Strategic -- Fundraising, planning and strategy for OSMF

 

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This is a public OSMF Working Group list to discuss fund-raising, and long term planning and strategy.

OpenStreetMap has been growing fast, yet our strategy for fund-raising, and our budget allocations, remain the same. We've received great interest from possible funders, and taken some opportunities, like the OSI SOTM Scholarship program. We need to act to, at the very least, be in position to understand and communicate our needs.

The WG will be looking at tasks like the following:

* Evaluate our current fund-raising strategies and budget allocations.
* Assess the overall needs and priorities for the Foundation, and determine where resources are needed.
* Make recommendations for changes to the budget allocations to the Board.
* Assess the strengths and positions of funders with interest in OpenStreetMap. Assess other fundraising methods.
* Help shape programs and draft proposals to funders.

We'd like to move with determination and speed, and will set firm dates for delivering on our tasks. We may also want to invite in others outside of OSM, who could provide guidance and advice. In this process, our first consideration is the spirit of open contribution that is the essence of OSM.

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