Fundraising

  1. Peter Baldwin, professor and philanthropist, is appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

    Photo courtesy of Peter Baldwin.

    Baldwin is the third member of a board entrusted with overseeing the permanent source of funding created to ensure Wikipedia thrives for generations to come.... Read more

  2. Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, gives to Wikipedia’s future

    Photo courtesy Bleacher + Everard.

    The founder of Craigslist and craigconnects is giving one million dollars to the Wikimedia Endowment.... Read more

  3. 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

  4. Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge

    Photo by Tanya Habjouqa, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.

    The Wikimedia community celebrates Wikipedia and its sister projects with nearly 150 events on six continents as the Wikimedia Foundation announces an endowment to sustain Wikipedia for the future.... Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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.
  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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