[Foundation-l] Fundraising totals as of Oct 7, 2007 @ 5:00 PM (EST)

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sat Nov 10 00:45:49 UTC 2007

On Nov 9, 2007 3:09 PM, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The second is - what the heck is wrong with our readers, or us, that - even though a) we have so much more content, b) said content is even better than before, and c) there are ever more people reading and otherwise making use of our stuff - the drive is doing *worse* than last year, even in absolute dollar amounts?

One factor is surely the decision to keep the request for donations up
all year.  This increased the donations received during the
"non-fundraiser" times, but was bound to have a negative effect on the
actual fundraising period.

> Or is it just that people are being selfish and assume that "Well, if Wikipedia really needs money, they can just turn on ads for a little while. No skin off my nose"?

That's been my theory.  Nothing that's changed between the last
fundraiser and this one, though.

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