Affiliations Committee/Thematic Organisation Benefits

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  • Thematic exclusivity: Only one thematic organisation can exist for a particular cultural, linguistic, or thematic focus.
  • Naming exclusivity: Thematic organisations are the only affiliates which may use names of the form "Wikimedia {Focus Topic}".
  • Access to larger grants: Thematic organisations are eligible to apply for larger annual plan grants ($100K+) through the Wikimedia Foundation's Annual Plan Grants process.
  • Access to trademarks: Thematic organisations sign a trademark agreement that allows non-commercial use of all Wikimedia trademarks.
  • Access to fundraising: Thematic organisations may use Wikimedia trademarks for fundraising, and may have access to additional fundraising opportunities (such as payment processing for the annual Wikimedia Foundation fundraiser).
  • Additional representation: Thematic organisations may send two (or more, in the case of thematic organisations with paid staff) representatives to the annual Wikimedia Conference.
  • Selection of board seats: Thematic organisations may participate in the selection process for the Wikimedia Foundation's affiliate-selected Board seats.