I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the Foundation's
fundraising staff to you and explain how things are going to work with
this year's fundraiser (currently scheduled to start November 7).
Basically, what we're planning on doing for this fundraiser is not just
"translate" the fundraising messages, but also "localize" them. We
realize that not all messages work the best in every language,culture or
region so in addition to translating the English messages, we will also
have the option of other messages specific to your language or region...
and who knows better how to get people to donate in your language and
your region than you do? :) We really need your help this year to come
up with local messages yourself and also to help get the rest of your
local community involved.
This is where the fundraising team comes in. This fundraising season
myself, Keegan Peterzell, and Deniz Gültekin are the ones who have been
tasked with reaching out to every single wiki to try and get local
participation in the fundraiser planning and implementation. We're here
both to answer questions as they come up and to listen to your feedback
about what types of messaging will work and won't work. We'll
constantly be tweaking or changing things, based on your input, to try
to make everything as perfect as possible for the readers and donors in
your language and region.
If you have any questions or want to help out please feel free to
contact me, Keegan, or Deniz:
* James Alexander, [[User:Jalexander]], <jalexander(a)wikimedia.org>
* Keegan Peterzell, [[User:Kpeterzell]], <kpeterzell(a)wikimedia.org>
* Deniz Gültekin, [[User:Dgultekin]], <dgultekin(a)wikimedia.org>
Thanks and I look forward to working with you throughout this
fundraiser! We'll be kicking off the discussions on your wikis very
soon, and would be delighted if you all would participate and also help
translate our initial message into your own language!
Associate Community Officer