[Foundation-l] Fundraising log site broken

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Jul 28 02:16:23 UTC 2008

2008/7/27 Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com>:
> As you can see from this bug report
> <https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14875>, we have
> internal reporting set up on a different system and you can donate via
> the web-form on <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate>.
> External reporting (like the public comments list) hasn't been set up
> yet.

That's correct; we've recently consolidated most of our fundraising
data in CiviCRM 2.0. (There's still some pre-2006 data that we may
want to import, though it is not as complete as the more recent data.)
This new system is the responsibility of Rand Montoya, our recently
hired Head of Community Giving.  We hope to have a new public
reporting engine up and running soon, which will be separate from the
CiviCRM 2.0 installation for security reasons.

This is not insignificant: to finally have almost 100,000 donors in a
single database allows us to understand past donation patterns much
better than ever before, and to properly thank and cultivate donors.
And, CiviCRM is an open source solution, which is also used by
Creative Commons (who are just a couple of blocks away). Together we
hope that we can drive adoption of a standard open source solution for
donor management in the non-profit space, which is currently dominated
by proprietary software.

Big thanks to David Strauss for his work on the database migration. :-)
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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