Just what I was going to say (except I didn't know about the rollover to next year option.)
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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Kevin S. Clarke
> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:30 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Code4Lib Community Sponsorship
> I think this is a good point to make (about the host saying they
> aren't lacking at this point)... for me (just one person speaking),
> this isn't about this year's conference being strapped for funds.
> Personally, I think this is in part a gauge to see whether this might
> work as a future method for (partially) funding the conference
> (...though, admittedly, one year's success may not be an indicator of
> an ongoing success).
> It's also worth noting that money not used this year gets passed to
> next year's host, so even if this year's host doesn't use this money
> the conference is still benefiting and perhaps it reduces the amount
> of other types of sponsorship we need for next year (or alternatively
> gives us a buffer for a low sponsorship year).
> And, I think, like many other things in Code4Lib, it's an experiment...
> Lastly, it's just a nice way to express one's appreciation for the
> conference... it's not going to waste even if it's not used this year.
> Those are all just my personal opinions... others contributing might
> have different reasons or motivations...
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Jonathan Rochkind <[log in to unmask]>
> > I'm honestly not sure why we are fund-driving this from individuals, when
> > the conference is, according to it's organizers, already sufficiently
> > funded. So, no, I see no reason to up the goal.
> > On 1/13/2011 10:25 AM, Kevin S. Clarke wrote:
> >> Great job Code4Lib!
> >> You've collectively contributed $960 towards the sponsorship of our
> >> 2011 conference! The goal was arbitrarily set at $1000, so we're only
> >> $40 short of that...<salesmans_voice>Anyway want to pitch in those
> >> final dollars? 5, 10, 20?</salesmans_voice>
> >> Also, curious as to whether folks think we should up the goal or stay
> >> with $1000. I'm thinking we could take the answer from whether anyone
> >> pitches in after we've reached the $1000 point. If someone
> >> contributes something over $1000, we can take that as a vote to bump
> >> up the goal a bit ($500). Otherwise, given a little time for people
> >> to think about it, I'll just go ahead and send these funds into
> >> Indiana as "The Code4Lib Community" sponsorship.
> >> On a personal note, I think this level of participation is really
> >> cool. Thanks to Dan for the idea to have a community sponsorship!
> >> It's been fun to pitch in and see others do the same...
> >> Kevin