[Foundation-l] [announcement] new staff member inbusinessdevelopment

Casey Brown cbrown1023 at comcast.net
Sun May 20 16:19:13 UTC 2007

We should all know that the Foundation raises MILLIONS. :)  However, I think
what Anthony doesn't understand is that money is used in many different
ways.  We have to pay for servers, maintenance, we have to pay the staff, we
have to pay for the domain, we're currently giving away scholarships to
Wikimania... there's a lot of stuff that that money goes to and there are a
lot more places we would like send it if we had more money. :)

Casey Brown

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Anthony wrote:
> On 5/20/07, Casey Brown <cbrown1023 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> You seriously do not understand the inner-workings of this organization.
>> do not have "millions of dollars" right now, we have enough to get by and
>> probably some more, but we definitely do not have the large amount you
>> talking about.
> I'm sorry if I implied that the WMF currently had "millions of
> dollars".  The fact is I have no idea how much the WMF currently has,
> as it stopped regular disclosure of this information years ago and
> hasn't yet resumed doing so.

WMF is regularly disclosing information about the MILLIONS of dollars 
raised by donations.

Regularly is probably about every minute or so.

Please check http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/

There is history of donations since january 2006.
Prior data may be found in audited financial statements for the past 3 
years, available here: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Finance_report

The donation website was set up end of 2006. It is a huge improvement 
over past reporting system.


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