Who We Are

FREEDA ALIDA BURNSTAD, Program Director

BA CSU Monterey Bay Integrated Studies Special Major: International and Distance Education.
 
Owner of FUNVIDA.
 
"I love this work! I feel so fortunate and thankful to have this opportunity to pursue right livelyhood. There is nothing I enjoy more than being of service to my global community and Mother Earth. I was born to save cloud forests and teach about their magic. Let me share this passion with you!"

DARA ZIMMERMAN, PRESIDENT

BS Environmental Resources Engineering - Humboldt State University
Environmental Engineer and Service Learning Specialist
 

CHARLES PAYNE, VICE-PRESIDENT

MS Geology, Oregon State University; BS Geology, UCSC; San Francisco Post Carbon Group; San Francisco Oil Awareness Group; and East Bay Peak Oil

 

 

LYNDA MCLURE, SECRETARY

Mediator, Union Organizer, Co-founder MendoDragon Community


Jenny Burnstad, Treasurer

 

 Small Business Bookkeeping Consultant, Co-founder MendoDragon Intentional Community

 

Govinda Dalton, Board Member

 

International Indian Treaty Council Media Technician, Programmer at KZYX&Z and KMEC,
Independent Animation Professional

LUCY NEELEY, BOARD MEMBER

LEO BUC, Board Member

MEGAN WATSON, BOARD MEMBER

cfi BOD corner

Next BOD Meeting dates: May 4th tenatively @ Govinda's

  • Fund-raising Committee: Dara, Jen, Lynda, Megan
  • Workshop Committee: Jen, Freeda, Lynda, Govinda, Lucy
  • Web site Committee: Dara, Jen, Alida
  • Lease agreeement Committee: Megan, Linda, Jen

Specific board member tasks:

Leo: Admin fee has been reverted back to 10% for BOD members with projects. Proposal to be developed for BOD members with projects to develop CFI grant for their project at end of year in recognition of their contribution to CFI BOD

Dara: Write letter to fiscal sponsors about activity, update, web page, funds, NCO mendohumanrace.org, fill out NCO packet

Dara: Update volunteer page to MendoDragon, update Fiscal Sponsorship page to show that projects graduate to 501c3 status, blogspot for CFI

Jen & Lynda: Look into Nevada LLC incorporation

Megan, Leo, Lucy, Chuck: Please provide Dara with a photo of yourself for BOD webpage or upload it directly, update/add bio

Jen: Send out Doodle poll for next meeting date

Lease Committee: address lease with CFI for workshops etc

Fundraising committee: NCO Human Race (http://mendohumanrace.com/) - nonprofit gathering, fundraiser event, $30 to sign up includes breakfast and t-shirt, ask our fiscal sponsors to show up, need to establish meeting time

 

Future BOD issues:

  • Inactive fiscal sponsor policies, renewing contract yearly?
  • Required yearly update from fiscal sponsors, web site update from fiscal sponsors
  • Fundraising
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