Re: recruiting sponsors

I really think we need a better way to get corporate donations than advisory board seats. However, we need to find something better before we decouple them.

I tried recruiting without offering adboard seats and it was a hard sell. Perhaps we could offer more on the marketing side? Or a track at GUADEC for sponsors to showcase their products? (Just thinking outloud here ...) Or a visit from a GNOME community member to present at their company?


On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Dave Neary <dneary gnome org> wrote:

Stormy Peters wrote:
What would people think of a 10% finders fee for individuals or companies that brought in sponsors?

Honestly, I don't like the idea. It seems so mercenary. Plus, we would no longer be in the position of seeking out companies strategically aligned with the project for advisory board seats.

Perhaps we need another way of getting and rewarding annual corporate donations than advisory board seats?


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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