Roadmap for the Future of Our LGBT Community Forum

Thank you for taking an interest in our future. Our LGBT Community Forum has the potential to become the place to be. Are you are looking for the latest news related to our LGBT Community, searching for like minded friends,  or simply need a place to share your life with others that care? We at LGBT Community Forum hope we can make your experience a good one.

LGBT.net Roadmap

Why you should participate in our LGBT Community Forum and the direction we are going with our LGBT Friendly Business Directory!

Our LGBT Blog, Directory, Forum, and our Brand Summary

  • LGBT Community Forum was created as an informational resource focused around the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. Our wishes are to create a safe and factual venue for everyone to gather and share their resources to make a better life.
  • Mission Statement = What we are doing now
  • Vision Statement = What we want to become
  • Ideal Reader =
  • Blog Culture =
  • Title = LGBT Community Forum
  • Mantra = Become part of the conversation!
  • Tagline = LGBT.net | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Forum

Non-Profit Corporate Legal Structure

Florida Non-Profit Corporation

  • File Non-Profit Corp
  • File for 501(c)(3) Organization
  • File EIN #
  • File Business Tax Receipt
  • Legal Address
  • Legal Contact
  • Legal Phone
  • Legal Email
  • Executive Director – contact info
  • Director – contact info
  • Director – contact info

Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, and Staffing

  • Officers
    • Executive Director
    • Director
    • Director
  • Board of Directors
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
  • Board of Advisors
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
    • Member
  • Staffing
    • Content Writer
    • Graphic Designer
    • Social Media Manager
    • Bookkeeper
    • Forum Moderator

Yearly Budget and Expenses – This is running as a completely mobile company, no office space.
Salaries for directors and staff are not included in this list. All positions have been volunteers.

  • Domain Registration = $18
  • Website Hosting = $360
  • SSL Certificate =$75
  • Email Hosting = $120
  • Theme Support and Maintenance = $89
  • Theme and Plugin Upgrade $299 (onetime)
  • Corporate Mailing Address = $120
  • Corporate Phone = $516
  • QuickBooks Nonprofit = $349.95 (one time)
  • Non-Profit Corporation Filing Fee = $87.50 (one time)
  • Annual Report = $150
  • Business Tax Receipt = waved if non-profit
  • 501(c)(3) Filling Fee = $400 (if under $40,000 per year)
  • Mailing List Service = this can go up to $200 per month. Now free as small list.

Non-required Expenses – These items and services support the network

  • Meetup = $240 (meetups tend to be the best community growth tools)
  • Content Development = $2400 (twelve professional articles)
  • Press Release $300 ($300 for each release sent)
  • Update Corporate Logo = $500 (all social media and website sizes, 20+ graphics)
  • Coworking Space Membership = $1800

Setup After Incorporating as 501(c)(3) organization

  • Open Bank Account – new corporation information
  • Donorbox – update stripe and paypal information
  • Stripe – update banking and apply for non-profit pricing
  • PayPal – update banking and apply for non-profit pricing
  • SquareUp – new information for accepting credit card donations at events
  • Amazon Smiles (remove all normal affiliate links)
  • Remove all Adsense advertising.
  • Remove online store
  • Change all social media usernames from LLC to new usernames.
  • Set schedule for monthly offline meetups (beginning in South Florida)
  • Change the forum platform. Current one is not user friendly. (as in navigation SUCKS)

The LGBT Blog, Directory, Forum, and our Brand Goals

  • Objectives
  • Keys to Success
  • Platform + Expansion Goals

The LGBT Blog, Forum, and our Guidelines + Best Practices

  • Blog and Forum Categories
  • Blog Schedule
  • Business Tasks + Schedule
  • Guest Posting Guidelines

Blog Offerings + Monetization

  • LGBT Directory Listings
  • Blog Products
  • Services
  • Affiliates + Partnerships
  • Ad Space
  • PPC, PPV, or Other Ad Programs
  • Memberships or Subscriptions
  • Any other monetization methods

Market + Reader Analysis

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Social Promotion Strategy

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  • Email List Plan =
  • Guest Appearances Plan =
  • Social Media Strategies + Best Practices =

Other Marketing + Sales Strategies

  • Offline Marketing =
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  • Milestones =

LGBT Continuing Education + Growth PlanBlog Financials

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Blog Style Guide   Appendix

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