[PSF-Volunteers] Better fund raising for the PSF
sdeibel at wingware.com
Wed Oct 5 21:53:38 CEST 2005
I've received absolutely no response from the message below. If
there is interest, please let me know before I recommend disbanding
the PSC at the next board meeting.
On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Stephan Deibel wrote:
> I would like to try to build a better fund raising capability for the
> PSF. While the PSF has done OK obtaining new sponsors by osmosis, and
> has done reasonably well through PyCon sponsorships, I think a
> manageable amount of additional effort could really increase our
> visibility as a worthy charitable organization.
> For example, we could send a semi-monthly news letter + appeal for
> donations to CLP, we could seek out potential corporate donors more
> agressively, we could make recommendations to the board on how to
> restructure available sponsor/donor opportunities to make those more
> attractive, we could start a recurring donor program and/or send
> solicitations to past donors say 2X/year, and so forth.
> In the past year, we've started our grants program (with some success,
> tho projects are still going on), we've funded a website redesign
> (which I hope will soon get over the deployment hump), and of course
> we continue to be the money bag behind PyCon which may in future years
> require increasingly larger $ commitments from the PSF. So there are
> certainly compelling reasons to donate to the PSF.
> Are there people on this list that are interested *and able* to help
> with any of this?
> I should note that the PSF has the Python Support Committee (PSC) that
> is chartered to work on this kind of thing, but it has done nothing
> recently and there appears to be no interest or time available among
> its current members to work on this. My intention as chairman of that
> committee is to reform it with a fresh pool of volunteers, if some can
> be found here.
> Stephan Deibel
> Chairman of the Board
> Python Software Foundation
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