Fund drives/2005/Q4/Day 12

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Tuesday 27 December

A total of 293 donations were made through PayPal on Day 12, yielding the equivalent of $8,333.09 USD; an increase of $2520 over Day 11. The average donation this day was $28.44.

A total of about $37.62 was donated through MoneyBookers since the last update, bringing that total to $810.30. Dexia donations total €276 ($322.26) via 12 donations.


Day total: $8,692.97

Breakdown of Day 12 PayPal donations:

AUD     138.84    (104.20 USD)
CAD 	369.82 	  (304.33 USD)
EUR 	1,652.61  (2,007.41 USD)
GBP 	196.25 	  (351.94 USD)
JPY 	49,128.00 (443.87 USD)
USD 	5,121.35
Total 	8,333.09 USD

Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-27/report/

Special thanks to those who gave large donations

An anonymous donor gave the largest donation on this day; $500 USD. Denis Bider gave $365.24, the second highest amount. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Emil Vlad, Roberta W. Orr, David Tam, John Gerbracht, Dwayne Pelletier, S Page, Reg Handford, Dallan Quass, and 11 anonymous donors.

Note: While large donations are great, it should be noted that about 70% of all the money donated to the Wikimedia Foundation comes from donations that are the equivalent of $50 or less and the average donation is about $25.

Selected donor comments

Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.

Full listing at: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-27/detail/
  • "Wikepedia is the most uesful site next to Google" by anonymous
  • "les autres sources de savoir sont toues en train de devenir payantes" by anonymous
  • "Macht weiter so! Es ist garnicht so einfach ohne Bezahlung richtige Informationen zu bekommen." by Peter Hammerl
  • "Because I know of no better place online" by anonymous
  • "To the most important WWW project ever. Well thought and well made" by anonymous
  • "If I have a question or an problem - Wikiedia is the solution!! Yes this is the best of the web!!" by Andreas Galster
  • "Il gesto e' piccolo ma trovo giusta dare una mano penso che anche una piccola offerta sia utile speriamo che diventi sempre migliore .Continuate cosi'." by alessandro motta
  • "Yeah, keep it going, keep it coming ! Support a great cause!" by Iain Davidson
  • "THE best online source of knowledge; unsurpassed in quality and content!!" by Roberta W. Orr
  • "Here's to the only medium that lets me fix other people's mistakes immediately." by denis bider
  • "The technical information available on this site is incredibly thorough and useful." by Randall Huggins
  • "Wikipedia makes boring school assignments so easy!" by Marcus Kaplan
  • "It's wonderful to be able to enjoy such quality information in such a clean free way. Thank you all!" by anonymous
  • "Roll out http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki !" by S Page
  • "Happy to support this excellent project. You are fundamentally changing the way the world gets its information. : )" by anonymous
  • "One of the greatest sites ever. Wikipedia is the first place I go to learn about something." by Jonathan Ryan
  • "This may be the best thing ever." by Jason Fialkoff

Some of my personal favorites:

  • "Wikipedia is better than corn chips, and I really like corn chips." by Chris Kilgour
  • "Give until it hurts. That is the only way to free knowlege" by Tarek Fatah
  • "Wikipedia is to the 21st Century what the library of Alexandria was to antiquity" by anonymous
  • "Once we dreamed The Net would put knowledge at our fingertips. Now, finally, it's true." by Joe Moross
  • "Worth so much more than I could ever give..." by John Eubank
  • "Together we can build something great." by anonymous
  • "Love this thing" by Hiver F Ambroise


-- Daniel Mayer


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