The answer is that both only get a two to three percent response to their solicitations. And while junk mail sells junk, Wikipedia serves a good purpose.
Their articles do a fine job of providing secondary source material (external link) and an excellent job of listing or linking to primary sources of authority.
“If everyone who used Wikipedia this year donated, we wouldn’t need to fundraise for years to come. But only 2% of our readers give. We’re sustained by the support of our donors, who choose to do something exceptional.” Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder
I donate whenever I can to Wikipedia. I hope you are able to do as well.
https://wikimediafoundation.org/support/ (external link – URL goes to the parent foundation)
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