Wikipedia appeal raises $430,000 in one day Tagged with: Digital In the appeal, Wales pointed out that “for ten million US dollars a year and with a staff of fewer than 35 people, [Wikimedia] runs the fifth most-read website in the entire world”.The appeal encouraged donations via credit card and Paypal.Wikimedia runs an annual fundraising campaign to help secure the future and independence of the resource. This year’s appeal aims to raise $7.5 million.http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Appeal/en?utm_source=2009_Jimmy_Appeal An appeal on the Wikipedia website from founder Jimmy Wales has raised over $430,000 in less than 24 hours.The personal message asked users of the site to donate to the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation which operates the global community-generated encyclopedia website.Thirteen thousand individuals donated in the following 24 hours, almost double the previous highest figure for that period. The total is the largest sum that Wikimedia has raised in a single day. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 December 2009 | News 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.