[Foundation-l] Help needed to develop fundraising appeal ideas

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 22:26:18 UTC 2006

On 11/7/06, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> On 11/6/06, Daniel Mayer <maveric149 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> > > How much does Wikimedia currently have in cash?
> > >
> > > How much does the Foundation need for the next 6 months?
> >
> > I've been told that audited financial data and some indication of need
> (not necessarily an
> > official budget) will be available before the start of the drive.
> >
> > -- mav
> >
> I certainly hope so.  I've never heard of an audit taking nearly 7
> months to complete when nothing criminal was going on.

I don't have any inside insight into what's going on at WMF, however...

Audit by itself no; audit plus putting into place a new, professional,
properly managed financial management operations system (software,
procedures, databases, etc), and merging the old data into the new system?

Sure.  That takes more than 6 months all the time.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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