Caitlin Cogdill
Caitlin Cogdill, Global Fundraising Email Manager
Caitlin Cogdill
Senior Fundraising Engagement Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments. - Gustave Flaubert

About me

Prior to joining the Wikimedia Foundation in October 2013, I worked as a marketing associate at a small nonprofit devoted to financial education, and was a new contributor to Wikipedia as a result of research in my spare time. As a UC Berkeley graduate in History and English, I spend most of my time researching French female cultural figures of the 16th-19th centuries. I am a lover of old books and the humbling vastness of nature, and I explore both as often as I can.

My work

I manage all fundraising email campaigns, sending email to over 30 countries in more than 20 languages, and raising about 25% of our overall budget. I am working on expanding the kinds of communications we send so that we do a better job of stewarding a valuable relationship with our donors. If you're in the Wikimedia movement and want help or advice with bulk email, send me a message!

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: ccogdill(_AT_)