[Foundation-l] Board meeting in Rotterdam later this week
anthere at anthere.org
Wed Jan 10 05:34:54 UTC 2007
As mentionned quickly in previous emails, the board is having a meeting
in Rotterdam friday, saturday and sunday.
There will be as well formal or informal meeetings from today till
sunday, with professionals, potential partners, or wikipedians; Some of
us will visit our facility of Amsterdam, or Kennisnet, or our bank in
Belgium. Consequently, most board members and some foundation employees
will be hard to talk with on mailing lists or irc this week. We'll be
back all fresh and full of news next week.
Agenda for this first meeting of the year is very roughly going along
* Budget and finances (friday morning). Essentially reporting on the
last fundraising. Planification of next fundraising. Brainstorming over
our "business model" (endowment etc). In short, generally planning the
financial strategy for the coming year.
* Audit (friday end of afternoon). Planning audit of this financial year
and implementation of some of the suggestions made by the auditors.
We'll also meet with Dedalus.
* Legal issues (saturday morning). Planning of the most urgent things to
deal with, in particular but not restricted to, trademarks, licence
* Personnel issues (saturday afternoon). Discussion about all the
possible job openings for 2007, prioritize and identify/discuss possible
candidates. Office organization. Staff relationships and roles.
Volunteers jobs etc...
* Technical summit (sunday).
* Brainstorming on quality (sunday)
These are the biggest bits. There are also other issues, which we may or
may not discuss according to time availability. Most issues on current
agenda are in relation to points number 1 and 2 of our general guideline
for year 2007 (sustainability and quality). I hope sunday in particular
will be an opportunity to discuss and draft directions for points 3 and
4 (outreach and recognition by non profit world), to expand further in
the coming year.
As already mentionned, there is a wikimeet on friday evening as well :-)
and hopefully many stroopwafels during the time in Rotterdam.
See you next week on this very list for more.
Chair Wikimedia Foundation
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