Fundraising 2010/Committee

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Fundraising 2010 is a joint effort, organized and operated by volunteers and Wikimedia staff. There is a loose community of volunteers working together and with the Wikimedia Foundation to coordinate cross-wiki efforts of outreach, tech logistics, social media, localizing and translating messages.

Wikimedia Foundation projects are driven entirely by the efforts and good will of donating both time and money to maintain and build a repository of free knowledge. Everyone who signs up is encouraged to be proactive and motivate Wikimedians to work towards this amazing goal.

Get involved, find your interest, ask questions, and together we will make this year's fundraiser our most successful yet.

Committee structure


The Committee is broken down into four volunteer groups based on area of interest. The subpages below are for joining a specific area of our fundraising process, you can also sign up at the bottom of this page for general fundraising volunteering. The subpages will be used to collaborate and effectively communicate between members of each committee. Each group is facilitated by Fundraising staff.


  1. Technical: Join our dedicated staff at the Wikimedia Foundation to help optimize our performance. Report bugs, assist with logistics, and help test our systems to assure a successful roll out across all wikis.
  2. Translations: We are committed to making sure we provide proper translations and delivery of messages to our diverse language and local project base. Help make our projects as accessible as possible by recruiting and translating messages and pages.
  3. Outreach and localization: This year's fundraiser requires a team of both staff and volunteers to work with communities and translators to promote localization efforts. Outreach volunteers will work closely with Wikimedia staff to ensure that every project and its language variants are involved in messaging.
  4. Social Media: Do you use Twitter? Facebook? Are you actively using social media and want to help discover creative ways to publicize and engage people in our Fundraiser? Sign up here.

For previous fundraising discussions, see 2006 (ideas), 2007, 2008, and 2009

Fundraising Committee Signup


Sign up here to help with all aspects of the campaign, or see one of the four subcommittees above to sign up for a specific area of the fundraiser.

  1. Philippe (WMF) 20:24, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Rand Montoya 20:37, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  3. SJ · talk | translate 20:49, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I've never participated in this particular area outside the Communications Committee, but I'd certainly like to offer my assistance in whatever way works best. SWATJester Son of the Defender 21:08, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Az1568 (talk) 21:03, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Turtlestack (talk) Turtlestack - I'm the guy who does the Audio Wikinews shows and I would love ideas for adding fund raising information to the top of each episode in addition to the outro I've been doing for each show since I revived the project. I was thinking something along the lines of how This American Life (podacst) does it where before the show starts, the hosts reminds listeners how free services really aren't free in that it takes time and money to bring people those services. Any other ideas would be gladly appreciated so please let me know on my talk page on Wikinews (since that's the one I check) and I'll keep watching this page too for updates. Thank you Turtlestack 22:29, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  7. James (T C) 22:32, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Cbrown1023 talk 22:51, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  9. FTW. Diego Grez return fire 23:14, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Tempodivalse [talk] 23:14, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Tiptoety talk 23:17, 23 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Tfinc 00:07, 24 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Joseraeiro 00:51, 24 July 2010 (UTC) - I'm also interested in researching funding methods and business models for my own open educational initiatives. My goal is to reach a point where I can organize real events/formations/courses using a business model that covers for the minimal running fees of using an open infrastructure, that can offer its sheer power of quantity, quality and interaction. I think we're on the verge of being able to cut the middle man (whether it's the state or private capital) on several fields of education. So it will be a keen interest on continued funding as opposed to campaigns. But surely, it would be terrific to be able to help and learn.[reply]
  14. Morgand536 05:16, 24 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  15. Tsugiko 17:28, 24 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Theo10011 18:40, 24 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  17. I'll help. --Daniel Mayer (mav) 02:00, 25 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  18. I´d love to. Juliana 16:17, 25 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  19. I can give general advise but also perform some testing, fix Foundation wiki, review italian translations (at least this is what I did during the last fundraising). Nemo 18:33, 25 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  20. If it means I get some sort of say regarding the banners and how they're used and managed, sure.  fetchcomms 02:09, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  21. --Jan eissfeldt 04:12, 28 July 2010 (UTC) seems that i've some responsibility for it so i can't just walk away[reply]
  22. Apart from just being willing to do grunt-work, I could probably help counter cultural bias. {{Sonia|talk|simple}} 06:34, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  23. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 13:05, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  24. Ziko 15:40, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  25. Megan Hernandez (WMF)
  26. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 18:41, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  27. Awjrichards 21:07, 28 July 2010 (UTC) (WMF)[reply]
  28. Kaldari 22:10, 28 July 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  29. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:46, 1 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  30. --Skenmy talk 18:22, 3 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  31. Huib talkAbigor 18:29, 3 August 2010 (UTC) I have been on the LiCom and helped a little bit last year [1] on request of Rand. And had email contact with Anthere before about willing to help out.Huib talkAbigor 18:29, 3 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  32. Like Sonia, willing to get my hands dirty and add a bit of cultural diversity ---- AD 20:59, 4 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  33. Mikemoral (talk) en.wn 04:58, 5 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  34. Zackexley 21:00, 5 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  35. Steven Ma 11:25, 6 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  36. Diagramma Della Verita 11.20, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
  37. I like create good memes ;) Przykuta 21:12, 12 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  38. Anthere
  39. Effeietsanders 11:03, 13 August 2010 (UTC) (WMNL) - although I see little use for lists like this :)[reply]
  40. Béria Lima msg 18:19, 13 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  41. Indexum 09:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  42. Bodnotbod - yup, I'd like to be involved. Not quite sure how yet, but I will try to contribute to discussions and propose/expand on ideas. I will submit some ideas for banners too.
  43. dgultekin 4:57, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
  44. James Salsman 15:33, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  45.  ono 
  46. Kaganer 15:17, 8 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  47. Anya 21:18, 9 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  48. Certainly. - Dwayne was here! 01:11, 10 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  49. For social media. I junk the Social Web. I-20the highway 03:44, 10 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  50. Bejinhan talks 06:54, 15 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  51. taysin (message) 07:23, 18 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  52. w:User:WikiCopter 20:54, 27 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  53. Ivanmartinez 04:55, 7 October 2010 (UTC) - I can help a bit translating to spanish and promoting with other wikimedians I know.[reply]
  54. johnchiu I can help in Chinese translation and promotion via social media. 04:41, 8 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  55. I've been testing things and giving feedback, and happy to help with testing aspect. Aude 21:03, 8 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  56. I guess my work over the past few days must count or something. ;-) James F. (talk) 21:44, 8 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  57. Happy to help out where I can. the wub "?!" 01:05, 14 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  58. I can help with translation En-Hrv and Hrv-En, just leave me note on my Croatian page. Regards --Lasta 06:35, 16 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  59. I can also help with En-Hr translation.--Anton008 10:41, 16 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  60. I can help with translations from English to Serbian, and also I will try to submit a few banners in different languages. Feel free to contact me on my home wiki if you need any help. mickit 10:13, 17 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  61. Da voli: I've translated 'Messaging' page from English into Belarusian, however it is hidden. :( The /be link from the 'In other languages' drop-down list leads to the other page (Introduction/be). Please correct link functioning in the languages bar. Da voli 11:09, 17 October 2010 (UTC) - I think this is fixed. Philippe (WMF) 04:14, 7 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  62. vonabisz Pretty new to this but happy to help, I can translate into German, let me know 14:49, 19 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  63. I would like to help with Bengali (bn) translation. :) — Tanvir • 10:35, 25 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  64. Brest. I can translate into Macedonian, give general advise, perform some testing. I am interested in funding methods and business models. --Brest
  65. FFoCCostalk 08:36, 27 November 2010 (UTC) would like to help with translation into Chinese(zh-hans/zh-hant)[reply]
  66. Dana340This idea will help further the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation.
  67. Is Swahili on the list?How do i get started with translation for Swahili.Am sure my colleuges and I in Kenya would be helpful. - Limoke oscar 14:13, 2 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  68. Vibhijain 11:16, 3 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]