Why we should support Wikipedia

Dear Roger,

A year ago, you gave £XX to keep Wikipedia online for hundreds of millions of readers. We are deeply grateful for your support, and we need your help again this year.

Please renew your donation today.

We are the small non-profit that runs one of the top websites in the world. The others on that list — Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon — all for-profit companies powered by ads, shareholders, and a constant stream of revenue.

Wikipedia isn’t like that. We’re a small nonprofit. We’re independent. We don’t run ads or sell services to Wikipedia readers. Our size requires us to maintain the server space and programming power of a top site, we are sustained by the support of grassroots donors. People like you.

If all our past donors simply gave again today, we wouldn’t have to worry about fundraising for the rest of the year.

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.

If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online, ad-free, and growing.


Jimmy Wales
Wikipedia Founder

I’ve just received this e-mail from Jimmy Wales and given another donation to Wikipedia which I think is one of the most impressive sites on the web. You may want to think of doing the same.


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