Pledge drive planning/Meeting notes 2010-8-2

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For pledge drive planning


Attendance:

Philip Neustrom
Tom Garberson
Darach
Nick S
Jason Aller

$25,000 fundraising goal
40 days left
Philip says use the name Davis Wiki, that the money is being raised for Davis Wiki.
Relationship to the grant. The grant covers some things, but this is for outreach.
$350,000 is a mandate to go do this, but we need other resources.
Should put front page things that have been on Davis Wiki on other wikis like Santa Cruz. Philip will manage that. Also check that wiki spot donation buttons are set to forward to the fundraising.
Nick asked about RocWiki, Philip had talked to him.

Philip said remember to rename the current pledge list page.

Would donors be allowed to use that in promotional materials that they produce.

The pitch:
We are from the Davis Wiki and we are having a fundraiser. We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

There are some who have used it in negative ways, but we are working to improve things so that it can be used in a more positive manner to build and strengthen community – maybe into flyer 2?

Three pieces of information:
1. This is Davis Wiki
Facts and Philosophy
links to introductory content on the wiki [“Welcome to the Wiki”]
Some Q & A

2. Support Davis Wiki by donating to the Local Wiki project
What we are doing right now
New effort to support other communities
and to improve Davis Wiki
The more money we raise the better the next version of the software will be.

4. The event that your donation will be auctioned at: (combine this with #2)
Event location and date
silent auction
entertainment
food

3. What's in it for you
Name will appear on Local Wiki site – More than $1000 is logo
List all donors on a page on Davis Wiki
random rotation of donor names on Davis Wiki... with link to full donor page.
No mention on the page about your business.

What kind of outreach
we will work with CC licensing
we will talk about how to start wikis
we will talk about how to expand a wiki

5.HOW TO PLEDGE & DONATE

6. WHAT WE WILL DO (silent auction, etc).

helping businesses interact with the wiki IS outreach – so say this when chatting.

Another document:

The “script” for volunteers.

Other events:

Domes party.— idea is to spread word. Have it a week before burning man.

TODO ITEMS

Find a designated money-pledging agent – for translating, say, a check from Sophia's for cover into a pledge with an agreement to pay that amonut back by Wiki Spot. Rationale: Wiki Spot can't pledge itself due to Amazon rules.

Assigned Tasks:
Philip: create text for flyers. Done by Wednesday the 4th. Make that friday.
Graphic design for flyers: Philip or Tom's friend. Done by Wednesday the 4th. Make that friday.
Initial contact with organizations and businesses – starts happening Thursday. Darach will start doing this – Thursday.
Going to start seeing businesses and organizations – start happening Friday-onward.
DARACH IS GONE ON THE 14th of AUG BUT UNTIL THEN TONS OF TIME.
Start finding more people to volunteer for fundraising.
(generally)- follow up with pledgers.
Tom: will contact Sophia's person and the wine folks as well. By next Monday.
Domes- Darach will contact with Domes folk about dance party. And will follow up with this.

DOOR TO DOOR FUNDRAISING

PHILIP will check about what we need to do door-to-door soliciting. START PLANNING DOOR TO DOOR FUNDRAISING IF WE ARE ALLOWED TO! – BY WEDNESDAY I WILL SEND OUT AN EMAIL AND BEGIN PLANNING THIS.

Send to friends letter: Philip will forward this. We should send this out as a letter to current backers. We should also: link this on a webpage, so people can send a URL. E.g. lives at localwiki.org/letter – big link to make a pledge.

FOR TABLING

This is a Wiki Spot wiki. Wiki Spot is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps communities collaborate via wikis.