on the question how much money will go to volunteers next year,
katherine stated that the 2016 grants budget is 5.8 mio, out of 63 mio
. my guess was that between 1 and 2 mio would go to volunteers.
i have a little difficulty to calculate the number. i saw the 2016 fdc
numbers , 5.5 mio. WMDE writes that the annual fundraising gives 84
mio usd (i.e. 75 mio eur) . on the grants page i do not see numbers
. the german community budget page does not list numbers. . WMDE
writes that it pays 6 mio a year to WMF . at the same time it gets
1.3 mio via FDC from WMF . there is some indication about money to
volunteers in the FDC split up from WMDE .
my guess was that 0.5 mio usd are support for wikimania travel
including funds to make wikimania cheaper in genaral, and 0.5-1.5 mio
via various community projects (e.g. the one of WMDE), individual
engagement grants to volunteers, summing up to <2 mio usd a year
beeing paid to cover volunteers expenses.
can somebody please chime in here with better guesses, or real
numbers, maybe directly at ?