Perhaps in July we can have an office hour to discuss improvements to
annual planning for all orgs including WMF?
Annual plans for any organization are a pain to develop and involve some
guesswork about what will happen during the year. However, given the
natures of annual fundraising and grant cycles, orgs need to know how much
money we have to work with on an annual basis and to have some
accountability for how it will be spent.
The immediate problem is the short time period for the community to review
WMF's plan, and the limits of the documentation that have been provided so
far. I suggest that WMF should address these problems first, and after this
year's full plan with supporting documentation is reviewed by the
community, we can have a discussion about annual planning more generally. I
suggest that the WMF Board vote on the plan be postponed until the end of
June in order to allow the community more time to review the plan and allow
WMF more time to produce supporting documentation.