[ALAC-LT] Finance and Budget Subcommitee (FBSC)

Cheryl Langdon-Orr langdonorr at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 05:43:43 UTC 2014

Alan if possible I would like to stay on FBSC and from that the CROPP RT...
But that would obviously be an ALT / ALAC call...
On 09/11/2014 2:51 pm, "Alan Greenberg" <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> As you know, our track record on special budget requests for this current
> budget year was rather poor. To be more specific, we had one project
> approved, an IGF workshop. The MAG did not approve it, and accordingly we
> received nothing. (We have benefited from CROPP which was a funded project,
> but not due to any explicit request we made.)
> To turn that around, I think that we will have to make a number of changes.
> - For composition of the FBSC, I am thinking of suggesting the following:
>    - two members per region, one from the ALAC and one a RALO leader
>    - the RALO leader (either the Chair, a Vice-chair  or Secretariat would
> be the person in the RALO responsible for overseeing (and filtering) RALO
> request.
> - The FBSC will make choices to ensure that what we are submitting is high
> quality and more likely to get accepted.
> - We will set some guidelines for RALO and overall ALAC requests to try to
> ensure that the quality is there.
> - Although past success is not an assured guideline - we will carefully
> review what kinds of projects are being funded (https://www.icann.org/en/
> about/financials/budget-requests-fy15-09may14-en.pdf and
> https://www.icann.org/en/about/financials/budget-
> requests-xlsx-fy15-09may14-en.xlsx).
> - In the past, we have largely depended on RALO requests. I think that we
> may want to partially shift gears and also look at ALAC initiatives.
>    - One of these may be a request to expand the work-week, most likely
> the Saturday before the week, but this will take a lot more discussion.
> Based on his past experience, I have requested that Tijani stay on the
> FBSC and play a lead roll. I will chair the SC and preferably not also
> represent NARALO.
> May I quickly have thoughts on this. I would like to put this proposal, or
> some evolution of it, on the agenda of the forthcoming ALAC meeting for
> further discussion and perhaps approval.
> Alan
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