[Translators-l] Fundraising_2010 outreach

James Alexander jalexander at wikimedia.org
Fri Aug 27 04:23:15 UTC 2010

Howdy translators!

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the Foundation's 
fundraising staff to you and explain how things are going to work with 
this year's fundraiser (currently scheduled to start November 7).

Basically, what we're planning on doing for this fundraiser is not just 
"translate" the fundraising messages, but also "localize" them.  We 
realize that not all messages work the best in every language,culture or 
region so in addition to translating the English messages, we will also 
have the option of other messages specific to your language or region... 
and who knows better how to get people to donate in your language and 
your region than you do? :)  We really need your help this year to come 
up with local messages yourself and also to help get the rest of your 
local community involved.

This is where the fundraising team comes in.  This fundraising season 
myself, Keegan Peterzell, and Deniz Gültekin are the ones who have been 
tasked with reaching out to every single wiki to try and get local 
participation in the fundraiser planning and implementation.  We're here 
both to answer questions as they come up and to listen to your feedback 
about what types of messaging will work and won't work.  We'll 
constantly be tweaking or changing things, based on your input, to try 
to make everything as perfect as possible for the readers and donors in 
your language and region.

If you have any questions or want to help out please feel free to 
contact me, Keegan, or Deniz:

* James Alexander, [[User:Jalexander]], <jalexander at wikimedia.org>

* Keegan Peterzell, [[User:Kpeterzell]], <kpeterzell at wikimedia.org>

* Deniz Gültekin, [[User:Dgultekin]], <dgultekin at wikimedia.org>

Thanks and I look forward to working with you throughout this 
fundraiser! We'll be kicking off the discussions on your wikis very 
soon, and would be delighted if you all would participate and also help 
translate our initial message into your own language!

James Alexander
James Alexander
Associate Community Officer
Wikimedia Foundation
Jalexander at wikimedia.org

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