Re: GNOME Foundation Budget

Hi, Tim- 
Thanks for the feedback.

On 8/18/05, Tim Ney, GNOME Foundation <director gnome org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 16:03 -0400, Luis Villa wrote:
> > in 2004, Ad Board was a little under a fifth of our revenues; down
> > from a little under half in 2003 and 2/3rds in 2002. [Though I think
> > perhaps in 2002 GUADEC donations from our board was lumped in with the
> > Ad Board fees?]
> The foundation's first reporting period in 2002 included AB fees
> collected over two calendar years.


>  There has been attrition in paid AB
> membership, for example - Compaq, Mandrakesoft and OSDN/VA Linux.

Yes, knew that. Glad to hear that we are making some progress on reversing that.

> > 'unearned' revenue- i.e., revenue that in theory is unpredictable from
> > year to year, unlike our ad board pledges- was 76.0% of revenue last
> > year, up from 32 and 37 the years before. I guess that much of that
> > leap is probably because of changes in how GUADEC revenue is booked,
> > though. Tim, is that correct?
> The increase in corporate contributions is a result of my fundraising
> with new support for GUADEC from IBM and RedHat and increased support
> from Novell in 2004. The local government and company subsidies in
> Norway for GUADEC were paid directly to Agder University College.
> Nokia and Imendio became new financial contributors in 2005.

Hrm. Interesting. So in general we are slowly increasing fundraising
success, but not in ways that are repeatable?


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