Funds Dissemination Committee/Chapter Finances Survey/France

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DRAFT

Please complete your Chapter Finances Survey by Friday, May 25th, so that it can be considered by the Funds Dissemination Committee Advisory Group and can be used to develop recommendations for the Wikimedia Board of Trustees.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Divya Narayanan from the Bridgespan Group or to Asaf Bartov at the Foundation.

Entered in May 2012. 1 Euro = 1.2937 U.S. dollar

Key Questions[edit]

For multiple choice questions, please delete all choices except your Chapter's response. Where a question requires a text answer, please use bullets under the question.

Chapter Expenses[edit]

1. Within the following ranges, what were your total expenses (in $US) in your previous financial year?
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000 (if included the outpayment to the WMF of 50% of the fundraising)


2. What do you expect your total expenses will be (in $US) in this financial year?
g. >500,000

Chapter Revenues[edit]

3. In your previous financial year, did you raise revenue from sources other than from the annual fundraiser or grants from the Foundation? If so, how much (in $US)?
d. 10,000-50,000


4. If you raised revenue from other sources in the previous financial year, please explain who or what types of groups (e.g., government, members, individual donors, etc.) were major providers of funds. If no, please leave this blank.

Grants: 0 euros
Membership fees 2011: 13,768 $
Sponsoring et al 2011: 8,356 $
Sales et al 2011 (goodies): 798 $
Bank benefits 2011: 11,850 $

5. In this financial year, do you expect to raise revenue from sources other than from the annual fundraiser or grants from the Foundation? If so, how much (in $US)?


d. 10,000-50,000


6. If you plan to raise revenue for this financial year from sources other than the fundraiser or the Foundation, please explain who or what types of groups (e.g., government, members, individual donors, etc.) were major providers of funds. If no, please leave this blank.

Members, bank benefits, university training fees


7. When does your financial year end?

In 2011: 31th december 2011.
However, we plan to change our financial year from calendar year to July-June year with in 2012 a temporary "6 months" financial year from January 1th, 2012 to June 30th 2012 and then regular financials years from July 1th to June 30th.
This change have to be approved by our General Assembly end of May.

Chapter Re-granting Programs[edit]

8. In your previous financial year, did your chapter provide grants to other individuals or entities? If so, how much (in $US)?
f. >$20,001
9. If you provided grants in the previous financial year, can you provide additional detail on your grants program? (e.g., who are the grantees, what kind of projects or activities did you fund?)
  • Support for individual members (micro grants): 7,161 $
  • Wikimedia international (grants to small chapters): 5,920 $
    • Grant to Wikimedia Canada to fund "Wikipedia takes Montreal"
    • Grant to Wikimedia Ukraine to fund a cross contest on both Wikipedia in Ukrainian (about France) and Wikipedia in French (about Ukraine)
  • Chapter meeting in Germany (grant to WM DE): 13,849 $
  • Wikimania Haifa (scholarships): 13,359 $

(and don't forget the "big grant" :) to the Wikimedia Foundation (fundraising agreement): 610,600 $)

10. In this financial year, will you provide grants to other individuals or entities? If so, how much (in US$)?
f. >$20,001
11. If you plan to provide grants in this financial year, can you provide additional detail on this year’s grants? (e.g., who are the grantees, what kind of projects or activities will you fund?)

Quite the same than question 9.
Note that WMFr has organized the Wikimedia Finance Meeting in February 2012 for roughly 45 000 $.


Funds Dissemination Needs and Timing[edit]

12. Do you anticipate requesting funding through either the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) or the WMF grants process for your next financial year (e.g., 2013)? If so, how much (in $US)?
a. We do not plan to request funds
b. 1,000-5,000
c. 5,000-10,000
d. 10,000-50,000
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000
g. >500,000
13. What would be your ideal timeline for requesting and receiving funds from the FDC or WMF grants process? (e.g., "request in November/December, receive in January”)
14. By what date would you need to receive funds through the FDC or WMF grants process? (i.e., At what date will your ability to carry out planned activities be damaged if you haven’t received funding?)
15. Do you have any questions about the funds dissemination process that you need to have resolved in order to plan your chapter’s next financial year? By what date do you need an answer?

Additional Comments or Questions[edit]

Please use this section for any comments or questions you have about the funds dissemination process.

We are seeking your input as we develop a set of recommendations for the FDC. We encourage your contribution on the talk pages of the Draft FDC Proposal to the Board.