Fundraising

  1. Niels Christian Nielsen appointed to Wikimedia Endowment Advisory Board

    Photo courtesy of Niels Christian Nielsen.

    He joins Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia; Annette Campbell-White, a successful venture capitalist and founder of MedVenture Associates; and Peter Baldwin, professor and co-founder of the Arcadia Foundation.... Read more

  2. Announcing the Wikimedia Foundation’s updated Donor Privacy Policy

    Photo by Phil Roeder, CC BY 2.0.

    Protecting the personal information of users, donors, and community members around the globe is a top priority.... Read more

  3. Your donation keeps Wikipedia and free knowledge thriving

    Photo by Jason Krüger, CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Today, the Wikimedia Foundation begins its 2016 year-end contribution campaign on the English Wikipedia. Discover how generous donations from last year’s campaign supported Wikipedia and its sister projects in the past year... Read more

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.
  10. 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