[HOT] Update on HOT

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Fri Oct 2 23:01:45 UTC 2015


Hi, Milo,

HOT recently filed its annual financial report, which you can review on our
website: http://hotosm.org/our_board/finances

Best,
Tyler

*Tyler Radford*
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On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 5:04 PM, Milo van der Linden <milo at dogodigi.net>
wrote:

> 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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