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The Wikimedia Foundation has concluded its annual campaign for collection of donations for development of its projects, the biggest of which is Wikipedia. According to the Foundation’s representative Jay Walsh, during this campaign was raised $ 20 million dollars from more than one million people almost in every country in the world.

Past campaign was most successful ever for the Wikimedia Foundation, continuing an unbroken streak in which donations have risen every year since the campaigns began in 2003. You may consider that banners with Jimbo and others are very funny, but this model really works.
Sparks 4 january 2012, 14:53

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The Wikimedia Foundation has received the largest donation in the current fundraising campaign, which was launched this week. Half a million dollars came from the charitable fund of Brin Wojcicki Foundation, created by Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki.

The money will be a significant contribution to the common fund. The grants and donations are the main source of existence for Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. The money comes from the users, they usually donate about 5-10 euro. Fortunately, some people can part with a greater amount of money.
Sparks 19 november 2011, 18:22