[Foundation-l] Fwd: Announcing new Chief Global Development Officer and new Chief Community Officer

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 02:46:51 UTC 2010

Mike.lifeguard wrote:
> On 37-01--10 03:59 PM, Sue Gardner wrote:
>> During the hiring process, Zack pointed out to me that the CDO job as
>> then-structured didn't support that vision.  He argued that by siloing
>> off donors into a separate department, we were making it more
>> difficult to achieve the level of authenticity I wanted.  That was an
>> important observation, and I took it seriously.
> That's very interesting to hear. Given how strange a universe the
> Wikimedia universe is, and how strange a non-profit the WMF it, I've
> often wondered how likely it is that new hires would have any depth of
> understanding of us or how we operate. Agree or not (I'm undecided) I
> think this shows a level of insight that should be exciting to harness.


Brava! & Bravo!


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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