[Foundation-l] Fundraising Data Dump

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Tue Mar 17 08:45:54 UTC 2009

2009/3/13 Rand Montoya <rmontoya at wikimedia.org>:
> The dumps are located here:  http://download.wikipedia.org/fundraising/2008/
> The main gift data files are 2008_Fundraiser.csv.gz.
> The fields are date stamp, USD donation amount, original currency amount,
> original currency, country of donation, & payment type
> (paypal/check/cash/dexia/etc.).

Because this may have been lost in the high foundation-l traffic, I
just want to underscore the significance of this data release. This
allows anyone to find interesting patterns in the data: whether it's
spikes from specific countries, correlations of donation amounts to
the giving levels featured on the donation pages, effectiveness of
sitenotices by country, etc. In short, this analysis can help us do  a
better job at appealing for support.

Rand is working on pulling together information for a public report on
the 2008-09 fundraiser. If you're working on any analysis based on
these dumps, please add your project to this placeholder page so that
work isn't duplicated:


Thanks for any help :-)

Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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