Wikimedia Foundation raised $91 million for FY 2017. Expenses: $69 million.
So why are they begging me to donate?
Also FY 2018 ends in June for Wikimedia so /why/ are they begging for donations /now/.
@jessiscah24 If they are worried about donations falling off, shouldn't that be more incentive to run a lean operation that leans more on volunteer efforts (you know, the wiki ethos) whenever possible? I'm not saying have no employees, what I am saying is I question the need for hundreds of employees.
@jessiscah24 They haven't expanded into other causes. That's the thing. I wouldn't have a problem if they did, and would understand in fact. But the core mission hasn't changed, and page views have in fact /fallen/ somewhat YOY so why do they need /more/ money?