Chapters meeting 2009/Preparation/Wikimedia Italia

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Quick facts[edit]

  • When was the chapter created?
    • June 2005
  • What are the main changes that affected the chapter since then? (if any)
    • more members ;-)
    • more "representative" from project other than Wikipedia
    • some changes in the bylaws (to obtain tax exemption for donation)
  • Number of members
    • 138
  • Budget
    • about 30K€

Success stories[edit]

  1. projects with schools
  2. change of the bylaws (we needed 3/4 members present to the last assembly, 2 weeks ago)
  3. err.. it.wiki won another prize, Premiolino. (ok, it's not a WMI success story, but we are very proud!)

Headaches[edit]

  1. no working partnership at all with institution (museums, library, ecc.)
  2. no lobbying
  3. poor participation of members in association's activities

Plans for the future[edit]

  • Plans for the short term (1 year)
    1. consolidate strategic partnership with renown cultural entities
    2. a new version of it.wiki dvd
    3. provide small funding to start open source and free knowledge projects
    4. a printed "book" about it.wiki
    5. many events (next one: the first Digital Freedom Festival)
  • Plans for the medium term (3 years)
    1. deploy strategic agreements with museums and cultural institutions concerning data exchange (they offer images/text/.. we offer know-how and some "hard work"..)
    2. regionalization of chapter's activities (long term plan.. we expect the end in about 3 years, but the process has already started)
    3. Develop "network of cooperation" with blooming chapters

Expectations[edit]

  1. sharing of ideas and experiences with the other chapters
  2. go further in trademark / business agreements
  3. guidelines to "strategic" communication