Lisa Gruwell

  1. Annette Campbell-White named to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

    Photo by Lane Hartwell/Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Annette Campbell-White is joining the new Board as its second founding member after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.... Read more

  2. Wikimedia Foundation to begin annual year-end contribution campaign

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    Today, Giving Tuesday, the Wikimedia Foundation kicks off its annual contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia to support Wikipedia and its sister projects. Wikipedia is supported predominantly by small individual donations averaging $15. Ahead of Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary, we are asking readers who value Wikipedia to help keep it growing for years to come.... Read more

  3. Wikimedia Foundation welcomes Kourosh Karimkhany as VP of Strategic Partnerships

    A longtime media executive, Kourosh Karimkhany has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast -- where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit. Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0

    A longtime media executive, Kourosh has worked with leading companies such as Yahoo and Conde Nast — where he spearheaded the acquisition of Wired.com, Ars Technica and Reddit.... Read more

  4. Thank you for keeping knowledge free and accessible

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    A month ago, the Wikimedia Foundation kicked off its year-end contribution campaign on English Wikipedia. Thanks to the generosity of everyday readers from around the world, we’re very happy to share that we’ve surpassed our goal of $20 million. Your support for this critical campaign helps cover operating expenses of the Wikimedia sites and global outreach programs in order to keep the larges... Read more

  5. Wikimedia Foundation launches year-end contribution campaign to support free knowledge

    Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, so there’s no more fitting time for the Wikimedia Foundation to begin its year-end contribution campaign on English Wikipedia. During this time, we ask for contributions to support operating expenses of the Wikimedia sites and global outreach programs and to help keep the largest free knowledge resource accessible to the world. [... Read more

  6. Wikimedia Foundation Now Accepts Bitcoin

    We’re fortunate that millions of people all over the world support the work of the Wikimedia Foundation through donations. It has always been important to the Foundation to make sure donating is as simple and inclusive as possible. Currently, we accept 13 different payment methods enabling donations from nearly every country in the world, and today, we’re adding one more: bitcoin. For those un... Read more

  7. Global Journal names Wikimedia Foundation #2 global NGO

    Global Journal recently announced its list of top 100 global NGOs, ranking the Wikimedia Foundation #2 overall (#1 for Education and Innovation). Global Journal is a Geneva-based publication focusing on issues facing global businesses, NGOs, and public sector workers. The Journal wrote that the Foundation, “represents a path-breaking example of what an NGO can achieve in the Internet era. Wo... Read more