[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in business development

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 12:32:57 UTC 2007

GerardM wrote:
> Hoi,
> Congratulations, Vishal you have a job that needs doing.. I hope for all our
> sakes you will do a great job.
> In his reply Samuel indicates that it is not clear what our needs are and,
> what we would do with money generated. Let me remind him that at the last
> fund raiser we were looking for 1,5 million dollars, we got just over 1
> million of that. A substantial part of it was acquired because of corporate
> donations. We are underfunded and understaffed as it is.
> Relevant is that the Virgin deal was seen as problematic by some. In equal
> measure this attitude is problematic because it prevents the funding of our
> projects in the way they were budgetted in the future.
> Now you want to sound confident by making a bet. Consider that you may eat
> French dinners, but you are offering it to an organisation used to eating
> spagetti only.

Sam and Gerard, please do remember that ... French dinners are expensive 
in most of the world... but not in France :-)


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