Only a tiny portion of readers donate -- therefore, we must always be improving our methods.For more background on testing over the past several years, please see our fundraising reports from 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

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These banners have the additional goal to educate all readers about Wikipedia and how our movement works.

Readers around the world show their support for Wikimedia each year.

The Wikimedia Foundation receives donations from nearly every country in the world in over 80 currencies, 20 payment methods, and 50 languages.

We strive to provide readers worldwide with the best localized donation experience possible by offering preferred local payment methods and high quality messages in local languages.

If you would like to help translate fundraising messages, please get involved.

The online fundraiser is based on constant testing and optimization of different themes, messages, designs and user flows.

We aim to educate all Wikipedia readers about our movement, provide a convenient donation process, and minimize the disruption of fundraiser banners on the reader experience.

The Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising team cultivates the resources that propel our movement.

Every year, we engage over 2 million people from countries across the world to support Wikipedia and its sister projects.

The overwhelming majority of the Foundation's funding comes from individual readers from all over the world giving an average of .

Donations help the Wikimedia Foundation maintain server infrastructure, support global projects to increase the number of editors, improve the software that supports our projects, and make Wikipedia and its sister projects accessible globally to millions of people.