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KM4Dev community - funding models


KM4Dev community - funding models

This group is meant to attract anyone interested to contribute actively and creatively to develop long term and sustainable funding models to finance our community:

  1. how to fund our core management needs;
  2. how to fund our activities world wide;
  3. how to indentify sponsors to co-finance participation in events of members with little means.

Discussion and decision making on funding models is coordinated by the KM4Dev Core Group.

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Comment by Peter J. Bury on February 5, 2014 at 11:55am

Thnx John, Thnx Ewen, Thnx Carl

I'm sorry I'm way behind with updating the file that summarizes ideas till now. I hope to catch up soon.

This is the file by the way < problems with access, let me know!

Comment by John Smith on February 3, 2014 at 2:18pm

And more generally, in all the contributions that have been made about "KM4Dev Futures":

Comment by Ewen Le Borgne on February 2, 2014 at 5:09am

Hello all, In those interviews of KM4Dev members (old and new) by Melissa there's a number of reflections on possible funding alternatives (towards the end of the interviews).

Comment by Carl Jackson on January 7, 2014 at 9:24am

I think a mixed financing model is realistic as the world is like that, we might hope for one source and along comes another instead, so not good to be too limited in how we can take in funds.  I guess it comes down to having a way to account for any funds that need specific financial reporting. As long as we have that capacity, we can seek, received and spend funds from mixed sources.

Comment by Peter J. Bury on December 4, 2013 at 10:57am

What is your opinion of going for a mixed financing model, mixed as in a combination of:

  1. voluntary contributions, acknowledged publicly if above a certain amount /year;
  2. institutional overhead funding project and business plan based;
  3. some form of crowd funding;
  4. specific projects funding;
  5. sponsoring of participants of key KM4Dev events, conditional;
  6. explore some from of  'micro payments for a service by non registered users';
  7. any other suggestions...
Comment by Peter J. Bury on November 5, 2013 at 7:25pm

Dear all, nice to see that we are 17 here by now. Sorry that I do not show up regularly till now. I hope to improve, certainly now that since Nov 1st I have been granted garden leave ;-)

I hope to update the wiki page with thoughts in funding models soon.

In the meantime please share here your views and ideas on how to secure the various funding needs we have as a community.

Comment by Camilo Villa on September 11, 2013 at 7:17pm

I would say, make it simple. We don't have a legal status. Nancy said in Seattle she would be willing to administrate the collected funds... She or someone else from the community could manage it. 

Following Johannes contribution, we could arrange a yearly crowdfunding campaign and harvest some contributions.

Comment by Johannes Schunter on September 11, 2013 at 4:34pm

If the core team thinks that an annual crowd-funding drive for our general expenses is a good idea, I'd be willing to work on piloting such a campaign to see how much traction it would get. I guess would need two partners to do this with, prepare the campaign, manage it online.

Of course it would require clarifying the question to which 'entity' people would actually give their money to. Maybe that's what we should discuss first?

Comment by Peter J. Bury on September 10, 2013 at 5:54pm

One place where we can keep our information and ideas on KM4Dev community funding models up to date is here: a Google Drive document. If you like to get full edit rights please let me know.


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