Timothy Schmidt

  • BOARD MEMBER 5/8/2012 - 5/8/2016
  • SECRETARY 5/8/2012 -

Map of lansing neighborhoods


items to acquire

funding prospects

  • farmers
  • automation / robotics interests

to read


4 methods for saving data in a wordpress plugin



board goals

* build asset maps for LMN - committee * identify asset goals, and a plan to fill them

  • who do we need (what skills, resources?)
  • where do we find them
  • how do we communicate our mission
  • who's their number one priority?

* include community members on board committees - voting rights? adjust bylaws * build issue-focused teams for each committee * continual orientation - annual nonprofitnetwork board training, org reflection / reevaluation * establish whistle blower / COI policy allowing for nomination of an outsider compliance officer - create COI disclosure form / read aloud once a year at a meeting * mission: education and access


  • Use the WordPress “option” mechanism (described below). This method is appropriate for storing relatively small amounts of relatively static, named pieces of data – the type of data you'd expect the site owner to enter when first setting up the Plugin, and rarely change thereafter.
  • Post Meta (a.k.a. Custom Fields). Appropriate for data associated with individual posts, pages, or attachments. See post_meta Function Examples, add_post_meta(), and related functions.
  • Custom Taxonomy. For classifying posts or other objects like users and comments and/or for a user-editable name/value list of data consider using a Custom Taxonomy, especially when you want to access all posts/objects associated with a given taxonomy term. See Custom Taxonomies.
  • Create a new, custom database table. This method is appropriate for data not associated with individual posts, pages, attachments, or comments – the type of data that will grow as time goes on, and that doesn't have individual names. See Creating Tables with Plugins for information on how to do this.