14 Mar 2018

Minutes of a Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of NumFOCUS. All votes are reported in the form “(Y/N/A)” (in favor-Y‚ opposed-N‚ abstentions-A; e.g. “4-1-2” means “4 in favor, 1 opposed, and 2 abstentions”).

Participating: Leah Silen, Andy Terrel, Didrik Pinte, Ralf Gommers, Lorena Barba

Not Attending: Jennifer Klay,

Approval of Minutes from last three meetings:

Minutes from:

All approved (4/0/0)

Items Voted on by Email: -

Treasurer’s Report: -

Executive Director’s Report:

Financial update:

Discussion Items

1. HR Update

2. Sustainability Grant

Recap of Andy and Leah’s conversation with Josh Greenberg (Sloan Foundation) given. Josh comfortable with personnel changes, however he does need a clear plan for the coming year and be able to show at the end concrete results have been achieved.

Realignment of grant’s goals, calendar and budget in progress. Rough current idea for how to spend the budget is (a) funding for some time to resolve key internal administrative bottlenecks, and (b) fund key people in the community to work on the “basic draft” below and push it forward.

Basic draft of the “NumFOCUS 2018 Evolution Plan - Path to Sustainability, Q1 2018” was discussed. One key message: “there’s not enough trust”. The board needs to work on this: need a strategy to grow/mature NumFOCUS in parallel with the evolution of the “funding quilt”.

3. NumFOCUS Europe