Financial Sustainability Task Force Question 5
Which models are most appropriate given the Wikimedia Foundation's mission and the strengths of the community?
Wikipedia's success has been driven by the community it supports, there is no more grass-roots strength that any other organisation can lay claim to than Wikipedia. It has a front-most presence on the internet as one of the highest used source, it has users and supporter in almost every major community and language in the world. A continued donation effort could be maintained through out the year for Wikipedia, the only suggestion I would have is the annual targets and need for a minimum to stay afloat that has to be addressed, we cannot constantly keep outrunning the cost year to year. if the issue of financial sustainability is addressed Wikipedia's donations could be used for other efforts and projects that would bring the foundation closer to its goal.