R: [Foundation] I: [Board] Agenda Discussion

bauer at michaelbauer.com bauer at michaelbauer.com
Thu Sep 26 12:12:11 CDT 2002


I'd just like to continue as we've laid out.  Fundraising is part of the 
overall Marketing Committee's charter.  We'll have special focus on that 
in the committee and integrate with other Marketing activities, such as 
the evolution of the JabberPowered program.  

I get the impression that you, Iain, and Heg would like to be in on this 
Committee, at least with respect to Fundraising.  Again, I'd like to 
reiterate my call for participation in this Marketing Committee effort.  
Any other volunteers?

On Thu, 26 Sep 2002, Iain Shigeoka wrote:

> On 9/25/02 11:00 AM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> 
> > I'm wondering if we need a dedicated Fundraising Committee? Also it would
> > be good to get a commitment from the Board (and maybe that lazy Executive
> > Director) on some fundraising targets and a draft budget before the next
> > Board meeting.
> 
> I really like the idea of a Fundraising Committee.  Since so many Jabber
> participants are open source (unfunded) contributors, I think it would be
> really good to help sponsor more of the active members (e.g. Adam Theo etc)
> to attend the various Jabber related meatspace meetings (like JabberCon).
> Basic things like airfare, minimal per diem for food, and housing. If we are
> really successful, perhaps also helping them go to larger venue open source
> conferences to represent Jabber (e.g. LinuxWorld).
> 
> I also think with JabberPowered coming around, it wouldn't be unreasonable
> to think that we could combine such efforts with a branding and
> merchandising effort (tshirts and whatnot).
> 
> -iain
> 
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