Now, I wouldn't defend Wikipedia as a reference in a research paper. But I really have to say that I'm finding it a handy-dandy tool in learning about lots of other things.
Last month I started a new job, still in Fundraising, but now in Planned Giving. This has added a huge learning curve to my adjustment, since I need to know things about the world of finance that were hitherto unknown to me. And Wikipedia has come to my rescue! In the past week I've learned about:
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Adjusted Gross Income
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Warren Buffet (and the impact of his zillion dollar recent gift to charity)
- The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
It's all there, in a neat, easy-to-digest package. I feel the need to thank Wikipedia for making my job easier.