[WikiEN-l] Foundation audit

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 12 10:03:43 UTC 2008

Sue Reed wrote:
> ----- 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 a
>  sked a question about our financial statement and making a comment like yours. 
> Sue Anne 
> sreed1234 at yahoo.com

Right. Help me improve my behavior then.

When some board members of your organization are publicly accused to 
misuse the donors money to promote their own business, how do they answer ?



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