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Members Present:  Mary Hennings, Danny Sands, Eric Bersh, Joe Ternullo, Judy Danielson

Full attendance record available here.

Welcome: Mary


Minutes from last committee meeting


2022 Fundraising strategy and Board expectations: Randy

Aiming for unrestricted corporate support.  Randy would like introductions to corporations from Board members.  Budget for underserved initiative is likely soon.  Working on getting advisors on an ad hoc committee.  Danny had questions about net and gross on various budget totals.  Judy suggests budgeting 2 conferences with conservative estimates, 4 on moderate.  Randy details underserved initiative.  Randy working with local researchers to define “impact” of project.  Five January funding priorities, two in February.  Judy will assist with review various budget proposals.  Joe can help connect to Tufts.  Mary will inform full board how reviews will be handled.  Judy asks about marketing on underserved project.  Would like to see a creative brief.

Conflict of Interest Policy

Developed by Karen Wu.  Concept: A disinterested Board member validates the budget submitted by the Board member who is proposed to work on the project.  Joe adds this is part of an IRS template, and compliant with NY law.

Connect issues, next steps

Sue Woods has requested to be involved in Board meetings.  Exec Comm will provide guidance to small member group who is preparing a proposal for how we work with Connect.  Judy, Danny, Mary will work on guidance.


Danny has a published article here:

Executive Session

 Adjourned at  7:00 — Next meeting: February 8, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 pm ET

Respectfully submitted,

Eric N Bersh, SPM Board Secretary