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Wikipedia is asking for donations

  1. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    I noticed this fom Wikipedia serveral days ago and was surprised.  I just never thought about who writes for this site, and the circumstances.  Just thought I'd pass it on.  I'm usually the last to find out about these things, but just in case..  I copied and pasted this info:


    L11 1129 SH GS/en/US
    From the Wikimedia Foundation
    < L11 1129 SH GS
    Jump to: navigation, search


    From Wikipedia author Susan HewittGoogle might have close to a million servers. Yahoo has something like 13,000 staff. Wikipedia only has 679 servers and 95 staff.
    Wikipedia is the #5 site on the web and serves 470 million different people every month -- all powered by donations from readers.

    If you use Wikipedia, you realize how fabulous it is to get all this information without a paywall, and to not have to read ads, and not have things flashing on the sides and so on. It’s a pure experience.

    I think people who benefit from it a lot, and can afford it, maybe would feel a moral obligation to kick in at least a couple bucks if they knew what was needed.

    Please pitch in $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can afford to help protect Wikipedia.

    The amazing thing about Wikipedia is that nerds like me, who love weird things like gastropods (snails), get to come together and share our passion with the world. That’s what makes Wikipedia so magical – there’s this unspoken light inside all of us that comes from the desire to help educate, to help share knowledge.

    Please keep this garden of knowledge growing by making a contribution today.

    Thanks,

    Susan Hewitt


    Wikipedia Author         
    Select your gift amount:

    $10 $20 $25 $35
    $50 $100 $250 Other: 



    Why your donation is needed:We work hard to keep our operation lean. We operate on a fraction of what the other top websites spend.
    We will never run ads. Commerce is fine. Advertising is not evil. But it doesn't belong in Wikipedia.
    If everyone reading this made a small donation, we would only have to fundraise for a few hours. Not everyone can or will donate, but each year just enough people decide to give.
    We only raise what we need. When we've raised our budget, we stop fundraising for the year.
    This year, please consider making a donation of $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can to protect and sustain Wikipedia.
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    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      little typo there:  first line: should be "from" Wikipedia, not "fom"

  2. mel22 profile image59
    mel22posted 6 years ago

    i think they've always been non- profit 503(c)... or not-for-profit.. i forget which one is which and the designation and what not..maybe its 501c3 but they remind me of the Jerry Lewis telethon once as year asking for donations... its a yearly routine thing.

  3. JT Walters profile image80
    JT Waltersposted 6 years ago

    Odd because normally non-profits don't have to solicit the people they serve for money. A charity is a charity.

 
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