What they needed
Twice each year, the Wikimedia Foundation operates a fundraiser for Wikipedia and the foundation’s other projects. With a banner atop every page on the one of the world’s most popular websites, the CiviCRM and Drupal-based fundraising system handles considerable traffic for approximately three months each year.
How we helped
We architected and implemented the entire donation processing system including developing APIs and multi-platform integration that has processed over $20,000,000 in donations using five different payment processors over the last two years. A backend system was designed and built to prevent bottlenecks during major donation pushes and ensure no donor data (500,000 records to date) is lost. Most applications involved were customized for scalability.
Four Kitchens ensured that Wikipedia’s payment system ran smoothly during the project’s mission-critical fundraising drive and that all donations were collected accurately. We also integrated new payment options into the system which processed more donations from more sources without sacrificing performance.