[Foundation-l] new site notice now ready
messedrocker at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 18:57:05 UTC 2006
Exactly, this is "Virgin Unite has been nice enough to double your
donation," not "Check out the V Festival from VIRGIN, Proud Sponsors of the
If you don't like it, donate more! The more you donate, the less they have.
On 12/28/06, David Strauss <david at fourkitchens.com> wrote:
> - NPR
> - PBS
> - Every museum
> - Every university
> If the WMF had thanked large donors from the beginning, no one would
> object at all. It's just the nature of the Internet that the WMF has
> been able to operate on so little money for so long. That's no longer
> the case with the current size.
> Contrary to most people's perceptions, establishing the matching
> contributions has not been an easy task. So, it's not that the WMF has
> suddenly decided to "sell out." It just hasn't been necessary or
> practical to establish matching contributions in the past.
> David Strauss
> David Gerard wrote:
> > On 28/12/06, Brad Patrick <bradp.wmf at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Donations to WMF from 12/15/06 to 12/28/06:
> >> 2 people have given very large gifts ($25,000 and our anonymous
> >> donor)
> >> 49 people have given 500-10,000 USD ($67,594)
> >> 739 people have given 100 - 499 USD ($96,222)
> >> 1184 people have given 50-99 USD ($68,728)
> >> 2346 people have given 25-49 USD ($70,106)
> >> 5340 people have given 10-24 USD ($77,189)
> >> 4204 people have given 1-9 USD ($19,059)
> >> 891 people have given less than 1 USD ($481)
> > Yes. One thing very few people understand about fundraising is that it
> > works on a power law. A graph of donations per donor will show a very
> > few donors donating a substantial fraction of the takings.
> > And it is *usual* to thank them publicly and not to shy away from or
> > try to play down doing so.
> > - d.
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