El éxito de la misión de Wikimedia se basa en un movimiento fuerte de comunidades diversas que son capaces de prosperar y crecer con el tiempo. El equipo de Desarrollo Comunitario de la Fundación Wikimedia trabaja para apoyar a las comunidades resistentes y en crecimiento, ayudando a los voluntarios a construir las capacidades y habilidades necesarias para hacer crecer sus contribuciones y comunidades en el movimiento del conocimiento libre.
El equipo crea capacidades mediante el desarrollo de programas y recursos accesibles e inclusivos que ayudan a los voluntarios a crecer y evolucionar sus contribuciones en el movimiento Wikimedia durante un largo período de tiempo. Aspiramos a crear y construir resiliencia en el movimiento a través de programas y recursos accesibles e inclusivos de desarrollo de capacidades. Desarrollamos programas y recursos que construyen las habilidades de los voluntarios para hacer crecer sus contribuciones y prepararlos para posiciones de liderazgo en sus comunidades locales y en el movimiento más amplio.
Nuestro equipo forma parte del ala Resiliencia y Sostenibilidad Comunitaria (CR&S) del Departamento Legal. El objetivo del equipo de Resiliencia y Sostenibilidad Comunitaria es apoyar al movimiento en la evolución de sus sistemas para lograr los factores esenciales clave tanto de resiliencia como de sostenibilidad en el viaje hacia la suma de todos los conocimientos humanos, tanto mediante la ejecución directa de programas como apoyando, según proceda, el trabajo de otros departamentos de la Fundación.
Q: What types of capacities can your team help volunteers build?
A: Our team focuses on building non-technical capacities that will help volunteers/communities grow and thrive in the free knowledge movement. Our past programming has focused the following capacities: program design, training and facilitation, volunteer retention, building partnerships and understanding and addressing harassment.
Our team is currently evaluating leadership development programming which will support volunteers who are interested in growing capacities that will support impactful leadership in the free knowledge movement.
Q: How do you decide what your team priorities for the year?
A: Our work is directly informed by the 2030 Movement Strategy recommendations. The Community Development team recognizes the importance of “investing in skill and leadership development” as a critical need to ensure that the Wikimedia movement will become the "essential infrastructure of the ecosystem of free knowledge".
Q: Will the Community Development team provide grants for capacity building projects?
A: At this time, our team does not provide grants for capacity building projects. We encourage you to visit the Community Resources page to learn more about the granting opportunities provided by the Wikimedia Foundation.
Q: How do I get involved in one of the programs you’re creating?
A: We announce all program launches on a variety of community mailing lists including Wikimedia-l and our meta page. If you would like to recommend a mailing list/social media to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How can our Affiliate/User group work with the Community Development team?
A: We are always happy to connect with groups in the Wikimedia movement. If your group would like to discuss a project your team is working on, please reach out to email@example.com. Please note, we may only be able to provide advisory support/recommendations at this time.
Q: How do you support events like Wikimania or regional events?
A: We support events in a variety of ways. Traditionally, our team has led the Learning Days program at Wikimania and other regional events. During Wikimania 2021, our team developed the Speaker Training Series prior to the event and developed the Wikimania 2021 Speaker Guidebook.
Q: Do you have online programming?
A: Developing online programming is a core priority for our team. In early 2021, our team launched the WikiLearn Pilot, a 8-week pilot project that delivered two courses focused on partnership building and addressing harassment in the movement. The goal of the project was to understand how to design and deliver online programming permanently.
We are happy to announce that our team is currently working on an online learning platform that will support year round learning to the movement. We will be announcing the launch of the platform and courses in the near future. Please continue to check our meta page for updates.
Q: I would like to set up a meeting with the team to discuss a project in my community, how can I do that?
A: We are always happy to connect with volunteers in the movement, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. to set up a time to connect. While we strive to respond to emails as soon as possible, there may be a short delay in receiving a response. If you do not receive an email response in 72 hours, please contact Cassie Casares at email@example.com.
Who's on the team?
|Simona Ramkisson (Talk) - Senior Manager of Community Development||Simona leads the Foundation's Community Development team. Her main priorities focus on team management and ensuring the team has the resources and capacities to help volunteers grow critical skills across the movement.|
|Asaf Bartov (Talk) - Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities||Asaf leads the building of Wikimedia online learning tools for Community Development, develops curricula and leads Learning Day trainings at the Foundation. His longstanding work as a movement volunteer first and then a staff member has impacted the work of movement volunteers for more than 10 years.|
|Beverly Jiang (Talk) - Learning & Development Strategist||Beverly leads the team’s learning and leadership project portfolios. She partners with movement groups to understand, co-create, and support their learning needs and her work often involves research, learning design and facilitation.|
|Rebecca Maung (Talk) - Senior Evaluation Strategist||Rebecca leads evaluation for Community Development programs as well as impact evaluation for Thriving Movement initiatives. Trained as a mixed-methods sociologist, she has worked to inform the Foundation's support of the Wikimedia movement with quality data since 2019.|
|Cassie Casares (Talk) - Program Support Associate||Cassie ensures the team is organized and supports administrative work in all parts of project processes and programs. She also leads outreach and prepares communications on Diff, Meta, wiki spaces etc, with project lead oversight.|