Code4Lib Fiscal Continuity Interest Group Report
23 January 2017
== A. Executive Summary ==
The FCIG shared communications via a Google group list, and met via videochat 1-2 times per month from July 1, 2016 - Dec. 23, 2016. [https://wiki.code4lib.org/Fiscal_Continuity#Meetings Meeting notes] are shared at the FCIG wiki page within the main Code4Lib wiki.
In initial discussions, the group brainstormed many potential options to explore as ways for Code4Lib to move forward in establishing, or determining not to establish, an ongoing fiscal entity; the FCIG wiki page contains an [https://wiki.code4lib.org/Fiscal_Continuity#Fiscal_Structures extensive list] of these possibilities. Group consensus determined which of these preliminary possibilities to gather more information about. Individuals volunteered to do the work of investigating each option. In order to provide a consistent and comprehensive template for discussions with potential fiscal sponsors, Coral Sheldon-Hess compiled a list of questions which was reviewed and agreed upon by the group. This list is included in the Appendix section of this report.
== C. Findings ==
<li><p>Are there any significant incompatibilities between your mission and Code4Lib’s?</p></li>
<li><p>Are you able to readily collect funds in a variety of ways, such as check, bank transfer, PayPal, direct credit card payments, and so forth?</p></li></ol>