[Board] Funding Strategy & update...

jo at frot.org jo at frot.org
Wed Jan 30 13:25:34 PST 2008

dear Tyler,

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 05:10:00PM -0800, Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo) wrote:
> I've been compiling all my thoughts and observations for a Funding  
> Strategy.   

Okay, I'm glad to hear more about this. I wouldn't worry about
alpha-quality though, it would be great to see more of the detail on
the wiki.  Especially if this could be useful to / informed by the
work going on with the Markting Committee and their "Communications
Concept" etc. And others could contribute their experiences.

>   1.  Introduction
>   2.  Terminology
>   3.  Purpose of Fundraising
> 	a. Cover Ongoing Costs
> 	b. Expanding Programs
>   4.  Fundraising Methods
> 	a. General Appeals – Indirect Marketing
> 	b. Focused Approach
> 	c. Event Related
>   5.  Grant Applications
>   6.  Relationships
> 	a. Sponsors
> 	b. Community & Volunteers
>   7.  Defining Value
>   8.  Setting Targets
>   9.  Future Plans

One thing that's not clear to me is who this in tended for - 
the Board, the membership at large, those members who might want to
help with fundraising or get their corporate entities involved - it
seems to cover a lot of bases, especially at the end where it seems to
blur into budgeting and planning and general strategy. I would sooner
see a rough draft covering a bit less of this, coming sooner.



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