[Board] sponsorship document

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Wed Oct 28 12:20:34 PDT 2015

Thanks Jody, I have added my name to the working group.  I am moving 
this to the public discussion (as mentioned on your wiki draft page). 
As I mentioned offline, I do like giving the small 
businesses/consultants a more reachable price point than 3000 USD, so I 
am glad that you have subsequently added a 1k option 

Also, regarding organization size, could you explain this more?  Is this 
a guideline, or are you proposing that organizations must sponsor 
according to the number of employees they have?  I'll give you a 
physical example: for my local provincial non-profit GIS association (I 
was on their board a long time as well, ha, small world) the lowest 
sponsor level (bronze) is now 500 CAD.  For many years this was 250 CAD, 
and it just this went up to 500 CAD this year for bronze.  My company is 
a bronze sponsor, as well as a huge vendor, which I think is great that 
both organizations are involved there, I'm happy to see me listed with 
them.  However, that brings up several issues.  What would happen if we 
have 1000 USD as the bronze sponsor? (which I cannot afford, so I'd be 
gone)  What would happen if organization size was <3 for bronze?  That 
then knocks out both sponsors.

Long story short, I do like adding more sponsor levels, especially for 
the average sized small business (the average business size in my 
province of Nova Scotia is 1.5 workers).  I like seeing as many logos as 
possible there, promoting their support for OSGeo.  So I even like a 500 
USD option.

As a side note (yet strongly related), I saw today someone asking about 
the OSGeo service providers page.  Yes, interesting timing to be 
mentioning that :)


On 2015-10-27 4:00 PM, Jody Garnett wrote:
> You are welcome to take notes/ideas on the
> wiki page <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_2015_Sponsorship>, if so
> please "join" the working group
> <http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/2015_Sponsorship_Drive_Working_Group> (by
> adding your name to the list) rather than as a board member.

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