Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Peter Southwood
Would this be for US only or worldwide? Cheers, Peter -Original Message- From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of James Salsman Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 10:11 PM To: Wikimedia Mailing List Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Dennis During
I'd reconsider contributing content to WMF projects if WMF became a partisan on issues outside its basic remit. On Jun 15, 2018 16:11, "James Salsman" wrote: Regarding https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273 I propose that the Executive Director resume regular periodic

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Thanks. I'd also like to temporarily relinquish work on https://goo.gl/forms/BZVgFgFs8P5pCNUW2 to the Foundation. -Best regards, Jim On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 2:46 PM, Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hi James. > > Your suggestion is noted but there are lot's of things that we want to do > with email but

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Chris Keating
Very diplomatic, Seddon! But... no. Seriously. Let's not pretend that having the WMF ED send a bunch of emails to Wikimedia donors about general US public policy issues is a remotely good idea. Chris On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Joseph Seddon wrote: > Hi James. > > Your suggestion is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread Joseph Seddon
Hi James. Your suggestion is noted but there are lot's of things that we want to do with email but only a finite amount of resources in this area with which to achieve it so it'll be something for to thinking about in the future. Many Thanks Seddon On Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:11 PM James

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees April 2018 meeting minutes

2018-06-15 Thread Alex Monk
"*Non-Board members present:* [...], Jaime Villagomez (Treasurer; Chief Financial Officer)" On Fri, 15 Jun 2018, 20:46 James Salsman, wrote: > Hi Chris, > > Thanks for posting the minutes. Regarding "Jaime presented a proposed > revision to the Foundation investment policy that shifted to a

[Wikimedia-l] Executive Director's Letter to Donors

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Regarding https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273 I propose that the Executive Director resume regular periodic correspondence with donors on other ways they can support the movement, beyond copyright and internet law advocacy that the Foundation traditionally supports directly

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees April 2018 meeting minutes

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Hi Chris, Thanks for posting the minutes. Regarding "Jaime presented a proposed revision to the Foundation investment policy that shifted to a model more focused on cash preservation than on short-term equity," who is Jamie and why is appreciation not considered a goal on equal footing with (and

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Board of Trustees April 2018 meeting minutes

2018-06-15 Thread Charles M. Roslof
Hi all, The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees has approved and published minutes from its meeting on April 19, 2018: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Minutes/2018-04-19 Best, Charles M. Roslof Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation cros...@wikimedia.org (415) 839-6885 NOTICE: As an

[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] This Month in GLAM: May 2018

2018-06-15 Thread The 'This Month in GLAM' team
*This Month in GLAM* is a monthly newsletter documenting recent happenings within the GLAM project, such as content donations, residencies, events and more. GLAM is an acronym of *G*alleries, *L*ibraries, *A*rchives and *M*useums. You can find more information on the project at glamwiki.org.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Second Fundraising experiment on Facebook

2018-06-15 Thread James Salsman
Caitlin, Are we planning to compare the costs and outcomes of donation appeals using other internet advertisers? I predict Nextdoor.com have a substantially lower cost per donation than Facebook, but there is only one way to find out. I would say the same for Google Adwords and Bing ads, in that

[Wikimedia-l] Second Fundraising experiment on Facebook

2018-06-15 Thread Caitlin Cogdill
Hello all, A year ago, the WMF Fundraising team ran an experiment showing donation appeals on Facebook. While the experiment was valuable, we need more experience and data to properly assess Facebook’s viability as a potential revenue channel. This is important to us because leveraging Facebook’s