Donate to Wikipedia

It has been a year since I donated some money to Wikipedia and I received a reminder email from them. With all the free and open out there - and I am a big proponent of it - it's easy to forget that free often takes capital.

Jimmy Wales reminds us that:

If all our past donors simply gave again today, we wouldn't have to worry about fundraising for the rest of the year. Please help us get back to improving Wikipedia.

We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 175 staff but serve 500 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn.

To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We survive on donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.

If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online and ad-free another year.

https://donate.wikimedia.org


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