Probably a smoother transition would be much more appropiate. A part-time or temporary employee that can take care of the belated reports and paperwork that you, as volunteers, can't do and probably establish some basis for a future growth. WM-AR, WM-RS and WM-IL have professionalized in the latest years (correct me if there is any other chapter too), which are medium-sized chapters, probably similar to HK.You should take a look at their/our experience and that can be helpful to imagine what you can do.
*Osmar Valdebenito G.* Director Ejecutivo A. C. Wikimedia Argentina 2013/4/30 Jeromy-Yu Maximilian Chan <jerry.tschan...@gmail.com> > I think Jan-Bart did point out an interesting point > As I heard in Milan > Long time staffing, must go trough FDC > And we exactly know our weakness on transparency and management > (I already tried hard to push my rest of team when I was on the chapter > board > But what do you expect if they have day time or/& studies?) > > And going trough these year of struggle for survival > We are already very clear to improve the situation we need permanent staff > to stabilize the structure, to free up volunteer to work out something more > "meaningful". > > As we aware of problem, we are run out of way to improve, it is bottleneck > we need to tackle. So the FDC decision suggests chapter like us should > never professionalize? Or never hire staff? Or never apply grant? As > without staffing we dun think we can really have a change, as everyone had > to spent at least 60 hours a week for work and studies. > > But the immediate effect of this (I-would-call-in-a-community-aspect) > irresponsible decision is not just kill off the chance of development, the > worse is liquidating the faith of volunteers. > > Also we understand the local environment can be how harsh to charity run by > young people like us > WMF is rather easy way to get funding, so I can understand why they have > such strong feeling > It is frankly a huge slam on the local communities faith on that WMF can be > helpful all the time. > > we have plans and right connections, just need people to deal with the > stuff in working hours > and of course improve the area they accuse us > That's it > > (also one note about the accusation of mismanagement previous fund > > we did have apply grant via projects, we finished the report, and we told > them we have money left, nobody had tell us what to do clearly > AND WMF STAFF CONTACTS JUST CHANGE ALL THE TIME > > > Actually I do find this new grant system really disgusting > I know there are always some good & helpful staff and people around > Frankly I dun think the FdC related person are & will > > And now they force me to think of other harder local alternative (which > again a hell lot volunteer time) > Sorry frankly I dun have confidence on appeal or ombudsman after go through > all these frankly > > On the other hands we need more (fxxxing) paperworks for appeal or > ombudsman, which the team is super tired with, I just ponder why the things > go so inhumane. > > Sent from my iPhone > > On 29 Apr, 2013, at 2:37, "Jeromy-Yu Chan (Jerry~Yuyu)" < > jerry.tschan...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi all > > I am ACTUALLY PANIC when reading this. > > Normally I would say please don't go, > but realizing myself I am not on the Local Chapter board already > and even myself start to feel don't know what to do next > > And I am sorry to say, the decision had totally stir up the emotion of the > whole Wikimania Local Team > I frankly don't know whether if it will lead to a melt down of our > volunteer power > after frustrations of all these years as Deryck said, as I was on the Board > and knew most of the stories. > > -- > Jeromy-Yu Chan, Jerry > http://plasticnews.wf/ > http://about.me/jeromyu > UID: Jeromyu > (on Facebook, Twitter, Plurk & most sites) > > Tel (Mobile): +852 9279 1601 > Οὔτε τι τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων ἄξιον ὂν μεγάλης σπουδῆς > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l