Wednesday, April 21, 2021

FANN: Quick Notes to recap the meeting Apr 19, 2021

Thanks to all those who participated and especially to the organizations who provided their introductions. Including the organizers 25 participants were in the Zoom session. We heard from

  • Friends of Franklin Elders, Inc

  • Franklin Neighbor Brigade

  • Franklin Food Pantry

  • Metacomet Land Trust, Inc.

  • Franklin Public Library

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society, St Mary Franklin

  • Franklin FISH

  • Franklin Lions

  • Rotary Club of Franklin MA

We did capture an audio recording of the introductions which will be processed by FranklinTV/Franklin Matters for review by each org. The full meeting audio will be available via a Franklin Matters podcast episode later this week.

Pete Fasciano presented an overview of the Franklin TV/Radio services. Judy O’Gara assisted with examples of press release information

  • The presentation document can be found online

Consensus chose Monday, May 24 for the next meeting to continue the round of introductions. 

The meeting has been created in Facebook to enable sharing:

Facebook event for May 24

Zoom meeting info

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Time: May 24, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Franklin TV presentation and overview

Pete Fasciano shared this doc during the meeting April 19, 2021:

Franklin TV presentation and overview
one page from the Franklin TV presentation and overview

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Franklin Area NonProfit Network (FANN): meeting info and ACTIONS for April 19, 2021

Coming out of the Franklin Area NonProfit Network (FANN) kickoff meeting (3/29/21), we have the following notes and Actions

  • Frequency – at least monthly until we get up and running 

  • Will try and lock in a standard day/time 

  • Initial phase is for members to get to know each other.  This phase is expected to take anywhere from 4-10 meetings, depending on how many organizations want to get involved and the speed at which we can conduct the introductions.  Intent is to invite 10-12 organizations per meeting and provide them up to 5 mins each to tell all about their organization; with a focus on their mission, highlighting services provided and target audience.

  • During the introduction portion, all should listen carefully to identify touchpoints of connection, potential help or cross referral. 

    • Issues raised from the organization will be placed in the parking lot for future consideration by the group (address via an ad-hoc small group to study or as an upcoming FANN Topic, or ??) 

  • First topic up is Media 101 and speaker is Pete Fasciano, Franklin Community Cable (Franklin TV, Franklin Public Radio) 

  • Also, will want to address creation of Leadership/Steering Comm and Website in either housekeeping or wrap up


Organizations can sign up for the “get to know each list” 

We’ll confirm the orgs and order of presentations before each meeting

Meeting agenda for April 19, 2021

700 PM Call to order, review agenda and any housekeeping Steve Sherlock

710 PM Introductions NPO 1 

715 PM NPO 2 

720 PM NPO 3 

725 PM NPO 4 

730 PM NPO 5 

735 PM NPO 6 

740 PM NPO 7 

745 PM NPO 8 

750 PM NPO 9 

755 PM NPO 10

800 PM FANN Topic for the month TBD  

820 PM Wrap Up, Actions, Next Month agenda Steve Sherlock 

(NPO introductions on schedule, Topic for the month…)


830 PM Adjourn