These are the words used by Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, that have historically inspired readers over the years to understand the heart of our movement and show their support by making a donation. The Wikimedia movement and Wikipedia would not exist without the sustained and fantastic generosity of donors from around the globe.
Wikimedia UK is funded partly by a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation, from global fundraising campaigns on Wikimedia project sites, and partly by direct donations made to the charity. As a registered charity we have our own objects to deliver public benefit, and stay in touch year round with our donors about the work their support has helped to create.
- We are committed to high standards
- We are honest and open
- We are clear
- We are respectful
- We are fair and reasonable
- We are accountable.
Most importantly we have now developed a supporter complaint procedure which we will continue to highlight to donors. If you are unhappy with how a gift you have made has been handled, or have feedback about the process or any other aspect of our fundraising or donor communications you can let us know – in the first instance with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope we offer a good service, but we also believe that it can always be improved and that the best people to show us how are the people who it is designed to benefit – that’s you!