Dear World Universitians,
World University & School is incorporated & has the very beginnings of resources for open teaching & learning, is engaging American Friends' Service Committee (e.g. a service model with an endowment using consensus decision-making) as organizational model in moving toward free, online degree-granting. worlduniversity.wikia.com
Here's American Friends' Service Committee's Annual Report 2009, which you can download: http://afsc.org/document/building-peace-fostering-justice-annual-report-2009. AFSC's narratives of helping others here are inspiring, and these narratives highlight ways in which WUaS may characterize its foci.
The AFSC report is a model for WUaS's annual reports, as I see it. Its budget focuses on transparency (summarized on page 14). AFSC has a fairly large board (with 42 people in 2008-2009), which is something WUaS would like to head toward, - for knowledge and financial reasons. AFSC has $ 69 million in assets, with about a $15 million annual operating budget, and I admire their service focus.
AFSC is also a model for World University and School with its endowment, its practice of consensus decision-making, and its long term developing mission and organization, as a whole.
WUaS plans to mail an annual appeal around November 2010, hopefully having received tax exempt status. I've developed a fundraising letter using one of AFSC's as a basis, as well. Please let me know what you think.
The taping for Dan Kottke's "The Next Step" show went well last night in Palo Alto, I think. I'll let you know when it's posted online.
(http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2010/08/circa-c-alpina-american-friends-service.html - August 13, 2010)