Wikimedia raises $320,000 in three-week campaign

first_img The Wikimedia Foundation, parent organisation of online encyclopedia Wikipedia and other free-content projects has successfully raised nearly a third of a million dollars from readers and contributors after Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales made a personal appeal for donations.The appeal raised $173,000 in the second half of December and $298,000 in January.The Foundation says it needs to raise funds to help it cover costs and make the most of new opportunities now that it is “one of the 30 most popular websites in the world” with traffic that has grown by 600% in 2005. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Most donations came from the US in dollars, with Euros and then pounds the next most popular currencies. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wikimedia raises $320,000 in three-week campaign Howard Lake | 3 February 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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