- Donate money to Wikimedia Sverige
- by transfering money to Swedish bank account 900 6859.
How much do you think Wikipedia is worth?
Wikipedia has become an increasingly indispensable source of information for many people. What once started as a small project by a handful of enthusiasts are now, seven years later, one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet. More than 200 million readers visit Wikipedia at least once a month. Every day Wikipedia grows a little and attracts new readers. To meet these increasing demands, we need your financial support. Wikipedia's infrastructure is run by a non-profit charitable organisation, Wikimedia Foundation who depends on donations of money and other forms of support to survive. Wikipedia has for example now advertising but lots of expenses in form of servers, bandwidth, and technical staff. In Sweden there is the non-profit organisation Wikimedia Sverige whose purpose is to support the Wikimedia projects with different projects and activities locally.
Help us raise the quality on WikipediaSupport our initiatives to raise the quality on Wikipedia. By arranging a series of events to meet scientists, (see Wikipedia Academy, librarians, teachers and journalists we hope to start a dialogue to enhance the content in Wikipedia. Together we develop solutions to check the quality on the content of the articles. It will take some time and effort, and money as well. What we are up to.
Help more to learn how Wikipedia works
The best way to enhance the quality on Wikipedia is to increase the number of users. To do that Wikimedia Sverige is arranging classes, workshops and making educational material. To give more people the opportunity; high school teachers, retired people, immigrants – we don't need just money. We need people who can help us informing about Wikipedia. Show your interest.
Wikimedia Foundation also runs seven sister projects to Wikipedia: Wikinews, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikimedia Commons, Wikiversity, Wikispecies and Meta-Wiki. They are also a part of Wikimedia Sverige's area. We will be more than happy to show you how these projects work. See for example Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.
Help us support the writers of Wikipedia
To raise the quality, we support the writers of Wikipedia, mainly by prizes to article creation contests. A prize for a well written article can do miracles by increasing the commitment amongst our many good article creators.
How can I help?
There are many ways. Not all of them includes donating money.
The easiest way to help us is to become a member The fee is only 100 SEK (10 € or $15) per year. If you become a member you will get our newsletter. Click here to become a member. You can also become a member by paying the fee to any of our board members or speakers.
Another way to help is to donate money to Wikimedia Sverige. You can do that by transferring money to bank account 900 6859. If you pay from outside Sweden use IBAN: SE60 8000 0845 2590 4498 8963, BIC: SWEDSESS, bank name Swedbank 105 34 Stockholm. Otherwise you can use wikimedia.se
Wikimedia Sverige do have a web shop:
By buying our clothes and other merchandise you will remind the world that Wikipedia and her sister projects exists.
You can also engage in any of our projects. Most of them regard letting people know about Wikipedia and introducing them to how it works, and we have informational material to get you started. It can also be by proofreading our leaflets, designing posters, post flyers or work with articles in a specific field supporting our book publishing. Read more here.
Obviously, you can also donate money directly to Wikimedia Foundation. What Wikimedia Foundation does with the money is shown in the chart to the right:
Thanks for your support!