I regret to inform you that Rand Montoya will be leaving the Wikimedia
Foundation. His last day with us will be September 30, 2010.
Rand has generously agreed to support and advise us for the next three
months as we're gearing up for the 2010 fundraiser while he looks for
opportunities outside Wikimedia.
Rand will especially help us close the loop on our discussions in
Bristol: finalizing the next version of the chapters fundraising
agreement, and coordinating a self-assessment process of the chapters
fundraising work to-date.
Since Rand joined us two years ago, he has been tremendously
successful in his work for the Wikimedia Foundation. The 2008 and 2009
fundraisers set new record revenue numbers for the organization, and
have enabled us to expand our mission activities and grow our impact
world-wide. Rand also helped us to establish good fundraising
practices, including improved donor communication and cultivation, and
led efforts to help the international Wikimedia chapters fundraise.
Please join me in thanking Rand for all he has done for Wikimedia, and
wishing him the best for his future.
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation
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