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I’m not so hot at fundraising, how about you?

This summer I’ve been trying to find other sponsors for the Fedora Summer Coding program.  Timing was short from the start, but it was worth the effort.

I’m not having much success, and I think that’s as much about my weakness in this area as a lack of interest or budget.  I should get out the stacks of business cards I’ve collected from previous conferences, but cold calling people for money isn’t really my cup of tea.  Even when they might be interested, for real.  Even when it’s no big thing if they say no.  I’m just not so hot at it.

If you have any inclination or ability here, I’d appreciate help.  Finding sponsors and getting other people involved in the organization of the Summer Coding program has been the hardest part so far.  If we are going to continue to do it beyond this summer, we are going to need more help in organization, finding and working with sponsors, and so forth.

If you can help, please join us on the SIG mailing list and let us know what you think.