[Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser causing confusion

Katie Chan ktc at ktchan.info
Wed Nov 28 15:46:07 UTC 2012

On 28/11/2012 15:38, cyrano wrote:
> Which is completely normal. An image of volunteers building a great
> project for a great cause was constantly set up in every single
> communication, during years. So that's what uninformed people would
> believe.
> But, from the moment someone asks for money, it contradicts the image of
> a project run by the sheer efforts of volunteers. " This money will end
> in the pocket of persons, ", they think, " who are thus not doing it
> because it's a great cause but because they're paid".

Being run by volunteers != no money is needed. It's pretty normal for a 
charity/non-profit to ask for donation to carry out its activities. I'll 
be very surprised if the majority of Wikipedia users don't already have 
experience of that.


Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
     - Heinrich Heine

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