Summary: Incorporating Chaffee Green as a Sustainability Program within the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA)
A series of meetings was held between 2 members of GARNA’s Board of Directors, GARNA’s Executive Director and four members of the Chaffee Green leadership team to explore the possibility of folding Chaffee Green into the GARNA organization. The recommendations from those meetings have been summarized in a detailed Letter of Intent, following the McKinsey 7s Framework for Organizational Effectiveness. An executive summary of that effort is provided here, and a copy of the full Letter of Intent is available upon request.
How does this help Chaffee Green?
501c3 status. Establishing a new non-profit requires a tremendous amount of time and energy. Without non-profit status, Chaffee Green will be unable to solicit tax-deductible donations and many grants.