Re: Donation plan?

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue Oct 26 2004 - 18:00:33 CDT

Jim,

> How far could the project go with 1,000 donors who each do the $10/mo
> pledge thing off the site?
>
I like this idea a lot. 1,000 "supporting members" would be great. That
would certainly keep me in play for the foreseeable future.

Moreover, if we were able to get 1,000... why not 10,000? 10,000 supporting
members would mean we could complete our mission without much institutional
support. It would give OVC tremendous independence.

We have a board meeting scheduled for Nov 11. How about this for a
near-term campaign goal: "1111 by 11-11." (in other words, 1,111
supporting memberships by Nov 11.)?

> If that'll keep it afloat...you know who we need to pitch? Howard
> Dean! That whole "Dean For America" structure still exists, Dean has
> been concerned about Diebold and company...jeez, they raised what,
> $3.5mil for his ass, OVC is a much better place to put money :) not that
> we'd say that...
>
> Still, point is a Dean blog-link to OVC and a mention that this is
> probably a good idea and...jeez, we're off and running!
>
> So who's got contacts with the major Deaniacs who could put a word in
> Howard's ear?
>
I don't know anyone right off. Besides Deaniacs, there are other lists we
could hit.

If other people are willing to put some effort into this, I am certainly
willing to work hard on this over the next couple of weeks. I'm not working
on any other proposals right now! I think Laird could have a thermometer
ready very quickly on the OVC home page.

Who else could help with this?

Alan D.

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