Grants talk:APG/FDC portal/FDC members/2012-2013 round1

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Affiliation of Board membersEdit

Since the two members of the Board of Trustees serve as non-voting observers, advisors and liaisons to the Board on the FDC, I don't know why Patricio's membership of WMAR is mentioned. Are you sure that Jan-Bart isn't member of a chapter? I think it may lead to misunderstandings and I would prefer to just cut it out. --Alice Wiegand (talk) 17:29, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

Hi Alice, I wasn't able to find anything for Jan-Bart from a brief look at user pages and FDC statements (which is what I did for all the other members). Although they are non-voting, they will, as you mentioned, serve in an advisory role so in the interests of transparency I thought it would be best to make it clear which chapters, if any, they are affiliated with. Also, Patricio is a proud member of his chapter, as evident by the infobox on the top of his user page, but if you feel strongly about it I'm happy to remove his chapter affiliation (I'd like to see other's thoughts on the matter too!). Thehelpfulone 18:07, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
The chart suggests that the terms finish end of 2013. Is this correct? Tony (talk) 03:39, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, it's not supposed to give that impression - the intention is that as long as a name still has a colour associated with it, they are still a member, so it's supposed to look as though the term finishes near to the beginning of September 2014. I can extend the timeline to show up to 2015 if you think this version is clearer? Thehelpfulone 16:32, 18 September 2012 (UTC)
  • Btw, I am a member of the Polish Chapter - I was assuming we're listing only more serious engagement than plain membership with no functions now or ever though. In any case, a member or not, I would recuse myself from discussing applications from my home project. Pundit (talk) 20:34, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Question about donors, donations and allocationsEdit

Hi, could someone please clarify where the bulk of the $10 million to be distributed comes from? Presumably it's mostly from donors in the United States. How many donors really donate/d from Poland or India or Bangladesh? If so, why is there only one board member from the USA who will help make decisions about the allocations? The national origins of the board members should at least roughly reflect where the largest proportions of donations to this fund are coming from. Thank you. IZAK (talk) 15:25, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

The 10 MUSD is a sum allocated by The Board to be distributed according to recommendations from FDC. So the money comes from the total donations to WMF, where no special part of the donations have been dedicated for this purpose. The Board have been explicit that donations should be used for optimal impact to fullfill our mission and strategic goals and be distributeed independent of the source of the donations. FDC recommends funds allocation mainly to chapters and here competence in chapters businees, good chapter practices and difference of chapters working conditions in different parts of the world are key competences needed in the FDC comittee. FDC manily evaluates relevance and validity of propsals, to find to what part we recommend funding, we are not discussing distribution outside these propsals. Anders Wennersten (talk) 14:24, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
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