Why does wikipedia ask for money?

Answer See that call for donations at the top of every Wikipedia page? For me, it says "Wikipedia is there when you need it — now it needs you." right now, but they may well change that slogan regularly... Read More »

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How does Wikipedia make money?

Wikipedia is run by The Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. It doesn't make a profit, but it does need to raise money, primarily to buy new servers and keep the site running. Wikimedia... Read More »

Why does wikipedia not accept advertisment money?

Because the minds at the Wikimedia Foundation are consistently "thinking small". They lack the vision of what could really be accomplished with a well-executed contextual advertising program. (U... Read More »

Why does Wikipedia need so much money?

Wikipedia doesn't need money at all. The Wikimedia Foundation pays for the servers, the bandwidth, and the software programmers who keep everything running efficiently. Fortunately, that only cos... Read More »

What does wikipedia want all that money for?

Technological hardware and the staff to service it,but also:board members, lawyers, PR firms, hush money, etc.Guess which of those two categories gets a bigger piece of the pie?