My name is Deniz and I am working for the Wikimedia Foundation during
the 2010 Fundraiser as the liaison between the Portuguese community and
the Foundation (I'm also in charge of social media this year, if you
have any interest in getting involved). I'm a Wikimedian, mostly active
on commons as dmgultekin & on Meta as dgultekin, based in San Francisco;
I've been editing as an IP since 2007, but only became 'official' in
2009 after working as an in-office volunteer in Communications for 18
months before joining the fundraising team in August. I had the pleasure
of meeting a few of you at Wikimaia this past summer :)
The Fundraising pitch:
This year's fundraiser is intended to be a collaborative and global
effort, we recognize that banner messages that perform well in the
United States don't necessarily translate well, or appeal to Portuguese
speaking audiences. And no one knows better what will appeal to
Portuguese readers and editors than you!
We're currently asking volunteer chapters and a number of language
communities to help us maximize the potential of the fundraiser by
getting deeply involved in the messaging, planning, and execution of
this year’s fundraiser. We want everyone in the community to get
involved to make sure we have a fundraiser that represents all of us.
Our first steps are to suggest and translate banners, and start a
discussion in your community. What can we do to improve fundraising and
localize messages? On the fundraising meta page we've started the banner
suggestion process, analysis of tested banners, and recruiting volunteers.
I'm 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 in
Portuguese. 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.
Use the talk pages on meta, talk to your local communities, talk to
others, talk to us, and add your feedback to the proposed messages as
well. I look forward to working with you during this year's fundraiser,
please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or questions about
the fundraiser this year.
Fundraising 2010 meta: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010
Banners we've tested so far:
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