Mayor as Honorary Board Member of NYC Nonprofits
One of the job duties of mayor I'm most looking forward to is becoming an ex-officio board member of some of my favorite New York City nonprofits. Many of them I've already worked with in the past through my employment or freelance work with CFDA, 7th on Sixth, IMG, Antony Todd, Inc., and Colin Cowie Lifestyles assisting and directing red carpet galas and socialite weddings and gatherings. With my experience directing upscale events and my passion for time banking and philanthropy we're going to a have phenomenal time building creative new revenue streams and community participation for the organizations that look after the welfare of our people, history, and environment.
The mayor of New York City is an ex-officio board member of the following organizations:
- American Museum of Natural History
- Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden
- Brooklyn Children's Museum
- Brooklyn Museum of Art
- Brooklyn Public Library
- Carnegie Hall
- El Museo del Barrio
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Museum of the City of New York
- New York Botanical Garden
- New York Hall of Science
- New York Public Library
- New York Shakespeare Festival
- Public Design Commission
- Queens Borough Public Library
- Queens Botanical Garden
- Queens Museum of Art
- Snug Harbor Cultural Center
- Staten Island Botanical Garden
- Staten Island Children's Museum
- Staten Island Historical Society
- Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
- Staten Island Zoo
- Wave Hill
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- National September 11 Memorial & Museum
If you're affiliated with any of these organizations and want to collaborate in a city-wide sustainable community development program then please help me spread the word by voting BOWSER FOR MAYOR this November 7th, 2017. Please feel free to contact me personally if you are excited about this relationship and want to discuss what our future collaborations might look like and how we can best work together to maximize our shared goals. I'm also looking to create new collaborations among these organizations to help address our overlapping issues. If you get the chills like I do when I think about all the great things we can do when we work together, please do not hesitate to reach out. It's my passion and I welcome any input you might have.
For starters, I'd like to see the NYC Time Bank provide the centralized services to help give each of these distinguished institutions build a VR (Virtual Reality) presence via the NYC Smart School Coding and VR After School Entrepreneur classes. As for multi-nonprofit collaborations, the skies the limit.
In 2010 Mayor Bloomberg launched a time bank intended to help proliferate a new time-based currency to help encourage people to volunteer for their favorite nonprofits and to strengthen local communities. Unfortunately, the time bank lasted only four years without much interest or participation. The program was difficult to sign up for (requiring three letters of referral) and it lacked the proper incentives to for people to join, meaning there wasn't much one could use a time dollar for. I've proposed the most ambitious time bank in the world specifically designed to provide centralized services for entrepreneurs and existing organizations to receive the services you need to accomplish your goals while providing the time dollar earner with an array of services to purchase such as spa treatments, domestic help, business consulting and accounting, and at participating retail shops, food trucks, food carts, and cafes where people can order food or products off a time dollar menu adding extra value for everyone. This program is designed to not only help nonprofits, government, and entrepreneurs but it also helps to greatly reduce the cost of living by proliferating time currency in such a fashion as to free up American Dollars to pay rent, utilities, food, insurance, and whatnot.
The NYC Time Bank also has a system set into place that allows members to trade in time dollars in any other city that has plugged into the NYC Smart City Program. Only a certain percentage of time dollars will be able to be spent in other cities to make sure there is always an adequate supply of time dollars available to the people of each city plugged into the NYC Smart City Program. Printed time dollars can only be spent in the city where they were issues and must be deposited and converted digitally to spend elsewhere. I plan to work with a local New York City nonprofit to find the New York City artists who will design the printed time dollar bills for each of the five boroughs.
There are smaller, less well-known, and under-funded nonprofits doing extraordinary things such as Cyndi Lauper's True Color Fund, The Trevor Project, Publicolor (just to name a few) who also deserve attention and I'm here for you as well. If you work for a less known nonprofit that serves our local community then please contact me and together we can make a difference and help bring your organization the spotlight it deserves.