STOP ASKING FOR EFFING DONATIONS.
Every effing year, you ask for money. A plea from Jimmy Wales. A plea from Wikipedia.
BLAH BLAH BLAH.
I've donated in the past and honestly I did it because I felt bad.
But seriously, Jimmy.
You're not broke.
You have money. Do you really think "founders" only get chump change? I'm sure you're hitting high 6 figures to low 7 figures. Honestly, in a perfect world, if it's a not for profit corporation, it would be ideal to see how much you really made. It would definitely make people look at things differently. Seriously, I think you could do it out of your own pocket. Be like Warren Buffet.
I'm looking at your overall spending and I'm just flabbergasted at the bs that I see here:
CLOSE TO $1 MILLION IN TRAVELING EXPENSES?! Jesus Christ Jimmy and (staff/friends)... where the eff are you going? Was there a meeting you absolutely had to go to in Zurich? Was there some yummy benets that you just absolutely had to try in Louisiana? Or was it the lame brain meeting you had to "attend" in Japan? Trust me, Jimmy. You don't need to learn Japanese... it's a dying country.
You probably live in a nice house valued at over $1 million dollars.
You've probably kissed a koala bear.
Probably shmoozed with some celebrities and ate some finger foods.
SO Jimmy. Please forgive me if I don't. And, your image is getting tarnished bro. A plea??! What the hell is wrong with you?
WE'RE FINANCIALLY STRUGGLING AND IF YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY, THEN EFFING LEAN YOUR STAFF AND COMPANY. I've noticed that you've done a lot with contracting, why don't you hire some more contractors and cut off the staff. Almost $9 million in salary?! You know effing well you could shave that be forty to fifty percent.
Jesus Jimmy. You sound like a medicine man selling some snake oil..