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This is reached by http://rasmusen.org/mfsa_how_to. It is a wiki powered by Mediawiki, the same software as Wikipedia, but for how to set up an organization like the MIT Free Speech Alliance. It also has a section devoted to stories of Cancellings and advice on how to deal with them. The administrator is Eric Rasmusen, [email protected]

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How to Start Your Own MFSA

This is work in progress. At the moment it is just a list of topics you should think about in starting an alumni-based university free-speech organization. ACTA is helping with this project.

Cancellings

This section is an afterthought. It is not for How to Start Your Own MFSA, but to give stories of cancellings and lessons for how to deal with them.

GETTING STARTED

The Core Group of Founders

Getting Members

Getting Incorporated (Charter, By-Laws, Registration, Directors)

Setting up a Bank Account

Getting Tax-Exempt Status

Website

FINANCIAL

Setting up a Donor-Advised Fund

Getting Initial Funding

Getting Grants

Getting Donations

Reimbursements and Payments

PEOPLE

The President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Webmaster

Committees

Discord or Slack for Organizing Email Communication

The Executive Committee

MEMBERS

Getting Volunteers

Member Organization Software

Newsletters

Quarterly All-Hands Meetings

The Student Chapter

Email Discussion List or Chatgroup

PUBLICITY

Brochures

Buttons

Advertising

Posters

QR Codes

MEDIA RELATIONS

Press Releases

The Campus Newspaper

Press Interviews and Written Comments

RELATIONS WITH NON-CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS

AFSA and Sister Organizations

FIRE, FAIR, etc.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations

COLLEGE RELATIONS

Relations with the College Alumni Association

Relation with the Administration Officials

Faculty

EVENTS

Debates

Speakers

Conferences

Big Picture Principles and Advice

Publicity

Wikimedia software references

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