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Fundraising 2012/Community FAQ

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Fundraising 2012 - Community FAQ
This page is for addressing common community questions about the 2012 Fundraising process. For general questions about WMF fundraising, including how to give and what we spend donations on, please see the Frequently asked questions on wikimediafoundation.org.

When will the 2012 Fundraiser start?[edit]

The exact launch date is not 100% certain at the moment, but the current target is to fully launch around mid-November. We are hoping to make this the shortest annual fundraiser yet.

Are chapters fundraising this year?[edit]

Wikimedia Deutschland (Germany), Wikimedia CH (Switzerland) and Wikimedia France are processing payments in their respective countries this year. You can find contact details and updates from them at the chapters portal. Many other chapters have been participating throughout the year to help localize the campaigns in different countries.

Can I help translate banners/texts?[edit]

Yes! Please visit our translation hub to find out how you can help.

Are donations secure?[edit]

All payment information is transmitted securely, and the Wikimedia Foundation does not keep the credit card information of any donor. To find out more about how the credit card information is secured by the relevant payment processing client, you should contact them directly. See the Donor Privacy Policy for more information.

Why don't you accept donations in currency XYZ?[edit]

With over 180 circulating currencies in the world, it's extremely difficult to handle every single one. However we are always working hard to support more currencies, and are offering more this year than ever before.

Will you accept Bitcoin donations?[edit]

The Wikimedia Foundation, as a donor-driven organization, has a fiduciary duty to be responsible and prudent with its money. This has been interpreted to mean that we do not accept "artificial" currencies - that is, those not backed by the full faith and credit of an issuing government. We do, however, strive to provide as many methods of donating as possible and continue to monitor Bitcoin with interest and may revisit this position should circumstances change.

The Wikimedia Foundation does try to make donating as easy as possible, however. For a list of ways to give, see the "ways to give" page.

How can I contact the fundraising team?[edit]

You can leave a message at Talk:Fundraising 2012 or find us on IRC in #wikimedia-fundraisingconnect


When will http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:FundraiserStatistics work for this year? 23:50, 10 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]