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Best practices documentation team

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Coordination and documentation of the Best practices documentation team's activities.

Best practice in public outreach is a collection of articles describing experiences in winning new volunteers, partners, content and audiences. Given that several chapters already developed successful projects to engage new target groups or deepen relationships to new Wikimedians, the Best practices in public outreach page is a forum for those who want to share their knowledge and for those who want to spread the word.

Team Members


Please feel invited to join our team by adding your username below.

Wikimedia Foundation Staff (support)

Weekly Planning Calendar


What's on the teams to-do list for the next weeks?

Calendar Week 40 (September 28. - October 4.)
  • Bücherwürmlein offers his help to create a project-chart
  • Liam is incorporating his article about the term content liberation
Calendar Week 41 (October 5. - 11.)
  • Improve Best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students in the following areas:
  • Goals for your students
  • Action Plan: What are the drawbacks? Solution?
  • Action Plan: What does execution mean? How could it look like?
  • Action Plan: Create a new page for feedback-possibility! Create a questionnaire!

Mailing list


Note: You don't need to be part of the team to join the mailinglist. But as soon as you subscribe to the list, please send a short note to the mailinglist and introduce yourself.




May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
  • July 13: Kathrin Jansen meets Lennart Guldbrandsson (President of Wikimedia Sverige) and Mathias Schindler (Project Manager Wikimedia Deutschland) at the Wikimedia headquarters in San Francisco. The group agrees on making a) best practices in assigning Wikipedia articles as coursework to students and b) best practices in establishing partnerships with cultural institutions priorities of the best practices documentation project
  • July 24: Kathrin Jansen and Jan Eissfeldt develop an introduction for the best practices series: Best practices in public outreach
  • July 30: Kathrin Jansen organizes the first best practice documentation team meeting: Meeting notes best practice documentation team 2009-07-30 (Skype conference call with volunteers in Germany, Austria and the United States)
  • July 30: Volunteers establish a "contactgroup for Wikipedia school and university projects": Template:Classroom coordination on the English Wikipedia
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009