Re: Donation plan? and more

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 14:05:19 CDT

Arthur,

> I do think the board should formally commence a search for an OVC
> President at its meeting on November 11th. If you want to wait to
> resign until the new candidate is identified and installed, that's
> fine with me.
>
Yes. Good. The new OVC president must satisfy several criteria:

1) Philosophically aligned to OVC

2) Technical competence and credentials

3) Sufficient time and dedication that can be applied to the OVC cause.

4) A level of "star power" and connections necessary to obtain funding

If the candidate does not have these qualities -- and plenty of them --
there is no point in replacing the OVC president.

> I had the impression from our conversations that your financial
> pressures would most likely require you to step down soon as
> President. You announced as such to the mailing list. It wasn't
> clear to me how imminent that was, and I need to plan for various
> contingencies.
>
I understand that. Since sending the email message on Sunday, I have had a
number of emails and phone calls urging me to hang in there. Jim March,
especially, has urged me to give it some time.

I don't know if this fundraising idea will work. As I mentioned, I think it
boils down to getting one million visitors to our web site in the next few
weeks. There are a number of variables, especially with the election
outcome pending, that could make this more or less likely.

Alan D.

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