WikipediaWikipedia is awesome! I refer to it a lot when I’m researching and writing. Do you use it? Maybe you’ll help keep it free…

Wikipedia is a non-profit organization that provides a tremendously valuable source of free (and constantly updated) information to all of us. Right now they are in fundraising mode. That only happens once per year.

Here’s what it says on Wikipedia’s page:


What I love about the annual Wikimedia Foundation Fundraiser is that it proves all the cynics wrong. By traffic, we’re the #5 web property in the world, serving 422 million people last month — 12 billion times. But we are funded entirely by voluntary donations.  No government grants, no corporate sponsors, no ads. Each year, we ask our readers to pitch in “$5, $10 or $20 to keep Wikipedia free” and, so far, they’ve always met the need. When we reach the goal, we stop asking. [Read more]


Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia stands for: the power of information to help people live better lives, and the importance of sharing, freedom, learning and discovery.

Help keep Wikipedia freely available for its 364 million readers around the world. 

These funds support technology and people. The Wikimedia Foundation develops and improves the technology behind Wikipedia, and sustains the infrastructure that keeps it up and running. The foundation has a staff of just thirty-five, which provides technical, administrative, legal and outreach support for the global community of volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia.

Are you willing to be one of us that supports this site dedicated to free knowledge?

If you are, go here:

http://donate.wikimedia.org

Leave a comment and let us know how you use Wikipedia! I’d love to hear your stories about it.