Pats, thank you for this.  It's a wonderful report.  (I commend it to the
full list to look at.  Fascinating).

I flashed back to years ago, when Megan and Zack (Exley) and I stood in the
middle of the large empty 6th floor of the old headquarters and wondered
how the heck we were gonna come up with $16Million. I believe Megan's
catchphrase that year was "There's NO CRYING IN FUNDRAISING!" It's
fantastic to see the way that the fundraising team has grown and
developed.  You and your team are to be congratulated!

Thanks for raising the money to keep the lights on.


On Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 11:38 AM Patricia Pena <> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We have just completed and published our annual report that summarises
> fundraising activities for the financial year covering July 1, 2019 - June
> 30, 2020. Wikipedia is supported by people — people around the world who
> read knowledge on the site, editors who contribute their time to add and
> improve articles with up-to-date information, and donors who chip in to
> keep Wikipedia thriving. We are proud to present our 2019-2020 Fundraising
> Report <> and
> share insights into how the Wikimedia Foundation earns revenue to sustain
> the Wikimedia projects. Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to
> ensure that everyone, everywhere, can share in and access free knowledge.
> Long term financial sustainability is at the core of our department’s
> activities, an importance that holds further weight given the ongoing
> challenges faced globally. The report highlights the importance of growing
> support to the endowment and notes the ongoing focus on our monthly giving
> donor program.
> A huge thanks to all those across the Wikimedia Foundation, affiliates, and
> volunteers, who have contributed to the success of this year's fundraiser.
> Without that support, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the resources needed
> for the movement to fulfill and achieve its mission. I'd also like to thank
> everyone who contributed and collaborated on this report: Online
> Fundraising, Major Gifts & Endowment, Fundraising Operations, Donor
> Services, Fundraising Tech, Legal, Communications, Finance, Product
> Analytics and more! Special thanks to Runjini Murthy for project managing
> this entire effort.
> We welcome your feedback and questions on the talk page.
> <> [1]
> Thank you,
> Pats
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