Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan/2017-2018/Final/Financials
FDC questions: upcoming year financialsEdit
Revenues: upcoming yearEdit
Advancement's detailed description of their revenue goals can be found at Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan/2017-2018/Draft/Non-Programs/Advancement.
Expenses: upcoming year's annual planEdit
- 1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Please see tables below.
- 2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
Please see tables below.
Wikimedia Foundation financial overview graphicsEdit
To help reviewers understand the financials, we have prepared overview graphics. The full details are available in the financial tables below these.
- Note to above: Movement Strategy and Wikimedia Brand and Identity will be funded with Board Designated Funds and are not shown here.
- Note to above: This table shows only operating expenses. It excludes the $2M of expenses that are funded from our surplus designated or conditioned by the Board of Trustees for specific and non-recurring investments.
Wikimedia Foundation financial tablesEdit
All tables below are in thousands of USD.
|Description||FY16-17 Budget||FY16-17 Forecast||FY17-18 Plan|
|Data Center Expenses||4,689||4,211||4,465|
|Outside Contract Services||2,399||4,502||2,826|
|Travel & Conferences||1,561||1,464||2,277|
|Other expenses (Wikidata, data center property taxes, etc.)||1,882||2,076||5,361|
|Sub Total Program Expenses||43,026||51,659||59,192|
|Non Program Expenses|
|Donation Processing Fees||2,240||3,620||3,228|
|Outside Contract Services||2,214||1,807||1,947|
|Travel & Conferences||289||212||446|
|Other expenses (Facilities, Insurance, FF&E, All Hands, Recruiting, Staff Development, Personal Property Taxes, etc.)||4,387||4,183||2,516|
|Sub Total Non-Program Expenses||19,974||18,181||17,608|
|Total Annual Operating Expenses||63,000||69,840||76,800|
|Funds available for a specific purpose[a 1]|
|Funds available for a specific purpose||-||2,000|
- These expenses are funded from our surplus for specific and non-recurring investments.
|Community Health||New Readers||Privacy and Security||Structured Data||Movement Strategy[b 1]||Wikimedia Brand and Identity[b 1]||Total|
|Non Staffing Expenses||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Data Center Expenses||-||-||-||16||-||-||16|
|Donation Processing Fees||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Outside Contract Services||-||263||121||-||445||850||1,679|
|Travel & Conferences||22||88||52||23||8||-||193|
|Other expenses (Wikidata, data center property taxes, etc.)||7||49||140||258||-||-||454|
|Total Program Expenses||1,028||1,679||1,464||1,472||453||850||6,946|
- Movement Strategy and Wikimedia Brand and Identity will be funded with funds available for a specific purpose.
|Community Engagement||Audiences (formerly Product)||Technology||Communications||Advancement: Global Reach and Other Program Exp||Legal||Governance||Finance & Administration||Total|
|Data Center Expenses||-||-||4,449||-||-||-||-||-||4,449|
|Donation Processing Fees||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Outside Contract Services||354||369||332||835||76||198||212||-||2,375|
|Travel & Conferences||652||509||574||74||83||36||158||6||2,092|
|Other expenses (Wikidata, data center property taxes, etc.)||942||1,278||579||39||134||89||52||1,102||4,214|
|Total Program Expenses||13,931||12,044||15,067||2,243||5,974||1,433||960||1,202||52,853|
|Description||FY 17-18 Plan|
|Legal||Finance & Administration||Talent & Culture||Fundraising (Advancement and Fundraising Tech)||Office Move[d 1]||Total|
|Data Center Expenses||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Donation Processing Fees||-||-||-||3,228||-||3,228|
|Outside Contract Services||21||357||155||1,480||66||2,079|
|Travel & Conferences||40||88||78||240||-||446|
|Other expenses (Facilities, Insurance, FF&E, All Hands, Recruiting, Staff Development, Personal Property Taxes, etc.)||161||1,985||657||345||631||3,778|
|Total Non-Program Expenses||1,840||4,955||2,797||8,713||697||19,001|
- The Office Move expenses will be funded with funds available for a specific purpose.
|Description||FY16-17 Budget||FY16-17 Forecast[e 1]||FY17-18 Plan|
|Audiences (formerly Product)||15,078||15,686||14,595|
|Talent & Culture||2,493||2,038||2,797|
|Finance & Administration||6,593||6,307||6,321|
|Total Annual Operating Expenses||63,000||69,840||76,800|
- FY16-17 Forecast includes $5M Endowment Contribution in Advancement and $2M Movement Strategy Expenses in Governance
|Advancement||1,378||WMF fundraising teams operate according to industry best practices and leverage a lean staffing model that relies on significant contractor support, particularly for: donor services (responding to approximately 80,000 donor emails), online fundraising campaign data analysis, email and banner campaign design, matching gifts facilitation. Additionally, contractors will support shipping and fulfillment and translation services|
|Community Engagement||354||The Wikipedia Library program relies on contract support to continue to expand the quantity and language availability of their resources. In Community Engagement, contractors also support temporary and long-term projects, which this year includes the design of Wikimedia Resource Center, gender diversity program development, coordination of software development between WMF and communities, maintenance of the dashboard, Wikimania coordination, and community capacity development.|
|Audiences (formerly Product)||369||The Product department continues to make Wikipedia a rewarding experience for the users through a combination of user research, community discussions and user product development. Many projects and initiatives are supported heavily by contract services throughout the year, some of these contract services include CiviCRM system support, PCI compliance support, interfacing OpenStreetMap community & data development, monthly regression testings, support for field user testings, and other 3rd party resources required for the program activities described under Product.|
|Technology||510||To ensure Wikimedia's sites and services are running reliably, securely while modernizing the infrastructure and improving the current level of services, the Technology department oftentimes leverages contract services to support their goals and long-term projects. This year the required contract services included support for QA services for mobile research, support for benchmarking, research, technical writing, and other assistance required for the program activities described under Technology|
|Communications||835||The Communications dept relies heavily on contractors and service providers to amplify their capacity in the areas of: public relations consulting to support awareness and positive public messaging of the Wikimedia projects, digital media content production, campaign production and management, design and production of brand materials including the annual report, CRM, blog hosting, communications intern, videography and video editing|
|Legal||219||The Legal dept requires contract support for trademark protection services, translation services, legal interns, transparency report design|
|Talent & Culture||155||The Talent and Culture dept requires contract support to supplement Diversity and Inclusion program services; performance management consulting; ongoing salary and benefits benchmarking and consulting.|
|Finance/Administration/IT||357||The Finance and Administration Dept will leverage part time administrative and operational support, 3rd party contract community finance research and support, operational system improvement|
|Governance||212||Governance requires contract support for administrative services, meeting facilitation, consulting projects.|
|Total Annual Operating Expenses||4,389|
|1,702||Rent, janitorial, maintenance, and other facility expenses|
|1,105||Wikidata (excluding an additional $242k that is included in the Structured Data program)|
|992||Payroll fees, benefits administration fees, and other personnel related fees not included in staffing costs|
|745||Staff training and all staff meetings|
|540||Wikimania event costs|
|314||Accounting and tax services, banking fees|
|235||IT desk and office equipment|
|341||Computer software subscription|
|209||Volunteer development and other community events|
|153||Printing, Office Supplies, Postage and other supplies|
|138||Data center property taxes|
|99||Subscriptions, reference, membership and registration fees|
|92||Merchandise, giveaways, promotions and fulfillment costs|
|70||University affiliation program|