The Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising team have just completed and published our annual report that summarizes 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.
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Originally published by Pats Pena on Wikimedia-l, Oct 6, 2020