Fundraising

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

    Photo by NASA, public domain.

    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

  2. Mon Dieu! Why a French novelist gave an entire year’s royalties to Wikipedia

    Photo from Antoine Bello, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0.

    Antoine Bello is a well-known French author; his donation is the first time an author has donated an entire year’s royalties to the Wikimedia Foundation. Photo from Christopher Michel, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 3.0. In Antoine Bello’s 2009 French-language novel Les Éclaireurs, a secret agent from Iceland named Sliv Dartunghuver works for a global organization that is planting fake st... Read more

  3. Fundraising made in Germany: lessons learned by Wikimedia Deutschland

    Graph by Till Mletzko, CC-BY-SA 4.0

    What makes a good banner? How can we cultivate donors to ensure long term commitment to our cause? Wikimedia Deutschland has released a Fundraising Report that assess the development of campaigns from the last few years. ... Read more

  4. Introducing the new Wikipedia store

    The new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable "sprout" pencils and more T-shirt designs. Photo by Mun May Tee-Galloway, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    The brand new Wikipedia store now features many new items, such as plantable “sprout” pencils, “ Rabbit hole” t-shirt and other amazing offerings. All sales support the Wikipedia community.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. The grand adventure of the Annual Report

    Wikipedia editor and high school student Ntsika Kellem on graduation day, near Cape Town, South Africa.See related video. Photo by Sydellewillowsmith, licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    The Wikimedia Foundation is proud to release its 7th annual report. This year’s theme: knowledge is a foundation.
    People do amazing things with Wikipedia. Read the 2014 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report to learn more (…)... Read more

  7. Thank you for keeping knowledge free and accessible

    "Tamme-Lauri tamm suvepäeval" by Abrget47j, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Wikimedia Foundation launches tenth-annual online fundraising campaign

    The Wikimedia Foundation has kicked off its tenth-annual year-end fundraising campaign with donation banners visible at the top of Wikipedia. Online fundraising brings in the resources needed to keep the Wikimedia projects freely available to everyone around the world in their own language, and guarantees that Wikipedia will never have to rely on advertising. Donations help the Wikimedia Foundatio... Read more