[Foundation-l] wikicouncil

hillgentleman hillgentleman.wikiversity at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 04:06:43 UTC 2007

Is fundraising going to be a responsibility of the board?  Should it not be
transferred to the director, the business developer, et.co. ?


On 30/12/2007, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 12/30/07, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
> > While there is much to say about your entire post, since it is rather long,
> > I will focus on this point. Previously, you hinted at a rejection the idea of
> > community elections, i.e., the community does not choose. Now you are adding
> > to  this that neither Board nor Staff choose.
> >
> > Who is left? Outsiders? Large donors? Wikilovers? My Aunt Gertrude?
> A panel of experts who can evaluate the skills criteria seriously. So
> in order to evaluate whether a potential Board member would be
> successful at fundraising, you might want someone who has a track
> record of fundraising for the organization; in order to select someone
> who would bring the required legal skills, you'd want an accomplished
> legal expert (think Lessig or Moglen caliber), in order to find
> someone who can represent community values, you'd want a highly
> respected member of the community, etc. I did not say the ED should be
> _on_ the panel, only that they should advise the Board on how the
> panel would be constructed.
> So it would probably include "outsiders" and wikilovers, it might
> include a large donor, and it is unlikely to include your aunt, though
> I do not know her.
> --
> Erik Möller
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