yes, and I agree that this is a very good idea to ponder. It addresses a
couple of problems at once (including a major one, of FDC ability and
capacity to tackle WMF as well).


On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Lila Tretikov <> wrote:

> One of the things proposed during our FDC conversation was a 3rd party
> review of the WMF annual plan. This could avoid the "circular" nature of
> Board->FDC->WMF and also provide us with another perspective from an
> organization that has a similar scale.
> Lila
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 5:50 AM, Dariusz Jemielniak <>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 3:50 AM, Pine W <> wrote:
>> > Perhaps there should be a new Budget Committee of the board, with a
>> similar
>> > composition to the Audit Committee in that the membership would include
>> > some WMF board members and some community members. The Budget Committee
>> > could do FDC-like reviews of WMF's Annual Plan proposals each year.
>> >
>> It is an idea worth considering, but setting up yet another committee
>> gives
>> me goosebumps...
>> >
>> > I personally would prefer to avoid the "core" and "non-core" division of
>> > the WMF budget, since I feel that the whole budget and the performance
>> of
>> > the whole organization should be reviewed at least annually. The Budget
>> > Committee could look at the big picture in more depth than the Board as
>> a
>> > whole and the FDC would have the time to do.
>> >
>> I understand this view. My concerns are related to scale (the most common
>> FDC applicant has a budget 1000 smaller than the WMF), FDC's competence to
>> review such budgets with the same professionalism in a highly limited
>> time,
>> and also mixing the cashflows (after all, the FDC's allocation is also
>> part
>> of WMF's budget), but these issues can probably be addressed somehow.
>> In general, I strongly believe that the WMF should lead by example - it
>> will be much easier for other organizations to prepare strategy, goals,
>> budgets, plans, etc., if they have a clear good example set by the WMF.
>> Dariusz
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Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego
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