We covered this in my “Governance” session at the COP, but I could use some additional counsel.
Our Steering Committee is developing processes and protocols so that individual Workgroups can fundraise effectively and transparently. While this may sound simple, we have encountered issues with Workgroups raising money that then went to a new nonprofit; funders thinking they had already donated to PEF when they’d supported a Workgroup; Workgroup members not knowing that they are implicitly supporting fundraising efforts; etc.
I don’t expect you to solve this…Ecosystem work is inherently murky. But do any of you have 1) experience with this that you could share or, ideally; 2) written materials that address this issue?