Introducing the Draft OneFPA Network Beta-Test Application Package

 

One of the key tenets of the OneFPA Network is Participatory Governance, which will enable all stakeholders to contribute to FPA’s viability, strength, impact and relevance for current and future members and volunteers. In the Second Iteration of the OneFPA Network Draft Plan, we outlined the opportunity to beta-test the concept of centralized functionality over the course of two-years with 10 FPA chapters that apply to participate. This beta-test will allow for deeper collaboration with the beta-test chapters to assess the efficacy of the OneFPA Network vision in the areas of technology, accounting/finance reporting and staffing functions before assessing whether aspects of the beta-test should be implemented system-wide. 

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Interested in learning more? Watch our video about how beta testing will work and how your chapter can participate. 

With this in mind, the Draft Master Services Agreement, Draft Strategic Goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and Draft Beta-Test Application are available for review and comment until July 1, 2019. These documents form the Draft OneFPA Network Beta-Test Application Package and will be critical to the beta testing of the OneFPA Network.

Draft Master Services Agreement at a Glance:

  • Outlines the roles, responsibilities, commitments and expectations of beta-test chapters and FPA.
     

  • Provides assurances that beta-test chapters will continue to control budgets and reserves, sponsorship relationships and revenues generated, conduct and control local programming, leadership and local governance, and direct/oversee the work of their local staff.

Draft Strategic Goals and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) at a Glance:

  • Recommended by a third-party association consultant and approved by the OneFPA Transition Task Force.
     

  • Allow FPA and beta-test chapters to meaningfully assess the efficacy of the effort.
     

  • In the spirit of transparency, all FPA chapters and leaders will receive ongoing reporting on the beta-test and insight into whether the KPIs are being met.  

Draft Beta-Test Application at a Glance: 

  • Should be completed by FPA chapters interested in participating in the beta-test.
     

  • Provides the OneFPA Transition Task Force (that will be tasked with selecting 10 participating chapters) with baseline information for application assessment.
     

  • Further detail will be sought through exploratory meetings between the OneFPA Transition Task Force and applying chapters.

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Interested in learning more? Review the Draft OneFPA Network Beta-Test Application Package 

Overview of Beta-Test Chapter Application Process

The application process to participate as a OneFPA Network Beta-Test chapter opens on July 11. All FPA chapters will be sent the application package. FPA chapters that have questions and are interested in learning more are invited to an Overview of the Beta-Test Chapter Application Process.

 

Register to attend one of two sessions being offered:

 

June 14 at 1 pm MT

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July 15 at 11 am MT

What's Next

We need your feedback on this important document. It will be central to the beta-test — and FPA’s future. All members, leaders and stakeholders are encouraged to review the Draft Master Services Agreement, Draft KPIs, and Draft Beta-Test Application and provide feedback by July 1. All feedback received will be reviewed by the OneFPA Transition Task Force and utilized in the development of the final OneFPA Network Beta-Test Application Package.

 

Please send all feedback, comments, questions and ideas for improvement to OneFPANetwork@OneFPA.org.

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