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Q5: Projects Funding Initiative

ISOC, through the Project Funding program, also partially funds chapter and members projects, which host a large amount of local discussion and education.

What goals should ISOC pursue with the projects funding initiative? Would you recommend any changes to be more useful for ISOC, chapters and members?

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3 Responses to “Q5: Projects Funding Initiative”

  1. Comment by: Guanghao Li   
    April 6th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Please see my comments for Q4. Those are the programs that ISOC should really be funding.

  2. Comment by: Franck   
    April 12th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The project funding initiative should be clearly prioritized for its members. It is mostly true today.

    The program suffers from lack of visibility and a certain burn-out from chapters. Most chapters do not have the administrative structure to carry several of these programs.

    In the USA, the chapters have indicated they would like to participate in the Broadband aspect of the US Gov stimulus package. This will not be possible without administrative support from ISOC HQ. This exercise should allow ISOC to organise itself to be able to tap into other gov funding programs (like with the EU) and diversify its source of support and therefore be able to pass again the US-Not for profit test.

    In a similar manner, ISOC HQ could provide some administrative support to chapters in some initiatives when requested.

  3. Comment by: Khaled Koubaa   
    April 13th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    One of the reasons that encouraged me to asked last year to organize an ISOC Chapters was the lack of capacity to write a proposal, to manage a project, to write a report, … There is different barriers that discourage chapters to apply for project funding program; the language is one of them.
    They even not able to develop proposal that may attract others sponsors.
    I recommended before that program should be chapter-oriented and I am pleased that ISOC lunched the Chapter Events Funding Programme. This will give chapters possibility to reinforce their work.

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