Florence Devouard wrote: >I was thinking of the numerous (quite successful) associations in >France, which are simply made of entrepreneurs wishing to do things >together (from networking, to training, to visits, conferences etc.). >Most of those associations have only one staff member, a long-term hired >secretary who takes care of secretarial work. The rest of the >association activity is 100% taken care of by the volunteer >entrepreneurs (usually through an extended board of volunteer members).
Yes, this kind of association is also somewhat common in the United States as well. I agree that it might serve as a very good model for a healthy number of Wikimedia chapters. >In many cases, the secretary is paid with sponsorship and membership >fees. The Wikimedia Foundation seems to be in a good place to ensure that this need is met for chapters in need of a full-time staff person. A little seed money. What needs to happen in order to ensure requests like this are met if membership fees and sponsorships aren't sufficient? MZMcBride _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l