Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-08-15 Thread Laura Vargas
Dear Caryl,

Going back to your original idea... Would you agree, that our Team requires
some kind of "Coordination Calendar" for the Fundraising yearly Cycles?

My opinion is it could be part of a basic SL Candelar Activity...

Best regards and keep having a good time *learning* with ur granchildren :D


Laura V


2016-06-05 11:18 GMT-05:00 Caryl Bigenho :

> Hi Folks…
>
> "Nickel and dimeing" members doesn't seem to be a viable option. Not
> enough funds would be raised for all the wonderful things Dave (and many
> others) envision. Having an easy means for patrons to donate would be
> wonderful. But, the best way to raise funds for projects is probably
> through an active "Development Committee" similar to those used by
> educational institutions and other non-profits.
>
> So, you may ask, what is a Development Committee and what do they do? As
> the fundraising arm of the organization, it is tasked with seeking out
> funding sources. For SugarLabs that might be mostly through competitive
> grants.
>
> We have missed out on some important ones already, such as:
>
> the Adult Literacy X-Prize (1)… team sign ups closed last December 15 and
>
> the Global Learning X-Prize (2), (which seems a perfect fit for Sugar
> Labs) closed in April of 2015
>
> And, what was SLOB doing when these opportunities came and went? In 2015
> they were concerned with GCI, the election, GSOC, Turtle Arts Days, etc.
> and in 2014 it was more of the same. Nothing about funding opportunities!
>
>  I can't believe we totally missed the Global Learning one. It was such a
> good fit that I know we could have done very well.
>
> We need a team of dedicated volunteers to continually search for new
> opportunities, such as these, that would be a good fit. It should be
> organized  with a volunteer chairperson and volunteer members who would
> continuously be on the look out for possible grant opportunities and
> discuss them using whatever platform they choose to use. The chairperson,
> or a designee, could report at the monthly meetings what they had found…
> either "nothing" or "X, Y, and Z."
>
> The board could decide to approve or disapprove moving forward with any of
> these opportunities with a simple floor motion.
>
> Caryl
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> (1) http://adultliteracy.xprize.org
>
> (2) http://learning.xprize.org
>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-07-02 Thread Dave Crossland
On 27 June 2016 at 08:44, Dave Crossland  wrote:

> On 7 June 2016 at 20:15, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> > Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should
> schedule a
> > weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
> > decisions.
>
> When is the next meeting? :)
>

Would meeting on this Friday July 8th at 3pm California, 5pm Peru, 6pm NYC
work for you both?

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*TODO**s** (please vote + name)*

1. To create a grant list [done! below]

2. To define mechanisms for funds distribution and certification among
members: Project Lead gets a budget approved by SLOBs and after that, no
further motions are needed for making individual disbursements. [done]

3. Draft 3 funding proposal applications [1/3 complete]



*G**oals*

A. *Sugar Projects Translation's Fund - PL Laura Vargas*
- Application document link [pending]
- Deadline [pending]

B. *Sugar Network Development Fund - PL Laura Vargas*
- Application document link [pending]
- Deadline [pending]

C. Sugar Labs Google AdWords Grant - PL Dave Crossland. -
https://www.google.com/grants
- Application document link [request sent to Conservancy]
- Deadline 2016-07-30

Notes:

The above project-funds are for Sugar related projects already underway by
 SL members.

Current spending commitments are directed by the Oversight Board.

We will liaise with Adam and the Conservancy concerning any submittal
requiring an EIN, although referral to Conservancy entry in GuideStar may
be sufficient  http://www.guidestar.org/profile/41-2203632



*Future Goals*

* Sugar Open Educational Resources Projects Fund

* Sugarizer Fund

* IIAB (Internet In A Box) fund

* Sugar Social Media Manager Role

* Sugar Finance Manager Role



*Grant** List*

- https://www.google.com/grants (Dave Crossland is moving this forwards as
of 2016-06-27)

- MacArthur Foundation: "improving children comunications among all
continents"

Status: Application on progress https://www.100andchange.org/#application
- Enter the legal name of the organization that you represent:
- Provide the address of your organization:
- Offer a direct phone number for your organization:
- Describe or select the primary area of expertise for your *organization*
- Describe or select the primary thematic area of the *problem* that you
propose to solve

-Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Requires a US Taxpayer ID; the
Conservancy EIN is 41-2203632: http://www.msdf.org/grants/apply/eligibility/

- NSF (Updated link) annual cycles in process:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=
505038


-Current USAID funding opportunities:
https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/partnership-opportunities

- Lowes small grants for individual schools in the US:
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/faq.html

- Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for applications from countries:
http://www.globalpartnership.org/useful-resources-for-gpe-grants

- http://www.mastercardfdn.org
- http://www.iyfnet.org/youth-organizations
- https://www.macfound.org/programs/girlseducation/
- http://allchildrenreading.org
-
http://corporate.voya.com/corporate-responsibility/community-investment/giving/grants
- http://mccartheydressman.org/academic-enrichment-grants/
http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/community/contributions_grants/index.html
- https://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/
-
http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/grants-awards/beyond-net-funding-programme/how-apply-beyond-net-funding
- http://livingprogresschallenge.hpe.com/
- http://corporate.mattel.com/about-us/philanthropy/childrenfoundation.aspx
- https://public.conxport.com/delta/donation/Home.aspx
- UNESCO (2017 cycle) http://en.unesco.org/ifpc/
-
http://www.motorola.com/us/Motorola-Mobility-Foundation-Partnerships/motorola-foundation-partnerships.html#mmf-partnerships-education
https://csta.acm.org/About/sub/GrantSupportRequests.html
- Long list of grants, updated often
http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
-
http://us.gsk.com/en-us/our-stories/our-communities/gsk-impact-grants-our-kids-leading-the-way-to-a-healthier-community/
http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/our-impact/k12-education
- Knight News Challenge. Entry deadline has passed:
http://www.newschallenge.org
- a non-profit management organization "Y-Combinator:

Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-18 Thread Dave Crossland
On 18 June 2016 at 16:54, Laura Vargas  wrote:

> Good start. I hope current SLOBs get to analyze the issue ;D
>

I am waiting.
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-18 Thread Laura Vargas
2016-06-17 23:29 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> (Apologies for the empty sent earlier)
>
> On 16 June 2016 at 23:30, Dave Crossland  wrote:
>
>>
>> On 16 June 2016 at 15:24, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 2016-06-15 8:38 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>>>
 On 11 June 2016 at 11:12, Sean DALY  wrote:
 > Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application
 becomes the
 > treasurer for those funds.

 Fair enough :) I am merely observing what I see as current practice
 with the Trip Advisor grant :)

 > What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is
 > interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with
 > face-to-face meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison
 issues.

>>>
>>> This is probably the key point to ensure funds actually get to the
>>> active members. It will require 100% transparency of grants documents
>>>
>>
> What does "100% transparency of grants documents" mean concretely?
>
> I can suggest we ensure all grant final document drafts and final copies
> are on the wiki/website, and Project Instigators keep the community
> informed of relevant updates.
>
What else should be done?
>

I guess publishing all grants main document/contract would be enough.


>
>  and SCF management issues.
>
>
> What does "100% transparency of Conservancy management issues" mean
> concretely?
>
> Conservancy is mostly staffed by lawyers, who wish to mostly communicate
> under https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney%E2%80%93client_privilege
> which requires not having their emails be public or disclosed to anyone but
> the specifically addressed and intended recipients, so they do not
> participate much on these public lists.
>
> I think Adam is doing a good job of conveying the important information as
> the single point of contact between SL and Conservancy.
>
> What else do you want him to do differently?
>
> (Conservancy asks everyone to refer to them as Conservancy, not "SFC",
> because they can be confused with SFLC that way.)
>
>
>> > Document signings involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view,
 > disbursal of funds from a successful grant should be managed by
 SFC/SLOBs
 > (perhaps primarily in the role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as
 per
 > Gould or TripAdvisor.

 Please could you clarify why Walter (or any other SLOB) would
 specifically need to be signing documents; I understand that that
 Conservancy signs the documents, because legally Conservancy is the
 party to them and neither SLOBs nor Members are agents of Conservancy
 and lack signing authority.
>>>
>>>
 Conversely, I don't see why SLOBS or Conservancy would be involved in
 the management of a project; they only and merely approve the funding,
 and until a Financial Manager is in place, this is done by regular
 motion.


>>> What is proposed in the new "by funds structure" is to keep a Project
>>> Leader per Project as the Treasurer of that Project's  fund. For general
>>> purpose expenses SL already have the SLOBs who act as Treasurers of the
>>> General Funds fund.
>>>
>>> Project Leaders-Treasurers should be encouraged to present time-cycle
>>> required Budgets to the SL Funding/Grants Committee.
>>>
>>> Each Project Leader may approve or not an specific grant or grant
>>> percentage to get into his/her Project Fund for N periods of time. By
>>> approving the incoming of funds into the project, the Project Leader shall
>>> agree to make his/her best effort to deliver the grant's desired results on
>>> each time cycle as well as of course to share the results openly.
>>>
>>
> Sounds good to me! :)
>
>
>> That said and according to current SLOBs requirements, SLOBs approval
>>> will get a long tale as according to current motions system it requires
>>> that (A) each disbursement motion gets to be seconded by one SLOB + (B) the
>>> motion gets 4 affirmative votes.
>>>
>>
> I agree that this is a problem; and that is why I proposed motions that
> would structure SLOB meetings in a way that increases their effectiveness.
>
>
Good start. I hope current SLOBs get to analyze the issue ;D


>
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-17 Thread Dave Crossland
(Apologies for the empty sent earlier)

On 16 June 2016 at 23:30, Dave Crossland  wrote:

>
> On 16 June 2016 at 15:24, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> 2016-06-15 8:38 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>>
>>> On 11 June 2016 at 11:12, Sean DALY  wrote:
>>> > Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application becomes
>>> the
>>> > treasurer for those funds.
>>>
>>> Fair enough :) I am merely observing what I see as current practice
>>> with the Trip Advisor grant :)
>>>
>>> > What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is
>>> > interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with
>>> > face-to-face meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison issues.
>>>
>>
>> This is probably the key point to ensure funds actually get to the active
>> members. It will require 100% transparency of grants documents
>>
>
What does "100% transparency of grants documents" mean concretely?

I can suggest we ensure all grant final document drafts and final copies
are on the wiki/website, and Project Instigators keep the community
informed of relevant updates.

What else should be done?

 and SCF management issues.


What does "100% transparency of Conservancy management issues" mean
concretely?

Conservancy is mostly staffed by lawyers, who wish to mostly communicate
under https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attorney%E2%80%93client_privilege which
requires not having their emails be public or disclosed to anyone but the
specifically addressed and intended recipients, so they do not participate
much on these public lists.

I think Adam is doing a good job of conveying the important information as
the single point of contact between SL and Conservancy.

What else do you want him to do differently?

(Conservancy asks everyone to refer to them as Conservancy, not "SFC",
because they can be confused with SFLC that way.)


> > Document signings involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view,
>>> > disbursal of funds from a successful grant should be managed by
>>> SFC/SLOBs
>>> > (perhaps primarily in the role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as
>>> per
>>> > Gould or TripAdvisor.
>>>
>>> Please could you clarify why Walter (or any other SLOB) would
>>> specifically need to be signing documents; I understand that that
>>> Conservancy signs the documents, because legally Conservancy is the
>>> party to them and neither SLOBs nor Members are agents of Conservancy
>>> and lack signing authority.
>>
>>
>>> Conversely, I don't see why SLOBS or Conservancy would be involved in
>>> the management of a project; they only and merely approve the funding,
>>> and until a Financial Manager is in place, this is done by regular
>>> motion.
>>>
>>>
>> What is proposed in the new "by funds structure" is to keep a Project
>> Leader per Project as the Treasurer of that Project's  fund. For general
>> purpose expenses SL already have the SLOBs who act as Treasurers of the
>> General Funds fund.
>>
>> Project Leaders-Treasurers should be encouraged to present time-cycle
>> required Budgets to the SL Funding/Grants Committee.
>>
>> Each Project Leader may approve or not an specific grant or grant
>> percentage to get into his/her Project Fund for N periods of time. By
>> approving the incoming of funds into the project, the Project Leader shall
>> agree to make his/her best effort to deliver the grant's desired results on
>> each time cycle as well as of course to share the results openly.
>>
>
Sounds good to me! :)


> That said and according to current SLOBs requirements, SLOBs approval will
>> get a long tale as according to current motions system it requires that (A)
>> each disbursement motion gets to be seconded by one SLOB + (B) the motion
>> gets 4 affirmative votes.
>>
>
I agree that this is a problem; and that is why I proposed motions that
would structure SLOB meetings in a way that increases their effectiveness.


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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-17 Thread Dave Crossland
On 11 June 2016 at 02:19, Laura Vargas  wrote:

> Thanks for reading/commenting and remember the address to visit the life
> document is https://titanpad.com/SLFC
>

Here is the current contents of the pad:


#LearningBYDoing #Projects4GOOD
Last Modified by June 17 2016 by DC

Sugar Labs Fundraising Committe Notes

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TODOs (please vote + name)

1. To create a grant/beneficiaries database an a collaborative Sugar
compatible tool.

2. To design compelling experiences to interect with such database.

3. To define mechanisms for funds distribution and certification among
members.

(DC: I don't understand each of these 3 points; I think we only need this
document to list grants, and _maybe_ we could use a spreadsheet to tabulate
the list, but I don't think we ought to spend time on process development;
I also don't understand what mechanism for distribution we need beyond what
we have, which is that a Project Leader who is resposible for making the
grant proposal on behalf of the SL project is then correspondingly
responsible for spending the grant funds to achieve the aims that were
proposed (Sean: This is controversial). Please could you elaborate on the
capabilities of such a database that you have in mind, and what the
outcomes of another distribution mechanism would be?)

4. Liaise with Adam and the SFC concerning any submittal requiring an EIN
(nonprofit taxpayer ID - I have the SFC number but after several scoldings
in the past I don't do anything without SFC clearance). In many cases,
referral to SFC entry in GuideStar may be sufficient
http://www.guidestar.org

GOALs

1, To create and fund new earmarked funds:
< each Project Leader, please add your name to the list>

1.1 a Sugar Projects Translation's Fund - PL Laura Vargas

1.2 a Sugar Network Development Fund - PL Laura Vargas

1.3 a Sugar Open Educational Resources Projects Fund - PL?

1.4 a Sugarizer Fund - PL?

1.5 an IIAB (Internet In A Box) fund PL?

Note: The above project-funds are for Sugar related projects already
underway by SL members.

Note: Current spending commitments are directed by the Oversight Board.

Calls for Proposals and Grants to consider (please vote + name)

Note: the SFC is listed in GuideStar, well-known clearinghouse for
nonprofit tax status filing data (US form 990) - many grant sources insist
on GuideStar entry for due diligence

- MacArthur Foundation: https://www.macfound.org/programs/100change/ (Laura
+1:  It is worth the effort and generic enough for all our projects to fit
in on a 10 -15 years horizon under the "improving children comunications
among all continents" ;D concept and movement.) (Dave +1)

- https://www.google.com/grants (Dave: +1, $10k/month in adwords is a great
way to get more volunteers.

- Knight News Challenge. Entry deadline has passed:
http://www.newschallenge.org

- NSF (Updated link) annual cycles in process:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505038

-Current USAID funding opportunities:
https://www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/partnership-opportunities

- Lowes small grants for individual schools in the US:
http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/faq.html

-Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Requires a US Taxpayer ID; the
Conservancy EIN is 41-2203632: http://www.msdf.org/grants/apply/eligibility/

- Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for applications from countries:
http://www.globalpartnership.org/useful-resources-for-gpe-grants

- http://www.mastercardfdn.org
- http://www.iyfnet.org/youth-organizations
- https://www.macfound.org/programs/girlseducation/
- http://allchildrenreading.org
-
http://corporate.voya.com/corporate-responsibility/community-investment/giving/grants
- http://mccartheydressman.org/academic-enrichment-grants/
http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/community/contributions_grants/index.html
- https://corporate.bestbuy.com/community-grants-page/
-
http://www.internetsociety.org/what-we-do/grants-awards/beyond-net-funding-programme/how-apply-beyond-net-funding
- http://livingprogresschallenge.hpe.com/
- http://corporate.mattel.com/about-us/philanthropy/childrenfoundation.aspx
- https://public.conxport.com/delta/donation/Home.aspx
- UNESCO (2017 cycle) http://en.unesco.org/ifpc/
-
http://www.motorola.com/us/Motorola-Mobility-Foundation-Partnerships/motorola-foundation-partnerships.html#mmf-partnerships-education
https://csta.acm.org/About/sub/GrantSupportRequests.html
- Long list of grants, updated often
http://www.edutopia.org/grants-and-resources
-
http://us.gsk.com/en-us/our-stories/our-communities/gsk-impact-grants-our-kids-leading-the-way-to-a-healthier-community/
http://www.waltonfamilyfoundation.org/our-impact/k12-education
- a non-profit 

Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-16 Thread Laura Vargas
2016-06-15 8:38 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> On 11 June 2016 at 11:12, Sean DALY  wrote:
> > Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application becomes
> the
> > treasurer for those funds.
>
> Fair enough :) I am merely observing what I see as current practice
> with the Trip Advisor grant :)
>
> > What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is
> > interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with
> > face-to-face meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison issues.
>

This is probably the key point to ensure funds actually get to the active
members. It will require 100% transparency of grants documents and SCF
management issues.


> > Document signings involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view,
> > disbursal of funds from a successful grant should be managed by SFC/SLOBs
> > (perhaps primarily in the role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as per
> > Gould or TripAdvisor.
>
> Please could you clarify why Walter (or any other SLOB) would
> specifically need to be signing documents; I understand that that
> Conservancy signs the documents, because legally Conservancy is the
> party to them and neither SLOBs nor Members are agents of Conservancy
> and lack signing authority.


> Conversely, I don't see why SLOBS or Conservancy would be involved in
> the management of a project; they only and merely approve the funding,
> and until a Financial Manager is in place, this is done by regular
> motion.
>
>
What is proposed in the new "by funds structure" is to keep a Project
Leader per Project as the Treasurer of that Project's  fund. For general
purpose expenses SL already have the SLOBs who act as Treasurers of the
General Funds fund.

Project Leaders-Treasurers should be encouraged to present time-cycle
required Budgets to the SL Funding/Grants Committee.

Each Project Leader may approve or not an specific grant or grant
percentage to get into his/her Project Fund for N periods of time. By
approving the incoming of funds into the project, the Project Leader shall
agree to make his/her best effort to deliver the grant's desired results on
each time cycle as well as of course to share the results openly.

That said and according to current SLOBs requirements, SLOBs approval will
get a long tale as according to current motions system it requires that (A)
each disbursement motion gets to be seconded by one SLOB + (B) the motion
gets 4 affirmative votes.


On 11 June 2016 at 16:44, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
> >
> > What does the SFC say about the management of grant funds?
>
> I understand their policy is that spends have to be agreed by SLOB
> within the terms of the grant.
>
> --
> Cheers
> Dave
>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-14 Thread Dave Crossland
On 11 June 2016 at 11:12, Sean DALY  wrote:
> Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application becomes the
> treasurer for those funds.

Fair enough :) I am merely observing what I see as current practice
with the Trip Advisor grant :)

> What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is
> interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with
> face-to-face meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison issues.
> Document signings involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view,
> disbursal of funds from a successful grant should be managed by SFC/SLOBs
> (perhaps primarily in the role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as per
> Gould or TripAdvisor.

Please could you clarify why Walter (or any other SLOB) would
specifically need to be signing documents; I understand that that
Conservancy signs the documents, because legally Conservancy is the
party to them and neither SLOBs nor Members are agents of Conservancy
and lack signing authority.

Conversely, I don't see why SLOBS or Conservancy would be involved in
the management of a project; they only and merely approve the funding,
and until a Financial Manager is in place, this is done by regular
motion.

On 11 June 2016 at 16:44, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
>
> What does the SFC say about the management of grant funds?

I understand their policy is that spends have to be agreed by SLOB
within the terms of the grant.

-- 
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-11 Thread Caryl Bigenho
What does the SFC say about the management of grant funds?
Caryl

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On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 8:19 AM, Laura Vargas <la...@somosazucar.org> wrote:
Thanks for reading/commenting

Thanks Laura, I have made some additions.

Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application becomes the 
treasurer for those funds. What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is 
interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with face-to-face 
meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison issues. Document signings 
involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view, disbursal of funds from 
a successful grant should be managed by SFC/SLOBs (perhaps primarily in the 
role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as per Gould or TripAdvisor.

Sean.



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-11 Thread Sean DALY
On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 8:19 AM, Laura Vargas  wrote:

> Thanks for reading/commenting



Thanks Laura, I have made some additions.

Dave - I don't agree that whomever submits a grant application becomes the
treasurer for those funds. What should happen is a sales cycle: if there is
interest, the SLOBs should be in the loop so they can assist with
face-to-face meetings, followup documents, and Adam/SFC liaison issues.
Document signings involving Walter require prior SFC review. In my view,
disbursal of funds from a successful grant should be managed by SFC/SLOBs
(perhaps primarily in the role of a Finance Manager or Treasurer), as per
Gould or TripAdvisor.

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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-11 Thread Laura Vargas
Caryl, Dave and Community members;

Please find attached the week 1 working pad - version 21 in a pdf file.

Thanks for reading/commenting and remember the address to visit the life
document is https://titanpad.com/SLFC

Have a nice weekend!

Laura V.

2016-06-11 8:10 GMT+08:00 Laura Vargas :

>
>
> 2016-06-11 6:41 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>
>> On 10 June 2016 at 14:28, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> > Shall we start today or next Friday?
>>
>> Next week will be tricky for me as I'll be at a conference, but might
>> be possible
>>
>> Google Hangouts On Air allows for public archive of the calls, which
>> is why I prefer it although it requires proprietary software which is
>> not ideal
>>
>
> Let's settle for IRC for now :D
>
> --
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> I SomosAZUCAR.Org
> IRC kaametza
>
> Happy Learning!
>

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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-10 Thread Laura Vargas
2016-06-11 6:41 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> On 10 June 2016 at 14:28, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> > Shall we start today or next Friday?
>
> Next week will be tricky for me as I'll be at a conference, but might
> be possible
>
> Google Hangouts On Air allows for public archive of the calls, which
> is why I prefer it although it requires proprietary software which is
> not ideal
>

Let's settle for IRC for now :D

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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-10 Thread Dave Crossland
On 10 June 2016 at 14:28, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> Shall we start today or next Friday?

Next week will be tricky for me as I'll be at a conference, but might
be possible

Google Hangouts On Air allows for public archive of the calls, which
is why I prefer it although it requires proprietary software which is
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-10 Thread Laura Vargas
2016-06-11 0:07 GMT+08:00 Caryl Bigenho :

> Hi...
> Most Friday's will be good for me but until I get settled for the summer
> in Montana, I probably won't be able to join in.
>
> IRC? I hope not!
>
> How about Google Hangout or Skype?
>

Audio/Video calls are very private and informal, not to mention it will add
more work to Committee members to keep track of issues.

Open, friendly and productive meetings can be achieved by chat.

We can chat on the pad or as I proposed by the Sugar Meeting IRC, as it is
the easiest tool to keep track of meetings, decisions, tasks, etc.

Shall we start today or next Friday?

>
> Caryl
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 9, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>
> Fridays afternoons -closing the week- might work well.
>
> I currently have Lima (Perú) time zone, so for example if we set for 5:00
> PM my time meetings will be:
>
> Fridays
> Los Angeles 3:00 - 4:00 PM
> Lima 5:00 - 6:00 PM
> New York 6:00 - 7:00 PM
>
> I suggest we use the SLFC Pad document as a reference and the
> Sugar-Meeting Cahnnel if available ;D
>
> Cheers!
>
> 2016-06-08 10:33 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I'm in NY and Caryl is in CA so evenings will be best for me
>>
>> On 7 June 2016 at 18:15, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> > Thanks Dave and Caryl,
>> >
>> > Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should
>> schedule a
>> > weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
>> > decisions.
>> >
>> > I propose to have the meeting every Monday Morning.
>> >
>> > Will this work for you two?
>> >
>> > Regards and Blessings
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 2016-06-07 22:20 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>> >>
>> >> On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> >> > I created a public pad for the Committee at
>> https://titanpad.com/SLFC
>> >>
>> >> I have updated this, please check it
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Laura V.
>> > I SomosAZUCAR.Org 
>> >
>> > Identi.ca/Skype  acaire
>> > IRC kaametza
>> >
>> > Happy Learning!
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Cheers
>> Dave
>>
>
>
>
> --
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> I SomosAZUCAR.Org 
>
> Identi.ca/Skype  acaire
> IRC kaametza
>
> Happy Learning!
>
>


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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-10 Thread Caryl Bigenho
Hi... 
Most Friday's will be good for me but until I get settled for the summer in 
Montana, I probably won't be able to join in.

IRC? I hope not! How about Google Hangout or Skype?

Caryl

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 9, 2016, at 3:04 PM, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> 
> Fridays afternoons -closing the week- might work well. 
> 
> I currently have Lima (Perú) time zone, so for example if we set for 5:00 PM 
> my time meetings will be: 
>  
> Fridays
> Los Angeles 3:00 - 4:00 PM
> Lima 5:00 - 6:00 PM
> New York 6:00 - 7:00 PM
> 
> I suggest we use the SLFC Pad document as a reference and the Sugar-Meeting 
> Cahnnel if available ;D
> 
> Cheers!
> 
> 2016-06-08 10:33 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>> Hi
>> 
>> I'm in NY and Caryl is in CA so evenings will be best for me
>> 
>> On 7 June 2016 at 18:15, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> > Thanks Dave and Caryl,
>> >
>> > Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should schedule 
>> > a
>> > weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
>> > decisions.
>> >
>> > I propose to have the meeting every Monday Morning.
>> >
>> > Will this work for you two?
>> >
>> > Regards and Blessings
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 2016-06-07 22:20 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>> >>
>> >> On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> >> > I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC
>> >>
>> >> I have updated this, please check it
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Laura V.
>> > I SomosAZUCAR.Org
>> >
>> > Identi.ca/Skype acaire
>> > IRC kaametza
>> >
>> > Happy Learning!
>> >
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> Cheers
>> Dave
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-09 Thread Laura Vargas
Fridays afternoons -closing the week- might work well.

I currently have Lima (Perú) time zone, so for example if we set for 5:00
PM my time meetings will be:

Fridays
Los Angeles 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Lima 5:00 - 6:00 PM
New York 6:00 - 7:00 PM

I suggest we use the SLFC Pad document as a reference and the Sugar-Meeting
Cahnnel if available ;D

Cheers!

2016-06-08 10:33 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> Hi
>
> I'm in NY and Caryl is in CA so evenings will be best for me
>
> On 7 June 2016 at 18:15, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> > Thanks Dave and Caryl,
> >
> > Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should
> schedule a
> > weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
> > decisions.
> >
> > I propose to have the meeting every Monday Morning.
> >
> > Will this work for you two?
> >
> > Regards and Blessings
> >
> >
> >
> > 2016-06-07 22:20 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
> >>
> >> On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> >> > I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC
> >>
> >> I have updated this, please check it
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Laura V.
> > I SomosAZUCAR.Org
> >
> > Identi.ca/Skype acaire
> > IRC kaametza
> >
> > Happy Learning!
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Cheers
> Dave
>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-07 Thread Dave Crossland
Hi

I'm in NY and Caryl is in CA so evenings will be best for me

On 7 June 2016 at 18:15, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> Thanks Dave and Caryl,
>
> Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should schedule a
> weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
> decisions.
>
> I propose to have the meeting every Monday Morning.
>
> Will this work for you two?
>
> Regards and Blessings
>
>
>
> 2016-06-07 22:20 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :
>>
>> On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
>> > I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC
>>
>> I have updated this, please check it
>
>
>
>
> --
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> I SomosAZUCAR.Org
>
> Identi.ca/Skype acaire
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>
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>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-07 Thread Laura Vargas
Thanks Dave and Caryl,

Looks like we are getting the hang of it! We as a Committe should schedule
a weekly meeting to live chat with important updates/news and pending
decisions.

I propose to have the meeting every Monday Morning.

Will this work for you two?

Regards and Blessings



2016-06-07 22:20 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> > I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC
>
> I have updated this, please check it
>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-07 Thread Dave Crossland
On 6 June 2016 at 23:26, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC

I have updated this, please check it
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-06 Thread Laura Vargas
Hi!

2016-06-07 3:51 GMT+08:00 Dave Crossland :

> Hi
>
> On 6 June 2016 at 08:24, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
> > Actually we have a number of people among the SugarLabs membership with
> > experience in successful fund raising through grants. I am one of them.
>
> So am I :)
>

:D may the force be with us!

I created a public pad for the Committee at https://titanpad.com/SLFC

There we can write our Goals/Objectives, Current Applications/Process,
Grants we are Considering/Working On...

I have found it to be a great tool for a Committee to keep/update/track
Important Notes and links to all the collaborative documentation produced.
Check and Play; https://titanpad.com/ep/pad/view/SLFC/latest


> I am perfectly willing to continue adding potential funding sources to
> https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/2016_Goals page as I find them,


Could you please add a list of links to the Pad under the* Calls for
proposals/Grants we are considering *title? I saw many references on the
wiki but would appreciate you sorting only the relevant links!

and to
> later prepare drafts for proposals and solicit the community to
> improve the drafts.


+1.
I know you like the wiki for documentation but I ask you to try the pad as
an easy-friendly-preliminary space to construct written consensus.

Cheers and enjoy!

>
>
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> Dave
>

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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-06 Thread Dave Crossland
Hi

On 6 June 2016 at 08:24, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
> Actually we have a number of people among the SugarLabs membership with
> experience in successful fund raising through grants. I am one of them.

So am I :)

I am perfectly willing to continue adding potential funding sources to
https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/2016_Goals page as I find them, and to
later prepare drafts for proposals and solicit the community to
improve the drafts.

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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-06 Thread Caryl Bigenho
Super Laura! I enjoy working with you! :-D

Caryl


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 6, 2016, at 2:30 PM, Laura Vargas  wrote:
> 
> Caryl,
> 
> I'll enjoy to join the committee ;D
> 
> Regards,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 2016-06-06 22:24 GMT+08:00 Caryl Bigenho :
>> Dave, 
>> 
>> Actually we have a number of people among the SugarLabs membership with 
>> experience in successful fund raising through grants. I am one of them. Sora 
>> Edwards is another. I'm sure there are other people who would be willing to 
>> work together (a committee or whatever we decide to call it) to constantly 
>> search all possible funding sources and team up to draft quality proposals 
>> that will be successful.
>> 
>> If you don't like the word committee, Dave, that is your business. But that 
>> is how things get done!
>> 
>> If someone reading this has done some grant writing or thinks they would 
>> enjoy helping seek out and develop proposals for SugarLabs… let's get 
>> together and be a "Committee!" The key word here is "enjoy."
>> 
>> Caryl
>> 
>> P.S. The grants written by me and by Sora were not written for SugarLabs. 
>> 
>> From: d...@lab6.com
>> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 17:14:35 -0600
>> Subject: Re: A Better Idea...
>> To: cbige...@hotmail.com
>> CC: olpc-...@lists.laptop.org; sugar-de...@lists.sugarlabs.org; 
>> sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org; h...@laptop.org; 
>> walter.ben...@gmail.com; callaur...@gmail.com; lio...@olpc-france.org; 
>> sve...@sfsu.edu; logo...@gmail.com; t...@olenepal.org; la...@somosazucar.org
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 5 June 2016 at 10:18, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
>> "Nickel and dimeing" members doesn't seem to be a viable option
>> 
>> For me, neither does making up committees and talking about dedicated 
>> volunteers that do not exist :) We are so small that we do not need any 
>> committees for anything. 
> 
> 
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-06 Thread Laura Vargas
Caryl,

I'll enjoy to join the committee ;D

Regards,






2016-06-06 22:24 GMT+08:00 Caryl Bigenho :

> Dave,
>
> Actually we have a number of people among the SugarLabs membership with
> experience in *successful* fund raising through grants. I am one of them.
> Sora Edwards is another. I'm sure there are other people who would be
> willing to work together (a committee or whatever we decide to call it) to
> constantly search all possible funding sources and team up to draft quality
> proposals that will be successful.
>
> If you don't like the word committee, Dave, that is your business. But
> that is how things get done!
>
> If someone reading this has done some grant writing or thinks they would
> *enjoy* helping seek out and develop proposals for SugarLabs… let's get
> together and be a "Committee!" The key word here is "enjoy."
>
> Caryl
>
> P.S. The grants written by me and by Sora were not written for SugarLabs.
>
> --
> From: d...@lab6.com
> Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 17:14:35 -0600
> Subject: Re: A Better Idea...
> To: cbige...@hotmail.com
> CC: olpc-...@lists.laptop.org; sugar-de...@lists.sugarlabs.org;
> sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org; h...@laptop.org;
> walter.ben...@gmail.com; callaur...@gmail.com; lio...@olpc-france.org;
> sve...@sfsu.edu; logo...@gmail.com; t...@olenepal.org;
> la...@somosazucar.org
>
>
>
> On 5 June 2016 at 10:18, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:
>
> "Nickel and dimeing" members doesn't seem to be a viable option
>
>
> For me, neither does making up committees and talking about dedicated
> volunteers that do not exist :) We are so small that we do not need any
> committees for anything.
>



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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-06 Thread Caryl Bigenho
Dave, 
Actually we have a number of people among the SugarLabs membership with 
experience in successful fund raising through grants. I am one of them. Sora 
Edwards is another. I'm sure there are other people who would be willing to 
work together (a committee or whatever we decide to call it) to constantly 
search all possible funding sources and team up to draft quality proposals that 
will be successful.
If you don't like the word committee, Dave, that is your business. But that is 
how things get done!
If someone reading this has done some grant writing or thinks they would enjoy 
helping seek out and develop proposals for SugarLabs… let's get together and be 
a "Committee!" The key word here is "enjoy."
Caryl
P.S. The grants written by me and by Sora were not written for SugarLabs. 

From: d...@lab6.com
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 17:14:35 -0600
Subject: Re: A Better Idea...
To: cbige...@hotmail.com
CC: olpc-...@lists.laptop.org; sugar-de...@lists.sugarlabs.org; 
sl...@lists.sugarlabs.org; iaep@lists.sugarlabs.org; h...@laptop.org; 
walter.ben...@gmail.com; callaur...@gmail.com; lio...@olpc-france.org; 
sve...@sfsu.edu; logo...@gmail.com; t...@olenepal.org; la...@somosazucar.org


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For me, neither does making up committees and talking about dedicated 
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-05 Thread Dave Crossland
On 5 June 2016 at 10:18, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:

> "Nickel and dimeing" members doesn't seem to be a viable option


For me, neither does making up committees and talking about dedicated
volunteers that do not exist :) We are so small that we do not need any
committees for anything.
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Re: [IAEP] A Better Idea...

2016-06-05 Thread Sean DALY
Hi Caryl

I think you're saying that all SLOBs should be active fundraisers as part
of the role?

We could also say we "need a team of dedicated volunteers" to work on
adapting Sugar Activities to curricula, on developing teacher tools, on
providing support, on adding platforms, on localization, even on marketing.
Our challenge is to advance with whom we have, and recruit others to help.

Volunteer recruitment, like microdonations or major grants, involves
communicating a compelling vision of "Why Sugar?"

Perhaps trying to thrash out texts is not the best approach - maybe we
should start with why we the volunteers are convinced about Sugar, and
think about distilling our Vision from that.

Sean




On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 6:18 PM, Caryl Bigenho  wrote:

> Hi Folks…
>
> "Nickel and dimeing" members doesn't seem to be a viable option. Not
> enough funds would be raised for all the wonderful things Dave (and many
> others) envision. Having an easy means for patrons to donate would be
> wonderful. But, the best way to raise funds for projects is probably
> through an active "Development Committee" similar to those used by
> educational institutions and other non-profits.
>
> So, you may ask, what is a Development Committee and what do they do? As
> the fundraising arm of the organization, it is tasked with seeking out
> funding sources. For SugarLabs that might be mostly through competitive
> grants.
>
> We have missed out on some important ones already, such as:
>
> the Adult Literacy X-Prize (1)… team sign ups closed last December 15 and
>
> the Global Learning X-Prize (2), (which seems a perfect fit for Sugar
> Labs) closed in April of 2015
>
> And, what was SLOB doing when these opportunities came and went? In 2015
> they were concerned with GCI, the election, GSOC, Turtle Arts Days, etc.
> and in 2014 it was more of the same. Nothing about funding opportunities!
>
>  I can't believe we totally missed the Global Learning one. It was such a
> good fit that I know we could have done very well.
>
> We need a team of dedicated volunteers to continually search for new
> opportunities, such as these, that would be a good fit. It should be
> organized  with a volunteer chairperson and volunteer members who would
> continuously be on the look out for possible grant opportunities and
> discuss them using whatever platform they choose to use. The chairperson,
> or a designee, could report at the monthly meetings what they had found…
> either "nothing" or "X, Y, and Z."
>
> The board could decide to approve or disapprove moving forward with any of
> these opportunities with a simple floor motion.
>
> Caryl
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> (1) http://adultliteracy.xprize.org
>
> (2) http://learning.xprize.org
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