### Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

hi fae, i do not think the level of detail you describe below will be of any help, it might cause only work without benefit. IMO it would be sufficient if every organization tells open how much money goes to volunteers. for a starter, how much was IEG in 2015 ? rupert On Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at

### Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

I cannot answer your question, but I am unsure if numbers would mean much unless large changes (like more than 20%) are indicated. Here's why - The key problem with working out how much of a volunteer fund goes to volunteers, is that reports rarely separate out the money that is nominally spent

### Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

On 14/04/16 10:48, rupert THURNER wrote: > can somebody please chime in here with better guesses, or real > numbers, maybe directly at [1]? On the other hand, has anybody considered the value of the total volunteer effort towards the development of Wikipedia, Commons and related projects? That is

### [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

hi, on the question how much money will go to volunteers next year, katherine stated that the 2016 grants budget is 5.8 mio, out of 63 mio [1]. my guess was that between 1 and 2 mio would go to volunteers. i have a little difficulty to calculate the number. i saw the 2016 fdc numbers [2], 5.5