[Foundation-l] Resolution:Developing Scenarios for future of fundraising

Hubert hubert.laska at gmx.at
Wed Jan 18 11:56:26 UTC 2012

Thank you for your information:

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Am 18.01.2012 09:25, schrieb Ting Chen:
> Hello dear community,
> the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation passed the following
> resolution with seven approves and three abstains:
> Following consultation with the Wikimedia community on meta, the
> Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is now releasing the guiding
> principles below, which are intended to govern Wikimedia fundraising and
> funds dissemination practices.
> We now ask the Executive Director to develop for the Board a
> recommendation for fundraising and funds dissemination practices that
> will align as well as possible with the guiding principles while
> consulting appropriately with stakeholders and interested parties. The
> Board asks that the recommendation be ready to be shared with the Board
> for discussion at the February 2012 Board meeting.
> ==== Guidelines for Fundraising Scenarios ====
> * Consistency with mission, vision and values. All Wikimedia fundraising
> activities must be conducted in a manner that's consistent with our
> overall mission, vision and values. They must not create unnecessary
> legal exposure for the projects, or otherwise unduly interfere with our
> ability to achieve our mission.
> * Minimal cost and minimal disruption. All Wikimedia fundraising
> activities must aim to raise the maximum possible amount of money from
> donors while minimizing administrative costs as much as possible (in
> order to reserve the largest amount of money possible for programmatic
> activity), while causing minimal disruption and annoyance for users of
> the projects.
> * Transparency: All Wikimedia fundraising activities must be truthful
> with prospective donors. We need to tell people what we intend to use
> their money for, before they donate. And we need to report in a timely
> fashion on how it was actually spent.
> * Responsibility: All Wikimedia fundraising activities must ensure funds
> received are safe from fraud or misuse as determined by existing
> third-party standards for appropriate financial controls, and must
> adhere to relevant laws and regulations.
> * Internationalism: Our movement is international in scope, and our
> fundraising practices must support the easiest possible transfer of
> money internationally in support of the movement's priorities.
> * Independence: We prefer a fundraising model in which we are supported
> primarily via the many-small-donors model, because this is the model
> that best supports our independence.
> * Flexibility: We do not need to adhere to a single monolithic model for
> fundraising: multiple donation streams are fine.
> * Sustainable donor relations: We must safeguard donor privacy and avoid
> slowing the "donate now" flow.
> * Good faith: The Wikimedia movement assumes that all movement
> participants are acting in good faith, with regards to each other's
> actions and intentions.
> ==== Guidelines for Funds Distribution Scenarios ====
> * Protect the core: Core activities that ensure the continuity of the
> projects need to be funded first.
> * Impact: Funds should be distributed in ways that support mission work,
> agnostic with regard to where the money was raised.
> * Transparency and stability: Decisions about funds distribution must be
> made transparently, in accordance with published guidelines and
> processes. The model must enable each entity to carry out financial
> planning to support efforts to be sustainable.
> * Decentralization: Funds must be distributed in ways that support
> decentralized programmatic activities for furthering our mission.
> * Responsibility and accountability: Funds must be distributed in ways
> that enable the Wikimedia movement to confidently assure donors that
> their donations will be safeguarded appropriately, and that spending
> will be in line with our mission and with the messages used to attract
> donors.
> * Collaboration and openness: Funds must be distributed in ways that are
> collaborative and open, and which respect the diverse and international
> nature of the Wikimedia movement.
> == Reference Links ==
> * http://board.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapters_fundraising/Guiding_Principles
> * [[m:Draft Guiding principles with regards to funds distribution|Draft
> Guiding principles with regards to funds distribution]]
> * [[m:Draft Guiding principles with regards to fundraising|Draft Guiding
> principles with regards to fundraising]]
> Greetings

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