Funds Dissemination Committee/Chapter Finances Survey/Polska

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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.

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?
e. 50,000-100,000
2. What do you expect your total expenses will be (in $US) in this financial year?
e. 50,000-100,000
f. 100,000-500,000

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)?
g. 100,000-500,000
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.
  • individual donors (The main source of income for Wikimedia Polska is 1% tax deductible donations. According to Polish law taxpayers can choose one and only one NGO with tax deductible status to donate it with 1% of his/her income tax. It is made via tax form, which taxpayers have to fill at the beginning of each year. Money is not transferred by tax-payer directly but by his/her tax office as a bank money transfer to a special account of each NGO.)
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)?
g. 100,000-500,000
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.
  • individual donors (The information campaign about possibility to donate 1% to WMPL has already been done. We expect tax offices to send the money starting from the May 15 till the end October, with the peak around June/July.)
7. When does your financial year end?
  • 31 December

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?)
  • Wikigrants (content) - it is a local micro-grant system to support wikipedians with books and other necessary source materials for editing Wikipedia, some equipment (scanners, cheap cameras) as well as covering travel, museum and copying costs. Grantees are individuals or groups of Wikimedians.
  • Scholarships (polish and foreign participants of national and international events, e.g. annual Wikimedia Polska Conference, Wikimania)
  • projects like:
    • 4 Wikiexpeditions (content, outreach) - Wikiexpedtion is an expedition to selected area of Poland in order to take pictures of not yet covered in Wikimedia Commons objects (monuments, industrial, cultural and natural species, people etc.), collecting local information (maps, books, brochures) for writing Wikipedia entries, as well as doing some outreach (contacts with local NGOs, National Parks and museums authorities etc.). Grantees are individuals or groups of Wikimedians and other individuals outside the Wikimedia movement (photographers, botanists).
    • Labpstryk (content) - a project of photographing lab equipment. The project was maintained in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. Grantees were groups of Wikimedians.
    • Wikiksiążki (outreach, reuse) - books about noble persons based on Wikipedia articles in several languages. Grantees are groups of Wikimedians.
    • Polish edition of Wiki Loves Monuments (content, outreach) - grantees are groups of Wikimedians.
  • Lectures and workshops about Wikimedia projects during events and conferences organized by other organizations. Wikimedia Polska covered the cost of travel for lecturers as well as supported them with promotional gadgets and brochures. Grantees are individuals.
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?)
  • Wikigrants - we continue the micro-grant system (8th edition). Grantees are individual Wikimedians.
    • Scholarships (polish and foreign participants of national and international events, e.g. annual Wikimedia Polska Conference, Wikimania)
  • Projects:
    • Wikiexpeditions - two already supported, further coming later this year. Grantees are individuals or groups of Wikimedians and other individuals outside the Wikimedia movement.
    • Wiki Loves Monuments - polish edition.
    • Wikiksiążki - next book based on Wikipedia articles. Grantees are groups of Wikimedians.
    • Wikiworkshops - Grantees are individuals or groups of Wikimedians.
    • Other projects to be decided by the General Assembly in June 2012.

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
c. 1,000-5,000
d. 5,000-10,000
e. 10,000-50,000
f. 50,000-100,000
g. 100,000-500,000
h. >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.