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
write.

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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