We had our first official Non-Profit Board meeting last month since becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The meeting took place in Miami and was attended by all the Directors and our non-profit/fundraising consultant. The newly appointed Directors got to meet each other for the first time.
After preliminary introductions, the Directors nominated and elected the officers of the corporation as follows:
President and Treasurer: Patrick Russell
Vice-President: Andrae Marak
Secretary: Gene Garren
The first order of business for the Board was to review the legal filings for the Making History Project, including its incorporation documents and recent non-profit status. Thereafter, the Board enacted a Conflict of Interest Policy for each director to sign. The purpose of the Conflict of Interest Policy is to protect the non-profit status for the organization. As such, no director is permitted to enter into a transaction with the Making History Project that would benefit his or her own private financial interest.
The Board is presently working on completing the By-Laws as well as crafting a succinct and meaningful mission statement for the organization. Grants, partnerships with other organizations, and fundraising were the additional topics discussed. Expect the website to be updated shortly with a page for the Board of Directors including a short bio for each director.