Major gifts

The Wikimedia Foundation classifies as major gifts all individual donations of over $1000. Per the Wikimedia Foundation's Guiding Principles, the Foundation deliberately chose a revenue strategy in which a large majority of its funding comes from a large number of small donors, in order to preserve independence.

Major gifts, which make up a minority of the WMF's revenue, are managed by the Wikimedia Foundation Foundations and Major Gifts team, which is part of the Advancement department. Each year, the Foundations and Major Gifts team receives contributions that are a mix of unrestricted general-support funding and funding for specific programs. The mix varies each year, but generally speaking, more than 50% has been unrestricted.[1] Donors of major gifts are listed on the Wikimedia Foundation website.

For Wikimedia Deutschland, major gifts are managed by WMDE's Manager of major donation acquisition (Managerin Großspenden-Akquise), currently Susan Röhlig.[2]

HistoryEdit

Year Major gifts Total fundraising % Report List of major donors
2005 $40,000 $729,840 5% Report List (to May 31, 2008)
2006 >$417,000 $1,040,000 >40% Report
2007 >$787,000 $2,162,000 >36% Report
2008 >$637,000 $4,711,041.38 >13% Report List (June 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009)
2009 $877,923 $8,691,995 10% Report List (May 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010)
2010 $1,179,069 $15,026,289 8% Report List (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011)
2011 ? $24,018,004 ? Report List (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012)
2012 ? $35,188,200.29 ? Report List (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013)
2013-14 ? $51,070,659 12% Report List (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014)
2014-15 $10,700,000 $75,000,000 14% Report List (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)
2015-16 $9,500,000 $77,000,000 12% Report List (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016)
2016-17 $10,200,000 $91,000,000 11% Report List (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)
2017-18 $9,860,000 $100,000,000 10% Report List (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)
2018-19 $14,130,163 $112,900,000 12% Report List (from July 1, 2018)

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