[Wikimedia-l] fundraising status?

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Dec 28 00:57:00 UTC 2012

On Dec 28, 2012 12:52 AM, "Matthew Roth" <mroth at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com
> >
> >
> > I suspect the assumption of bad faith is because he doesn't believe
> > could genuinely propose such a ridiculously bad idea. When limits on
> > 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
> > experienced senior staff.
> >
> As a comparison, Doctors Without Borders/MSF USA had a policy of paying
> 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.

How are they structured? Was there another layer of management at the
international level? $105k sounds very low for the top person in an
organisation of any significant size.

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