[Foundation-l] board candidacies

Jeffrey V. Merkey jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Sat Aug 12 03:26:10 UTC 2006

Michael Davis wrote:

> This determination should be the responsibility of the communications 
> committee.  Outside requests for a speaker to represent the foundation 
> should be directed to them.  It's their job to review speaker requests 
> and then identify the best candidate from the organization and 
> community to represent the foundation.  We have a number of great 
> people in the community who should be encourage to handle these 
> speaking requests.  All reasonable expenses incurred by any speaker on 
> behalf of the foundation will be reimbursed by the foundation through 
> the communications committee's PR budget.  The communications 
> committee has already started moving in this direction.  They're not 
> 100% there yet but they are getting closer.
> Anthere is correct - if a speaker is representing WMF then WMF 
> receives the fee.  The board should enact an ethics policy stating 
> this principle.
> Michael

It would sure clarify all this banter to publish a policy for expense 
report submission, mileage, hotel, cell phones, etc so the lines get 
drawn.    This seems like business 101 stuff.   I guess the word 
"reasonable" sums it up.


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