Hello everyone -
The fourth quarter fund drive for the Wikimedia Foundation will start on 00:00 UTC Friday
December and last until 00:00 UTC Friday 6 January. There is no specific goal for this
we would like to at least cover all next quarter's spending along with the rest of
That will require well over $500,000. A draft budget is on meta and will be open for
comment soon (announcement will be on foundation-l and metas Goings On page).
Wikimedia needs your help to make sure this drive is a success. Some other charities spend
80% of donations on fundraising costs. With your continued help our only fundraising costs
PayPal and bank fees. This means that over 95% of donations made to us go toward running
foundation and its projects.
Here is what needs to be done:
1) make sure your language's translation of the fund drive documents are completed.
2) get somebody who can edit the foundation wiki to place a copy of your translation
3) Put your translated fund drive notice on your wiki's [[MediaWiki:Sitenotice]] page
the drive starts.
Everything else will be taken care of by myself and the Wikimedia team.
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