Hi Russavia-

I haven't seen the specific comment from SJ that you are referencing, but I
am guessing that he is referring to the Gift Aid percentage match, which
used to be 20% and is now 25%.  The 1% I mentioned is the processing fee
WMF pays to the U.K. Fund for Charities for processing our donations.  We
most often see large donors asking about Gift Aid and that is why we set up
the account, but it is not exclusively for large donations.  We refer
anyone who is wishing to add Gift Aid to their donation to our account with
the U.K. Fund for Charities.

When I said "in country", I meant anyone wishing to give to the chapter,
instead of WMF.  Those donations stay with the chapter and do not come back
to WMF.  We should be able to provide some numbers around this when our
donor services team comes up for air in January.

Thank you,

On Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 12:33 AM, Russavia <russavia.wikipe...@gmail.com>

> Lisa
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:56 AM, Lisa Gruwell <lgruw...@wikimedia.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > 2)  When a U.K. donor is looking to add Gift Aid to their donation, we
> > process the donation through our account with the U.K. Fund for
> Charities,
> > which charges 1% for this service and returns the donor data to WMF.
> When
> > a donor is looking to donate in country, we direct them to the chapter.
> Can you please confirm whether you are talking about large donors, or
> the every day type donors who keep Wikipedia free by clicking on the
> banners. The reason this is needed is that it contradicts what Sj has
> stated on the Board noticeboard, where a figure of 20% was mentioned
> for the nickel and dime donors (which come about by way of the
> banners, etc).
> Can you also give some further information on how many of these "in
> country" donors the WMF has sent WMUK's way? And what $/£ amount would
> we be talking about here? And are funds from these "in country" donors
> funnelled back to the WMF?
> Apologies if this is covered elsewhere.
> Russavia
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