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 December 4, 2013 at 3:57pm

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 6, 2013 at 12:25am

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 12, 2013 at 1:17am

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 10:34pm

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 11:54pm

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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