August 11, 2009 – As you can imagine, spreading the word, editing photos, speaking, traveling and making videos requires both time and effort. From an evaluation of this commitment, we have decided to organize RSP further by implementing a few plans over the next couple of months.
- 501c3 Status – We will be registering RSP as a 501c3 over the next couple of months. Once established, all donations to RSP will come with the added tax benefits for our contributors and for the charity.
- Assistance – Once we have the paperwork in line, we are going to be preparing a five-year plan for RSP to include our process for selecting the charities we support, potential hiring plans and annual goals. That vision will be shared with our members as they are defined.
- Social Hours – RSP Social Hours will become a priority over the next few months. Having a method for organizing and holding an RSP Social Hour in various cities will become a way for our members to connect and share their mutual passion for giving back and propelling social change. Not to mention that we will all be wearing red shoes!
As you can see, there are lots of priorities right now for the future of RSP. With your help, I’m confident that we can build a solid group of passionate individuals who believe in the concept of “access.” I refer to it as “access” because I firmly believe that people, at their core, want to get involved. For financial or other reasons, it sometimes becomes difficult.
photo credit: .martin