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Re: VMs: "The VMs Research Foundation"...?
Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and experiences: it seems
that I'm trying to wear both a board trustee hat and a research institute
director hat - probably impractical for the kind of governance structure
Basically, I'm thinking of a charitable foundation not so much for tax
reasons as for giving donors confidence that their money would go directly
to useful VMs research that would be directly (and openly) shared with our
whole community of researchers. I should make it completely clear that I'm
not looking to raise more than a few thousand dollars over a few years -
chickenfeed in the big scale of things - so would prefer any solution to be
as simple and as transparent as possible.
I'll read up on not-for-profits next (IIRC, my cousin is the finance
director for one, she should have plenty to say on the matter), see if
that's a better fit for what I have in mind.
There is lots to be done, but most of us have little time and money.
However, if we collected a bit of time and money from everyone, do we have
enough to get a foundation off the ground and rolling?
Perhaps a small foundation, not very far off the ground, and (...erm...)
rolling very slowly? :-o
Thanks again, .....Nick Pelling.....
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