[Foundation-l] Three fundraising job openings

Jon scream at datascreamer.com
Fri Apr 18 14:40:52 UTC 2008

Nathan wrote:
> Good faith doesn't enter into it;
> "Chad, Jon, Thomas, others - don't you think it makes sense to stay focused
> on the big picture and the Board, and trust that until demonstrated
> otherwise the Foundation has the right people in the right place to make
> sure it stays afloat?" That is the only part of what I wrote written
> directly at anyone.
> Criticism was clearly implied by your comment, Chad - the questions seemed
> more to make a point about priorities than an actual request for
> information. When you start a message with *facepalm* and end it by
> comparing the Foundation to you getting your first credit card, you aren't
> simply asking questions.
> My point was that the day to day issues of staffing and individual
> expenditures ought not be dissected on a public list when the Foundation has
> a hired staff charged with this level of decision making. The Foundation is
> not managed by the community, it is led by the community via the Board. The
> flagship project is the "encyclopedia anyone can edit" but there is a very
> valid reason why the Foundation isn't the "company anyone can operate."
> Nathan
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We can ask, and it can be explained, there is nothing wrong with this.  
Anyone who donates anything, (money, time, et cetera) become interested 
in *some* areas of the foundation.  And I think it is ok, ok to ask 
sometimes.  The board members or staff likely did not even answer, the 
list readership would have been happy to explain, and appeared happy to 
explain.  I was not sending any staff/board member to barbecue.   I 
think your suggestion here, is outside the mission of the list.  I would 
venture to say, that you are 'getting on to us' for something that is 
encouraged.  Discussion of foundation issues.  Please reconsider your 
requests to the members of *this* list.

Very best,


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