This is the proposed agenda for the March 1st, 2005 Board meeting to be held at 19:00 UTC in #spi on irc.spi-inc.org.

  1. Opening
  2. Roll call
    1. Martin Schulze may not be present
    2. Bdale Garbee may not be present
  3. President's update (John Goerzen)
  4. Treasurer's report (Jimmy Kaplowitz)
  5. Outstanding minutes (David Graham)
    1. January 4th, 2005
    2. February 1st, 2005
  6. Items up for discussion:
    1. Tax filing (John Goerzen)
    2. Implementing the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability http://www.give.org/standards/] (MJ Ray)
  7. Next meeting: April 5th, 2005 (John Goerzen)

Treasurer's Report


Additional discussion items

ObMeta: I'm not 100% sure who needs to agree this or the form it
should take. -- MJR, a contributing member

Can you add "Implementing the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards
for Charity Accountability http://www.give.org/standards/"
to the meeting agenda, please?

Here's the presentation:

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a Better Business Bureau which
publishes standards for US non-profit organisations.

Their standards for charity accountability seek to help donors
make "sound" giving decisions and encourage public confidence
in non-profit organisations.

SPI does not meet all the standards now and is not working
towards them, as far as I can tell.  Actions needed include
publishing how to obtain a recent good financial report near
the web site's call for donations, and submitting a short
performance review to the next general meeting.

I ask the board to appoint a standards reviewer to report next
meeting and, now and/or in future, to take actions to meet the
standards as identified.