[Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

Matthew Roth mroth at wikimedia.org
Fri Dec 28 00:52:11 UTC 2012

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:
> I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't believe anyone
> could genuinely propose such a ridiculously bad idea. When limits on such
> ratios are discussed the usual figure I hear is a limit of 10%. 50% is
> completely unrealistic. Either you would have to massively overpay your
> junior staff (wasting donor's money) or you wouldn't be any to attract any
> experienced senior staff.

As a comparison, Doctors Without Borders/MSF USA had a policy of paying the
E.D. no more than 3 times the rate of the entry level positions. When I
left at the end of 2004, the entry level salary was $35,000 and the E.D.
was $105,000. Not sure what it is now.


Matthew Roth
Global Communications Manager
Wikimedia Foundation
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