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Wikipedia has just ended their month and a half long fundraising efforts. The website now has a massive ‘Thank You‘ banner noting that this was “shortest fundraiser” the organization has ever had.
What’s more, 2011 is also the tenth year since Jimmy Wales started Wikipedia as a community project. The website is now the fifth most visited website on the internet and though its traffic rivals those from the likes of Google and Facebook, the not-for-profit group only has close to 50 people on its payroll.
Jimmy Wales has listed out some interesting statistics about the latest fundraiser
- Over 500,000 donations to the Wikimedia Foundation.
- Almost 130,000 donations to the local Wikimedia chapters world-wide.
- Two of the largest fundraising days in Wikipedia history.
- Average donation size: about $22.
Though Wikipedia may no longer be actively seeking donations from its website visitors, interested people may still make their donations by visiting this link.