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SCOPE of January info and what we'll report back on -

Wednesdays for meeting time - preferably early - Richard away 12th and 19th - urgency around Partners fundraising for next year - pencil in the 19th (if Jon can make it) - try for the 12th?  - Reach out to Jon, see if 12th or 19th works

After Christmas - 9th of January?  Work out next time

Immediate task is fundraising - Richard share sort of email that went out in the past - list of contributors - range of donations with numbers beside

Start thinking about to whom and how we reach out to big sums of money

membership model - may lose members - never charge (legal statements) - something we'd want to consider very carefully who can provide staff but not 

Talk to Rosy about - putting together a list of partners, who was the person who signed the checks?  Made the financial decision.  She's in the process of looking.  (AI: reach out to Rosy)

this group, start with a brainstorming of who we might approach to give money as a sponsor?   

AI:  provide list of possible sponsors (vendors, anyone else who might sponsor...) Service providers - 

Look at DuraSpace model - registered service providers 

AI:  Team Drive (Richard will do)

Initial thoughts for sponsorship for Connect - whether or not Samvera Connect is a way to raise funds

Sponsors for event - could effectively charge same amount but offset cost

Jess's poster info (room and vendor fair)

Raffle, interaction, cross over in product with our community, Google Cloud, AWS, exposed to so many higher ed institutions in one go

Code4Lib - difficulty getting sponsors - is there a strict sponsorship audience?  Canvas communities to see how that's gone for them

Try for 9th January and then a Doodle for after January 9