Sorry, I've just re-read this email again and realised it sounds very bossy. I didn't really mean it to ;-)

We're fairly well set up for the fundraiser, but input from the community would still be really useful. There are some things which past experience shows can't really be crowdsourced even for a Wikimedia fundraiser, but there are other things which definitely can.

So if you're interested in helping raise 1,000,000 for the Wikimedia movement this Autumn, please do have a look at the list of ways to get involved and see which of them takes your fancy. :-D

(I've also put a readiness & risk report on the Fundraiser on my report for Tuesday's board meeting, which you can see here;


On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Chris Keating <> wrote:
I've just updated the Wiki with some details about this Autumn's fundraiser, which is just a few short weeks away...

In particular there are 5 ways YOU can help. (YES, ALL OF YOU)

1. We still need more British Wikimedia stories, please give us yours here:

2. There is a "Thankyou page" that donors see once their payment has gone through. At the moment, it's extremely rudimentary. Please help improve it!

3/4: I'd be really interested in hearing from web developers and copywriters who are interested in getting involved in the fundraiser. If you think this might be you, please drop me an email.

5. Come along to the EGM - or if you know you can't make it, *submit a proxy authority* - so that we have a quorate meeting and can stay on track to become a registered charity before the start of the fundraiser.

Many thanks,