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thekohser
post Tue 26th October 2010, 4:42pm
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The audit of the WMF's most recent complete fiscal year is now released by KPMG and the Foundation.

Of course, there is the requisite "Q & A" to stifle any sort of critique, by phrasing the "answers" in incoherent sentences of poor construction:

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How do the financial statements for 2009-10 compare with the statements for 2008-09? What's the overall takeaway message?
In general, both revenue and spending increased compared with 2008-09. Contributions and revenue increased and we increased spending in three ways-one-time spending for the Strategic Plan, the Bookshelf project and the Communications Campaign (approx. $1.5MM), spending related to donor-restricted funding such as improving user-friendliness (Stanton Foundation) and Wikimania scholarships (OSI and Lounsbery Foundations), (approx. $600K) and finally spending related to our core operations which included additional Tech and other Programmatic hires, increased rent and and operating costs related to increased hiring, higher hosting costs and spending on grants awarded to chapters and individuals.


"ways-one-time"?
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 4:53pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th October 2010, 9:42am) *

The audit of the WMF's most recent complete fiscal year is now released by KPMG and the Foundation.

Of course, there is the requisite "Q & A" to stifle any sort of critique, by phrasing the "answers" in incoherent sentences of poor construction:

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How do the financial statements for 2009-10 compare with the statements for 2008-09? What's the overall takeaway message?
In general, both revenue and spending increased compared with 2008-09. Contributions and revenue increased and we increased spending in three ways-one-time spending for the Strategic Plan, the Bookshelf project and the Communications Campaign (approx. $1.5MM), spending related to donor-restricted funding such as improving user-friendliness (Stanton Foundation) and Wikimania scholarships (OSI and Lounsbery Foundations), (approx. $600K) and finally spending related to our core operations which included additional Tech and other Programmatic hires, increased rent and and operating costs related to increased hiring, higher hosting costs and spending on grants awarded to chapters and individuals.
"ways-one-time"?
"approx. $1.5MM" MM? WTH?
"and and" also also rolleyes.gif
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 6:28pm
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"approx. $1.5MM" MM? WTH?
"and and" also also rolleyes.gif

M=Thousand
MM=M squared=Million
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 6:49pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th October 2010, 12:42pm) *

The audit of the WMF's most recent complete fiscal year is now released by KPMG and the Foundation.

Of course, there is the requisite "Q & A" to stifle any sort of critique, by phrasing the "answers" in incoherent sentences of poor construction:

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How do the financial statements for 2009-10 compare with the statements for 2008-09? What's the overall takeaway message?
In general, both revenue and spending increased compared with 2008-09. Contributions and revenue increased and we increased spending in three ways-one-time spending for the Strategic Plan, the Bookshelf project and the Communications Campaign (approx. $1.5MM), spending related to donor-restricted funding such as improving user-friendliness (Stanton Foundation) and Wikimania scholarships (OSI and Lounsbery Foundations), (approx. $600K) and finally spending related to our core operations which included additional Tech and other Programmatic hires, increased rent and and operating costs related to increased hiring, higher hosting costs and spending on grants awarded to chapters and individuals.


"ways-one-time"?


Probably meant to write "...increased spending in three ways: one-time spending..."
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post Wed 27th October 2010, 3:02am
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QUOTE(Malik Shabazz @ Tue 26th October 2010, 6:28pm) *

QUOTE(Zoloft @ Tue 26th October 2010, 12:53pm) *
"approx. $1.5MM" MM? WTH?
"and and" also also rolleyes.gif

M=Thousand
MM=M squared=Million

eh?

M is thousand in Roman numerals. MM would then be two thousand.
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post Wed 27th October 2010, 3:27am
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QUOTE(Malik Shabazz @ Tue 26th October 2010, 11:28am) *

QUOTE(Zoloft @ Tue 26th October 2010, 12:53pm) *
"approx. $1.5MM" MM? WTH?
"and and" also also rolleyes.gif

M=Thousand
MM=M squared=Million

Googling $1.5MM, I see this usage in a number of places.

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Doesn't mean I have to like it. tongue.gif

I took accounting classes, dammit!
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post Wed 27th October 2010, 3:34am
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I changed the "mm"s and corrected the "and and" in this edit. Thank you all for the copy-editing. smile.gif
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post Wed 27th October 2010, 5:16am
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$xMM is bog-standard accounting jargon for millions. Obviously none of you have ever read a financial report or investment prospectus.
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post Wed 27th October 2010, 5:20am
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 27th October 2010, 1:16am) *
$xMM is bog-standard accounting jargon for millions. Obviously none of you have ever read a financial report or investment prospectus.
... for millions, the amount, not millions of people, I imagine. I think it's unnecessarily confusing, especially when written in lowercase.
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