Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Work continues to be interesting. It's a little bit crazy-making because nobody knows what we're actually DOING--we're kind of all figuring it out as we go along. We know there will be a meeting in Bellagio, Italy, of a bunch of very important grantmaking foundation types. We know it will last two days. We know Larry (President of this company and charmer/whiz extraordinaire) will tell them that every once in a while, an industry undergoes a fundamental change--and that their industry's moment was somewhere between 3 and 10 years ago and they missed it. We know we're going to try to figure out a way to help foundations and nonprofits and NGOs and all the rest share information, act collectively, etc., and that most of these people are not going to be thrilled about that. We know we're looking into some kind of predictive rating system.

We don't know what will go on at the meeting, we don't know what the rating system is measuring, exactly, or even how you go about measuring these sorts of things ("this organization purified 50 wells in Rwanda. I give it a...6?"), we don't know exactly who's coming, we don't know what the prototypes will look like (or even what Larry means by "prototype"), etc.

So we're all just kinda moseying along.

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