[Wikimedia-l] FY1920 Fundraising Report

2020-10-06 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi everyone,


We have just completed and published our annual report that summarises
fundraising activities for the financial year covering July 1, 2019 - June
30, 2020. Wikipedia is supported by people — people around the world who
read knowledge on the site, editors who contribute their time to add and
improve articles with up-to-date information, and donors who chip in to
keep Wikipedia thriving. We are proud to present our 2019-2020 Fundraising
Report  and
share insights into how the Wikimedia Foundation earns revenue to sustain
the Wikimedia projects. Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to
ensure that everyone, everywhere, can share in and access free knowledge.


Long term financial sustainability is at the core of our department’s
activities, an importance that holds further weight given the ongoing
challenges faced globally. The report highlights the importance of growing
support to the endowment and notes the ongoing focus on our monthly giving
donor program.


A huge thanks to all those across the Wikimedia Foundation, affiliates, and
volunteers, who have contributed to the success of this year's fundraiser.
Without that support, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the resources needed
for the movement to fulfill and achieve its mission. I'd also like to thank
everyone who contributed and collaborated on this report: Online
Fundraising, Major Gifts & Endowment, Fundraising Operations, Donor
Services, Fundraising Tech, Legal, Communications, Finance, Product
Analytics and more! Special thanks to Runjini Murthy for project managing
this entire effort.


We welcome your feedback and questions on the talk page.
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Thank you,

Pats


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[Wikimedia-l] FY1819 Fundraising Report

2019-09-30 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi all,

I’m excited to share with you our FY1819 Fundraising Report
. This report
is an opportunity to provide insight into our revenue model and the
strategy that goes into creating an impactful fundraising campaign. A
sincere thank you to the millions of donors in nearly 30 countries who
support our mission.

I'd also like to thank everyone who contributed and collaborated on this
document: Online Fundraising, Major Gifts & Endowment, Fundraising
Operations, Donor Services, Fundraising Tech, Legal, Communications,
Finance and more! Special thanks to Thea Skaff for once again project
managing this entire effort.

We welcome your feedback and questions on the talk page.
Thank you,
Pats
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wmfall] Wikimedia Foundation executive transition update

2016-03-10 Thread Patricia Pena
Amazing news indeed. Thank you Katherine for everything you have already
accomplished at the Foundation and for taking up this challenge. And thank
you to the entire C-level and Board for supporting this decision- this is
exactly what we needed right now! I have full trust that Katherine and the
C-team will lead the changes that are much needed.

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:14 PM, Anna Stillwell 
wrote:

> Katherine,
>
> You have my *full* support. So excited to build trust, a good vibe, and
> over achieve. :)
>
> Warmly,
> /a
>
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 7:05 PM, James Heilman  wrote:
>
>> A very positive move. Thank you Katherine for agreeing to step up and take
>> on this role. You have my full confidence :-)
>>
>> James
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 8:01 PM, Pharos 
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Congratulations, Katherine!
>> >
>> > She is an excellent choice to navigate us through for this difficult
>> time.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Pharos
>> >
>> > On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 9:55 PM, Patricio Lorente <
>> > patricio.lore...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Hello all,
>> > >
>> > > I’m happy to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation leadership team
>> has
>> > > proposed an interim Executive Director, and the Board has given our
>> full
>> > > support. Starting on March 14th, current Chief Communications Officer
>> > > Katherine Maher (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Katherine_(WMF)
>> )
>> > > will
>> > > step into the role of interim Executive Director. We thank the
>> C-levels
>> > for
>> > > their careful consideration in this process, and Katherine for
>> stepping
>> > up
>> > > during this period of transition.
>> > >
>> > > In choosing an interim ED, the C-levels started by identifying
>> immediate
>> > > priorities for the coming months, including building trust, improving
>> > > communications, and filling key leadership positions. They felt, and
>> we
>> > > agree, that Katherine is the right person to lead the organization
>> while
>> > it
>> > > addresses these and other important issues. Additionally, this will
>> allow
>> > > the rest of the executive team to focus on critical organizational
>> > > functions, including community and engineering management,
>> fundraising,
>> > and
>> > > strengthening our human resources function. You can read more about
>> our
>> > > process and thinking here:
>> > >
>> > >
>> >
>> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Board_noticeboard/March_2016_-_Leadership_Team_transition_planning
>> > >
>> > >
>> > > Katherine has been with the Foundation as Chief Communications Officer
>> > for
>> > > about two years now. During that time, she has developed a versatile
>> and
>> > > effective team that serves the needs of the organization and movement,
>> > > collaborating closely with other departments and the community. She
>> has
>> > > thoughtfully introduced new capacities and led her team through
>> > > transitions, and played a critical role in shepherding the strategy
>> > process
>> > > and the annual plan, in collaboration with other C-levels. She is
>> known
>> > for
>> > > listening to and empowering the people that she works with.
>> > >
>> > > For those who don’t know Katherine, she’s been a longtime advocate for
>> > > global open communities, culture, and technology. She previously led
>> > > advocacy for the international digital rights organization Access Now,
>> > > where she worked on freedom of expression, access to information, and
>> > > privacy. She has supported the efforts of citizens and governments
>> around
>> > > the world to deepen transparency and participation in her roles at the
>> > > World Bank, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs,
>> and
>> > > UNICEF (where her team built wikis for youth participation in major
>> > global
>> > > issues). She is a member of the advisory board of the Open Technology
>> > Fund.
>> > >
>> > > With interim leadership in place, our next step as the Board is to
>> move
>> > > quickly to plan and implement the search for a permanent Executive
>> > > Director. We will be working together over the coming weeks to clarify
>> > > roles and responsibilities in this search, and identify the best way
>> for
>> > > community and staff to participate.  We want this process to be
>> inclusive
>> > > and incorporate many voices. We look forward to sharing an update on
>> our
>> > > progress toward the end of next week.
>> > >
>> > > As interim Executive Director, Katherine will report to the Board.
>> Geoff
>> > > Brigham will continue serving as Board Secretary, and Jaime
>> Villagomez as
>> > > Board Treasurer, reporting to the Board in those capacities. As of
>> March
>> > > 14, Katherine's reports include the C-team: Geoff Brigham, Jaime
>> > > Villagomez, Maggie Dennis, Lisa Gruwell, Joady Lohr, and Wes Moran.
>> The
>> > > Communications team will continue to report to Katherine for the time
>> > > being, with 

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2015-01-06 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi Lodewijk and all,

Thank you for your feedback regarding the IBAN information. As an update,
the Finance team worked with our bank to improve the security and fraud
protection of our bank accounts so that we can now disclose the bank
account information on our donation pages.

We have updated the USD and EUR account information, and will add the
remaining currencies as we get the green-light from our bank.

Thanks and Happy New Year!
Pats Pena




On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 12:56 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
wrote:

 Hi Pats,

 Thanks.

 Lodewijk

 On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM, Patricia Pena pp...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
 
  Hi Lodewijk,
 
  Thanks for letting us know! IDEAL has been back up in the page, but we
  recently made a few changes that ended up accidentally removing the
 option
  from the form. It's all fixed now :)
 
  Regarding IBAN: Finance is still working with our bank and we should be
  sending an update once we hear from them.
 
  Thanks,
  Pats
 
  On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
  wrote:
  
   Hi Pats,
  
   Please be aware that iDEAL is still not functional on the Dutch
  fundraiser
   page. Also, IBAN is missing.
  
   Best,
   Lodewijk
  
   On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Lodewijk 
 lodew...@effeietsanders.org
   wrote:
   
Hi Patricia,
   
Thanks for telling that the iDEAL will be back soon. I don't quite
understand from your answer why you add the increased hurdle of
  emailing
the team for the IBAN though. Am I overlooking something?
   
Best,
Lodewijk
   
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Patricia Pena pp...@wikimedia.org
 
wrote:
   
Hi Lodewijk,
   
Currently IDEAL is temporarily down on our pages (it went into
   maintenance
mode after our annual campaign), but should be back up soon :)  We
  know
the importance of this method for Dutch donors and have supported
 this
option since we started fundraising in the NL. We also support
 offline
bank
transfer (IBAN) and donors can get the account number with our Donor
Services team.
   
We had an extremely successful Fundraising campaign this year, and
  there
will be some great mobile optimization coming up in the next few
  months,
which will allow mobile donors to complete their donations in a much
faster
and easier way.
   
Thanks!
Pats
   
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Lodewijk 
  lodew...@effeietsanders.org
   
wrote:
   
 A while back now, the chapters were no longer allowed to
 fundraise,
because
 the Wikimedia Foundation argued they would be better able to do
  this.
   At
 the time, this sounded somewhat reasonable. However, since then,
  there
have
 been some disturbing developments - at least for Dutch donors.

 No longer it is possible to pay electronically (iDEAL, one of the
  most
 common methods is no longer supported - 'electronic banking'
 simply
refers
 you back to the credit card page) or even via regular bank
 transfer
(using
 an IBAN) in the Netherlands. The donation page
 

   
  
 
 https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:FundraiserLandingPagecountry=NLuselang=enutm_medium=spontaneousutm_source=fr-redirutm_campaign=spontaneous
 
 only
 allows credit card and paypal, and the 'other ways to give' simply
   sends
 you to the helpdesk if you want to make a bank transfer payment.

 What is the reasoning behind this? Have bank transfers become a
  legal
 swamp? Are there statistics suggesting that this method was no
  longer
 required by donors? Did the European bank account somehow get
temporarily
 suspended?

 If it has become so hard to donate, maybe it makes more sense to
  send
the
 donors to the local chapter pages where they can actually donate
 in
   the
 local suitable methods (in this case, Wikimedia Netherlands offers
   both
 iDEAL and IBAN
 http://www.wikimedia.nl/pagina/doneren-aan-wikimedia-nederland
 ).

 One of the Dutch OTRS team members asked for elaboration, but
 didn't
quite
 get a satisfying answer. I hope this is a temporary situation, and
   that
 this threshold will be removed again. It would be sad if we go
  through
all
 kind of trouble to enable long tail methods like bitcoin, but skip
   bank
 transfer...

 Best,

 Lodewijk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Some bugs in payment form (was: Why is bank transfer no longer possible?)

2014-12-23 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi Lodewijk,

Thank you for bringing up these issues. We are looking into it and should
have some answers soon!

As for the address as a required field, would you be able to provide us
with screenshots? I couldn't reproduce it. I can see the name and *email *
fields, and these are pieces of information we request from all donors
(regardless of the donation option) so that we can send an automated *Thank
You* email.

Thanks!
Pats

On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 1:02 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
wrote:

 Hi Pats,

 (offlist)
 The English form seems to work fine. However, if I am clicking iDEAL in
 Dutch, it puts the address/name as a required field - while this should not
 be necessary in iDEAL. Seems like an easy bug to fix.

 But also when I enter a name etc, it simply returns to the same page,
 unlike in ENglish, where it takes me to the bank. Maybe reset the
 translations?

 Also, in English the Friesland Bank option seems to be broken. Not sure if
 that is a bug on your side or at iDEAL.

 Just some bugs I was able to spot without too much effort - hope you can
 pass it on to the right people.

 Thanks,

 Lodewijk

 On Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 9:30 PM, Patricia Pena pp...@wikimedia.org
 wrote:
 
  Hi Lodewijk,
 
  Thanks for letting us know! IDEAL has been back up in the page, but we
  recently made a few changes that ended up accidentally removing the
 option
  from the form. It's all fixed now :)
 
  Regarding IBAN: Finance is still working with our bank and we should be
  sending an update once we hear from them.
 
  Thanks,
  Pats
 
  On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
  wrote:
  
   Hi Pats,
  
   Please be aware that iDEAL is still not functional on the Dutch
  fundraiser
   page. Also, IBAN is missing.
  
   Best,
   Lodewijk
  
   On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Lodewijk 
 lodew...@effeietsanders.org
   wrote:
   
Hi Patricia,
   
Thanks for telling that the iDEAL will be back soon. I don't quite
understand from your answer why you add the increased hurdle of
  emailing
the team for the IBAN though. Am I overlooking something?
   
Best,
Lodewijk
   
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Patricia Pena pp...@wikimedia.org
 
wrote:
   
Hi Lodewijk,
   
Currently IDEAL is temporarily down on our pages (it went into
   maintenance
mode after our annual campaign), but should be back up soon :)  We
  know
the importance of this method for Dutch donors and have supported
 this
option since we started fundraising in the NL. We also support
 offline
bank
transfer (IBAN) and donors can get the account number with our Donor
Services team.
   
We had an extremely successful Fundraising campaign this year, and
  there
will be some great mobile optimization coming up in the next few
  months,
which will allow mobile donors to complete their donations in a much
faster
and easier way.
   
Thanks!
Pats
   
On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Lodewijk 
  lodew...@effeietsanders.org
   
wrote:
   
 A while back now, the chapters were no longer allowed to
 fundraise,
because
 the Wikimedia Foundation argued they would be better able to do
  this.
   At
 the time, this sounded somewhat reasonable. However, since then,
  there
have
 been some disturbing developments - at least for Dutch donors.

 No longer it is possible to pay electronically (iDEAL, one of the
  most
 common methods is no longer supported - 'electronic banking'
 simply
refers
 you back to the credit card page) or even via regular bank
 transfer
(using
 an IBAN) in the Netherlands. The donation page
 

   
  
 
 https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:FundraiserLandingPagecountry=NLuselang=enutm_medium=spontaneousutm_source=fr-redirutm_campaign=spontaneous
 
 only
 allows credit card and paypal, and the 'other ways to give' simply
   sends
 you to the helpdesk if you want to make a bank transfer payment.

 What is the reasoning behind this? Have bank transfers become a
  legal
 swamp? Are there statistics suggesting that this method was no
  longer
 required by donors? Did the European bank account somehow get
temporarily
 suspended?

 If it has become so hard to donate, maybe it makes more sense to
  send
the
 donors to the local chapter pages where they can actually donate
 in
   the
 local suitable methods (in this case, Wikimedia Netherlands offers
   both
 iDEAL and IBAN
 http://www.wikimedia.nl/pagina/doneren-aan-wikimedia-nederland
 ).

 One of the Dutch OTRS team members asked for elaboration, but
 didn't
quite
 get a satisfying answer. I hope this is a temporary situation, and
   that
 this threshold will be removed again. It would be sad if we go
  through
all
 kind of trouble to enable long tail methods like bitcoin, but skip
   bank

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-12-19 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi Lodewijk,

Thanks for letting us know! IDEAL has been back up in the page, but we
recently made a few changes that ended up accidentally removing the option
from the form. It's all fixed now :)

Regarding IBAN: Finance is still working with our bank and we should be
sending an update once we hear from them.

Thanks,
Pats

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:39 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
wrote:

 Hi Pats,

 Please be aware that iDEAL is still not functional on the Dutch fundraiser
 page. Also, IBAN is missing.

 Best,
 Lodewijk

 On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
 wrote:
 
  Hi Patricia,
 
  Thanks for telling that the iDEAL will be back soon. I don't quite
  understand from your answer why you add the increased hurdle of emailing
  the team for the IBAN though. Am I overlooking something?
 
  Best,
  Lodewijk
 
  On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM, Patricia Pena pp...@wikimedia.org
  wrote:
 
  Hi Lodewijk,
 
  Currently IDEAL is temporarily down on our pages (it went into
 maintenance
  mode after our annual campaign), but should be back up soon :)  We know
  the importance of this method for Dutch donors and have supported this
  option since we started fundraising in the NL. We also support offline
  bank
  transfer (IBAN) and donors can get the account number with our Donor
  Services team.
 
  We had an extremely successful Fundraising campaign this year, and there
  will be some great mobile optimization coming up in the next few months,
  which will allow mobile donors to complete their donations in a much
  faster
  and easier way.
 
  Thanks!
  Pats
 
  On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
 
  wrote:
 
   A while back now, the chapters were no longer allowed to fundraise,
  because
   the Wikimedia Foundation argued they would be better able to do this.
 At
   the time, this sounded somewhat reasonable. However, since then, there
  have
   been some disturbing developments - at least for Dutch donors.
  
   No longer it is possible to pay electronically (iDEAL, one of the most
   common methods is no longer supported - 'electronic banking' simply
  refers
   you back to the credit card page) or even via regular bank transfer
  (using
   an IBAN) in the Netherlands. The donation page
   
  
 
 https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:FundraiserLandingPagecountry=NLuselang=enutm_medium=spontaneousutm_source=fr-redirutm_campaign=spontaneous
   
   only
   allows credit card and paypal, and the 'other ways to give' simply
 sends
   you to the helpdesk if you want to make a bank transfer payment.
  
   What is the reasoning behind this? Have bank transfers become a legal
   swamp? Are there statistics suggesting that this method was no longer
   required by donors? Did the European bank account somehow get
  temporarily
   suspended?
  
   If it has become so hard to donate, maybe it makes more sense to send
  the
   donors to the local chapter pages where they can actually donate in
 the
   local suitable methods (in this case, Wikimedia Netherlands offers
 both
   iDEAL and IBAN
   http://www.wikimedia.nl/pagina/doneren-aan-wikimedia-nederland).
  
   One of the Dutch OTRS team members asked for elaboration, but didn't
  quite
   get a satisfying answer. I hope this is a temporary situation, and
 that
   this threshold will be removed again. It would be sad if we go through
  all
   kind of trouble to enable long tail methods like bitcoin, but skip
 bank
   transfer...
  
   Best,
  
   Lodewijk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-28 Thread Patricia Pena
All,

The local chapter processes payments in Switzerland and manages fundraising
banners and payment systems implementation.  WMF is not running fundraising
banners in Switzerland.

If you spot any problems or issues, please do inform the local chapter.

Thanks,
Pats


On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 12:35 AM, charles andrès (WMCH) 
charles.andres.w...@gmail.com wrote:

 I just try and I am randomly redirected to the localize page or the WMF
 page…..


  Le 27 nov. 2014 à 09:20, rupert THURNER rupert.thur...@gmail.com a
 écrit :
 
  The day before yesterday I was presented a fundraising banner in
  Switzerland which redirects to the donation page of Wmf, contrary the
  chapters page.
 
  Rupert
  On Nov 26, 2014 3:18 PM, Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl wrote:
 
  Just following up,
 
  Has WMNL now received the sought information?
 
  sincerely,
 Kim Bruning
 
 
  On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 08:42:01AM +0100, Lodewijk wrote:
  It seems everyone agrees it is an important method (although I'm not
 100%
  sure that the US based people running the fundraiser fully comprehend
 - I
  am assuming this is the case), but there seems to be some reason why
 the
  WMF chooses to not make this option easily available. A reason they
  choose
  not to disclose, but to be fuzzy about. I'm very sorry about this, and
 as
  Liam says, this fits in a trend with the Russian people no longer being
  allowed to donate. Maybe the two are connected, but this is all
  speculation.
 
  I'm sorry to see these steps back from the more open attitude there
 was a
  few years back. It feels very much that we are, as a community, being
 fed
  canned press answers. But then, maybe there's a real need for that and
  there's a huge legal threat to making it easy to donate through bank
  transfer that cannot be disclosed...
 
  Best,
  Lodewijk
 
  On Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 1:34 AM, Kim Bruning k...@bruning.xs4all.nl
  wrote:
 
 
  To amplify:
 
  Paying (business) taxes in The Netherlands now pretty much requires
  electronic payment to an IBAN Account; a.k.a. it is (now) the
 standard,
  default, baseline way to make payments at all.
 
  After registering a business, the very next action is to open an
 (IBAN)
  account. All extant dutch accounts that predate IBAN have been
  converted
  to IBAN. All administration systems (must(!)) support IBAN.
 
  If you want to do business in the Netherlands, you need to support
  IBAN.
 
  Note that many (most?) dutch citizens do not have credit cards or
  paypal
  accounts.
 
  Further, IBAN is standardized throughout the euro-zone.
 
  iDEAL is nice to have and important. IBAN is a minimal baseline
  requirement.
 
  sincerely,
 Kim
 
 
 
  On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 10:42:31PM +0100, Walter Vermeir wrote:
  Op 17-11-14 om 20:28 schreef Lodewijk:
 
  you back to the credit card page) or even via regular bank transfer
  (using
  an IBAN) in the Netherlands. The donation page
 
  Historically the structure of bank account numbers are very different
  from country to country. And making transfers from one bank account
  to
  an other bank account, especially internationally, are/where complex
  and
  expensive.
 
  There is still a lot of room of improvement but nevertheless it has
  never been so easy and cheap to do international transfers as now.
 
  The IBAN system - International Bank Account Number - is active in a
  fair chunk of the globe.
 
 
 
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Bank_Account_Number#Adoption
 
  Inside the EURO-zone , 19 countries, ?? 337 million Europeans ,
  people
  can make a bank transfer to an EURO-zone IBAN bank account without
  additional expenses.
 
  Many more outside the EURO-zone can easy make international payments
  to
  an IBAN bank account. That is not free ... but paypal is certainly
  not
  free also. The costs are just deducted from your donation.
 
 
  The WMF has always has been a huge fan of payment by credit cards.
  Understandable, the WMF is founded in the country of the Credit card.
 
  But that can make you blind to the fact that other people are used to
  total other payment systems.
 
  A couple of years ago I discovered that there where still people
  using
  cheques in France. That came as a total surprise to me. I remember my
  dad using cheques 30 years ago. I never came in to contact with a
  cheque
  since then. To my knowledge cheques where long gone. History.
  Extinct.
 
  But ... when you have the financial business concept of the WMF -
  when
  you need money beg for it - the donation channel should be tailer
  made
  for the specific common way of payment used by the person who is so
  good
  to be willing to make an donation.
 
  Walter
 
 
 
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why is bank transfer no longer possible?

2014-11-17 Thread Patricia Pena
Hi Lodewijk,

Currently IDEAL is temporarily down on our pages (it went into maintenance
mode after our annual campaign), but should be back up soon :)  We know
the importance of this method for Dutch donors and have supported this
option since we started fundraising in the NL. We also support offline bank
transfer (IBAN) and donors can get the account number with our Donor
Services team.

We had an extremely successful Fundraising campaign this year, and there
will be some great mobile optimization coming up in the next few months,
which will allow mobile donors to complete their donations in a much faster
and easier way.

Thanks!
Pats

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org
wrote:

 A while back now, the chapters were no longer allowed to fundraise, because
 the Wikimedia Foundation argued they would be better able to do this. At
 the time, this sounded somewhat reasonable. However, since then, there have
 been some disturbing developments - at least for Dutch donors.

 No longer it is possible to pay electronically (iDEAL, one of the most
 common methods is no longer supported - 'electronic banking' simply refers
 you back to the credit card page) or even via regular bank transfer (using
 an IBAN) in the Netherlands. The donation page
 
 https://donate.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:FundraiserLandingPagecountry=NLuselang=enutm_medium=spontaneousutm_source=fr-redirutm_campaign=spontaneous
 
 only
 allows credit card and paypal, and the 'other ways to give' simply sends
 you to the helpdesk if you want to make a bank transfer payment.

 What is the reasoning behind this? Have bank transfers become a legal
 swamp? Are there statistics suggesting that this method was no longer
 required by donors? Did the European bank account somehow get temporarily
 suspended?

 If it has become so hard to donate, maybe it makes more sense to send the
 donors to the local chapter pages where they can actually donate in the
 local suitable methods (in this case, Wikimedia Netherlands offers both
 iDEAL and IBAN
 http://www.wikimedia.nl/pagina/doneren-aan-wikimedia-nederland).

 One of the Dutch OTRS team members asked for elaboration, but didn't quite
 get a satisfying answer. I hope this is a temporary situation, and that
 this threshold will be removed again. It would be sad if we go through all
 kind of trouble to enable long tail methods like bitcoin, but skip bank
 transfer...

 Best,

 Lodewijk
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Announcement regarding Host for Wikimania 2015

2014-04-21 Thread Patricia Pena
¡Felicitaciones Wikimedia México! :)


On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Anna Torres a...@wikimedia.org.ar wrote:

 Congrats México!

 What a great job done! :) Hope to meet all your staff anf fellows asap! Any
 help needed from Argentina, just ask and will be handled fondly!

 Hugs!


 2014-04-21 17:03 GMT-03:00 Aya Mahfouz mahfouz.saif.elya...@gmail.com:

  Congratulations to Wikimedia Mexico and Mexico City!
 
  I add my voice to that of Cooper concerning the criteria of choosing the
  winner for 2015. In addition to the cities that Cooper has mentioned, I
  would like to know what happened with Bali's bid too.
 
  Kind Regards,
  Aya Saif El-yazal Mahfouz
 
 
  On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Christopher Cooper 
  ct-cooper.wikimedia...@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
 
   Congratulations to Wikimedia Mexico and all those that helped put the
 bid
   together. I believe Mexico City will turn out to be a great place to
 host
   Wikimania and I look forward to attending.
  
   Regardless, I hope when appropriate, the reasons Mexico City were
 chosen
   and where other bids could have done better will be posted somewhere
 for
   digestion as done in previous years. In particular, while the bid was
   clearly lacking, it would be helpful to have an official answer to why
  the
   Dar es Salaam was disqualified.
  
   Kind regards,
   Christopher
   User: CT Cooper
  
   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CT_Cooper
   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CT_Cooper
   https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CT_Cooper
  
  
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia Uruguay recognized as newest chapter

2013-07-15 Thread Patricia Pena
Congratulations, Wikimedia Uruguay!

On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Bence Damokos bdamo...@gmail.com wrote:

 Dear all,

 It is my pleasure to bring to your attention the Board's latest resolution
 that recognizes Wikimedia Uruguay as the newest Wikimedia chapter:

 http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Recognition_of_Wikimedia_Uruguay

 Please welcome them to the Wikimedia family with open arms and wish them
 success in furthering our mission in Uruguay!

 Best regards,

 Bence Damokos,
 Chair, Affiliations Committee

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome: Siko Bouterse and Katy Love join the Grantmaking team at WMF

2013-01-16 Thread Patricia Pena
Great news! Congrats Siko and Katy!

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:16 PM, Fabrice Florin fflo...@wikimedia.orgwrote:


 On Jan 15, 2013, at 9:52 PM, wikimedia-l-request@lists.wikimedia.orgwrote:

 Congrats, Siko and Katy!

 So glad to hear you'll be spearheading these important initiatives.

 Siko, I'm thrilled that we'll keep working together in your new role.

 Katy, welcome aboard! Look forward to meeting with you next week ...

 Onward!


 Fabrice

 
  Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:51:31 -0800
  From: Anasuya Sengupta asengu...@wikimedia.org
  To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
  Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Welcome: Siko Bouterse and Katy Love join the
Grantmaking team at WMF
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  Dear all,
 
  As you know, we recently re-named the Global Development department at
 the
  Wikimedia Foundation, as the Grantmaking and Programs department. The
  Grantmaking team is committed to supporting our community and meeting our
  shared goals at the different levels of contribution - whether
 individuals,
  groups or organisations -  and we will be working with you over the next
  few months to deepen our strategies for doing so, and for evaluating our
  impact.
 
  In the meantime, however, I am delighted to announce some changes to the
  Grantmaking team that reflect this commitment. Siko Bouterse [1] needs no
  introduction to most of you, having worked at WMF since 2011, most
 recently
  coordinating the Fellowships program. Siko is coming on to the
 Grantmaking
  team as Head of Individual Engagement Grants, a program that will support
  individual or small team projects for online impact. This is to be
 launched
  later today... watch out for Siko's announcement and details of the
  program, coming soon to a wiki near you. Siko will also shortly be taking
  on the responsibility for the Participation Support Program (which WMF
 and
  WMDE fund together), and supporting the documentation and analysis of our
  project-based grants. We are really pleased to have Siko's experience and
  insights on our team.
 
  Katy Love is new to the team, the organisation and the movement, but I
 have
  no doubt that her experience and insights, as well, will help us be more
  effective. Katy has just joined us as the Senior Program Officer for the
  Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) [2] with a passion for strategic and
  impactful grantmaking, participatory collaborative work, and transparent
  decision-making. Her background spans philanthropic activities and NGO
  programs, systems, and operations. She spent the last four years at CARE
  International with the Emergency Capacity Building Project, a
 collaboration
  between six of the largest NGOs, aimed at improving humanitarian
 response.
 
  Please join me in welcoming them to our team!
 
  Warmly,
  Anasuya
 
  [1] http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/User:Sbouterse
  [2] http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=owwHWfwpc=qSa9VfwQ
 
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