Board Minutes: March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016

The meeting of the Board of Directors of StudentRND was called to order at 7:00pm by Zaq Wiedmann.

Members Present

A quorum of members was present throughout the meeting.


Motion from Christy to approve the Minutes from February 9, 2016. Vote: 3 for, 0 against, 1 absent Resolved: Motion carried

Tyler Presented the Executive Director Report:

Long-Term Goals for StudentRND

Zaq presented the long-term goals he, Christy, and Tyler had discussed in an offline meeting:

Bob mentioned that we should do customer development with previous attendees to see what sort of events they want next. Bob also mentioned reaching out to Alaska or another airline for in-kind sponsorships.

The team discussed the huge opportunity in relatively small attendance (60 students) in many cities, and that it would be a simple ask for donors, as more money would directly support more attendees. Christy mentioned that this could help to close an opportunity gap for lower-income students.

Christy discussed further roles we should hire for, specifically a Development Director. The board discussed the difficulty in finding someone.

Adding Bob Crimmins to the Board

Motion from Tyler to add Bob Crimmins to the board. Vote: 3 for, 0 against, 1 absent Resolved: Motion carried

Executive Director Salary Review

Tyler recused himself from the discussion. Christy presented salaries from several comparable organizations, in order to review the compensation of the Executive Director. The board discussed options for the Executive Director compensation.

Motion from Zaq to set Executive Director compensation to $40,000 per year. Vote: 3 for, 0 against, 1 abstained, 1 absent Resolved: Motion carried

Adjournment of Meeting

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00pm by Zaq Wiedmann.