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What does Advancement mean?[edit]

Advancement is a term that’s used to indicate development, improvement, and progress. In the case of the WMF Advancement Department, it means improving and expanding resources to support our mission. Sometimes this means strategic collaborations, and sometimes this means financial resources. Advancement reflects the department’s role of creating value for our mission.

Is the team focused primarily on revenue?[edit]

No. The new role is focused on creating value for the Wikimedia movement and on supporting our ability to fulfill our mission. Value can be understood in many different ways. We believe that it can be about relationships with people, relationships with organizations, or in some cases, additional financial resources.


For documentation purposes, find older lines of our FAQ in our Archive.