Fundraising drive

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In order to increase donations, we should hold regular fundraising drives.

  1. How often should we hold fundraising drives?
  2. Should the fundraising site notice be placed on every wiki for this?
  3. How can we attract potential donors to Wikimedia?
  4. How should this be advertised?
  5. Should it coincide with press releases?
  6. How should the Wikimedia Fundraising page be improved before the drive starts?

  1. Four times a year (a week each, or until the budget goal is reached). Our budget is divided into quarters, so we should have a fund drive each quarter to meet the budget total. It is also very difficult to predict our growth, and thus our budgetary needs, past a quarter or two in the future.
  2. Yes - all wikis that are hosted by us should have the notice. The notice does, of course, need to be translated and we also eventually need translated fundraising pages.
  3. Just keep doing what we are doing (our popularity will take care of this on its own, IMO). We should seek out grants, however.
  4. Buy advertisements on Encarta's website. ;)
  5. In the future yes. We should also have a meet-up in a different part of the world each time in order to rally the troops.
  6. We should put a bounty on the creation of a way to automatically grep and display the amount of money going into PayPal/MoneyBookers. As more money comes in, a bar moves toward the goal line. That page also needs to be translated in many different languages.

--Daniel Mayer 02:28, 14 Jul 2004 (UTC)