|Sent time:||Sunday, October 09, 2011 3:42:35 AM|
|Subject:||[september17discuss] Finances - FUCKING IMPORTANT|
Now that I hope I have your attention: the subject of finances.
I've been getting a number of complaints from contacts that finances
lacked transparency (in fact our finances have no transparency
whatsoever according to one of said contacts).
As we went through the various donation accounts, finances, etc, our
own finances as organizing the website and various aspects of
communications, we came to the realization that it was, by and large,
true. There is no transparency in accounts. Which limits
accountability. Essentially we're defeating our own purpose, and I
think in that regard even the soft capitalists in here will probably
We now have a number of accounts siphoning off each other - the
newspaper, the media team, the live feed, the ga itself. And yes, I'm
plainly aware that these are autonomous entities to some degree, but
we're essentially walking over each other. We've also noted that every
account is overbudget (6 times for the newspaper, which is rather
This is not particularly good for confidence.
Also, with much of the website's networking costs coming out of pocket
(including the assembly's phone lines), we're trying to raise a rather
nominal amount. We've taken the donation button off the main site for
now, but will be open to putting it back when we actually really need
That's about it for now.
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