Re: [Spi-private] Very long wait for funds transfer

From: Philip Balister <philip(at)balister(dot)org>
To: Matthew Ahrens <matt(at)mahrens(dot)org>, Hilmar Lapp <hlapp(at)drycafe(dot)net>
Cc: SPI Treasurer <treasurer(at)rt(dot)spi-inc(dot)org>, SPI Private List <spi-private(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org>, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [Spi-private] Very long wait for funds transfer
Date: 2016-12-15 22:29:16
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Everyone wants a solution. Is there anything we can do to help resolve
the issue?


On 12/15/2016 02:26 PM, Matthew Ahrens wrote:
> +1 for solving this problem.
> --matt
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Hilmar Lapp <hlapp(at)drycafe(dot)net> wrote:
>> Seconded. I think we’re all in the same boat here, and I’ll go out on a
>> limb here and say that we all collectively know that what Joshua reported
>> is by no means an isolated incident but a pattern that has been festering.
>> Plus, we are probably all agreed that of all functions SPI carries out on
>> behalf of its associated projects, disbursing the funds earmarked for them
>> in a timely and low-overhead manner is the single most important one. It is
>> the one that _has_ to work, or SPI isn’t a functioning fiscal sponsor in
>> any sense of what that means.
>> I myself have had to follow up on almost every treasurer ticket, sometimes
>> multiple times. I now keep a copy of every ticket receipt and create myself
>> a reminder on my todo list 3 weeks into the future, rather than just
>> considering the reimbursement done when I hit send on the initial request.
>> I can do that, and my expenses needing reimbursement aren’t large enough to
>> not allow several months delay. But it does make evident a very poor
>> professional reliability of SPI as a fiscal sponsor that disburses
>> project-earmarked funds.
>> -hilmar
>>> On Dec 15, 2016, at 1:46 PM, Joshua D. Drake <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
>> wrote:
>>> On 12/09/2016 04:34 PM, Joshua D. Drake wrote:
>>>> Board,
>>>> On October 6th, I as Liaison of PostgreSQL.Org requested that 5k USD be
>>>> transferred to PgUS for their Diversity Scholarships.
>>>> On October 14th, the bank info for ACH was delivered to the Treasurer.
>>>> On November 7th, the Treasurer of PgUS requested a status update on when
>>>> the transfer would be made.
>>>> On December 9th, the Treasurer brought to my attention that this
>>>> transfer has still not been made
>>>> I understand that we are all volunteers but this delay is a bit overkill
>>>> isn't it?
>>> It is now the 15th and I as Liaison of PostgreSQL.Org have had zero
>> correspondence in regards to this issue. I request that at a minimum the
>> board respond, preferably the Treasurer with an ETA of resolution.
>>> Sincerely,
>>> JD
>>>> Sincerely,
>>>> JD
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