Re: Donation plan? my sales pitch input

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Oct 29 2004 - 16:40:28 CDT

> Actually, we recently had only about 10 monthly subscribers, having
> 1,000 subscribers increases out base by 100X. If we can increase
> that by another 100X, that's a million a month.
To clarify, I consider our base of support to be more than the 10 monthly
subscribers. We have over 100 people that have contributed significant time
and/or money. That's the figure on which I was basing the 10X number.
There is also some unknown but significant number of people that are helping
to spread the word who never contact us directly. Everyone that puts a link
to OVC somewhere on the web helps (proportional to the traffic, of course).
Try a google search on "open voting consortium" and you'll find all sorts of
people saying something about OVC.

There are also a number of writers in the media that are clearly on our
side, although they have to be as objective as possible in the articles the

So, by "base of support" I am thinking about a lot of different types of
support we get -- much of it unseen. I believe we could conceivably
increase our base of support (in its various forms) by an order of magnitude
in the next few weeks. It will take a coordinated effort to do that -- for
sure, I can't do it myself. We need to identify people to be contacted and
then figure out who will contact whom. I believe the wiki page would be
good for organizing this and I believe Ed Kennedy said he would help with
that. Ed needs lots of help.

Alan D.
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