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WikiLeaks Information Center => Wikileaks Fundraising Ideas => Topic started by: Noillusions on April 13, 2011, 02:21:36 AM

Title: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Noillusions on April 13, 2011, 02:21:36 AM could raise money ask people to give money like the website :
and make a goal like 200,000 or 10,000 and charge people after lets's say 30 a fundraiser every month.
but you dont  get charged until the goal is met.People would trust that.

2.or you could make your merchandise really cheap like 10$ a shirt and promote it more. guys could get with Micheal Moore and create some kind of publicity for a documentary of interviews of people around the world expressing there love and believe in wik leaks.and stream it online for a dollar to watch.

4.or you could put all the previously released documents in a book and sale it. for like 10 to 15 dollars. you could have books come out every month of cables to different demographics. like each country like "iraq book" or" china book".

5. and last you could raise money from the people for a commercial and get it aired somewhere in the world. it would go viral. and people would give money to help democracy in wikileaks.Even on youtube.

hope that helped

Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: el on July 05, 2011, 17:06:45 PM
Sell lapel pins for $10. @.

An artist can do them up for you - for free. Submit to any pin manufacturer - something in hard enamel, diestruck or diecast.

Lots of profit there - minimal workload for volunteers, doesn't take up a lot of space and can be mailed cheaply.

The pin is cheap enough that people can afford it.
Also a subtle bit of support for Wiki when wearing it.

Great value and profit of over 50%
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Z on July 05, 2011, 17:29:41 PM
thanx El......sending the idea off for review;-)
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: imrankhan on July 06, 2011, 06:00:28 AM

 I definitely support the true purpose and mission of Wikileaks. I think citizens all over the world regard wikileaks as best possible way of knowing the truth rather discovering secrets.  Wikileaks could raise funds through following ways :

 1) Raise funds through supporters of wikileaks - make contribution the cause
 2) organizations and institutions who believe in existence of wikileaks and their mission in the world
 3) Non-governmental organizations
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Noillusions on July 06, 2011, 09:24:34 AM
thanx El......sending the idea off for review;-)
was my idea used??...i mean you guys made a commercial!!???? and was mine reviewed ??? i mean how do you even know if you've used an idea!!! just asking ... i totally put the commercial idea up here?????
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Shoadi on July 07, 2011, 16:01:26 PM
I think the main-purpose of wikileaks is sharing information - so wikileaks shouldnt build its label threw merch-stuff like t-shirts, coffee-cups etc. Wikileaks should bring a change in the direction of free ( - doesnt mean cost-free) journalism.
I think a monthly wikileaks-magacine or wikileaks-newspaper (in printed form) could bring some money to wikileaks and information to the people.
I think the world could need some alternative information not just on the internet, but even as prints in physical form (and in my experience the average system-inhabitant trusts more in physical-information than in something read on the internet).

Wikileaks could give people the tools, that they can easily tell, what they are really intrested in (Like a online voting for the most interesting topics or with personal newspaper-profiles.). It could give the tools, to share information easily (like a journalism-plattform where people could share their articles).

But i think the only way wikileaks should earn money is selling information in physical form....
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: nwovswiki on July 07, 2011, 20:34:22 PM
Establish Fundraising committee in every country

1. Run a lottery in every country for short term support and financing of a revolutionary venture.

2. Create a not for profit Wikileak Union/Bank to process payments from Wikileaks supporters

3.  Create a not for profit Wikileak credit card channelling its payments through the Wikileak Bank.

This approach is simple and yet direct, it accomplishes two goals - provide a genuine alternative to the predatory and abusive status quo,  secondly provide a secure revenue stream outside the direct control of the banks in anyone country  and the VISA/MASTERCARD duopoly.

Wikileaks is a philosophy and a movement as well as an unconventional news agency.  I think it is entirely appropriate to fight fire with fire by selling merchandise on the Wikileak brand.  Anything to get the truth out I would unashamedly buy Wikileak underpants and matching socks if it got the job done.

Get on to the front foot and think big, get on to the attack, have confidence in yourselves and others will have confidence in you.

Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising ideas
Post by: Angelina on July 11, 2011, 20:45:45 PM
I don't see why (unless I am missing something obvious) you can't use Ebay to sell just about anything cheap and easy to send  - photos, docs etc - but make it clear it's a fundraiser and sell them at ridiculous prices.   If the reports are true that in the brief time Visa let down its guard and donations were allowed the money flooded in, then supporters would surely jump at the chance, especially if it meant sticking two fingers up at Paypal as well.

I also wonder if supporters could donate a small amount per month, every month, by direct debit.  6,000 members on here @ £2 per month = £12,000 per month....
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: sedufia on September 15, 2011, 03:08:21 AM
I propose a photo contest, with Wikileaks store merchandise.
For example, if someone wanted to participate they would have to own or use official Wikileaks merchandise. Then take the most creative photo they can think up using the merchandise and submit it via email. There could be multiple contests for each country held monthly, with the winners being showcased as the Wikileaks facebook main picture or someplace equally as popular like some ultra cool media partners  ;)
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: throwaway on September 18, 2011, 15:16:42 PM
Sell JA halloween costumes like: Julian Assange and Bradley Manning (
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Symmetry on September 19, 2011, 08:39:23 AM
Put "THOSE" socks behind glass and auction them with a little authenticity certificate.
This thought made me laugh at first but I reckon someone would actually buy them.. and it might piss their previous owner off as a bonus.

Let them bidding begin!   ;D
Title: Favor: Wikileaks Fundraising idea
Post by: sna on September 19, 2011, 15:06:51 PM
I really really suggest you to go and see this trailer video about Favor internet service (new one, from Lapland): (
It's about combining free sharing and how does artists make their living.
WikiLeaks could also use this. It's free to use and free to share, but viewers can pay if they want, how mutch they want. If paying, can use the commenting space.
In many ways it is matching your ideology, I think.
It's really something new! Some new angle to approach the whole web2.0 system!

Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: julia on September 19, 2011, 16:55:44 PM
I was thinking that people would maybe buy a sort of wikileaks journal in a book format. People is interested in personal stories, behind the scenes stuff.  The book could be written by wikileaks staffers and they could talk about how they work, what do they go through, their daily lives, what kind of challenges they face, etc anything that would give a feel of their lives without revealing anything personal.
The book could be also about other things, not behind the scenes but for example the history of the organization.
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Flavia on September 20, 2011, 12:11:58 PM
I agree with you. A WikiLeaks Journal is a good idea, as it would be a NewsLetter...people might subscribe to it paying an annual fee.
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Signhilde on September 20, 2011, 13:48:15 PM
Good idea! And all these speeches hold by JA should be used. Or put them together in a book. ;)
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: DjTriforce on October 10, 2011, 16:19:59 PM
Distribute a "FREE" wikileaks magazine and make income from the advertising.

Host WikiLeak events. WikiLeaks Weekend parties. or Wikileaks fundraising concerts with upcoming artists.

WikiLeaks phone covers :D. etc etc

Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: misgrace on October 10, 2011, 22:14:08 PM
Music compilations dedicated to WikiLeaks with art inserts.  People can buy single tracks or digital albums or they can order a CD with cool art, etc.

I would definitely recommend records as well.... ("You're girlfriend prefers 12 inches")  :P

I've written several songs for this cause....  I would love to collaborate with someone here....

I'd also love to find other musicians that would like to participate...

Lets see how many bands would get on board
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: lizrex on October 20, 2011, 13:51:51 PM
Have you tried WePay (
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Z on October 20, 2011, 15:14:37 PM
thanx lizrex...its being looked into
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Gabi on October 28, 2011, 19:05:18 PM
Has anyone tried raising funds by carrot- mobbing yet? Like getting folks to organize Wikileaks related events in their hometowns, for instance a "Wikileaks after- work- party", a "Wikileaks dinner", whatever. Of course, they have to negotiate a portion of the income resulting from the event with the landlord of the location (pub, restaurant, etc.). And that portion goes to Wikileaks. I think it might work, at least in bigger cities. People meet on Wikileaks related social networking sites, so why not meet like minded people in real life to discuss the topic and raise funds at the same time  just by having a beer? The advertising could be done via social networks, facebook events and so on.
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Iamokay on November 03, 2011, 10:52:03 AM
I say wikileaks should get in contact with some comedians like the Chaser team the team behind The Chasers War on Everything), people will buy things they get pleasure out of and something humorous will spark the interest of those without any interest in wikileaks. Even those in the holocaust made jokes about their situation - it made it easier to deal with.
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: m_cetera on November 08, 2011, 11:42:05 AM
I think the WikiLeaks Store should sell more trinket-type items, like stickers, pins, and keychains. They're great to buy in bulk and can be handed out at events and such to spread awareness.

I know the European store already sells some great, high-quality WikiLeaks stickers (I *know* they are great because I have one!), but unfortunately they are not available in the US store. Although you can order from the EU store in other countries, the shipping fees are rather high.

The Bradley Manning Support Network offers great kits ( that come with shirts, buttons, posters, fliers, and such. A WikiLeaks-version of this is also an idea. This is good for people who want to set up demonstrations, and would probably be popular especially with the Occupy movements going on.

I saw that the idea of a Logicomix ( comic book was brought up in another thread. As a big fan of both Logicomix and Bertrand Russell, I really like this idea. I have ventured into a few WikiLeaks-comic ideas myself, but I don't think I am talented enough in writing nor art. But I'm sure WikiLeaks has some very talented supporters who would love to get on the idea. :)
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: greekemmy on November 08, 2011, 14:17:11 PM
How about a lady's scarf like the pattern below

(I hope I am permitted to put it forward although it is someone else's wonderful work):,5572.0.html (,5572.0.html)

scarfs are an item very easily purchased as it can be useful for keeping warm as well as an accessory, a silk batik ( ( would suit this design best I think.

Also good to have a selection of clothing items that are not restricted on size limitations. (the 2 XL pink lady's t-shirts I bought for myself, I passed to my 10 year old  ;))
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: Signhilde on November 08, 2011, 21:18:26 PM
It is very nice, if it is permitted to play with the logotype. I would like to have one.
Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: thorpey on November 12, 2011, 12:11:11 PM

Wikileaks weekender would be a cinematic extravagaza celebrating the people who seek to bring truth and justice to the world through the power of film over one weekend in several major cities around the globe.

Some of Wikileaks' benefactors namely: John Pilger, Ken Loach, Michael Moore are arguably the most noteworthy in their fields: journalism, social-realist drama, and documentary film. Could this be be exploited?

'Wikileaks Weekend' would both celebrate and expose some of the many miscarriages of justice that much of the viewing public do not see from emerging new talent and celebrated filmmakers.

Most of the films of all three benefactors bar Michael Moore, receive limited exposure due to film distribution companies who regulate what box offices show and pander to the lowest common denominator with the likes of 'grmmmph! Slap II' or some such heinous crime against cinema. 'WLW' would offer up exciting, new feature length and short socially conscious film alongside the work of Pilger, Loach and Moore, that most would otherwise go unseen in theatres.

Wikileaks would acquire an independent cinema or two in a major city to host a weekend of films that address the subject of the disenfranchised/corrupt that Assanges benefactors have been relentless dedicated to for many years.

Some cities just to get us started with some major celebrities who currently support Wikileaks for wide exposure:

London: Pilger, Ken Loach, Alan Moore

New York: Michael Moore, Oliver Stone

Madrid, Barcelona: Pedro Almadover

Paris, France: Who here?

Stockholm (has to be one in Stockholm right?  )

Wikileaks weekender could start in say London then progress as a tour as it hits major cities first, building momentum and exposure as it goes. As the tour progresses through the four major cities, others become involved and independent cinemas offer up their services appreciating free worldwide exposure. With celebrity fans attending the small indies, we shun the multiplexes and celebrate the independent. The owners of the cinema would offer their venue for the day or weekend for gratis as the celebs and fans aligned with Wikileaks sweep through their premises and present awards. Revenue from tickets go to Wikileaks, while refreshments sold at the venue go back to the cinema. Official Wikileaks merchandise can be sold and the venue with the bar open for networking and making new friends, or rubbing shoulders with the odd director or two. Two good centrally located Indie cinemas in London are: 'The Prince Charles', and 'Notting Hill Gate'. Or perhaps a bit further afield the wonderful art deco 'Phoenix', believed to be Britains oldest cinema.

Films screened would be both nonfiction/fiction feature length and shorts. The public purchase tickets with a saving online or at the box office; purchasing per film/guest speaker, for the whole day, or for the whole weekend.

As Saturday and Sunday are traditionally days of rest cheap Egg/bacon sandwiches could be provided till the afternoon, with free tea/coffee and blankets provided to nurse any hangover. Special prizes would be given for getting out of bed and turning up in their PJ's (very Prince Charles cinema)

Relevent ideas for films to be screened:

John Pilger's 'The War you don't see', 'The War on Democracy'

Ken Loach's 'The Navigators'

Adam Curtis' 'The Trap'

'Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911'

'The Corporation'

'Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism'

'Wikileaks Rebels'

Alongside new shorts/docs by upcoming filmmakers.

If all filmmakers (special guest and emerging) could give a short description/anecdote of why/how the film was made before screening commences this would be most welcome!

Relevent notables that come to mind who have spoken in support of Wikileaks:

Alan Moore: legendary author of comic books some made into films: V for Vendeta, Watchmen, 2000AD,
Oliver Stone: No introduction needed here

Film is an important medium that can be digested quickly with strong messages brought about in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours or days as the written word.

The event could be sponsored/in association with organisations such as: Amnesty and/or 'ethical' businesses like The Body Shop etc that will garner advertising from television/press coverage.

Every year the 'Wikileaks Weekender' would grace our cities and screens, capture our hearts and enlighten our minds. In it's second outing emerging independent filmmakers dedicated to making peoples voices heard also get to showcase films with a 'Wikileaks Award' (fashioned in the shape of a leaking egg timer of course) for the coveted 'in pursuit of truth and justice' award up for grabs at the worlds most alternative and most 'dangerous' film festival.

Title: Re: Wikileaks Fundraising idea's
Post by: annar_chy on November 24, 2011, 08:38:12 AM
It is so, so, so hard not to suggest blackmailing .... and then releasing the leaks anyway. 

Sigh...highly immoral yes, but you have to admit it would be a good money maker, and we would all enjoy a little retribution to boot ;)