, and the other winners? what do we want from a non-profit partner? what do we want from change.org? we won’t be coming to any decisions on the call, but it’ll be good to kick off discussions
10-15 minutes: organization going forward. we were (amazingly enough) able to proceed on three projects almost-simultaneously over the last week, so the blog/wiki/Google Group/broadcast communications mechanism — and the way we’re using Facebook events — works a lot better than what we had before. how do we build on it?
5-10 minutes: next steps
5 PM Pacific/8 PM Eastern
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online chat at http://www.chatterous.com/gfrchat/ , please join us via the web, IM, SMS, or email!