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

James Alexander jamesofur at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 02:54:45 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 10:23 PM, Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> I am really happy to announce two important new Wikimedia Foundation
> hires.  Zack Exley will be Wikimedia's new Chief Community Officer,
> and Barry Newstead will be our Chief Global Development Officer.  Both
> will start just before Wikimania, and will join us in Gdansk.

Aye grats both to the two new hires and to the Foundation they look like
great choices.

Without trying a risk a sidetrack to much: I have to agree with the idea of
the fundraising being with everyone else here and I'm really happy to see
that. With the possible exception of the major/foundation gifts (which you
could I guess separate off but it would be odd to have them separate from
the rest of fundraising I think) our donors OUR our community in all ways.
Not only do our readers and editors donate themselves (from what I
understand that is the majority (i.e the annual campaign) but also
the volunteers themselves are donors at least in my mind even without
any monetary support. Their time is what makes us good.

James Alexander
james.alexander at rochester.edu
jamesofur at gmail.com

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