[Foundation-l] 1 M dollars on Wikipedia Day (Fundraising... over)
Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 16 08:22:05 UTC 2007
I was too tired yesterday to keep my eyes open and my hands typing, to
announce the end of our fundraising :-)
Sorry about that (lack of sleep from Rotterdam, baby sick etc...)
So, in a very official fashion, let me announce that the fundrive is over.
The last day of our Fundraising was planned to be on Wikipedia Day (1).
Which was yesterday. Wikipedia is now starting its 7 year of existence.
Wikipedia Day also was a special milestone, since 1 million dollars
donation was exactly reached on that specific day. I promise we did not
tweak the system to make that happen.
The current site notice with the various links can now be removed. We
suggest a new site notice with a big thank you note to all of our
donators as well as a link to an updated FAQ. I just saw some updated
graphics from Jeremy (number of donations per day, total donations per
day per currency...), which I expect will be very interesting to you.
The FundCom is working on that.
What else ?
Maybe just a few words from the Rotterdam meeting. We worked a lot
there, but had cool moments as well (including a wikimeet). Not everyone
is back home yet. So, announcements et al will wait a little bit more.
I just wanted to mention that we discussed the fundraising and more
generally finances on friday morning.
To optimize our time, we somehow divided areas of interest between board
members and the members with a focus on the fundraising area are Jimmy,
Kat and Erik (for the technical side in particular). These three are in
charge of reporting on the last fundraising, and to suggest any changes
necessary. It is up to them to organise themselves, but I expect this
discussion to be largely public, either here, or on meta, or perhaps
during an irc meeting.
There were huge improvements with last times (in particular the
technical part), but also serious gaps in communication. We must
consider all ways we can improve that in the next time.
We also need to improve our strategy, so that we can raise more and more
quickly the next time.
Note that the "next fundraising date" has not been decided yet.
Meanwhile, fundraising over and thank you all for your help.
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