MKP Reorg – Consolidation Proposals

The ManKind Project USA

Consolidation Motions

Center Council Motion:   The MKP-USA Center Council recommends that the MKP-USA Council approve the Reorganization and Consolidation Proposal in principle.  Through this Proposal USA Centers will have the option to apply to consolidate with MKP-USA and, after due diligence and mutual agreement on both sides, those Centers will dissolve their not for profit corporations and transfer assets to MKP-USA.  The Center Council further recommends that MKP-USA continue to develop and refine the procedures and structure of consolidation based on the Reorganization Framework submitted by the Structure Committee.  These details will be revisited by the Center and MKP-USA Councils as needed to ensure an orderly and transparent transition.

MKP-USA Council Motion: The MKP-USA Council approves the Reorganization and Consolidation Proposal in principle.  Through this Proposal USA Centers will have the option to apply to consolidate with MKP-USA and, after due diligence and mutual agreement on both sides, those Centers will dissolve their not for profit corporations and transfer assets to MKP-USA.  MKP-USA will continue to develop and refine the procedures and structure of consolidation based on the Reorganization Framework submitted by the Structure Committee.  These details will be revisited by the Center and MKP-USA Councils as needed to ensure an orderly and transparent transition.

Consolidation Principles in the Reorganization Framework

The analysis of the future of MKP by a volunteer group of Stanford University MBAs revealed the need for structural change for MKP-USA to be prepared to endure and be viable into the foreseeable future. The following is a brief outline of the principles on which a consolidated MKP-USA would operate.

Governance

Center  Governance. The current Center governance structure will remain in place, although no longer having the legal standing previously granted by the Center’s incorporation by-laws.  The experience of consolidation efforts in other organizations teaches that continuity and slow change work best for the fostering of strong operating branches.

MKP USA Governance. Centers which consolidate with MKP USA, as well as those who choose not to, will be represented on the MKP USA Council, in a manner to be determined. 

Finances

Budgeting. Each Center will prepare a balanced budget for its operations in the coming year, showing revenue and expense by month.   A Budget Committee, composed of the Executive Director (or designee), the CFO (or designee), and three Center Council representatives (or designees) will prepare an MKP-USA budget for submission to the MKP USA Council.  At least quarterly, the Budget Committee will review actuals against budget and make recommendations to the Council as necessary.

Transactions. All training-related receipts (NWTAs, LT Training, Staff Fees, etc.) will be deposited into an MKP USA Account.  The CFO will be responsible for setting up payment plans and for managing the collection of all fees.  Centers will retain a bank account for local expenses and moneys raised in Center fund raising efforts for local purposes, including scholarship funds, will be deposited into their local account.  Expenses will be paid by MKP-USA or by the Center as proves to be more efficient.   Should Centers need to make unbudgeted expenditures, such as replacing a damaged trailer, such additional expenses will need to be cleared with the Budget Committee, but will be approved if reasonable and necessary.

Staff

Employment. All paid Center staff will become employees of MKP USA and report to the Executive Director (or designee) and to the head of their Center.   All 1099 relationships will be reviewed to insure that they comply with Federal and State employment regulations and will be issued by MKP-USA.   Compensation rates will still be set by the Centers, based on their budgets, subject to the review and approval of the Budget Committee.

The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.