[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member in businessdevelopment

Casey Brown cbrown1023 at comcast.net
Sat May 19 01:22:01 UTC 2007


Casey Brown

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On 5/18/07, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> The WMF is not a business.  It's a publicly supported charity.  As
> such, I think the proper solution is to limit business activities as
> much as possible.

This is insane and irresponsible; any organization with this much
activity and financial throughput not run as a business (in terms of
professionalism), specifically INCLUDING real charities, is insane.

The charities and nonprofits I know of all enthusiastically hire
professional business people to do business stuff... because it's how
you get things done at that level.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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