5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

Connection Cafe

Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia. In 2013, the Wikimedia Foundation raised $37 million from more than 2.5

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia


Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? In February 2014, groups of artists and tech-savvy folks staged what called they called a “feminist intervention” to Wikipedia. community Community feminism Open Source Open Source sarah mirk Wikipedia Communications Sarah Mirk. Online Editor. B h Magazine.

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SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.


Oh–and don’t bother clicking on those Wikipedia links if today is Wednesday, January 18. Wikipedia is decidedly against SOPA, and is creating a huge buzz by blacking out today. No Wikipedia. I’m confused.

Want to Get Your Content Out There? Put it on Wikipedia.

Museum 2.0

It might be Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an incredible place to reach hungry learners and join a community of dedicated researchers who care deeply about making knowledge accessible to everyone. Working in a platform like Wikipedia allows museum knowledge to go where the people are.

HOW TO: Update Your Nonprofit’s Wikipedia Page (and Why You Should)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now that most nonprofits have a Community Page on Facebook in addition to their Official Page, it is crucial that nonprofits create a Wikipedia account to edit, maintain, and “Watch&# their organization’s Wikipedia Page. Notice how the Community Page has a Wikipedia Tab?

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation

AFP Blog

PC Pro: News: Wikipedia grabs record donation: "The Wikimedia Foundation has received an unprecedented $3 million donation from a single organisation, twice the amount it raised in the whole of 2006.".

Taking Advantage of Wikipedia


Wikipedia. Just recently the National Institute of Health launched a new initiative to encourage their scientists to edit or start new Wikipedia entries on their area of expertise to ensure that the correct information on health issues is cited. Global Warming! Health Care Reform!

How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What has been your experience getting a Wikipedia Page for your nonprofit? Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English. No matter how tempted you may feel to “trick” Wikipedia, don’t do it.

Support Wikipedia with a Text Message

Mobile Commons

Wikipedia is one of the best known websites on the Internet, but did you know it’s actually run by a non-profit called the Wikimedia Foundation ? Thanks to the generous support of donors over the years, Wikipedia has been able to keep their invaluable service running for us all to use.

Google Search Results Now Prominently Feature Nonprofit Google+ Pages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Data is pulled from multiple sources including Wikipedia , GuideStar and of course Google+ Pages. Sierra Club :: Impact of Google+ Page and Wikipedia.

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek

AFP Blog

Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek: "The Wikimedia Foundation has attracted 10,000 fundraising contributors in nine days. The foundation's annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia. The group announced Thursday that its 10,000th donation came from someone in Finland who donated 10 Euros. The total amount

Mobile Commons Powers Wikipedia’s Text-to-Donate Campaign

Mobile Commons

Wikipedia is one of the best known websites on the Internet, but did you know it’s actually run by a non-profit called the Wikimedia Foundation ? Thanks to the generous support of donors over the years, Wikipedia has been able to keep their invaluable service running for us all to use.

The Death of Wikipedia?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

curmudgeon extraordinaire ," posted a piece gloating over what he claimed was the demise of Wikipedia; or at least of its vaunted commitment to open editing. In the wake of contraversies over false information found in its pages, Wikipedia has a asserted a modest level of page protection.

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

Museum 2.0

But next month, Britain Loves Wikipedia will commence--the third instance of a strange and fascinating collaborative project between museums and the Wikipedia community (Wikimedians). Eventually, all of the work was completed and 6,195 photographs were donated to Wikipedia.

Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Happy Birthday, Wikipedia! Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2008 at 3:00 pm by John Brian (91 posts) This week, Wikipedia commemorates its seventh birthday : Wikipedia was formally launched on January 15, 2001, as a single English-language edition at www.wikipedia.com, and announced by Sanger on the Nupedia mailing list. Otherwise, there were relatively few rules initially and Wikipedia operated independently of Nupedia.

Nonprofit Technology: Wikipedia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Deborah Finn has fallen in love with Wikis and has started an entry for nonprofit technology. Wouldn't using a wiki be a great platform to collaborate on nonprofit technology standards

Wikipedia: the next research frontier | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

But I would argue that the way to make Wikipedia a truly reliable resource is to encourage its use. If academics are writing Wikipedia articles, then Wikipedia should become more reliable, right? So in the end, I say bring on the Wikipedia assignments.

How to get a Wikipedia page for your nonprofit

John Haydon

After more than 3 years, the Diabetes Hands Foundation finally has a Wikipedia page. Our earlier attempts at getting a Wikipedia page up were focused on a page about TuDiabetes, the diabetes social network we run in English.

Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review? s use of Wikipedia entries in the place of a term paper quite fascinating. works were ultimately removed, significantly edited, or incorporated into other entries after a lengthy discussion process amongst Wikipedia contributors. One Response to “Wikipedia – an Introduction to Peer Review?&# Related Posts Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikipedia Public Domain Images – Wikipedia uses public domain images and has organized a collection with information on how the photos can be used and attributed. Flickr Image by Sam Howzit.

Infographic: How Do Social Network Users Lean Politically?


As political campaigns and nonprofits gear up for the election cycle, I thought I would share this infographic that attempts to map the politics of social media properties like Facebook and websites like Wikipedia.

Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


According to Wikipedia … “Content marketing is an umbrella term encompassing all marketing formats that involve the creation and sharing of content in order to engage current and potential constituent bases. I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day.

Nonprofits and Social Media: Seth Godin, Beth Kanter and The Chronicle of Philanthropy All Chime In


If not, make sure to check out his blog and what Wikipedia has to say about him. Do you know who Seth Godin is? You might be thinking to your self, “Why is Frank asking me this?” The reason is simple really; I want to call your attention to a conversation going on in the online world based on a post by Godin ( The problem with non ). Godin says that nonprofits are resistant to change and slow to adopt social media as well as the free online tools available to them.

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

According to Wikipedia, or Nielsen Norman Group, an Evidence-Based User Experience Research Firm, responsive web design is an approach to web design aimed at allowing desktop webpages to be viewed in response to the size of the screen or web browser one is using to view a website or webpage.

New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

In fact Wikipedia lists 47 cultural celebrations of new years that are celebrated at other times throughout the year, such as the Chinese New Year and Rosh Hashanah.

Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

Connection Cafe

According to Wikipedia, a wireframe is a “visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website” If you’re going through a design project, you’ll likely see wireframes after a user research phase and possibly a sitemap phase.

Around the Mug: What Happens After the Ice Melts?

Connection Cafe

Wikipedia Searches for ALS : 2.89 I think what is most captivating, and something that Slaughter and I discussed, is the statistic on Wikipedia searches.

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2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, please also see public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months when planning your campaigns. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to those listed below, see also international public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Days. Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising.

7 Worst Mistakes That Are Eating Up Your Content Marketing Success


Ignoring Your Customer’s Questions: Ask yourself what could your target audience want to know—not from About.com or Wikipedia—but from you and you only? We’re all rushing to create piles and piles of content to serve our customers, upkeep an online image, and create more brand awareness.

Learning Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Wikipedia is another frequent starting point. Earlier this year, we told you about all the resources available at TechSoup for learning to use technology. But what if you need more? Finding Quick Technology Answers Beyond TechSoup.

DIY Online Collaboration: Wikis

Tech Soup Blog

By far the most recognized wiki is Wikipedia. Wikipedia would not be possible without the support of its volunteer contributors, who help keep the site's content current. By relying on volunteers, Wikipedia can draw on anyone to share their knowledge on a topic, check facts, or accurately translate content. To manage the site and volunteer contributors, Wikipedia also enlists the help of volunteer administrators.

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Why We're Blacking Out Sites: PIPA and SOPA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We're not alone: far larger sites like Wikipedia and Google and hundreds of others (if not thousands). In November, I wrote a blog post entitled: Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill.

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5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “ The Field Guide to Procrastination ” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “ putting off tasks for a later date.”

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic


Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia. That's a lot of competition for all you nonprofit campaigners and bloggers. How do you make your blog stand out?

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

Drupal gets updated and maintained by millions of developers (a lot like Wikipedia). Every day, cultural and nonprofit institutions face unique challenges while working towards a mission with a small technical staff and digital budget.

From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media


While the Knowledge Panel often drives users to a Wikipedia page, the social media feature presents a great way to drive members and customers where you want them to be: on social pages with company-controlled and branded content.

Three Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Diversify Their Brand Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On Wikipedia synergy is defined as two or more things functioning together to produce a result not independently obtainable. In the weeks after Google+ launched I saw a number of blog posts and articles about how brands should drop Facebook and Twitter, and migrate their communities over to Google+.

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Welcoming the Wiki

AFP Blog

Welcoming the Wiki: "A more interesting question is the impact Wikipedia might have on other technology companies. Will the example of Wikipedia help our tech employees to become more friendly? Tech types aren't exactly known for their, ahem, sparkling interactions with other people, but Wikipedia depends on its ability to charm and cultivate others.

Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

The first example of direct content is the use of Wikipedia during the 7/7 bombings in London. Millions of editors on Wikipedia and it’s rise in public use was climbing. Wikipedia was a popular resource and established as a citizen-driven information source.