Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks for the announcement. I'm curious how it will work out. Would it be possible to give a ballpark figure on what percentage of what amount you're expecting/aiming to collect in these five countries in this month, and how much in the rest of the world? I mean, do you expect to raise 10%, 40%,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Thomas Dalton
On 27 November 2012 15:06, Lodewijk lodew...@effeietsanders.org wrote: Thanks for the announcement. I'm curious how it will work out. Would it be possible to give a ballpark figure on what percentage of what amount you're expecting/aiming to collect in these five countries in this month, and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Zack Exley
It's hard to predict, but yes, Thomas's numbers are probably about right. This year, to be cautious, we'll err on the side of raising more from these 5 countries. But if the April campaign is very efficient (money per banner impression) then we'll be able to balance the distribution better in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Zack Exley
One more thing I should have mentioned: We'll still be testing from time to time around the world during the rest of November and December. So don't be alarmed if you see banners up. We're still actively trying to improve donation processing and translations everywhere. So far this has been going

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-27 Thread Lodewijk
Thanks! 2012/11/27 Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org One more thing I should have mentioned: We'll still be testing from time to time around the world during the rest of November and December. So don't be alarmed if you see banners up. We're still actively trying to improve donation processing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
On 11/26/12 8:10 AM, Zack Exley wrote: Hi all, We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change this year in the timing of campaigns around the world. Every year, as we get closer to the launch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Zack Exley
No, sorry, that was an oversight in my message. We will not run campaigns in those countries (FR, DE, CH) in April. On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: On 11/26/12 8:10 AM, Zack Exley wrote: Hi all, We have some information on the fundraiser launch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Florence Devouard
Ok Thanks Flo On 11/26/12 9:22 AM, Zack Exley wrote: No, sorry, that was an oversight in my message. We will not run campaigns in those countries (FR, DE, CH) in April. On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Florence Devouard anthe...@yahoo.comwrote: On 11/26/12 8:10 AM, Zack Exley wrote: Hi

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Philippe Beaudette
I'd actually like to clarify something about the way fundraisers work, because it may not be readily apparent to everyone remember that the date that the goal is hit is always fuzzy, because we actually don't know it until it's viewed in retrospect. There's money that comes in on a date that

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread David Gerard
On 26 November 2012 07:10, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: We're going to run this end of year campaign only in 5 countries (US, CA, GB, AU NZ) and then spend three months meticulously localizing and translating (and testing for new purely local messages) before running the global

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread David Gerard
On 26 November 2012 07:10, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change this year in the timing of campaigns around the world. BTW, a blog post

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Dan Rosenthal
What would be nice to have would be a not-overly-detailed summary of how payment processing/fundraising was done 5 years ago, and how it is being done this year (and in the future) with new payment processing, FDC, etc. Because frankly, I don't have a clue anymore. Dan Rosenthal On Mon, Nov 26,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Thomas Dalton
This is an interesting idea, and makes a lot of sense. Non-English fundraising hasn't really had the attention it needs in previous years (for obvious reasons - it's more efficient to focus your attention where you can achieve the most) and this should make a big difference. I'm curious, as you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Zack Exley
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:08 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 26 November 2012 07:10, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: We're going to run this end of year campaign only in 5 countries (US, CA, GB, AU NZ) and then spend three months meticulously localizing and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Zack Exley
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 2:09 AM, David Gerard dger...@gmail.com wrote: On 26 November 2012 07:10, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Zack Exley
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 3:36 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: This is an interesting idea, and makes a lot of sense. Non-English fundraising hasn't really had the attention it needs in previous years (for obvious reasons - it's more efficient to focus your attention where you

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Nathan
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: This year we did something different and went up all over the world for 24 hours on Nov 15 as sort of a dress rehearsal. That really helped us to identify a lot of little things to fix. It also brought in two million

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Thomas Dalton
On Nov 26, 2012 5:15 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: This year we did something different and went up all over the world for 24 hours on Nov 15 as sort of a dress rehearsal. That really helped us to identify a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-26 Thread Zack Exley
On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM, Thomas Dalton thomas.dal...@gmail.comwrote: On Nov 26, 2012 5:15 PM, Nathan nawr...@gmail.com wrote: On Mon, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: This year we did something different and went up all over the world for 24

[Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-25 Thread Zack Exley
Hi all, We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change this year in the timing of campaigns around the world. Every year, as we get closer to the launch date, we test more frequently and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser launch update

2012-11-25 Thread Risker
On 26 November 2012 02:10, Zack Exley zex...@wikimedia.org wrote: Hi all, We have some information on the fundraiser launch to share. We are still planning on launching Monday, November 26, but we're going to make a change this year in the timing of campaigns around the world. snip