I've been calling around trying to line up sponsors for the OLPC SF summit
in three weeks -- http://olpcsf.org
-- and will be happy to share my
contacts after the checks, if any, clear. It's been slower going so far
than I expected but with zero expectations two weeks ago and not so many
attendees who need reimbursement it should work out.
Speaking of which, does the Foundation want to help out with OLPC SF?
On Sep 30, 2010 12:41 AM, "Eugene Eric Kim" <eekim(a)blueoxen.com> wrote:
I'm on the board of WiserEarth <http://www.wiserearth.org/>, which is
a 501(c)3 that is well-aligned with Wikimedia's mission. I talked to
the ED, and she very graciously agreed to act as a fiscal sponsor for
our upcoming conference! We still need to work out the paperwork and
get official board approval, but what it basically means is that
WiserEarth will process payments and disburse checks. It will also
take a 3% overhead on sponsorships, which is very small.
This also means we'll be able to accept sponsors soon. Which means we
should start looking for some. :-)
Unfortunately, I won't be able to do the leg work on this. I'm
literally leaving town next week and will be off-grid for the better
part of October. Before I go, I'd love to work with some volunteers
interested in going out and getting sponsorships, and I'm happy to
make introductions where I can. At minimum, we should apply for a
Wikimedia Foundation grant soon.
Who's in? :-)
Eugene Eric Kim ................................ http://xri.net/=eekim
Blue Oxen Associates ........................ http://www.blueoxen.com/
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