Review examples of other sponsorship schemes - did that happen?
Should Connect seek sponsors? - we have not yet reached a recommendation Devote next but one call to this. We need recommendations by the end of March. Danielle Robinson at Code for Science and Society has volunteered to talk to us (thanks, Brian) about possible supporting philanthropic organizations; this may be helpful and relevant for our sponsorship and large-scale funding discussions.
Review thoughts from last call - particularly as funding of this sort seems to be getting tight in the US?
How would we "sell it to them". (What would they get for their money beyond "feeling good"?)
Or the 2.5% initiative - David Lewis from IUPUI - libraries should give 2.5% to community-based projects supporting infrastructure to open source - what percentage of institutions budget is the library archive https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/14063
Fedora, DuraSpace, Samvera - bundling that gift? Should Samvera community bundle that?
How might we develop a contributory model from service providers?
Maurice York and James Hilton hosted a meeting in Ann Arbor during December to talk about funding, coherence and alignment in our sector - considering trying to co-ordinate organizations and their funding. (See also Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools (jrost.org), Invest in Open (link needed), and Open Source Alliance for Open Science (https://osaos.org/open-source-alliance-for-open-science/) In due course, we may need to become part of some sort of consortium in order to survive; "going it alone" may become more challenging. These initiatives may represent an opportunity or an existential threat. We need to get much better at marketing and branding to emphasize that we are worth funding to get to a long-term position of sustainability.
Date of next meeting
tbd - can we agree the next one now? (FYI: Marketing WG are taking the alternate Wednesdays in our pattern)
Set up a Doodle poll to agree future dates?
JD to organize Doodle(s). Next call devoted to annual fundraising, next but one to conference sponsorship.
Notes by Ryan
Jon Dunn - Chair
No additional members - follow up with specialists as identified and needed
List of people to reach out to personally at each institution - Richard may have that list
Voting contacts for each of the partners (Ryan has) -
Timing for this: March/ April - coordinated approach by end of February
In not too distant future - email content/ draft - put some thought into the letter - find text from last couple of years (Richard will link to the minutes)
For Samvera Connect - sponsorship (March 31) - U Wash - by end of March have to secure sponsors
Focus call on particular topics - every other call on sponsors vs. outreach for year
Outreach for philanthropic organizations - Danielle Robinson, DAT data transfer project Code for Science and Society (Code4science?)
JROST.org and Investinopen/ Invest In Open
Just explore - what is the strategy? Funders attend and figure out how to put packages together
Need messaging - can't just wait for things to happen - be a part of groups, how do they compete and compliment what we do? - Getting us to sustainability