[Marketing] OSGeo Marketing Budget 2021

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Tue Dec 29 09:34:35 PST 2020

Hello Marketing Team,

we have to discuss the Marketing Budget for 2021

This is what we proposed for 2020 and a lot of it we did not use:

So what are our plans for 2021

I created a draft wiki page.

Shall we discuss virtual or make a quick meeting on budget before 
January 18?


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Betreff: [Projects] [OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Budget 2021
Datum: 29.12.2020 10:35
Von: Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas at gmail.com>
An: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Kopie: OSGeo Board <board at lists.osgeo.org>, "projects at lists.osgeo.org" 
<projects at lists.osgeo.org>

Dear OSGeo project members and committees,

Over the previous years, OSGeo has been proud to support a growing 
number of project events, such as community/code sprints, developer 
meetings, and user conferences. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 
most OSGeo events in 2020 were held as virtual events.

OSGeo is reaching out to all committees, including Project Steering 
Committees, to help plan our budget for 2021.

In 2020, the Board assigned an initial amount of 2000 USD to all 
graduated projects who have reported to the Board the last 12 months 
(e.g. during the AGM or directly to a Board meeting). This year the 
Board is planning to continue to offer a budget to all graduated 
projects with the exact amount to be determined.

Due to cancellation of events in 2020, we are not in a position to 
allocate and spend as much as we did in previous years.

To help navigate the uncertainties ahead in 2021, the Board is planning 
to have a budget meeting on 18 January 2021 to review 2020 expenditures, 
sponsorship, and make financial decisions for the 2021 budget.

Please send your detailed requests for approval (see detailed budget 
requests from 2020 e.g. 

We would like to ask you to help us with budget proposals to assist your 
project. This will help us set aside a realistic amount of funding.

Please add your project info to the budget draft at:


ideally by 17 January 2021 in advance of our next Board meeting.

When making a budget request please keep in mind the vision and goals of 
our Foundation, along with any obligations you wish to meet.

Thank you.

On behalf of the OSGeo Board,


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