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Wikimedia Foundation Chair Florence Devouard

Wikipedia is entering 2007 as one of the 10 most visited websites in the world. That's a great testament to our success.

However, with this success comes a new set of challenges and responsibilities. As we plan for the future of Wikipedia and all of the Wikimedia projects, our two most important goals now are the reliability of our content and the long-term sustainability of every project in which we are involved.

To meet these goals we have a lot of work to do, so I am asking for your help. In the coming year, the Wikimedia Foundation anticipates dramatically increasing spending to keep up with server and traffic capacity demands, add new staff on the organizational level, improve our software and develop methods to better ensure high quality content, all while making progress toward our goal of giving free knowledge to everyone.

Our visitors and editors have been generous in the past and contributions have kept us going during our first three years. Our recent audit shows how responsible we have been with the many donations we have received. As we need more funds to keep the projects going and growing, please consider making a gift to the Wikimedia Foundation. You will be making an investment in Wikipedia and all of our associated projects, helping to ensure these resources remain accessible and meaningful as our universe of users grows.

Florence Devouard
Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation - December 2006

<html><img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/6/62/30px-Wikimedia-logo-small.png" alt="Wikimedia Foundation logo"/></html> PayPal / Credit Card
Donate securely online with PayPal. You do not need an account to donate with a credit card.

You can send donations in any of the currencies below without having to pay a currency conversion fee.

<html> <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" onsubmit="if(document.getElementById('don-amount-pp').value.indexOf('.') >= 0 && document.getElementById('don-amount-pp').value.indexOf('.00') < 0) {alert('</html>Sorry, but we can only accept donations in whole amounts.<html>'); return false;}"> <input type="hidden" name="business" value="donation@wikipedia.org" /> <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="One-time donation" /> <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="DONATE" /> <input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="0" /> <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="1" /> <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" /> <input type="hidden" name="on1" value="Comment" /> <input type="hidden" name="lc" value="</html>en<html>" /> <input type="hidden" name="on0" value="Anonymity" /> <input type="hidden" name="notify_url" value="https://office2.wikimedia.org/payments/paypal/" />

<label for="don-amount"></html>One-time gift of...<html></label>
<input type="text" name="quantity" id="don-amount-pp" maxlength="30" size="5" />

</html>Template:USD-PayPal<html>

<label for="os1"></html>Public comment (up to 200 characters)<html></label>
<input type="text" size="25" name="os1" id="os1" maxlength="200" />

</html>Public list of donors<html>
<input type="radio" name="os0" id="name-yes-pp" checked="checked" value="Mention my name" /><label for="name-yes-pp"></html>List my name<html></label>
<input type="radio" name="os0" id="name-no-pp" value="Don't mention my name" /><label for="name-no-pp"></html>List anonymously<html></label>

<input type="submit" value="</html>Donate!<html>" />
</form> </html>