[Foundation-l] Facts

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:18:38 UTC 2007

If you want credit, tell the whole story. How come that there were relevant
leads that did not get any attention ??

Do you imply that there will not be any other people and/or organisations
when a next funding round comes along ??

On 4/19/07, daniwo59 at aol.com <daniwo59 at aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 4/19/2007 7:28:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> erik at wikimedia.org writes:
> 1) The  Wikimedia Foundation is, today, in a better financial position
> than it ever  was. In addition to having held the most successful
> fundraiser in its  history, we already have commitments for coming
> ones, and have had some  in-depth discussions about new strategies to
> explore. WMF has successfully  negotiated several contracts about data
> feeds (another source of income),  and completed a development contract
> for mobile phone access. The financial  sustainability of the
> organization is not at  risk.
> Sorry, Erik. It just doesnt hold water. This fundraiser was 1 million
> dollars. The last was four hundred thousand dollars. A nice increase but
> ....
> 386,000 came from a single anonymous donor. 60,000 came from Virgin. In
> other words, c. 450,000 of that came from two large donors. User donations
> then
> came to c. 550,000. In other words, an increase of about 30 percent from
> the
> last fundraiser. How much did traffic increase in that time? Was it also
> 30
> percent or closer to 300 percent?
> As for mobile phone access and data feed negotiations, give credit where
> credit is due. Hmm, I think I played the key role in much of that.
> Danny
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