[Foundation-l] Pledge bank

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Thu Nov 22 18:44:20 UTC 2007

I agree absolutely with this, give people a way to show they are a
*committed* supporter of WMF. Perhaps it's something like "I support WMF
with regular donations, why don't you?" or "I support WMF with regular
donations, click this link and see why you should too".

I really like the idea of having a pledge bank and keeping people who are
making regular, albeit small, donations informed about what WMF is up to. If
we can say, "Your donations allowed us to run a number of workshops in South
Africa. That was 3 months ago, the Africaans Wikipedia has grown by x
hundred articles since then." My objective here? You're showing donors that
their money is making a difference, even if - with English WP at 2 mill+
articles - they never notice the difference.

Brian McNeil

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Dalton
Sent: 22 November 2007 14:16
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Pledge bank

On 22/11/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> I have no idea how you'd word it, but a certificate like the donation gift
> cert. would be a good thing to go with a pledge bank. People can print out
> document that says "I am committed to donating $x per month to Wikimedia
> spread access to knowledge."

A small banner thing for people to put on userpages, blogs, etc.
saying a similar thing would be good (possibly with the option of not
specifying the value of the donation - the aim is to get regular
donations, not large ones, so we don't want to discourage small

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