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SUMMARY
V.A.A., Inc. exists to increase the public awareness of the problems of victims. (especially of electronic stalking - whether it be in cases such as identity theft or more extreme cases known as malicious identity theft).

DESCRIPTION
IDENTITY THEFT: The stealing of ones identity through use of social security numbers, birthdates and any other identifying information found out about a victim. The thief will normally use this identity to run up credit and buy himself cars, tools, etc. for ones own use or to resell for quick cash. Very common practice at Christmas season.

MALICIOUS IDENTITY THEFT: The same techniques and info about a victim are used in malicious identity theft as are also used in identity theft itself. Malicious Identity cases however, tend to be much more complicated. The intent of the perpetrator here is not to raise his own self monetary worth - but, however to destruct that of the victims. It usually is also intended to maliciously ruin a victims good name at the same time.

There are very few laws across the country at this time addressing identity theft. There are none at all to help a victim of a much more complicated malicious identity theft - leaving a victim to fend for himself. The burden of proof in both types is (at this time) solely on the shoulders of the victim.

MISSION STATEMENT
Aggressively addressing identity theft, malicious identity theft and also terroristic identity assumption. A National 501(C)(3) Non-Profit dedicated to the advancement of national technological knowledge through the establishment of regional non-profit help agencies specifically for the victims of individual or corporate technological abuse.

VISION (STATEMENT OF PURPOSE)
In carrying out its mission, V.A.A., Inc. plans to play a leadership role in providing victims assistance in the immediate area through individuals, corporations, foundations, and associations while also working closely with police departments and other help agencies. V.A.A., Inc. also envisions helping to educate and develop similar start-up agencies across the country. V.A.A., Inc. is a National non-profit headquartered in Washington DC. This start-up is the Kentucky Division, with the intent of other states following suit.

COMPETITIVE POSITION
In the immediate area is the Spouse Abuse Center 226 W. Breckinridge St. Louisville, KY. (Center for Women and Families). They will give you temporary housing (which is good in quick-solution victim cases). They also have counseling services available. There is also a Family and Childrens Agency, 1115 Garvin Place, Louisville, KY. who also offer counseling services. The other main service available for victims is The Victims Advocacy Program, available through the Commonwealth Attorneys Office, 514 W. Liberty St. Louisville, KY. This agency offers to supply an advocate to be with you when you go to court. (When you are victimized, you usually know your assailant and don't want to be alone at court).

Through a grueling 10 year problem, I found no agencies in the area that could help. I was told by police that unless I was physically hurt, they could not help. (Which I realize now is wrong - and that is why I would like to lobby for updated laws and see that they are carried out for other victims). Temporary housing could not help for a daily 10 year problem. After 10 years, I still have no "proof" so cannot use the advocacy program. Any victim will tell you, they feel isolated and learn to trust no one. You therefore try to avoid counseling until it is all over - so that you will not get hurt by your assailant (for telling). I feel this victim assistance program will fill a great need in the Louisville area. There is nothing like it that I have found (in my 16 year search). Once started I feel other victims (or even concerned citizens) in other areas may come forward and want training in their area. (See Ladies Home Journal, April 1994 Article). Other agencies in the area that I am aware of are: The Crisis and Information Center (through Victim Compensation Program, Kentuckian's Voice for Crime Victims, Surviving a Murder Effectively, Women in Crisis Center, YMCA of Greater Louisville, and the YWCA Relief Center.

In the attached article you will see stalking described as willful and malicious harassment. If you have someone smart enough to harass you on a daily basis but never touch you personally - mostly with use of extreme mental harassment (and more in recent years through use of technology such as computers and communications equipment - to the point of identity theft and also malicious identity theft) the problem then falls between the cracks. Police are stumped, agencies are not set up for it - Victims need to know how to deal with it to get it to come to an expedient end.

DESCRIPTION OF MANAGEMENT
See attached Resume. Martha Steimel was a new-property coordinator for a hotel chain. She started businesses of her own including a design firm (that was mutilated in the last three years of business due to her computer stalking problem). She grew up in the collection/financial business (working with her Dad for over 12 years). She worked with Humana after losing her business to malicious id theft,as she tried to get her id problems to end.

She has over 16 years of professional management experience. She's been very active in the community and was a member of
    Home Builders of Louisville, Better Business Bureau, National Association of Female Executives, Window Coverings Association of America, National Association of Professional Saleswomen, National Decorating Products Association, the Louisville Convention Bureau, the Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club and more.
She's done volunteer work over the years associated with
    The Kentucky School for the Blind, Birthright of Louisville, the Catholic School System and also the Jefferson County Schools.
For over the past 6 years she has professionally worked as a stockbroker/financial consultant in Louisville; is licensed in Series 7 and also Series 63 in CA, IL, NY, FL, IN, OH, GA, KY, VA, and NC.

While with Humana she held health licenses with KY, IL, FL, MD, AL, MO, IN, AZ, KS, and Washington DC. She now is Life and Health licensed along with her Series 7 and 63 and is a member of the NASD (National Association of Securities Dealers) and also the New York Stock Exchange.

She taught classes at the International Show for the Drapery Trade in Design and also in "How to Organize Your Sales Approach". She has given training seminars and spoken to groups as large as 2500. In all positions held (until Humana) she was responsible for employee hiring and training.

With over 16 years experience in management and over 10 years of electronic stalking/identity theft/malicious id theft, she feels she is the perfect person to help others in similar situations by heading up a national non-profit at this time. Her specialty (after the management) is her people-orientation along with her sales, marketing, and communication skills. Other officers are being lined up at this time. Select this link to see our current VAA Board Members. We are continually searching for strong participating members of the board.

PROGRAMS
The main thrust of the organization (As I see it) will be that of victims assistance and getting the needed proof to pass on to the available agencies who will then help them with the court process. This will make the next program necessary: working with other areas of the country to be sure that a consistent program is available for all (there was nothing available for me) and helping lobbyists know what changes are necessary in current law to make it easier to prosecute in this type case. Right now there is no law that protects from malicious identity theft.

Working hand in hand with other available agencies is of the utmost importance to give counseling, needed shelter, police intervention and support, or assistance in the court process (which V.A.A., Inc. will not attempt to do). It is not the intent of V.A.A., Inc. to compete against any existing agency. It is the intent of V.A.A., Inc. to fill a very necessary need in the area where there is a painful gap in services for the victim. Once established, I foresee helping other areas spearhead similar programs across the country. V.A.A., Inc. is a National 501-c-3 non-profit headquartered in DC and starting the Kentucky division at this time.

SUPPORT SERVICES
See Organizational Structure (Page 3). Also note Goals, (Objectives) 5 Year Plan. (Next Heading).

The Organizational Structure Chart indicates what the organization at full maturity should look like. Phase 2 of the Goals indicates that the organization is starting out as straight volunteer support services until financing can be secured.

GOALS (OBJECTIVES) 5 YEAR PLAN
- Anticipated Programs to offer and support services will be added as developed.
- Sources of Funding will be expanded as they are secured.
- Ongoing volunteer services will be continually developed.

START-UP/STAGE ONE: FIRST YEAR - 18 MONTHS
As a fledgling organization we will work for stability. I see using a small group of volunteers initially while working to selectively recruit a volunteer board of directors. Working to attain funding above the million dollar mark in stage one will be a continual process while the main focus at all times will be on the victim assistance mission. We will develop and adhere to a plan for reaching the above goals, set by-laws, file for incorporation and establish tax-exempt status.

UPDATE
At this time we now have our 501(c)(3) designation as a non-profit, are incorporated through Delaware, have a Registered Agent (listed on letterhead), and have our by-laws on file with the IRS. We are up to a count of 12 on our volunteer board. At this time we have been concentrating our efforts on attaining the necessary substantial funding needed by sending letters out to national technology company’s, foundations, and government agencies requesting start-up funding. (The President’s story is also for sell through book and/or movie rights.)

GROWTH/STAGE TWO: SECOND - THIRD YEAR
- Achieve enough stability in funding to employ an executive director and core staff employees.
- Get volunteer board up to level of ten to twelve.
- Look for further expansion in funding additional programs.

Adhere to sound management practices as obstacles are overcome. Executive Director needs to realize changing organization; while building staff and and working effectively with the board of directors.

The principal challenge is keeping alive the original spirit and momentum and achieving expansion without distorting the original mission.

Other challenges include:

- Developing a plan for maintaining the funding base after start-up grants and initial gifts run out.
- Fine-tuning the telemarketing division - possibly adding products from other companies for additional revenues.
- Continue building core of volunteers and financial supporters. - Develop formal annual plans with measurable goals and objectives; supplemented by a long range plan extending three to five years into the future.

MATURITY/STAGE THREE: FOURTH - FIFTH YEAR
Still growing, the organization should have reached a level of stability and self-sufficiency. More time can now be devoted to evaluating and improving the organization. It is likely to have become more institutionalized and bureaucratic as it grows in size and complexity. The Board of Directors should be up to the anticipated level of fifteen. Main funding sources should be identified by now and success derived from them.

A well developed planning and control system is now in place. Very important: a credible track record is now established and organization is in a better position than ever to attract givers and volunteers. Organization must stay abreast of changes in program and victims needs and not get illusionary sense of security because of established stability. It must always focus on adaptability to necessary change as organization processes and fund-raising momentum is maintained. Staggered fifteen member Board of Directors should be in place now. Annual re-elections have five members terms come up each year for re-elections; (Now always with three year terms).

Concentration now should be to keep a large, prestigious board fully involved and committed. Attention needs to be given to a larger staff: including their desire to have a part in the decision making process. Always bring in new persons and new ideas while keeping main focus on mission. Help is now being given for other start-up agencies.

START-UP FUNDING (NEED FOR:) (SEED MONEY GRANTS)
-Set up of telemarketing department (National long-distance)
-Start-up advertising and printing costs (National)
-Organizational Costs (Office Set-up and Equipment)
 KY and DC with other states to follow
-Legal Services (Employee Contracts, Victims Contracts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, etc.)
-Insurance (Liability- for working with victims of ID theft)
-Program Development
-Fund Raising (Salaries, Expenses, Set-up of Department)
-Training workshops for Director and Key Employees
-Training of Advocates in identity theft issues
-Finance and Maintain National “800” hotline for Victims
-Security of Phone and Computer Lines against malicious id theft
-Security of Personnel
-Association Affiliations

DONATED SERVICES
- See Sources of Funding (Page 5) and Organizational Structure (Page 3)

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR V.A.A., INC.
(Chart conversion for website currently under development)

RESOURCES/SOURCES OF FUNDING
Ad Sales
Admissions
Volunteer Advisors
Art Show
Auction
Ball
Bar-B-Que
Benefit Performance
Beneficiary of Corporate Spending
Bequests
Bingo
Boating
Charitable Trusts
Community Foundation Grants
Concerts
Contests
Corporation Contributions
Costume Parties
Coupons
Court System Donations
Dances
Dinners
Donated Employee Services
Donated Office Space
Excursions
Exhibition Games
Family Foundation Grants
Fashion Show
Fees For Services
Flower Show
Foundations
Fund-Raising Events
Games of Chance
General Support Grants
Golf Tournament
Government Grants
Grant Funding
Group Travel
List Development Maintenance
Local Government Agencies
Lottery
Mail-out Letters for Donations (To Businesses & Known Donors)
Major Individual Donors Marathons
Museums
Non-Profit Mailing Permit (Saves Money)
Open Homes
Package Tours
Parade
Parties
Patrons
Picnics
Police Dept. Donations
Printing Company
Private Foundation Grants
Promotional Catalog
Public Assn. with Corporation
Religious Group Funding
Royalties
Rummage Sale
Seminars (For Corp. & Organizations)
Services (Contracted by Another Agency)
Service Club Donations
Sight Seeing
Silent Auction
Sliding Scale Service Fees
Sports Events
Stunts
Suborganizations and Support Groups that use Charitable Causes for Social Gatherings
Supporters
Tag Sale
Talks (To Corp. and Org.)
Telemarketing for Other Companies
Theater Parties
Tours
United Way
United Way Professional Development Classes through its National Training for Volunteerism
Volunteer Bd. Of Directors
Volunteer Mentors
Volunteers to Solicit Funds (Face to Face)
Volunteer Telemarketing Department
White Elephant Sale
"Stalking Days" at the Zoo
Real Estate Investment and Sales
Investments
Etcetera

START UP FUNDING

SEED MONEY GRANTS
  • Advertising
  • Organizational
  • Legal Services
  • Program Development
  • Fund Raising
  • Training Workshops
DONATED SERVICES
  • See Sources of Funding
MARKET PLAN (HOW TO ADVERTISE)
  • Talk Shows/Call-In Shows
  • Corporate Affiliation
  • PSA/Radio & TV
  • Community Calendar
  • Brochures/Leaflets
  • Through Volunteer Board
  • Through Volunteer Telemarketers
  • Press Release/Conference
  • Telethons
  • Print Media
  • Interviews/Features
  • Direct Mail
  • Posters
  • Stunts
    • Cross Country
    • Walkathons
    • Marches
    • Bicycle Rides
    • Roller Blading
  • Special Events (See Resources)
PURCHASED SERVICES
  • Contractors
  • Movers
  • Legal
  • Fundraisers
  • Insurance
  • Printing
  • Mailing Fees
  • Typesetting
  • Phones
  • Advertising
  • Investigation
FACILITIES
    Home is zoned for offices. Need contractor to separate half for offices, then can rent until enough financing comes in to move corporation to own location.
AVAILABLE GROUPS TO JOIN
  • AAFRC American Assn. of Fundraising Council
  • AMA American Management Assn.
  • ASAE American Society of Assn. Executives
  • ASDVS American Society of Directors of Vol SV
  • CASE Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • NSFRE National Assn. of Fundraising Executives
  • UW/NCRD United Way National Council for Resource Development
PERIODICALS TO SUBSCRIBE TO
  • Association Trends
  • Foundation News
  • Fund Raising Management
  • Non Profit Executives
  • Non Profit Times
  • Non Profit World
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy
PURCHASED SUPPLIES
  • Stationery
  • Printed Matter
  • Postage
  • Office Supplies
  • Security System
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