Grants:APG/Funds Dissemination Committee/Chapter Finances Survey

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Thank you very much for taking the time to complete the survey. We had 30 of 39 chapters (~77%) respond. Your input has been invaluable to developing recommendations for the funds dissemination process. Summarized survey results can be found here: Key financial data and insights from Chapters.

We are currently working to define a process to make decisions about the allocation of movement funds across the community. As part of this work, we want to gather input from each chapter about their expected funding needs and how the funds dissemination process can best support work to achieve the Wikimedia movement’s mission, vision, and strategy.

We would appreciate your help answering a few questions about your chapter finances today and your thoughts on the future funds dissemination process. This information is essential to help design the FDC so that it can provide for the Wikimedia movements’ current and future funding needs. We would like all chapters to respond, regardless of budget, so we have a strong understanding of the current state and expectations for the coming financial year.

We need your input 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.

Instructions[edit]

Please select the link to your respective Chapter from the box on the right hand side. This should already have all survey questions copied into it. 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 to respond.

Key Questions[edit]

Chapter Expenses[edit]

1. Within the following ranges, what were your total expenses (in $US) in your previous financial year?
a. <1,000
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
2. What do you expect your total expenses will be (in $US) in this financial year?
a. <1,000
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

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)?
a. We did not raise additional revenue
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
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.
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)?
a. We do not plan to raise additional revenue
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
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.
7. When does your financial year end?

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)?
a. We did not provide grants
b. <$1000
c. $1000-5000
d. $5001-10,000
e. $10,001-20,000
f. >$20,001
9. If you provided grants in the previous financial year, can you provide additional detail on your grants program? (e.g., who are the grantees, what kind of projects or activities did you fund?)
10. In this financial year, will you provide grants to other individuals or entities? If so, how much (in US$)?
a. We will not provide grants to other entities
b. <$1000
c. $1000-5000
d. $5001-10,000
e. $10,001-20,000
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?)

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]

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.