[Foundation-l] Day 6 Fund Drive Report

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 24 21:12:52 UTC 2005

On Day 6 (Wednesday 23 February eastern US timezone since PayPal data are not
available in UTC) we made $5,197.09 (USD equivalent) through a combination of
PayPal (completed payments only) and mail donations (no updates available for
other sources at this time). 

This is a decrease of 22.48% from Day 5 and represents 11.16% of total funds
collected so far ($46,474.53 ; only counting full days) and 6.93% of our goal
($75,000). At the end of Day 6 we had reached 62.07% of our goal. 

We were continuing to have server issues on Day 6. See
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/February_2005_server_crash for details (if you
can access that page)

Day  6			Day 5 comparison	
PayPal		USD equiv	USD equiv	%change
AUD	  60.71	    $47.99	   $33.37	 43.79%
CAD 	 173.29	   $140.42	  $232.80	-39.68%
EUR 	1143.72	 $1,495.07      $2,553.09	-41.44%
GBP 	 447.17	   $848.64	  $595.47	 42.52%
JPY	19582	   $185.62	  $130.73	 41.98%
USD	2404.35	 $2,404.35	$3,158.91	-23.89%
PayPal total:	 $5,122.09	$6,704.38	-23.60%
MoneyBookers	no data	         no data	-na-
Mail/Post	   $75.00	 no data        100.00%
	TOTAL	$5,197.09	$6,704.38	-22.48%

Grand totals so far (only counting complete days)			
PayPal		  USD equiv	%GrandTotal
AUD	1257.71	     $994.22	  2.14%
CAD 	2145.86	   $1,738.79	  3.74%
EUR 	12487.24  $16,323.32	 35.07%
GBP 	2398.41	   $4,551.70	 9.78%
JPY	123678	   $1,172.34	 2.52%
USD	21267.46  $21,267.46	45.69%
PayPal total:	  $46,047.84	
Moneybookers:	    $426.69	 0.92%
Mail/Post	     $75.00	 0.16%
GRAND TOTAL	 $46,549.53	100.00%
% toward goal 		62.07%	

For the most recent grand total and other details visit

Some selected comments from Day 6:
See http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q1/Day_6

"power to the pedia!" by Anonymous

"Super Site!" by Urs Schwerzmann

"A most delightful time waster!" by Shreesh Taskar

"Que viva la educacion gratuita" by Dennis Salcedo

"My first stop when I want to get started on a new topic." by Joel Gilmore

"I use wiki's nearly every day, thank you for your service hopefully my small
contribution will increase when i get out of college! :)" by Anonymous

"Symbolic gesture of appreciation. Wikipedia is important." by Thomas Herzog

"Thanks for all the hard work everyone has put into this project." by Steven

"After learning so much from your site, I owe you at least this. (Woooo!
Cheaper than college!)" by Anonymous

"What a great idea. Probably the most useful site on the Internet for a poor
college student like me." by David Klorig

"For the fundraiser; Get better response times, please!" by David Barbour

Some of my favorites:

"Wisdom of the Crowds rules the Long Tail" by Anonymous

"Once in a lifetime someone comes up with a great idea that improves the
democracy of ideas (PI)" by Anonymous

"A better world is possible -- and this is an example of that better world" by
grupoHuracan Corporation

"If you believe, like me, that this sort of thing is the future, then you are
obligated to contribute. I am happy to do so." by Anonymous

"wikipedia has saved my ass more times than id like to admit" by Louise Noble

"Where would the world be without Wikimedia?" by Emily Baker

"The Bear wishes you well" by Anonymous

"thanks for wikipedia. the revolution will be wikified." by Jeremy Friedman

"Bravo" by Anonymous

Oh, and:

"Can I make it to mav's favorites? ;-)" by Anonymous (well, almost :)

Daniel Mayer,
Wikimedia CFO

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