few weeks ago appeared on Wikipedia traditional grant request messages , which are the mainstay of the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization responsible for the encyclopedia online.
That campaign has now ended as officials announce the Foundation, which also details some results of the campaign. For example, has been raised 20 million dollars more than one million individuals in virtually every country in the world.
In the last three years the number of donors has been multiplied by 10 , and the amount collected with these grants has increased by 4.
annual plan for the academic year 2011-2012 Wikipedia, Wikimedia have estimated operating expenses of $ 28.3 million , most of which are obtained through the campaign grants, although there are some organizations that support their efforts.
These new financial resources will be used to maintain and improve the hardware , in addition to mobile services and advocacy for the community of Wikimedia volunteers .