I really don't enjoy the tone of this post. It's the holidays - we are all with our families. The problem for me is that this isn't the first time 5280 has posted something that is pushy for the team- last year it was a few other topics.
We'll have your numbers. In the meantime let us enjoy the holdays. We did this FOR FREE FOR YOU - please try not to forget that. Thanks.
Sorry if that makes me sound like a jerk - I personally have been incredibly busy as have the rest of us. Please try not to forget this is not our primary job, and that we all have careers that take up exceptional amounts of our time. In addition the Summit takes up another BIG portion of our free time. We may not always deliver on time, but we do always deliver.
You are not coming off as a jerk, the "other" poster is. As I have shared with you before, I have put on events of similar magnitude and I'm always amazed how there are those that feel they need to know the intimate details of how every dollar was spent as well as justification for doing so.
You are only truly accountable to yourself, partners and IRS. Yes, you guys have been more than open and upfront with virtually every aspect of the event, that is your choice but not a requirement.
If anyone wants to see such information, the respectable thing to do is go through the PM process and not "call you out" on the forum. Remember what I told you at the Summit that this would happen. No matter how well everything goes, the MASSIVE amount of giveaways in the raffle, incredibly smooth operation for a seasoned event, let alone a first time event, there will be those that want to put the organizer's feet to the fire.
I wouldn't expect anything from the "accounting" department until the next event, where the organizers can stand up and publicly announce to the participants the past event's proceeds, which organizations received "X" amount of donations, even give a representative the "giant check" as a photo op/positive publicity/promotion time.
But, being pressured on this forum is bad form...