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jaina project notes - old version

Posted By Yogendra K. Jain, Thursday, June 24, 2010
 OLD Project notes 

JainLink Store: (*Paulomi Gudka -; )
- Add Mangalam
- Add JainFood book
- Add "Walk With Me" book images
- Add CD / Audio

Project Donation and Fund Raising: (*Paulomi Gudka -; need volunteers)
- Add request for general JAINA funds on donation site
- Get donors to donate on a monthly basis
- Send them updates on the donation

News and Events:  (; need volunteers)
- Add JAINA News and photos from the convention and comments
- Post Jain news and events and associated photos

YJA: ( and
- Send newsletter
- Send message to YJA to sign-on

Integrate Facebook with JainLink: (Need leader and volunteer)
- Explore Jain-Link to Facebook

Membership / Directory Sign-up: (*Chandrakant Vora -; need volunteers)
- Get Jain centers to subscribe
- Get individuals to subscribe
- Get a mailer campaign going

Content: (need project leader and volunteer)
- Make a Page for Gary Francione - add some info. on his bio, some photos
- Add Gary Francione keynote at JAINA  YouTube and link to Jainlink  (will need to get the video from JCSC - Nitin Shah, crop it, and put it on YouTube)

Education Content (*Monica Jain - mjain
- Add additional contents from Jain Pathshala
- Link to purchase books from Education committee

Pathshala Integration: (*Sanjay Jain - need volunteers)
(goal is to put up content of major Jain Pathshala and share with other Pathshalas)
 - Boston - add pathshala registration; add class content
-  Boston - get students and teachers to update / add content
- Southern Calif Pathshala (JCSC) - work with Narendra Jain - and Sailes Jain - -  and get them to add their curriculum and content

JAINA Support: (*Dilip Punatar,  Ashvin, need volunteers)
- Work with Ashwin Mehta - JAINA office manager
- Add name of Donors in Donation site
- Add names of JAINA Executive and their Background, constitution, etc.
- List of regional VP's and their region/states
- Add Directors corner
- Add Committee progress corner
- Help get all JAINA directors (about 109 active on JainLink)
- Add confidential group / content where finances are located

JAINA Convention 2009: (Need a project leader and volunteer)
- Add  photos of JAINA convention 2009 (need to contact JAINA organizer and get content from them)
- Add presentation content of convention 2009

Rubin Museum - Jain exhibition staring on Sept. 18th in NYC: (*Manoj Jain -; need volunteers)
- Add promotion material for this
- Create a brochure to be handed out
- Update temple plates for them
- Get JWOL books to them (3 boxes x 24/box)

Jain Campus Outreach: (*Ashok Domadia, need volunteers)
- add new groups starting in Sept.
- add additional content as needed
- send out specific requests to all Jain college going kids

JainLink Newsletter: (*Yogendra Jain -; need volunteers)
- July newsletter: need content from Lil Jains, from Amit Jain on Ecology, from Gary Francione on animal rights
- Start a Youth section
- Develop August newsletter
- Develop Li'l Jain Corner (*Khushali)

Jain Digest:  (Need a volunteer to work with Dilip Punatar - JAINA Secretary -
- Send out Jain Digest to all Jains
- Send out mini-version of Jain Digest for August
- Send out mini-version of Jain Digest for September
- Send out mini-version of Jain Digest for October

Support JAINA Website:  (Prem Jain -
- Update current information as to JAINA Exec committee and images from Convention
- Review current state of and the current vendor that is working on it
- Define and update requirements
- Work with JAINA to put a team together

JAINA Committees Support: (Need Leader/volunteers)
- Contact all committee members and get them to update on-line (see JAINA link on home page of JainLink and list of committee)
- Get each committee 2 year plan to be on-line
- Get each committee to actively use JainLink (first focus on 10 committee)

JainLink - LongRange Finances:  (Need a project leader; contact
- Work with JAINA treasurer on accounting for the various projects
- Manage the shopping card finances and donation finances and re-concile with JAINA accounts

Plan Next Kellogg Conference:  (Manoj Jain -; need volunteers)
- Work with JAINA executives and Committee Chairs and Directors

Plan Multi-City Jain Leadership Conferences
:  (Need leader/volunteers)
- Plan with Long Range Planning team

Jain Center Best Practices:  (Manish Mehta, Pooja Jain, Need volunteers)
- Best practices for Jain Center - self assessment
- Documenting unique aspects of each Jain Center
- Temple maintenance activity

Jain Diaspora:  (Dilip Shah, Manish Mehta, Pooja Jain, Need volunteers)
- Document Jain Diaspora 2009 conference
- Add content that was presented at the conference
- Organize database of current Diaspora leaders

ISSJS - International Summer School - Jain Studies:  (Sulekh Jain, Jonna Manatad, need volunteers)
- Add photos of the 2009 conference
- Add additional literature
- Send email to the scholars to update the profile

Project: Public Relations at Regional and National Levels

Step 1: Find someone who is in marketing/
marcom/ and get their guidance
Step 2: Make a list of regional publications and get their editorial calendar (including Indian)
Step 3: Find out Jain events/ festivals / etc. and map them to the editorial calendar
Step 4: Contact PR people and get stories
Step 5: Track the publication / stories
Step 6: Publish these to JAINA/on the net

Project: Develop a JAINA presentation

Step 1:  Identify the audience in collaboration with JAINA EC/President/LRP.  Understand the current view of JAINA
Step 2:  Develop objective for JAINA presentation and the various segments this has to be presented
Step 3:  Collect data and material and develop outline and write the words that are needed
Step 4:  Develop a draft presentation
Step 5:  Get it reviewed by LRP/JAINA
Step 6:  Finalize and standardize the proposal and document the speaker notes
Step 7: Teach JAINA leaders on how to give it and to directors to give it at a local level
Step 8: Share this on the net with all JAINS

Phase 1:  3 months
Develop the Tools -  Quickly find out if any other colleges have a Jain Student Associations.  Contact them and see how they did it.  Use their experience and your experience to develop a short and simple "How To Start a Jain Students Associations Plan.”

Phase 2:  4-6 months
Publicize the Tools - Do a general broadcast of this document to all Jains in North America.  JAINA can help in this by sending an email to all parents and ask them to forward this to their kids who are in colleges. 

Phase 3: 7-9 months  
Help and follow-up with a minimum of 10 colleges and meet the target of 5-7 colleges
Phase 4: 10-12 months  
  Refine the strategy and repeat Phase 2 and 3.

List of Projects for volunteers and project leaders (great experience to strengthen your expertise and strengthen your resume and serve Jain community):

Jain Way of Life Projects
Quick reference guide on Jain religion, organizations, and way of life
References to more in-depth information for visitors and new arrival to US as well as Jains living in North America
80% of the Jain homes will have it in the first year
5000 in non-Jain, non-Indian homes in the first two years
Non-Jain will ask for this handbook as it is practical, caters to ones experiences, and following it will lead to peace, harmony, and happiness.
Handbook Audience:
Jains who have recently arrived from US or lived here for a few years
Jains and non-Jains of all ages 12 and above living in North America
Be able to give it to a non-Jain non-Indian (such as a non-Jain spouse) and that person will quickly get an idea of what living a Jain Way of Life is about.
Project Coordinator – (1 people), Writers (need about 10 writers – each writer will write three modules)
Desktop formatting / publishing (1 people), Publishing Coordination (1 people)
Advertising (1 people), Marketing (1 people), Program Manager (1 person) – keeping everyone on schedule, Distribution (3 people)

The following projects need to be executed to meet our vision of Live and Promote a Jain Way of Life.  If you would like to volunteer your expertise and in return get great experience, please contact the appropriate person below:

Leader and Volunteer Minimum Requirements: Leaders and volunteers MUST have  strong expertise and interest in email, writing, using web applications (such as gmail, Facebook, etc.).  Miniumum of 2 hours of work is required for volunteers and 3 hours for project leaders),  You will work closely with JAINA and committee and other leaders of local centers as required. You can add this to your 
* = Project Leader below

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