[Wikimedia-l] Rationale for fundraising record?

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 00:17:34 UTC 2012

I'd really like to hear something more than a guess :) In the sense:
Could it be said that we are now reasonably financially safe?

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 8:51 AM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> I read the official blog [1] about it, but it doesn't have rationale.
> And I am too lazy to analyze it.
> So, may someone give us the reasons why this fundraising finished so quickly.
> I have to say that I'm very positively surprised by this fact, as I
> was much more pessimistic in relation to the future fundraising.
> The main question -- which could be just guessed if we have accurate
> rationale for this fundraising record -- is how sustainable is the
> growth (or even the stagnation with this amount of money)?
> In relation to the question above, I'd be much more happy to hear that
> this is the product of staff's work, than the product of some global
> social changes. Although it would be great if the world is changing so
> quickly, it's much more unpredictable variable than work inside of the
> organization.
> [1] http://blog.wikimedia.org/2012/12/27/wikimedia-foundation-raises-25-million-in-record-time-during-2012-fundraiser/

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