[LINK] FWD: Subject: Our final email

Stephen Loosley StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Wed Nov 16 13:00:18 AEDT 2022

Perhaps Linkers won’t mind if I pass along this email from Wikipedia today?

> From: jimmy at wikipedia.org
> Sent: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 10:31 AM
> To: stephenloosley at outlook.com
> Subject: Our final email

Dear Stephen,

I know you've heard from me twice already, so I'll get straight to the point. In 2021, you were among the extremely rare readers in Australia who made a donation to invest in the future of free knowledge. If you've made it far enough to open this email, could you take a minute to help us out?

Many of our readers see our emails and think they'll get to it later, but life happens and of course they forget. Our annual email fundraiser in Australia is coming to an end, so if you've been holding off until “later”, this is your moment.

I'm asking you respectfully: Please, renew your A$25 donation; it matters.

Around the time our fundraising campaign starts, I hear from friends, family, and long-lost classmates who see our fundraising messages while they're looking something up on Wikipedia. It's a reminder of how many folks, from all walks of life, rely on Wikipedia.

This incredible public support is crucial for our organisation and our movement to thrive. It allows us to serve the world, and to do so with independence and integrity. We don't belong to anyone, because we belong to everyone.

You donated in 2021 and we sincerely thank you. If you still see value in Wikipedia, please sustain your support in 2022 and keep Wikipedia thriving.

This is our biggest fundraising moment of the year in Australia. It's when we launch the online campaign that brings in donors who will propel us throughout 2022 and beyond. I'm one of them. I'm a regular donor.

We are the non-profit that supports one of the world's most visited websites. We don't generate revenue by selling off our users' data to the highest bidder. We don't run ads that could jeopardise the integrity and neutrality of our content.

Though our size requires us to maintain the server space and programming power of a top site, we are sustained by the support of our donors who give an average of about A$16. This year, will you take one minute to keep our work going?

Renew your donation: A$25

Thank you,
Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder


Image of Jimmy Wales CC BY 3.0, found on Wikimedia Commons.

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