[Foundation-l] [Wmfcc-l] Fundraising start
jwales at wikia.com
Sat Dec 16 04:22:04 UTC 2006
The anonymous donor is a friend of mine, a friend of Wikimedia, who asks
for absolutely nothing in return. He doesn't even care to be recognized.
What's to defend or explain? :) Some rich people love our work and
would like to help.
Andrew Lih wrote:
> Just a heads up -re: "an anonymous donor"
> There was already blowback on this re: the Taiwan Wikimania bid having
> an anon donor involved. The donor was later revealed as the donor only
> requested the name be withheld during bidding, and that the name could
> be revealed afterwards.
> The E.D. and board should carefully consider this point, as a
> "matching fund" drive is a new experience that folks need to get used
> to. But once anonymous donors are involved, the community could turn
> against the effort and it is another type of "intrigue" for the
> Foundation to have to defend.
> It should be explained appropriately, and the board and E.D. should be
> able to, on demand, give the reasoning for accepting such donations
> and whether the parties involved were screened and meet certain
> -Andrew (User:Fuzheado)
> On 12/16/06, Brad Patrick <bradp.wmf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello, world:
>> I want to provide everyone with the situation regarding fundraising.
>> * Fundraising page in its new form is up and running in many languages.
>> * Need to migrate FAQ from comcom to Foundation wiki
>> * Need to migrate Press release from comcom to Foundation wiki
>> * Need to translate FAQ on Foundation wiki
>> * Need to translate Press release on Foundation wiki
>> * Need to translate Anthere's appeal on Foundation wiki where not translated
>> * Site notice needs to be translated in four forms
>> - Default - now
>> - Sponsor #1 (matching) - sometime next week
>> - Sponsor #2 (matching) - sometime next week
>> - Sponsor #3 (Anonymous matching) - sometime next week
>> A word about matching. So far we expect to have a significant match
>> extending over several days from an anonymous donor, and two
>> corporations with matching dates we are still working out. We don't
>> have the dates completely set in stone yet, and they will not be in
>> place until next week. For now, the regular fundraising is underway. We
>> are finalizing the site notices shortly, and will be working on all of
>> this tonight.
>> Thank you for your patience, and for your support of Wikimedia!
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