Re: Donation plan? and more

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu Oct 28 2004 - 07:42:43 CDT

At 2:56 AM -0700 10/28/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > >3) Sufficient time and dedication that can be applied to the OVC cause.
>>
>> If we split the President role from the Executive Director role, then
>> the notion of sufficient time is less.
>>
>Arthur, you keep saying "Executive Director" but I've never bought into that
>particular title. It's common in 501(c)(3) organizations but OVC is not
>that. We can and should create a related 501(c)(3) as we have discussed.
>This is not altogether trivial and I have discussed this at length with our
>attorney, Dow Patten. One of the things Dow has to do is draft a memorandum
>of understanding between the 501(c)(6) and the 501(c)(3).
>
>If OVC goes with a figurehead (need better term) president, perhaps the
>person doing most of the day-to-day work would be a vice president
>(administration).

Yes, I do keep saying Executive Director because I see it as a
"staff" job with the leadership provided by the President. I'm not
convinced of the efficacy of the figurehead President, although I am
happy with the concept of a President who does not do day-to-day
management.

Perhaps we made a mistake by creating the 501(c)(6) before creating
the 501(c)(3). Maybe we should have done it the other way around.

Best regards,
Arthur

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