Got this bit in the mail today and thought I’d share…
Thank you for helping keep Wikipedia online and ad-free. It’s been a year since you donated and a year since we’ve asked. This is your annual reminder.
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 give $20, $30, $50 or whatever you can to keep it online and ad-free another year.
Take a moment to consider how often you wind up at Wikipedia, whether you went there or were linked there.
Then, think about how much money you spend each year on things that aren’t half as reliable, let alone as ubiquitous.
Please join me in supporting this site. It would be a pure shame if this became a relic of the past.