Dear community members,
I would like to follow up on my previous emails (first
to you all and give you some more details about the upcoming Wikimedia
Foundation fundraising campaign in India.
As mentioned before, the fundraising campaign will have two components.
We will send emails to people who have previously donated from India
We will run banners for readers in India on Wikipedia itself.
The emails are scheduled to be sent between the 24th of May and the 23rd of
June. We are currently finalizing the different message versions. Samples
will be shared later.
The banners will be active on Wikipedia in India from the 31st of May until
the 28th of June. Prior to this, we are planning to run a couple of
A three hour pretest today (3rd of May) between 9-12 UTC. So you might
see a banner or two around today.
A low traffic pretest between the 9th to the 12th of May. Low traffic
means that only 10% of readers will see test banners during this time.
This activity will ensure that our technical infrastructure works.
We have now uploaded some example banners to the meta page
You can also use the meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising/India2022campaign> to leave
feedback, suggestions, and questions. Please feel free to share this widely
and encourage anyone who is interested to engage there or via email with me
Generally, before and during the campaign, you can contact us:
On the talk page of the India campaign meta page
the talk page of the fundraising team
If you need to report a bug or technical issue, please create a
If you see a donor on a talk page, VRT
social media having difficulties in donating, please refer them to
Thanks you and regards,
Senior Community Relations Specialist
Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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