[Translators-l] Fundraising_2010 outreach

KIZU Naoko aphaia at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 00:41:22 UTC 2010

I don't know why but this mail was left unread in my mailbox,
so even belated, welcome aboard James,  Keegan and Deniz, and much
appreciated for noticing us.

The announced November 7 is in a month - is there any change of schedule lately?

On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 1:23 PM, James Alexander
<jalexander at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> 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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KIZU Naoko / 木津尚子
member of Wikimedians in Kansai  / 関西ウィキメディアユーザ会 http://kansai.wikimedia.jp

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