Arun, I suggest the FAQ only talk about the what the contributions would be used for.... I think that should be adequate.
regards Arun On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:04 AM, Arun Ganesh <arun.plane...@gmail.com> wrote: > Karthik, could you add relevant links on what the budget and plan is to > the wiki page? The only info available there is how one can donate and none > on why you should donate. > > For anyone who does not know what the Wikimedia India - WIkimedia > Foundation - WIkipedia connection is, there is a insufficient context to > motivate a person to donate. > > > > > On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 9:36 PM, Karthik Nadar <karthik...@wikimedia.in>wrote: > >> Cross posting to reach mass, apologies if you have already read this! >> * >> * >> *Dear all,* >> * >> * >> *On the second anniversary of the Chapter, we made public our intention >> of running our first fundraiser. Going ahead with the first phase of this >> plan, we will be running a central site notice on the chapter website for a >> period of two calendar months starting 1 February, 2013. In the second >> phase of this plan, we aim to approach high networth individuals and >> corporates in the month of March 2013. This will be done using personal and >> professional networks of current and past EC members, staff, volunteers >> among others.* >> * >> Suggestions, help and support from the community on what we can do to >> ensure success of this fundraiser are welcome. Every drop counts :) >> >> Donations can be made by Online Bank Transfer (NEFT/RTGS) or by sending >> us a Cheque through snail mail. We are unable to accept card payments at >> this current time. Link to the donation page on our website: >> http://wiki.wikimedia.in/Donate >> >> Thanking you, >> Executive Committee, >> Wikimedia India. >> >> *Reasoning* (From our public statement on 4 January, 2013) >> >> A lot of people may ask why the chapter needs a fundraiser when it has >> access to WMF funding. The answer is, we are still ineligible for FDC of >> WMF (we hope to be eligible for the second round of funding in 2013) and >> would need to rely on grants, spending of which is restricted by the WMF. >> Since formation, the chapter has relied heavily on the Executive Committee >> to take on the burden of running the show. In an ideal world, the EC would >> like to take on the role of guiding the chapter rather than actually be >> responsible for operations after two years of incorporation, which should >> be best done by professionals rather than volunteers in their spare time. >> >> The chapter has hired an employee (Sowmyan Tirumurti, our Executive >> Manager) as well as plans to lease its own office premises in Bangalore. We >> will need the help of those volunteers who are in a position to support us. >> It could be a small individual donation or in the form of a corporate >> donation from an institution. A small token of support from you could go a >> long way in helping us achieving our goals of furthering the movement in >> India.* >> * >> * >> * >> * >> * >> * >> *--* >> *Thanks and regards,* >> *Karthik Nadar,* >> *Secretary, Wikimedia India Chapter.* >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimedia-in-chn mailing list >> wikimedia-in-...@lists.wikimedia.org >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-in-chn >> >> > > > -- > Arun Ganesh > (planemad) <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Planemad> > <http://j.mp/ArunGanesh> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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