No discussion of strategy is complete without a discussion of financial resources. As the Wikimedia Foundation has grown and added fundraising staff, it's time to brainstorm about financial goals and visions. What are your thoughts? Where do you want WMF to be financially in 5 or 10 years? Do you have the perfect idea for a financial plan? What does it include?
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- In five years, I think that Wikimedia should...
- My conservative estimate sees the Foundation spend its one hundred millionth dollar five years from this posting. Dedalus 20:41, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
- I'd like to see the Foundation look at long term investment vehicles (a Foundation endowment) to free us from some of the uncertainty of economic turmoil. We got lucky this time - might not happen next time, and it would be nice to have large reserves to fall back on if we had to maintain and even grow the infrastructure in the face of a massive cut in donations. -- Philippe 22:02, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
- I would like to see more money coming in from companies like Orange (telecom) (source). And I hope chapters will earn more money. Goldzahn 22:36, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
- In five years, I think that Wikimedia should be on its way to being funded at a level that is commensurate with its impact on the world -- orders of magnitude beyond what it has thus far achieved -- and finding new and creative ways to use that capital in furtherance of the various aspects of its mission. Because Wikimedia's projects are so radically new, and are growing so fast, this will always be a big challenge; but I believe we can do it. -Peteforsyth 22:43, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Below are a few proposals that have been submitted. Submit your own!