[Foundation-l] Status of 2009 Fundraiser Survey

Gregory Kohs thekohser at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 13:02:20 UTC 2009

Still no reply here, nor on the Meta Wikimedia page?  It's Wednesday.
That was Friday.  Perhaps the "official" response is "no comment", or
maybe Rand Montoya is on vacation?

Gregory Kohs

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Gregory Kohs <thekohser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am wondering if someone at the WMF (perhaps specifically Rand
> Montoya) could give us an update on the status of the 2009 Fundraiser
> Survey.  I inquired about this at the appropriate Talk page, but over
> two weeks have passed without any reply:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Fundraising_2009/Survey&diff=1724334&oldid=1585375
> Personally, I applied about four or five hours of my time working on
> the sampling design and questionnaire content and construction for
> this effort.  I realize that it is beyond hope that this will have
> fielded before most of this year's fundraising efforts have been
> executed (which is a shame, considering the "hurry up" timeline that
> was in place back in July 2009), but now I wonder -- will this ever be
> fielded?  My impression is that an inordinate amount of time was
> dedicated to translating the survey into at least a handful of world
> languages, which I advised against, being that I knew it was a huge
> challenge to meet translation and proofreading needs before the annual
> fundraiser commenced.
> I hope it is realistic to at least field this survey in the Spring of
> 2010, so that its results may be analyzed and contribute to
> modifications (both tactical and strategic) for the 2010 fundraiser.
> Gregory Kohs

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