[Foundation-l] Project-specific donation landing page

Megan Hernandez mhernandez at wikimedia.org
Fri Oct 7 05:17:48 UTC 2011

Hi Tempodivalse,

Right now we're not running our weekly testing on different projects but
during the fundraiser, we do use the sitename instead of putting "Wikipedia"
banners on the top of other projects. A few people have suggested some
project specific messages, and I think that's great.  If you have an idea
for a project specific appeal, go ahead and suggest it.  We're setting up a
page on meta for these project-specific appeal suggestions.  We'll send it
once it's ready.



On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:44 AM, Tempo D. Valse <tempodivalse.wiki at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Greetings all,
> I've noticed that the "Donate" link in all English Wikimedia projects'
> sidebars
> goes to the following page:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate
> This is a fine landing page for Wikipedia readers, but if someone from
> Wikibooks,
> Wiktionary, etc, sees this, he could become confused where donations will
> go to,
> because there is no mention of the local project, or even the
> Wikimedia Foundation (!).
> I understand that Wikipedia is the WMF's most popular and successful
> project,
> and should be publicised the most in fundraising. But this current
> approach is not fair to
> sister projects, many of which are struggling to develop their own identity
> from
> the encyclopedia.
> I'd like to suggest that each sister project have its own dedicated
> donation page,
> with an explanation that donations will go to the Foundation, which
> also runs Wikipedia,
> etc. That isn't explained in the current appeal.
> Best regards,
> -Tempodivalse
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Megan Hernandez

Head of Annual Fundraiser
Wikimedia Foundation

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