Board Meeting Minutes, July 2013
A meeting of the board of directors of the Open Knowledge Foundation was held at 18:30-20:30 BST Tuesday 9th July 2013 at the offices of Canonical, and online in a Google Hangout.
Venue: Canonical Group Limited, 5th Floor, Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU
Attending in person: Rufus Pollock, Martin Keegan, Jane Silber, Laura James (observer), Karin Christiansen
Attending Online: James Casbon
Apologies: Paula le Dieu, Ben Laurie, Martin Tisne (observer)
After a minor change, the minutes were approved.
The Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements, and the overview report, were reviewed and discussed.
The proposed timetable for more detailed financial planning was presented and discussed, and the role the newly appointed Development Director would play in this work was noted.
The plans were presented and discussed.
It was noted that the Omidyar Network metrics have been set for the coming year (and were circulated in an informal paper to the board yesterday).
Handling of overheads was discussed and Overheadmyth.com was mentioned as a useful resource in this regard.
The different types of evaluation were discussed. The Chair of the Board will engage with key funders to explore evaluation options.
The outline agenda for this board retreat was discussed and logistical details confirmed.
It was agreed that this item would be discussed on Sunday at the board retreat.
There was no other business.