Sa madaling salita, ano ang Wikipedia? At ano ang Wikimedia?Edit
Ang Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) ay ang pinakamalaki at pinakapopular na ensiklopedya sa buong mundo. Nasa Internet ito, malayang gamitin para sa anumang naisin, at malaya sa patalastas. May mahigit 47 milyong artikulong isinulat ng mga kusang-loob sa mahigit 298 wika ang Wikipedia, at dinadalaw ito ng mahigit 430 milyong katao bawa't buwan, kaya ito ay naging isa sa mga pinakapopular na websayt sa buong mundo.
Ito ay isang kolaboratibong likha na dinagdagan at pinatnugutan ng milyun-milyong katao sa nakalipas na sampung taon: maaaring baguhin ito ninuman, sa anumang oras. Ito ang naging pinakamalaking kalipunan ng ipinahaging kaalaman sa kasaysayan ng tao. Nagkakaisa ang mga taong sumusuporta rito sa kanilang pagmamahal sa pag-aaral, kanilang intelektuwal na pagiging mausisa, and their awareness that we know much more together, than any of us does alone.
Ang Pundasyong Wikimedia (Wikimedia Foundation) ay ang organisasyong 'di-kumikinabang na nagpapatakbo sa Wikipedia at sa ibang mga proyektong may kaukulan sa malayang kaalaman. Kapag pinagsama ito lahat, ang mga sityong ito ay panlima sa mga pinakabinibisitang ari-ariang web sa mundo. Ang Pundasyong Wikimedia ay isang organisasyong 'di-kumikinabang na may tanggapan San Francisco, California, Estados Unidos, at puwera (simula April 2005) sa pagbabayad ng buwis sa ilalim ng seksiyong 501(c)(3) ng Kodigo ng Rentas Internas ng Estados Unidos na nagkikilala sa ito bilang pampublikong organisasyong mahabagin (public charity). Maaari mong repasuhin ang aming sulat ng pagkapuwera sa buwis at ang aming mga ulat pampananalapi at taunang pag-uulat.
Ang aming misyon ay pahintulutan ang isang pamayanang pandaigdig ng mga kusang-loob na magtipon at magpaunlad sa kaalaman ng mundo at padalian ang pag-abot nito sa lahat nang libre, para sa anumang naisin. Sama-sama kaming kumikilos kasama ng isang lambat-lambat ng mga sangay sa maraming bansa upang maabot ito.
Kung magkakaloob ako sa Wikimedia, saan pupunta ang pera ko?Edit
Money you donate pays for staff salaries and technology. Even though Wikipedia and its sister projects together reach more than 430 million people every month, we employ only 302 people; see our staff overview.
Our staff is divided into three program departments: technology (website operations, software development); community (public outreach, reader relations and community programs, fundraising), and global development (supporting chapter programs and growing Wikimedia worldwide). The remainder of our staff work in management, finance, and administration, which includes legal protection of our work. Your support also pays for servers, bandwidth, and Internet hosting that allow us to keep Wikimedia's projects running and growing. If you donate to a local chapter in your geography, your donation supports both the Wikimedia Foundation, and program activities in your country.
Above all, the Wikimedia Foundation exists to support and grow the vast network of volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia and its sister projects – more than 100,000 people around the world.
Saan ako makakahanap ng karagdagang impormasyong pampananalapi?Edit
The 2009–2010 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report covers the previous fiscal year (July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010) with a look-ahead to the next. This is our third annual report. The Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report is a summary of the organization's financials, program activities, milestones and accomplishments.
The 2011-12 Annual Plan is our budget for the current fiscal year. It contains a summary of our strategic goals, financial details on spending and revenue, and detailed explanations and risk analysis.
Click the images below to download copies of our Annual Report or our Annual Plan.
As Wikimedia founder Jimmy Wales put it: "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge."
We're serious about this vision. Every month, more than 430 million people around the world already use Wikipedia. It's available online, on your mobile device, on DVD, in books, and many other forms. We aspire to reach everyone, and to continually provide more and better information.
Supported by an intense community-driven planning process, in 2010 the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees set "big, hairy, audacious goals" for Wikimedia. These five-year targets (PDF) include increasing Wikimedia's global reach to 1 billion people and the number of articles in Wikipedia to 50 million. We're also setting out to dramatically increase and diversify participation, and to measure and improve quality of all Wikimedia content.
Wikimedia is not a traditional organization. It's a global movement. The core of the work is done by thousands of volunteers worldwide. This volunteer community is supported by a network of organizations, with the Wikimedia Foundation at its center, working in partnership with geographically focused local chapters in 38 regions or countries. It's our volunteer community that enables us to accomplish so much with so little.
These are some of the activities we're focused on right now:
Operating the world's fifth largest web property. At its heart, Wikimedia requires operational excellence to continue to exist. As of 2011, we're operating several hundred servers in three locations. While our global traffic continues to grow, our aim is to provide the best possible site experience to everyone in the world, to maximize uptime, and to ensure that all the information in Wikimedia projects is safe and secure.
Photograph: Wikimedia servers in our Florida hosting facility.
Giving Wikimedia's volunteers the best possible tools to do their work. The core technology that makes Wikipedia and its sister projects possible, the wiki, was invented in 1995. Things have changed quite a bit since then. Wikimedia projects run on an open source wiki software called MediaWiki, which we develop and improve. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to contribute knowledge, and to give volunteers and readers great tools for assessing and improving article quality. In some areas, we lead and innovate. At minimum, we must keep up with key trends in the ever-changing web we're part of. Because our software is open source, everyone can use and improve it.
Developing recruiting resources for new volunteers. Wikimedia is made of people. To grow our global community, we need to excite people about the prospect of being part of it – and help them with their first steps. To this end, we develop and maintain a library of outreach resources, such as videos and screencasts, but also printed "how-tos" and other more targeted resources (for teachers, librarians, students, and others). See the bookshelf of outreach resources.
Video: Wikimedia volunteers speak about their motivations, shot at the Wikimania 2010 conference (best played in Firefox).
Staging outreach and community events world-wide. Once a year, hundreds of Wikimedia volunteers come together at Wikimania, in a different location around the world each year. (You should come! In Summer 2012 Wikimania will be in Washington DC, USA.) And, Wikimedia's chapter organizations have staged dozens of additional events, competitions and conferences around the world. Some are targeted at recruiting new volunteers; some give the community space to think about its work, and to do it. Recognizing the value of people coming together because they are passionate about Wikimedia's mission has been key to our success.
Photograph: Participants of the "Free Your Knowledge" student competition in Indonesia listening to an introductory presentation (2010).
Partnering with cultural institutions. Galleries, libraries, archives, and museums protect and make available the world's history, culture and knowledge. Their mission is to serve and inform the public, just like Wikimedia's. We've successfully partnered with cultural institutions around the world – not just in working with them to make digital reproductions available for free, but also in improving Wikipedia articles and other content related to their collections and archives. Wikimedia chapters are playing a lead role in organizing conferences and meetings targeting the cultural sector, and executing partnerships.
Photograph: Wikipedia volunteers at a "backstage pass" event organized by the British Museum (2010).
Working with the educational sector. In the age of the open web, there's the potential for student projects to be more than just exercises. Pioneering professors have long assigned Wikipedia writing as coursework to their students. Everybody wins: students get an audience for their work, teachers successfully motivate their students, and readers get better articles. Wikimedia chapters have also reached out to schools to develop media literacy and to promote responsible use of Wikipedia in the classroom.
Photograph: Indiana University students of Barry Rubin's Seminar in Urban Economic Development are improving Wikipedia articles as part of their coursework.
Providing access to Wikipedia everywhere. The next billion people to discover the web will do it using mobile phones, some without ever having touched a laptop. We need to make sure that our sites and services work both on modern smartphones and (to the extent it's possible) on lower-end devices. Our current mobile version is a start and we'll continue to improve it (including moving beyond the read-only experience). And for people with no or intermittent Internet access, we're supporting copies of Wikipedia that can be used completely offline, including projects like the WikiReader, offline readers for desktops and smartphones, and printed versions of Wikimedia content.
Photograph: Wikipedia's mobile version works on the PlayStation Portable – and on your smartphone.
Informing our decision-making with facts and data. Analytics, research, experiments and forecasts are essential to make good decisions in a complex environment like Wikimedia. The Wikimedia Foundation Report Card and the Statistics Portal provide a wealth of up-to-date analysis which helps us understand the impact of our work. The Strategy Wiki is a public planning space where longer term trends are analyzed. Research projects provide us with in-depth analysis and experiments, supported by the volunteer-driven Research Committee. We're data nerds – what else would you expect from the kinds of people who love working on an online encyclopedia?
Illustration: Projection regarding availability of mature language editions useful to different segments of the world's population.
The Wikimedia Foundation isn't a start-up company that will fade away in a few years. We're in this for the long haul. Everything we do is aimed at providing you, and the rest of the world, with free and immediate access to all the world's knowledge. Join us!
Sinusuportahan ng Pundasyong Wikimedia ang Wikipedia, isang ensiklopedyang de-Internet at isa sa limang pinakabinibisitang websayt sa buong mundo. Mula sa pagkatatag ng Wikipedia noong Enero 2001, at sa ingkorporasyon ng Pundasyong Wikimedia noong Hunyo 2003, nakamamangha ang aming paglaki. Ang Wikipedia sa wikang Ingles, ang aming unang proyekto, ay lumaki sa mahigit 6,000,000 artikulo sa kasalukuyan. Naglalaman ng mahigit 47,000,000 artikulo ang lahat ng mga wika sa Wikipedia kung pinagsama ito.
Maliban na sa Wikipedia, sinusuportahan din ng Pundasyong Wikimedia ang:
Wikimedia Commons, isang repositoryo ng midya na naglalaman ng mahigit sa 43,000,000 larawan, bidyo at talaksang tunog na maaaring malayang gamitin
Wikibooks, isang proyektong nais lumikha ng mga malayang araling aklat
Wiktionary, isang multilingguwal na diksiyonaryo at tesauro
Wikisource, isang aklatan ng mga batayang teksto na naglalaman ng mahigit sa 3,200,000 pahinang napagtiyakan sa mahigit sa 49 wika
Wikinews, isang websayt para sa pamamahayag ng mamamayan
Wikiversity, isang interaktibong plataporma para sa pag-aaral
Pinangungunahan at sinusuportahan namin ang pagpapaunlad ng MediaWiki, ang bukas-batayang software pang-wiki na nasa likod ng lahat ng aming mga pampublikong websayt. Tumutulong kami sa pag-organisa ng mga pangyayaring outreach and community events to encourage people to contribute to our projects, and we provide downloadable offline copies and database archives of Wikipedia content.
Paano ba pinatatakbo ang Pundasyong Wikimedia?Edit
The Wikimedia Foundation has a staff of 302, led by the Executive Director, Sue Gardner. The staff
supports the work of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers who contribute content to the Wikimedia projects. The Wikimedia Foundation is also supported by countless volunteers participating through committees, as interns, or on an ad hoc basis.
The Board of Trustees articulates the mission and vision of the Wikimedia Foundation, reviews and helps to develop long term plans, provides oversight, and supports the Wikimedia Foundation's fundraising efforts. It is the ultimate organizational authority of the Wikimedia Foundation as defined in its bylaws. See Meetings for published Board minutes and Resolutions for published Board resolutions. The Board is partially elected from the community of contributors to the Wikimedia projects. The Board is supported by an Advisory Board, chaired by Angela Beesley Starling.
We have an office, located in San Francisco, California (USA), where most of our employees are working. All board members and remaining staff work remotely.
Wikimedia is funded primarily through donations from hundreds of thousands of individuals, but also through several grants and gifts of servers and hosting (see benefactors).
The Wikimedia Foundation receives donations from more than 50 countries around the world. The average donation is quite small, but their sheer numbers have ensured our success. People make contributions year-round, and once a year the Wikimedia Foundation makes a formal request for donations.
We are not considering advertising as a source of revenue.
The Wikimedia Foundation has 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Donations made from other nations may also be tax deductible. See deductibility of donations for details. Click here for details on how to make a donation via PayPal, MoneyBookers or by postal mail. For all other types of donation, please contact us through donatewikimedia.org.
Sino pa ba ang sumusuporta sa inyo sa pagtupad ng layuning ito?Edit
Nagmumula ang nakararami sa aming puhunan sa mga indibidwal – mga tao tulad mo. Nakatatanggap din kami ng mga kaloob mula sa mga pundasyong pampamayanan at pribado, at kasama na rin ang mga de-bagay na ambag (in-kind contributions) mula sa mga korporasyon. Maaari silang tingnan sa pahinang Mga tagapagpala.
Where can I learn more about your recent activities?Edit
Upang magkaloob, dalawin niyo po ang aming pahina ng paglalagom-puhunan. Maaari kang magkaloob gamit ng anumang kilalang tarhetang pang-utang (kasama ang VISA, Mastercard, Discover o American Express), PayPal, Moneybookers, pagsasalin sa bangko, o sa pagpapadala ng tseke sa Pundasyon. Sinusuportahan ng aming mga opsiyon sa pagkakaloob ang karamihan (ngunit hindi lahat) sa mga salapi.
Maaari ba akong gumawa ng automatikong buwanang handog?Edit
Yes. The Wikimedia Foundation supports monthly recurring giving - you can sign up by going to this page. Monthly recurring donations are processed by PayPal, but may be funded using any of their approved payment methods, which include credit cards. You will be required to set up a PayPal account. Recurring gifts happen once per month, on the anniversary of the date you made your first monthly gift, and continue for 12 months. During the twelfth month, you will be sent a notification asking you whether you wish to continue the gift. If you do not, do nothing. The gift will not automatically renew. If you wish to extend it for another year, follow the instructions that will be provided then.
Can you withdraw my monthly gift directly from my bank account?Edit
While the Wikimedia Foundation can not directly withdraw your gift from your bank account, you may fund your PayPal account that way - see PayPal for up-to-date instructions.
Paano kung kailangan kong kanselahin ang aking automatikong buwanang handog?Edit
We understand that circumstances may change. If you need to cancel your monthly gift, log into your PayPal account, locate the "subscription creation" line item, click "details", and then click "cancel subscription". You will not be billed any further monthly payments. Alternatively, you can cancel by contacting the Wikimedia Foundation (email givingwikimedia.org) with your name, your email address, and a telephone number (so that we can let you know it has been cancelled).
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 98204 Washington, DC 20090-8204 USA
Note: donations by check are processed directly at our centralized lockbox location which is in Washington, DC.
Our preference is for checks in U.S. dollars, drawn on U.S. bank accounts. Checks in currencies other than U.S. dollars, or from bank accounts outside the U.S., can be very expensive for us to process, which reduces the value of your gift. If you do not have a U.S. bank account, you can maximize the value of your donation by giving via credit card, PayPal or wire transfer.
Where do I send forms, letters or other materials to the Wikimedia Foundation?Edit
Please send all correspondence, including Payroll Deduction applications and Matching Gifts forms, to our secure lockbox address:
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 98204 Washington, DC 20090-8204 USA
Note: donations by check are processed directly at our centralized lockbox location which is in Washington, DC.
Can I make a stock donation to the Wikimedia Foundation?Edit
The Wikimedia Foundation accepts stock donations. You can make a donation by transferring stock from your brokerage to ours by providing your broker with our name, investment account number and DTCC clearing number.
Account holder name: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Financial broker: Smith Barney Investment account number: 546-0356C-14-782 DTCC Clearing account number: #0418
Maaari bang kaltasan sa buwis ang mga kaloob ko?Edit
Pakibasa ang tala ng mga bansa para sa detalye ukol sa pagkakaltas sa buwis (tax deductibility) ng inyong kaloob.
If I make a donation, how do I get my tax receipt?Edit
If you donate by PayPal or credit card, you'll receive a tax receipt by e-mail, as long as your e-mail address was included with your donation. Donations by check over $50 will receive a tax receipt by mail, if you gave us your return address. You may also request a tax receipt for your donation by writing us at givingwikimedia.org (please include your contact information, the method you used to donate, and the amount of your donation).
Can I give you a targeted or restricted donation to be used for something very specific?Edit
Charities based in the United States, including the Wikimedia Foundation, are required to honor restrictions requested by donors. This means that if you specify your donation needs to be restricted for a specific use, we will either honor your request or return your donation. But before you decide to do that, please consider that unrestricted donations are much more useful for us. Every restriction imposes administrative overhead and planning costs, and increases internal complexity.
Ang pinakamamabang halaga ng kaloob ay $1. Tumatanggap kami ng mga munting kaloob mula sa mga taong walang masyadong pera, at lubos ang pagpapasalamat namin sa mga tagapagkaloob na iyon. Talaga lang, kung may saysay para sa iyo ang handog, may saysay din ito sa amin. Ngunit, karaniwan din ang paggamit ng tao sa mga mekanismo ng pagkakaloob tulad ng sa amin upang subukan ang mga nadukot na tarhetang pang-utang upang tingnan kung gumagana ito. Karaniwang ginagamit ng mga taong ito ang napakaliit na halaga sa dolyar para sa kanilang pagsubok: naisip namin na ang pinakamababang kaloob na $1 ay maaaring nakapipigil sa kanila.
Spread the word any way you can! Tell your friends and family. Tell them what Wikipedia means to you. Ask them if they use it and if so, what it means to them. Use this text as the signature file on the bottom of your emails: