Resolution: Fundraising 2012

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This vote defined which Wikimedia chapters could payment process from 2012 to 2016. It was passed on March 30, 2012.

It is hereby resolved that:

Entities that fundraise using the Wikimedia trademarks must follow our guiding principles for fundraising, as well as the Wikimedia trademark policy and any other applicable policies. All movement entities are free to fundraise outside of the Wikimedia project sites.

Some chapters have developed the capability to collect donations from visitors to Wikimedia project sites ("payment processing"), and other chapters have expressed an interest in doing so.

We believe chapter payment processing should be considered only where it adds sufficient value to the movement to offset the additional significant time and money required from both the chapter and the Wikimedia Foundation.

The four chapters that payment processed last year (Wikimedia Deutschland, Wikimedia France, Wikimedia UK, and Wikimedia CH) will continue to be able to payment process, as long as they meet the criteria laid out in the Board's August 2011 letter and sign the annual fundraising agreement. Compliance with the criteria will be determined by the Executive Director.

We ask the Executive Director not to allow any additional chapters to payment process, until the Board revisits the framework for fundraising and payment processing in late 2015 in advance of the November 2016 fundraising campaign.


  • Approve: Phoebe Ayers, Ting Chen, Matt Halprin, Jan-Bart de Vreede, Jimmy Wales, Kat Walsh, Stu West
  • Abstain: Bishakha Datta, Arne Klempert
  • Opposed: Samuel Klein