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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Sumanah, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

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Grants:IdeaLab/Community Leadership Mentoring[edit]

No amount? Then it isn't a grant.  Klaas|Z4␟V:  12:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Klaas. That idea is still in the brainstorming stages and I don't know how much money it would take to accomplish. Would you like for me to put a number in anyway, just to revise later? User:Sumanah) 13:22, 16 January 2014 (UTC) (sorry, was signed in with the wrong account - fixed signature Sumana Harihareswara 22:36, 17 January 2014 (UTC))
I would be happy to throw a number of Euros, but if you as organizer has not the slightest idea of investments to make how can anyone else? I'd say start with asking €1000-€2000 depending on place(s) and amount of days/weeks (etc.). Advice: specify in travel costs, room rentals, hotel/motel nights, dinners, promotion and eventually some "salary" for 'volunteers' (yes, sounds contradictory, but it happens that people ask what you may call a salary and there were cases it's accepted, because I guess WMF has money to spend, they are quite rich I guess. Where and how many times you plan 'sessions'? Just a few important questions you can expect from current members of GAC (i.e. Grant Advisory Committee). I recently resigned for personal reasons.
Anyways it is a great idea IMNSHO, Sumanah! (it's your real name? just curious)  Klaas|Z4␟V:  17:41, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi, ZeaForUs and thanks for your reply. I'm glad you think it's a great idea!
I think maybe there's been some confusion you've seen in the past around the word "salary" and the word "volunteer"; maybe there's a problem in translation. There are a lot of ways to compensate people with money for work, and some of them lead to confusion around the noun "volunteer" and the verb "volunteer". I also do not think of the WMF as rich, but I suppose that is a matter of perspective. :-)
I do believe that this community leadership mentoring grant would require paying a coordinator. I don't know exactly how this would be structured (what kind of contract, how many hours, etc.).
Thank you for your budget suggestions. I haven't made time to work on this specific proposal recently, and would appreciate anyone else's ideas, including regarding the goal-setting question I left open. Sumana Harihareswara 22:32, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
My wallet name is Sumana Harihareswara. My username that I use for WMF staff work is User:Sharihareswara (WMF). The username I use for personal edits and ideas is User:Sumanah. "Sumanah" is my first name plus the first letter of my surname. :) Sumana Harihareswara 22:35, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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Hello, Sumanah! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
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