Florence Devouard wrote:
Office of the ED. the office of the executive director
covers salary of
the ED, salary of the assistant, relocation to San Francisco (eg, travel
to SF to select offices etc...) and consulting (eg, fundraising
consulting, communication consulting, branding consulting etc...)
Perhaps it was a bad PR idea to combine all this. Relocation, as a
one-time expense could be presented separately and wouldn't give an
impression of overexpensive office.
And to be fair, I do not think that "we are
saving languages" is the
right pitch either. It is more sexy, but what those guys want to see are
rationale, timeline, figures, proof of concept, partnerships etc...
So, what we need to really work on in the near future are a "collection
of grant propositions", which we can show around to philantropists.
"What you will invest in" and what do you get in exchange.
One thing I was thinking about for a while: how much does Wikipedia
contribute to the economy? Who could estimate it, and how could it be
done? If this would be known, we could argue that Wikipedias in various
languages would contribute that much to their economies.