[Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-20 Thread Gayle Karen Young
Hi Pine! *We overtly recruit outside of SF. I think our latest hire was from Texas! Last year 23% were remote employees, and that percentage has increased to 31% this year. Of that 31%, 17% live abroad. **As of February 2013, 27% of staff is female, 28% minority, 34% are foreign nationals, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-20 Thread Garfield Byrd
Thomas: Our plans for the reserve are included in the WMF Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the 2010-11 Audited Financial Statements: *The cash balance has increased from $12 million to over $21 million. What is the * *Wikimedia Foundation's view on its increasing cash reserve?* * * *The

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-20 Thread Thomas Dalton
Yes, I've seen the mentions in the FAQs. That doesn't constitute a reserve policy and is very vague. In the absence of a reserve policy, we must assume your policy is to have the planned level of reserves. If you underspend and put the extra in reserves, that means you have too much in reserves.

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2013-03-20 Thread ENWP Pine
Thomas, I agree with you that it would make sense to have a more thoroughly defined reserve policy, but I also caution against micromanaging the reserve. I believe that I said in my previous email directed to Erik that I'm wondering what the downside is of having some underspend for payroll due

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-18 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 18 March 2013 20:00, Garfield Byrd gb...@wikimedia.org wrote: Thomas: The Wikimedia Foundation is looking at its capacity to hire and is reviewing how many positions we can hire next fiscal year. We are working overall to have a good annual plan that matches our outcomes, but with a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-18 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 13 March 2013 07:58, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: For 13-14, I've asked for finance and HR to work with us in applying performance metrics based on our hiring velocity and attrition rate in 12-13 against the hiring plan for the purpose of estimating the actual dollar spend. I've

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-15 Thread ENWP Pine
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-13 Thread ENWP Pine
: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements Message-ID: caltqccck4tr92usclaajnmdrzpzcysjgdufjdsp-a_h5xgy...@mail.gmail.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Garfield, Thanks for sharing the report. Once again, there is a significant underspend. Does that concern you? It seems the WMF

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-13 Thread Erik Moeller
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: Hm, I guess a planning problem could be the root cause, but since Erik seems to be saying that WMF has found a number of good candidates outside of SF and yet the statement in the FAQ for the mid-year financials said

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-12 Thread Mathieu Stumpf
Le 2013-03-11 21:33, Erik Moeller a écrit : On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: I'd like to ask you or Gayle about how aggressive WMF is about recruiting outside of SF. I'm not Gayle or Garfield, but here's some simple data on the most recent hires:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-12 Thread Andrew Gray
On 12 March 2013 13:03, Mathieu Stumpf psychosl...@culture-libre.org wrote: Where are job offers so we can apply? http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Job_openings -- - Andrew Gray andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-12 Thread Thomas Dalton
Garfield, Thanks for sharing the report. Once again, there is a significant underspend. Does that concern you? It seems the WMF is consistently not fully utilising its capital (so, either, you're fundraising too much or doing too little). It often seems to be the case that the underspend is due

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-12 Thread Mathieu Stumpf
Le 2013-03-11 22:20, Leslie Carr a écrit : On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: I'd like to ask you or Gayle about how aggressive WMF is about recruiting outside of SF. I'm not Gayle

[Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-11 Thread Garfield Byrd
Hello: The mid-year financial statements of the Wikimedia Foundation are available at the Wikimedia Foundation - Financial Reports page.http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Financial_reports This report is for the period from July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Please contact me with any

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-11 Thread ENWP Pine
Garfield, Thanks for the report. Congrats again to the fundraising team for what they accomplished this for this round of fundraising. The QA for the mid-year report talks about a hiring pace that is slower than planned, and says We attribute this to the fact that the market for engineers

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-11 Thread Erik Moeller
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM, ENWP Pine deyntest...@hotmail.com wrote: I'd like to ask you or Gayle about how aggressive WMF is about recruiting outside of SF. I'm not Gayle or Garfield, but here's some simple data on the most recent hires: Sr. Software Engineer, Mobile - to be announced

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Mid-Year Financial Statements

2013-03-11 Thread Brad Jorsch
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM, Erik Moeller e...@wikimedia.org wrote: Brad Jorsch, Software Engineer, remote, probably relocating Eventually. No idea when. ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe: