[HOT] Update on HOT

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Fri Oct 2 21:04:21 UTC 2015


Hello Heather,

Is there an online place (financial report) where we can read the details
on the operational costs?

Kind regards,

Milo
On Oct 2, 2015 21:16, "Heather Leson" <heatherleson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear HOT Community,
>
>
> We are writing to update you on changes and challenges that are facing the
> HOT community and organization.
>
> NGOs often have times when there are funds to raise and plans to change.
> HOT is no different. We are working to improve our financial oversight and
> organizational development. And, we are making some changes to our policies
> and practices to build a more sustainable organization. Over the past 5
> years, HOT has been primarily a project funded organization with no very
> limited unrestricted funds. This pattern and HOT’s operating costs have
> made it difficult to grow as quickly as we would like. We have drafted some
> initial plans on this front, which we hope you will help guide.
>
> Despite these challenges HOT has experienced amazing growth and an
> expansion of our mission, reach and importance to the global humanitarian
> community over the past few years through the hard work of our volunteers
> and staff. As we come to the end of our fiscal year in 2015 HOT has many
> opportunities for continued growth. We aim to provide you and the larger
> OpenStreetMap community with more tools and more support for the growth of
> local groups. In the coming weeks, we will be asking for your help to
> finalize and implement a fundraising plan to achieve those goals.
>
> Thanks again for your ongoing support,
>
> Heather on behalf of the HOT Board of Directors
>
> Heather Leson
> heatherleson at gmail.com
> Twitter: HeatherLeson
> Blog: textontechs.com
>
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