Chapters meeting 2009/Preparation/Wikimédia France

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See presentation here:

File:Wikimedia France-chapmeeting.pdf

Quick facts[edit]

  • Founded in 2004
  • 138 members
  • Run by volunteers

Finances[edit]

  • Donations are tax-deductible in France (60%)
  • Online payment system available since mid Dec. 08
  • Signed the fundraising agreement with WMF in 2008
  • 65 000 € of revenue in donation in 2008, of which around 50 000 € in the frame of the fundraising agreement
  • Donations represent 93% of revenue, membership fees the rest
  • 10 000 euros spent in 2008

Activities[edit]

Outreach[edit]

  • Participation in conferences, workshops, training etc…
  • One conference organized end of 2007
  • Leaflets and documents: mostly covered
  • Wikipedia handbook published early 2009

Communication[edit]

  • 5-10 press releases per year
  • Press: activity pretty high, but seems to be decreasing. Aiming for social press.
  • Weak (but growing) presence in social media
  • Creation of portal wikipedia.fr in 2008

Technical[edit]

  • Financial participation in toolserver in 2008 and 2009
  • Governmental subsidies requested in 2008 and continued in 2009 for anti-vandalism tools
  • Lobbying
  • Increasing presence and recognition in 2008
  • Participation in National digital economy plan
  • Position papers published

Community[edit]

  • Two rewards per year in a community contest (with $)
  • Acquisition of content
  • About 2500 images taken thanks to WM FR support
  • Digitization of old academic material
  • Ongoing discussion with various museum

Programs for 2009 and beyond[edit]

  • An annual focus: the image
  • 4 programs
    • Enhancing understanding of Wikimedia projects, free culture, free licences and collaboration

French connection (support of cultural and linguistic diversity on the net, eg: more French speaking content)

  • Liberation of culture (in particular freeing content from museums, scanning…)
  • Technical infrastructure (software and hardware to support the projects)

Future[edit]

One year plan[edit]

  • 2009: 250 members
  • First hire
  • One high profile partnership with cultural institution
  • Strengthen ties with social press

Three year plan[edit]

  • An office :)
  • 400 members

Expectations[edit]

  • Strengthen Chapters relationships
  • Streamline global organisational issues
  • Gather and share experience in fundraising