[Foundation-l] Please contribute to the fundraising blog

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Thu Nov 22 18:50:06 UTC 2007


I've given Howard Tayler a heads-up that you're potentially mentioning his
objections in a fundraising blog. Thought it was only fair to warn him that
he might get the Wiki zealots querying his stance.

It might be better to introduce that story with a link to the Wikinews
article. I'd like to think that the fact that we did the story shows WMF is
more open than some of the Webcomics people are accusing us of being. In
fact, there is the angle that we give our critics a forum to speak in - how
many other organisations do that?

Brian McNeil

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Erik Moeller
Sent: 22 November 2007 10:21
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Subject: [Foundation-l] Please contribute to the fundraising blog

All -

we've set up a blog to accompany our annual fundraiser. The headlines
from the blog will be featured in the sitenotice:


I'd like to invite you to submit posts to the blog. These posts can be
provocative, and should give compelling reasons to support the
Wikimedia Foundation. You can draft posts here:


Posts will be selected by a number of people: Cary Bass (our Volunteer
Coordinator), Sandy Ordonez (our Communications Manager), Sue Gardner
(Special Advisor to the Board), and myself. We'll probably try to have
a new post every 2-3 days at least.

Once again, the point of these posts is first and foremost to invite
the general public to donate. :-) Please submit stories in this
general spirit.

If you are willing to act as a moderator for comments to vet out spam
& trolling, please contact Cary Bass at <cbass AT wikimedia DOT org>.

For now, this is an experiment and as such, only in English. We will
set up blogs in other languages if this one has a measurable impact on
our fundraising.

Thanks for any and all help!

Erik Möller
Member of the Board

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