[WikiEN-l] Foundation audit

Sue Reed sreed1234 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 12 02:21:32 UTC 2008

----- Original Message ----
From: Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com>
> Yeah, so those were my thoughts on the audit. Anyone else?

I'd love to hear someone say something along those lines

"Thank you to the staff and board to have succeeded to have the 
Foundation audited for the 4th time"

There are over 200 000 000 people reading Wikipedia everyday.
It would be very cool even ONE says "thank you". It would go a long way 
to keep us working.

Something like

"for every criticism you voice, provide a thank you on another point"

Florence, I found your statement here to be really tacky and inappropriate and your follow-up comment to be even more tacky. You're the Chair of a multi-million dollar foundation. Frankly, the fact that your volunteers care enough to actually scrutinize the Foundation reports in the way they do should show they care. Secondly, every donation that's made ... whether it's $5 from a college student or a large grant, but especially the $5 from the college student, is a thank you that says "we think you're doing a good job ... please keep it up." I work for a non-profit and know how difficult it is to get each and every donation. I'm pleased as punch with every donation we bring in, and I can't even imagine our CEO or even or VP of Fund Development going to one of our volunteers or donors who asked a question about our financial statement and making a comment like yours. 

Sue Anne 
sreed1234 at yahoo.com

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