Difference between revisions of "2015 Sponsorship Drive Working Group"

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** Micheal Smith
** Micheal Smith
** [[Jeff McKenna]]
** [[Jeff McKenna]]
** [[Venkatesh Raghavan]]
** ''volunteer if interested''
** ''volunteer if interested''
* Communication: osgeo-board mailing list
* Communication: osgeo-board mailing list

Revision as of 15:45, 28 October 2015

working group

  • Goal: contact prior sponsors, blog post inviting new sponsors
  • Members:
  • Communication: osgeo-board mailing list


  1. Update http://www.osgeo.org/sponsors to reflect current sponsorship (done - action taken by board)
  2. Draft OSGeo 2015 Sponsorship price points
    • invite feedback, revise
    • Update website with result
  3. Contact prior sponsors
    • gather ideas for sponsor perks
  4. Report back to board on the following:
    • Adjust sponsor perks based on feedback
    • Question is raised if this activity should be outsourced to professional organization
    • Treasure: can update financial forecast as required

contact list

Contact list gathered from http://www.osgeo.org/sponsors, use this list to coordinate emails.

Confirmed sponsors:

  • Thinkware - contact for Q&A

Expressed interest:

  • GeoCat

Prior sponsors:

  • 1Spatial
  • 2ndQuadrant
  • ASTUN Technology
  • Autodesk
  • Boreal-Information Strategies (Borealis)
  • Camptocamp
  • First Base Solutions Inc.
  • Institut Geographique National (IGN) France
  • Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE) Brazil
  • Karttakeskus
  • LizardTech, A Celartem Company
  • Metaspatial
  • Ordnance Survey
  • PCI Geomatics
  • WhereGroup

Additional contacts recommended by discuss@osgeo.org:

  • Boundless
  • TBD

Sample Emails

Sample initial contact email:


As you are aware from the board email list we are restarting
OSGeo sponsorship for 2015. Records show that you have participated
since ..... with a sponsor ship of $... We have simplified sponsorship
levels for 2015 [link] based on organization size. As a well-known and
longstanding sponsor of OSGeo we would like to recommend premium

As part of this sponsorship drive we are soliciting feedback on the value
OSGeo can provide your organization, and any sponsorship benefits we
may be in position to offer. If you have a moment for an email discussion
or hangout it would be great to hear from you.

Jody Garnett
OSGeo Board