Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round2/Staff summary/Progress report form/Q2

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This report is written by FDC Staff and is intended for the FDC, FDC grantees, and the larger movement.

The purpose and content of this summary report to the FDC[edit]

All FDC 2012–2013 Round 2 entities submitted their progress reports for Quarter 2 (Q2) complete and on time, by 30 January 2014.

The purpose of these progress reports is to give the FDC and the larger Wikimedia community an idea of how each entity is progressing toward its programmatic and financial goals throughout the term of the funds allocation. These reports are intended to track progress and document learning for each entity as well as the wider movement. They offer opportunities for entities to reflect and make changes in strategy and programs as needed. The reports also present the FDC staff and the FDC with opportunities to learn more about each entity and its work.

This quarter, since only two entities have submitted progress reports, this report will only include two sections:

  1. Summary table of financial information from this past quarter: We will provide a table summary of our financial analysis from this quarter, including information about spending and revenues for each entity and overall.
  2. Summaries of each entity’s progress report in this past quarter: We will provide a brief summary of each entity’s progress with a link to each detailed report. These summaries will include details about spending patterns this quarter.

Summary of spending for 2012-2013 Round 2 Quarter 2[edit]

This table includes estimates in US dollars based on the exchange rates used by entities in their own reports. The percentages displayed in table are also calculated based on the estimates in US dollars, and so may differ slightly from percentages listed in each report. Details on spending in the actual currency of each grant may be found in each entity’s progress report, in Table 3.

Entity Exchange rate (to USD) Budget type Budget (~USD) Q1 (~USD) Q2 (~USD) Q3 (~USD) Cumulative (~USD) Q1 (%) Q2 (%) Q3 (%) Cumulative (%)
WMFR 1.30800 Total (staff and non-staff) $911,686.46 $141,112.27 $270,909.04 - $412,021.31 15.48% 29.72% - 45.05%
Staff only $492,227.87 $81,442.62 $121,099.87 - $202,542.49 16.55% 24.60% - 49.94%
Non-staff only $419,458.60 $59,669.65 $149,809.16 - $209,478.82 14.23% 35.71% - 65.32%
WMNO 0.16667 Total (staff and non-staff) $181,666.67 $1,530.00 $21,376.17 - $24,730.67 0.84% 11.77% - 13.61%
Staff only $80,000.00 $0 $8,217.50 - $8,217.50 0% 10.27% - 10.27%
Non-staff only $101,666.67 $1,530.00 $13,158.67 - $14,688.67 1.50% 12.94% - 14.45%

Summaries of each entity’s progress report this past quarter[edit]

Round 2 2012-2013 Quarter 2 progress report highlights[edit]

  • We congratulate both Round 2 entities on submitting clear and informative reports in a timely way. We recognize and appreciate improvement in these reports, which were a pleasure to read. Both entities showed progress against their objectives and shared interesting reflections and strategic insights about their work.
  • We encourage all entities to check financial data carefully before submitting reports and proposals to avoid the need for corrections. This saves time in reviewing the reports and makes sure that entities and FDC staff are always on the same page with respect to the financial details!
  • Like some Round 1 organizations, Round 2 organizations also report lower-than-expected participation in Wiki Loves Monuments, and attribute this to different factors.
  • Round 2 entities are facing challenges of maintaining program and volunteer activity in the midst of operational / organizational / institutional growth that has required focus this quarter; however, they consider this a good investment in the future effectiveness of their programs.

Wikimedia Norge (WMNO)[edit]

For more detailed comments about WMNO’s report, please visit the discussion page for this report.

  • WMNO has hired three employees to work on its programs, and program activity (and consequently staff and program spending) has increased significantly in the second quarter.
  • WMNO’s work in the GLAM sector is building momentum, and includes partnerships with the National Library of Norway and Digital Museum. WMNO has begun to see the results of its W-i-R work both through the lens of improving tools available for GLAM work through technical projects and through increasing institutional capacities, and is sharing insights about its work in GLAM with the larger movement.
  • WMNO has shared information in this report about its bi-annual (twice a year) planning process, and its 4 revised areas of strategic focus: Cooperative culture, Broad participation, Quality content, and Northern Saami.
  • WMNO has noted that the number of editors on Bokmaal and (to a lesser extent) Nynorsk wikipedias is declining and WMNO has participated in discussions with some of its key editing communities about how WMNO might work with the community to address some of the possible causes of decline, which WMNO reports may be caused in part by tough patrolling and a lack of feedback that may be discouraging to new contributors.

Wikimédia France (WMFR)[edit]

For more detailed comments about WMFR’s report, please visit the discussion page for this report.

  • WMFR is tracking metrics for its programs from quarter to quarter, and includes useful information about re-use of content created through its programs. Along with this WMFR is presenting what it has learned as a result of what it has measured: for example, WMFR has reported more success with retaining contributors that attend workshops with multiple sessions rather than unique (or “one-time”) workshops and may plan to adjust its future plans accordingly.
  • WMFR continues its excellent work in GLAM partnerships and supporting content creation. This work is the result of WMFR’s sustained success in the GLAM sector over several years. WMFR is supporting the creation of useful content through these programs and through other programs that support editors directly, such as microgrants programs and equipment programs for volunteers.
  • WMFR is actively working to find ways to engage volunteers more in its overall organizational plans and in its program work, and is evaluating this aspect of success along with other indicators. For several programs, WMFR already reports good levels of volunteer engagement.
  • WMFR has re-structured its territorial development program, which has been delayed as a result of the re-structuring.