The Dryad Business Plan and Sustainability document (announcement and business plan) is very well done and impressively succinct while clearly explaining:

  • Mission alignment and value proposition
    • Supports a clear need through a shared resource
    • Mutual benefit, so all have reason to contribute content and funding/support
  • Diversified funding strategy with three main funding sources
    • Deposit fees
    • Membership fees (expected to be $1,000 per member, which is very modest)
    • Funding from grants and donors (for research, development, and new initiatives) and for an endowment campaign