Fundraising in the new age

I mentioned last year that I’d donated to the Creative Commons fundraiser.  Another fundraiser that’s gotten press is the Wikipedia fundraiser.  It’s interesting to see that both drives were quite successful.  Wikipedia raises about $30k/day this month, and Creative Commons exceeded their goals by 50%, including a $25k gift from microsoft and a very interesting $1M anonymous donation

Both of those organizations/projects are based on optimistic beliefs about human nature.  It’s nice to see that they are rewarded.

1 Comment

  1. I wonder how many people in our peer group donated to these drives? It would be interesting to correlate the donation rolls for the Wikipedia campaign to our own social networks.


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