[Foundation-l] Day 11 Fund Drive Report ; we exceeded our goal so this is the final day!

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 2 05:11:50 UTC 2005

Note: the fund drive is already over

On Day 11 (Monday 28 February eastern US timezone since PayPal data are not
available in UTC) $19,926.59 (USD equivalent) was added to our running total.
This brings us well past our fund drive goal of $75,000 and thus Day 11 is the
last day of the fund drive. 

$7,017.15 were added through PayPal (completed payments only) and $12,909.44
were reported from Wikimedia Deutschland (this includes donations from the 18th
to the 25th to Wikimedia Deutschland; actual amount reported was 9777.66
Euros). No updates were available for other sources at this time. 

This is an increase of 390.55% from Day 10 and represents 23.29% of total funds
collected so far ($85,563.52 ; only counting full days). At the end of Day 10
we had reached 114.08% of our goal. Additional updates are needed before a
final grand total can be reported. 

Day  11			Day 10 comparison	
PayPal		USD equiv	USD equiv	%change
AUD	 258.55	   $204.38	   $44.81	 356.08%
CAD 	 222.37	   $180.19	  $155.38	  15.96%
EUR 	1170.84	 $1,530.52	  $909.18	  68.34%
GBP 	 123.58	   $234.53	  $545.39	 -57.00%
JPY	50904	   $482.52	   $17.54	2651.57%
USD	4385.01	 $4,385.01	$2,389.79	  83.49%
PayPal total:	 $7,017.15	$4,062.10	  72.75%
MoneyBookers	no data	            $0.00	   0.00%
Mail/Post	no data	            $0.00	   0.00%
Wikimedia Deut.	$12,909.44		
	TOTAL	$19,926.59	$4,062.10	390.55%

Grand totals so far (only counting complete days)			
PayPal		    USD equiv	%GrandTotal
AUD	  1934.04   $1,528.86	 1.79%
CAD 	  3371.13   $2,731.63	 3.19%
EUR 	 17278.43  $22,586.36	26.40%
GBP 	  3761.02   $7,137.66	 8.34%
JPY	206912.00   $1,961.32	 2.29%
USD	 35911.56  $35,911.56	41.97%
PayPal total:	   $71,857.39	
Moneybookers:	     $426.69    0.50%
Mail/Post	     $370.00    0.43%
Wikimedia Deut.	  $12,909.44  100.00%  
GRAND TOTAL	  $85,563.52	
% toward goal 	    114.08%	
For the most recent grand total and other details visit

Some selected comments from Day 11:
See http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fund_drives/2005/Q1/Day_11

"Wikipedia is second only to Google for seeking information on the web" by The
MUD Companion

"Please accept this small donation as an appreciation of the excellent service
you provide. I sincerely hope you are able to raise the funds you need." by
Martin Giddings

"La connaissance c'est le pouvoir, la rendre publique et gratuite c'est donner
le pouvoir au peuple. " by Em Hunter

"this site has saved my butt on any number of academic occasions...the least i
can do is give back a little" by Anonymous

"Wikipedia ist eine geniale Sache!" by Rene Chelvier

"Wonderful site! I recommend it to all of my students." by Michael Richardson

Some of my favorites:

"Surpasses all expectations!" by Anonymous

"Not only is wikipedia an invaluable resource, but it has also spawned arguably
the best wiki software available." by Paul Fenwick

"Probably the best evolving source of general knowledge" by Marc van der Erve

"Wissen muss kostenlos sein!" by Anonymous

"It is an honor to do my part to see that Wikipedia has the resources it needs
to remain online." by Anonymous

"Simply because open content leads to better knowledge" by Anonymous

"stop buying servers that break down" by Anonymous

"Five bucks well spent." by Andreas Neukoetter

"I love you, Wikipedia!" by Anonymous

Daniel Mayer,
Wikimedia CFO

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