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.
The “script” for volunteers.
Domes party.— idea is to spread word. Have it a week before burning man.
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.
PHILIP: Also check about bulk mailing. How much would this cost for us to do? Is it a possibility? Is it worth it?
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.
- have people put down their name / email when they take a sticker to agree to make a pledge