[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Foundation Report, September 2012
deyntestiss at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 1 08:46:17 UTC 2012
I appreciate the comprehensiveness of this report.
I have a few questions about the finance section. Some are more basic than
Does WMF use the calendar year for its fiscal year?
Is the financial plan for WMF to run a YTD deficit until the annual
Why were recruiting expenses higher for the July-August timeframe? I thought
that WMF eliminated a recruiting contractor recently, so I would have
expected recruiting expenses to be lower rather than higher.
Was August an unusually expensive month? If the total YTD expenses were
$5.2MM and August alone cost $2.6MM, I would be interested in knowing why
August was such an expensive month.
If in the July-August time period WMF "Completed our report to the Stanton
Foundation and received our second grant installment of $1.8 million", why
is there only $1.75 million of revenue shown in the table which includes
$1.0MM from the Sloan Foundation? These numbers don't seem to add up
correctly. I would have expected the revenue total to be at least $2.8MM
when including both of the grants.
Your finance and metrics enthusiast,
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