Annual collection for Wikipedia grossed $ 25 million
Wikimedia, the nonprofit organization by Wikipedia, grossed $ 25 million in his 2012 campaign, which began in late November. Contributions came from 1.2 million donors, and help keep Wikipedia free and without advertising, reaffirmed the organization.
The campaign was deployed in the English version of Wikipedia in five countries (USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand) for nine days, much less than the 46 days that remained in 2011.
“The messages and formats optimized in this year’s campaign will be used in another short Collection for the rest of the world in April 2013,” Wikimedia said.
The money raised is used to maintain and improve the technological infrastructure, make new developments in site functionality, expand mobile services, pay for the legal defense of some projects and support the volunteers who work with the encyclopedia.
As stated by the organization, Wikipedia receives more than 483 million unique visitors per month, making it the fifth most popular site in the world. It is available in 285 languages and has over 24 million articles from 80,000 volunteers.
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