[Foundation-l] Day 7 Fund Drive Report

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 25 23:05:25 UTC 2005

On Day 7 (Thursday 24 February eastern US timezone since PayPal data are not
available in UTC) we made $$5,421.02 (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 5.84% from Day 6 and represents 10.43% of total funds
collected so far ($51,970.55 ; only counting full days) and 7.23% of our goal
($75,000). At the end of Day 6 we had reached 69.29% of our goal. 

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Day  7			        Day 6 comparison	
PayPal		USD equiv	USD equiv	%change
AUD	  76.00	    $60.08	   $47.99	 25.19%
CAD 	 320.73	   $259.89	  $140.42	 85.08%
EUR 	1045.41	 $1,366.56	$1,495.07	 -8.60%
GBP 	 353.22	   $670.34	  $848.64	-21.01%
JPY	10455	    $99.10	  $185.62	-46.61%
USD	2670.05	 $2,670.05	$2,404.35	 11.05%
PayPal total:	 $5,126.02	$5,122.09	  0.08%
MoneyBookers	no data	           $0.00	  0.00%
Mail/Post	  $295.00	  $75.00	293.33%
	TOTAL	$5,421.02	$5,122.09	5.84%

Grand totals so far (only counting complete days)			
PayPal		   USD equiv	%GrandTotal
AUD	1333.71	   $1,054.30	2.03%
CAD 	2466.59	   $1,998.68	3.85%
EUR 	13532.65  $17,689.88	34.04%
GBP 	2751.63	   $5,222.04	10.05%
JPY	134133	   $1,271.45	2.45%
USD	23937.51  $23,937.51	46.06%
PayPal total:	  $51,173.86	
Moneybookers:	    $426.69      0.82%
Mail/Post	    $370.00      0.71%
GRAND TOTAL	$51,970.55	100.00%
% toward goal      69.29%	

For the most recent grand total and other details visit

Some selected comments from Day 7:
See http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q1/Day_7

"To prevent commercialization of knowledge" by Anonymous

"Great site: my favourite and most visited since using the internet!" by Andrew

"this site embodies the progressive possibilities of the internet" by Anonymous

"The best purpose for donation I can think of." by Anonymous

"Keep up the good work! It will forces the other encyclopedies to evolve: and
the user will get a double benefit: a good wikipedia, and better Encarta and
others encyclopedies..." by Anonymous

"This is the first time I have donated on line. You should be very proud of
what you have created." by Anonymous

"Wikimedia, a terrific open source project of knowledge" by Alexander Orlov

"here's to FDLing all the knowledge in da universe! keep up the good work :-)"
by Anonymous

"detailed relevant answsers to my off the cuff technical questions. thank you."
by David McMillan

"Pour une encyclopedie si utile." by Gabriel D. Matthews

"Long Live Freedom" by Anonymous

"Astonishingly useful!" by Navarro Parker

Some of my favorites:

"I love philanthropy" by Anonymous

"Because I owe Dysprosia 5$" by Jonathan Cary

"This is Harry donating to Wikimedia. I come here everyday and I think that it
is important to support this foundation." by Robert Gilbert

"Testing paypal script, more donations to come, I promise!" x 3 by Michael

"Wikipedia helps me drop clue bombs on people." by Michael Styne

"I love the sound of the click as I point my wallet at worthy causes." by
Jeremy Smith

"Onwards and upwards!" by Yuri Astrakhan

Daniel Mayer,
Wikimedia CFO

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