[Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising principles and strategy

2015-12-04 Thread MZMcBride
John Mark Vandenberg wrote:
>Some declared fundraising principles, which everyone agrees and
>adheres to, would be good.

We have:

"Resolution:Wikimedia fundraising principles"
* https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/55954

"Resolution:Developing Scenarios for future of fundraising"
* https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/98415

We also have:

"CentralNotice/Usage guidelines"
* https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Permalink/14516647

James Heilman wrote:
> 2) When is it okay to run smaller commercial ads rather than larger
>fundraising banners? Never. I would much rather see the WMF become
>smaller than to see ads run.

We already have advertising on Wikipedia. What if Harvard University, the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, or the Electronic Frontier Foundation
were willing pay the Wikimedia Foundation a few million dollars for a
short and unobtrusive ad campaign? It doesn't have to be Monsanto or
Coca-Cola buying ad space, it could be a like-minded organization that has
extra money and supports the Wikimedia Foundation's mission.

I agree with John that gift-matching is an activity that we should
re-explore. It's not unprecedented, as he notes. If a company like Virgin
were willing to triple or quadruple each donation received in exchange for
a small logo in a fund-raising ad, doesn't that merit consideration?

I also agree with John that greater efficiency, including smarter use of
volunteers, would go far toward a more sustainable fund-raising model.

MZMcBride



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[Wikimedia-l] Fund raising

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-20 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:


 P.S. I happened to notice at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising
 that the Chapter Fundraising Agreement is not public (looks like it's
 hosted on internal.wikimedia.org). Do you know who I'd talk to about why
 this is and how this could be made public? I'm not sure what the background
 to this is (if there's been past discussion on this list, even) or who to
 ask.




Our internal search sucks but they do look to be on meta at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2012-13_Fundraising_Agreement_(Master) (the
country specific ones are linked from there).

James
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-20 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Ahem:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2012-13_Fundraising_Agreement_%28Master%29
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On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 P.S. I happened to notice at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising
 that the Chapter Fundraising Agreement is not public (looks like it's
 hosted on internal.wikimedia.org). Do you know who I'd talk to about why
 this is and how this could be made public? I'm not sure what the background
 to this is (if there's been past discussion on this list, even) or who to
 ask.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-20 Thread MZMcBride
James Alexander wrote:
 On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 8:44 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:
 P.S. I happened to notice at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising
 that the Chapter Fundraising Agreement is not public (looks like it's
 hosted on internal.wikimedia.org). Do you know who I'd talk to about why
 this is and how this could be made public? I'm not sure what the background
 to this is (if there's been past discussion on this list, even) or who to
 ask.
 
 Our internal search sucks but they do look to be on meta at
 https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2012-13_Fundraising_Agreement_(Master) (the
 country specific ones are linked from there).

Oh, sweet, thanks!

I've added a link to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising#Rationale
accordingly. (That whole page could use some love if anyone has the time and
inclination.)

MZMcBride



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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-08-11 Thread Megan Hernandez
Hi there,

Replies below.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 10:19 PM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote:

 Hi.

 How is the fund-raising goal determined each year?


The fund-raising goal is determined by the amount of money needed to fund
the budget with consultation with the payment processing chapters.



 Is there a fund-raising goal set for the upcoming fund-raiser (the one
 beginning in November 2012)?


The goal is to raise $39.5 million USD via the Wikimedia Foundation and the
payment processing chapters over the 2012-2013 fiscal year, most of which
will be raised during the campaign at the end of the year.



 Is there a guideline or policy regarding what happens once the fund-raising
 goal is met?


The guideline is to start the fundraiser at the latest possible date that
will allow the Wikimedia Foundation and the payment processing chapters to
meet the fundraising goal.  The plan is then to stop the fundraiser on
December 31 at midnight PST.  We do not attempt to stop the fundraiser once
the goal is met as it is hard to measure with money coming in from around
the world in many different forms of payment, so it is best to just keep
the fundraiser running until December 31 to make sure we have meet our
fundraising goal.




 MZMcBride



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[Wikimedia-l] Fund-raising goal questions

2012-07-26 Thread MZMcBride
Hi.

How is the fund-raising goal determined each year?

Is there a fund-raising goal set for the upcoming fund-raiser (the one
beginning in November 2012)?

Is there a guideline or policy regarding what happens once the fund-raising
goal is met?

MZMcBride



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