[Translators-l] [Fundraiser 2008] Translations begin!

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Wed Oct 22 01:29:40 UTC 2008

2008/10/21 Casey Brown <cbrown1023.ml at gmail.com>:
> My interpretation of this is that there will be a list of chapters beneath
> that.  Those chapters will take 50% of the money received during this
> fundraiser and (instead of deciding their own activities as independent
> associations) they will talk with the Foundation about what to do with that
> money (50% of it).  It's a little confusing... :-/

What's happening is this: On the donation page, you can decide to
donate to a chapter _instead of_ the Wikimedia Foundation. If and only
if you donate with the chapter, that chapter will invest 50% of the
contributions received in local program activities (e.g. events), and
50% in activities to be agreed upon with the WMF (e.g. hiring a
software developer, buying a server, etc.).

We have developed a specific contractual agreement between WMF and
chapters that want to participate in the online fundraiser. Only those
chapters which will sign that agreement will be featured here.

I hope these messages will become clearer with the screenshots that
Rand will send out in a couple of minutes, though the chapters message
isn't included in the latest prototypes yet. Please let me know if the
above answers the original question, and if you feel that the message
could be clarified in some form.


Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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