Affiliate-selected Board seats/2016/Nominations/Maarten/pt-br

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Nome:

Maarten

Nome de usuário na Wikimedia:

MADe

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This page in a nutshell: My three priorities:
  • more support of our volunteers,
  • more financial responsabilities to the chapters and,
  • more transparancy and accountability of the WMF board

Estive envolvido na comunidade da Wikimedia por mais de 10 anos. Neste tempo, pude conhecer gente muito interessante. Presenciei acontecimentos únicos. Aprendi novas habilidades e desenvolvi-as por mim mesmo. Esta petição é uma forma para mim de investir tempo e esforço de volta à comunidade.

Tenho uma certa visão de como quero impactar a Fundação: Focar em voluntários, Fortalecer os laços entre a WMF e seus capítulos e Melhorar a responsabilidade do conselho (mais abaixo). Dada a turbulenta situação que a Fundação encontra-se, gostaria de ouvir a todos os interessados antes de tomar quaisquer ações.

Primeiramente, em minha opinião, nossos voluntários são nossos recursos mais preciosos. Sempre surpreendi-me com a falta de um “desenvolvimento voluntário” proativo, algo que os capítulos precisam. Devemos esforçarmos mais para apresentar nosso movimento a voluntários. Começando por novos voluntários, devemos guia-los pelos papeis como membros comunitários, ou como administradores comunitários / conselhos de capítulos / comitês da WMF / […] Estive ativo em uma organização global semelhante, liderada por voluntários (Toastmasters). Podemos aprender com eles, veja só [$link seus materiais de apoio]!
Este é um desafio importante, mas tenho algumas ideias para por em prática:
  • Develop a volunteer outreach plan supported by the chapters/user groups;
  • Support the organisation of regional Wikimanias;
  • Push for multilingual communication at Foundation level;
  • Reinforce the existing volunteer committees (Affcom, FDC, GAC, Language Committee, Ombudsman ...);
  • Continue our work to include participation by LGBT, female, ethnic minorities, global South groups. The combo with volunteer development will lead to a more diversity in our organisation.
Em segundo lugar, gostaria de fortalecer os laços entre a Fundação ou suas organizações afiliadas (capítulos ou grupos de usuários, organizações temáticas) e a comunidade. Até mesmo um visitante notaria que esta forma de organização não é ideal. Não há uma bala de prata para resolver este problema, mas aprofundar-me-ei e trabalharei nisto durante meu mandato. Algumas de minhas ideias atuais são:
  • The current WMF is too top heavy. I want a small and focused Foundation, with limited responsibilities (eg. strategy, trademarks, setting out guidelines for local chapters, supporting the affiliated organisations). Remaining secondary responsibilities (securing external grants, big IT activities) should be externalised or handled by a "commercial Wikimedia organisation", a separate legal entity;
  • In return, I propose to give the chapters and user groups more financial responsibility (eg. fundraising, more decision power on the donations collected in their territory);
  • I want to see more training and support between chapters and user groups;
  • I want to attract the best staff to help the community with this, both at Foundation and at chapter level.
Lastly, our community deserves a transparent and accountable Foundation board. A series of recent events shows that there is room for improvement. When selected, I want to apply international best practices (example) to the legal setup of the board.

Résumé

Wikimedia : 13y Wikipedia member | founding president of the Belgian chapter | 3y in the South African chapter board | 3y on the Grants Advisory Committee | 8y Administrator Dutch Wikipedia | 3y WikiLovesMonuments lead in Belgium

General : 8y professional experience as Project Manager | Experience with managing complex stakeholder expectations | Acquired leadership abilities in different board positions | High level thinker | Fluency in Dutch, English, French, Afrikaans

In my spare time I love scuba diving, swimming and running.

Eligibility

I have read the 6 requirements for board members and I confirm I'm eligible to serve on the board. (based on this version of the requirements)

Endorsements

  • WMBE , Wikimedia Belgium chapter
The candidacy of Maarten is endorsed by Wikimedia Belgium --Geertivp (talk) 23:55, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
  • At the Wikimedia NYC March 2016 public meeting, attendees took part in an open vote to endorse Maarten's participation as a candidate in this election. This is part of our chapter's policy to encourage a more diverse and more transparent process for the WMF board elections.--Pharos (talk) 17:43, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Wikimedia ZA (South Africa) endorses Maarten's candidacy and we consider our selves very fortunate to have had him as a past member and board member in our chapter's early days. His experience, sense of fairness, commitment and good nature will serve the board and the Movement very well should he be elected. We feel he will work hard to promote a more diverse, representative, inclusive, and volunteer/community friendly Wikimedia that will greatly enhance the movement.--Discott (talk) 20:49, 21 March 2016 (UTC)