I've attached the contract for using the room in Leeds as well as their
customer form. Please look it over. I noted the 180£ charge for 15
outlets and have asked Alex if it is really necessary to have
professionally taped down outlets.
What is the mechanism for paying this through SFC. Can we get them to
transfer the fee directly?
It would be really great if we could get the sponsorship reward level stuff
nailed down sooner rather than later. The last off-list email I sent
regarding this didn't seem
to get any response, so I figured we'd just move the discussion on to the
list to see if it helps move things forward.
I received a follow-up email from the potential donor with $5,000 and I
still had nothing new to tell him. A donor having to follow-up because I
didn't have a substantive response to provide is not a good thing...
especially when weeks later I have literally no new info for them.
I was also contacted again by someone who produces educational courses for
Inkscape who would like to donate via profit sharing if we'd be willing to
promote his courses. Since he originally contacted me a year ago, he has
garnered 5,000 sales of his courses. His proposal is to donate half of the
proceeds moving forward. So, in his case it would be a unique situation
since his donation amount wouldn't be predictable. I think it has the
potential to be hugely beneficial to both parties.
Any thoughts, comments, or questions would be appreciated just so the
conversation goes somewhere.
Alex has tentatively reserved a place for the hackfest. He needs to
know ASAP if he can go through with the reservation. The rough cost is:
For ten people (the number signed up at the moment):
Room: 150£ per day: 450£
Tea, coffee, biscuits: 5£ per person per day: 150£
Finger buffet: 8.50£ per person per day: 255£
Exchange rate: 0.69£ to 1 US$ $1383
This seems like a reasonable amount to me.