Hi Chris and Lodewijk, I was asked to follow up here on the questions from October about country-by-country fundraising data.
We make fundraising decisions, including decisions about what information we release, based in part on our internal legal assessments in the country. We don't go into our legal assessments publicly, as it may make it difficult to keep legal risks and costs low. We strive to be as open about our fundraising activities as we can. Compared to nonprofit industry standards, we release more information than other non-profits tend to, including continent-level breakdowns of donations, information about revenue channels and testing, and reports from our fundraising research: - https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/2015-2016_Fundraising_Report - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_ Reader_Survey_November_2015.pdf I’m sorry that we can’t give more satisfying answers to your questions, but in this case we have determined that publishing the requested information would not be in the best interest of the Wikimedia movement or Foundation. -- Stephen LaPorte Senior Legal Counsel Wikimedia Foundation *NOTICE: As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for legal and ethical reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, community members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal capacity. For more on what this means, please see our legal disclaimer <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>.* _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>