2011-12 Fundraising and Funds Dissemination process/Initial Thoughts

If you have initial thoughts or proposals, please feel free to put them here.

My initial thought

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work
and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de Saint Exupery maybe

  • The money we get in the fundraiser is only a small part of the donations we receive. The donations in time spent on edits and managing the wikis are far more valuable. Beware of making the volunteers feel like the money is the important thing.
  • The WikiMedia Foundation is a non-profit set up for charitable ends. Providing content to readers is it's function. Helping editors is the means to that end. The WMF is not here to serve the editors. It is here to serve the Readers.

Filceolaire 22:18, 7 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]