PCF is a non-profit organization and the vast majority of our budget so far has come from foundation grants and user donations. In the long-term, we’re hoping to follow Mozilla’s model of finding ways that we can generate earned income to partially or complete support the organization without compromising our mission focus (for example, Mozilla earns most of its operating budget from deals with search engines).
Generating more income would allow us to focus less time on fundraising and more time developing Miro and spreading our message. It wouldn’t mean that we would stop being a non-profit– nobody would own any share of PCF, no company could buy us, and our mission would stay primary. Being a 501c3 non-profit locks our values into the organizational structure (which is exactly why we set ourselves up as a non-profit).
I believe that we’re ready to start experimenting with some business deals. I’ve been talking over ideas with lots of different groups and companies, but we need someone who can focus on this full-time.
Who We’re Looking For
Above all, we need somebody who is passionate about our mission. We expect all our employees to be world-class talents who work with us because they believe that open media is vitally important. We can’t provide a Google-level salary, we can’t give you equity or stock options, but we can offer an opportunity to work with smart people on an exciting, growing project that really matters to the world.
We’re hoping to hire an individual who’s based on the west coast of the US so that they can meet with companies and follow leads.
We don’t have a specific set of criteria, but you must have a solid understanding of Miro and a clear idea of how you might pitch the project to potential business partners. You must be very sharp, flexible, and good at building relationships. If you have business experience in Silicon Valley, that’s great. if you don’t, convince us why you could still excel in this position.
So if you think you can help us grow our organization, I’d love to hear from you. Send a resume and tell us why you think you are the person we need. Email: nicholas|at|pculture.org
And if you know anyone who you think might fit this description, please pass the message along! We need all the help we can get to find the perfect person.