[Foundation-l] Three fundraising job openings

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 01:52:44 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:25 PM, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Do we honestly need 3 more employees all doing the same thing? I really
>  think a dedicated "Donations Coordinator" could accomplish the same
>  thing, rather than making 3 positions, at least at this point in time.

These type of employees usually pay for themselves many many times
over in the increased donations.  I have heard of exceptions, and
hopefully Erik, Sue, and the Board will reverse this if the donations
don't come through accordingly.

But... if one looks out there at donating entities, foundations and
rich individuals and companies and the like, there's a lot of
charitable money out there that the Foundation should be going after,
and the bandwidth and focused job role of doing so seems like an
excellent idea to me.

We want the foundation to be stable, growing, build an endowment, be
able to help with creating and encouraging open content not just
within the context of the projects but in society as a whole.  Those
things aren't going to be cheap.  There is donor money out there.  If
we want to do those things, we need that donor money.

"Growing up" to the point that we acknowledge that, create the
positions, hire for them, and then execute on chasing and catching
donations of appropriate scope is an important evolution for the
Foundation.  It's a good idea.  It's a necessary set of steps in the
long term.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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