Community ReUse Center Template

 

Introduction

1. Mission Statement
2. Why ReUse? Key Issues
3. Goals and Objectives

Startup Strategy / Planning

1. Identify stakeholders and partners
2. Invite, engage, and brainstorm
3. Core Team & Board of Directors
4. Draft a Case Statement, share with stakeholders, invite feedback
5. Begin developing surveys

Legal

1. Reserve an organization name with New York State
2. File for incorporation as a nonprofit with New York State
3. Tax exemption (State & Federal)
4. Bylaws
5. Insurance

Finance

1. Open bank account(s)
2. Form a finance committee
3. Find an auditor
4. Developing the budget plan
5. Projections

Marketing

1. Research & Surveys
2. Competitive & Collaborative Analyses
3. SWOT, TAM, SAM, SOM
4. Marketing Plan

Products and Services

1. Product Line-Up
2. Future offerings
3. Pricing

Outreach

1. Reserve internet domain and email address(es)
2. Set up social media
3. Develop press release list
4. Develop outreach list
5. Identify potential volunteer sources

Operations

1. Location!
2. Inventory
3. Procurement
4. Technology considerations
5. Key Operations Team
6. Staffing Needs

Executive Summary

1. Write your Executive Summary
2. Acknowledgements