On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 14:53, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia-inc.com> wrote:
On 8/10/11 8:56 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote:
Perhaps I'm missing something, but where has
it been suggested that chapters
would not remain free to raise funds independently of the WMF? My
impression was that the change being discussed here would merely remove
participation in the WMF fundraiser as a funding source and replace it with
direct WMF grants; presumably chapters could seek funding elsewhere?
That's right, but the reality is that using the website wikipedia.org
the single overwhelming source of funds available to chapters, and very
little is likely to change about that anytime soon.
that is true. it is efficient.j the model proved to deliver income for
the whole movement. how to spend the money efficient as well, without
too much administrative costs, according to the bylaws? all the
chapters are quite efficient, very low administrative costs.
wikimedia deutschland, wmde, e.g. showed three efficient ways to spend:
1. direct transfer of 50% to the wmf
2. direct uncomplicated support of other chapters
3. community project budget, 5-10 times more than the wmf invests
in grants (percentage of total income that is)