Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round1/Wikimédia France/Impact report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

FDC funds are allocated to:

  • Improve the alignment between the Wikimedia movement's strategy and spending;
  • Support greater impact and progress towards achieving shared goals; and
  • Enable all parts of the movement to learn how to achieve shared goals better and faster.

Funding should lead to increased access to and quality of content on Wikimedia project sites – the two ultimate goals of the global targets, individually and as a whole. Funded activities must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

Each entity that receives FDC funding will need to complete this report, which seeks to determine how the funding received by the entity is leading towards these goals. The information you provide will help us to:

  • Ensure accountability over how the money was spent. The FDC distributes "general funds", for both ongoing and programmatic expenses; these funds can be spent as the entity best sees fit to accomplish its stated goals. Therefore, although line-item expenses are not expected to be exactly as outlined in the entity's proposal, the FDC wants to ensure that money was spent in a way that led to movement goals.
  • Assess the performance of the entity over the course of the funded period against the stated objectives in the entity's annual plan.
  • Identify lessons learned, in terms of both what the entity learned that could benefit the broader movement, and how the entity used movement-wide best practices to accomplish its stated objectives.

For more information, please review FDC portal/Reporting requirements or reference your entity's grant agreement.

Basic entity information[edit]

This section will be replaced by a template that pulls information on each entity to be used across proposal forms within a single round.

Overview of the past year[edit]

The purpose of this section is to provide a brief overview of this report. Please use no more than 2–3 paragraphs to address the questions outlined below. You will have an opportunity to address these questions in detail elsewhere in this report.

  • HIGHLIGHTS: What were 2–3 important highlights of the past year? (These may include successes, challenges, lessons learned.)
    • For your eyes only highlight: Earlier this year we had our first brawl with French intelligence, massive press coverage. It's not from our programs but it clear is a highlight of the last 6 month.
    • Brocas: For the first time in France the event Opération libre took place in Brocas (a small city in the Landes with 800 people). Co-organized by organizations supporting open source projects and open data, these project aimed to make accessible and freely licensed data, information, contents on the city. Several Wikimedians participated, on-site or remotely, improving and creating articles, training the people of Brocas on Wikipedia, taking pictures of places and monuments. We worked with our partners like OpenStreetMap and Tela Botanica. A great opportunity to strengthen our relationships with other associations working on the same topics. Results: almost 10 articles created/improved and 500 pictures uploaded.
    • Editathon Quai Branly: For the European Night of Museums in May, Wikimédia France organized, in partnerships with the Quai Branly Museum, an edit-a-thon during 2 days. Wikimedians, librarians, curators have worked together to create and to improve Wikipedia contents. Almost 60 articles were created and improved.
    • A picture from our project with the Museum of natural history of Toulouse was elected Picture of the year 2012 on Wikimedia Commons. It emphasizes the quality of the pictures this kind of project creates (617 valued pictures, 312 quality pictures, 69 featured pictures as of April 2013).
  • SWOT: Reflecting on the context outlined for your entity in the FDC proposal, what were some of the contextual elements that either enabled or inhibited the plan?
    • Strengths: Organizational strengths that enabled the plan
      According to the proposal form of round 1: Wikimédia France is a long standing chapter (2004) with experience on:
      • Accounting and financial management (empowerment and security of fundraising process): thanks to Sebastien Baijard (Fundraising and sponsorship manager), Sylvain Boissel (Tech manager), Nadia El Moussaoui (hired in January as Administrative assistant) and the working group dedicated to fundraising (around 10 volunteers involved) Wikimédia France has developed a payment system through Paypal, a monthly donation process, a new process of donation treatment (regular emails and informations for donors, processing time to record wire transfer with bank, etc.). Moreover, Wikimédia France has developed several communication initiatives towards donors (e.g. launching the major donors program).
      • Experience effect of a staff team: Wikimédia France has a united staff team. At the end of June, Wikimédia France had five employees and one intern, all dedicated on a specific topic. For staff members dedicated to Programs, they are recognized by external partners and have developed a solid knowledge about the networks. Moreover, they are autonomous and interested in the overall functioning of Wikimédia France and programs. At last, they are very involved in their work. This strong team has enabled the chapters to commit to long term projects which require staff to plan and organize the project on a day to day basis such as Afripédia, or to work and travel during working hours for the PhD students training.
        • Project managing: we have developed a "routine" and best practices on project management (planing, budget monitoring, reporting stages, results according to metrics and objectives, monitoring tools and tracking process for new contributors).
      • Volunteers involvement: We have nearly 400 members including 60 involved directly in Wikimédia France activities. To boost the involvement of volunteers, we continue to have meetings within thematic working groups (4 meetings since January). We have, in this way, organized an IRC hours open to all members and Wikimedians early July. The micro-grants process for Wikimedians has been reviewed (more people involved in the committee), local groups (currently 8) are very active (in particular with the launch of a new group in Alsace).
      • Strong institutional partnerships (GLAM, Education): We work with more external and various partners. In GLAM, with museums, Archives Nationales, etc. In education, with schools, universities and Éducation Nationale (via CLEMI, agency of the French Ministry of Education in charge of media education across the education system). With a district of the municipality of Paris. We pursue the partnerships developed in 2012 (Ministry for Culture, Agence Française pour la Francophonie and Institut français for the Afripedia project, Open Knowledge Foundation for the Public Domain remix contest, etc.). We can count more than 10 new partnerships over the last six months.
    • Weaknesses: Organizational weaknesses that inhibited the plan
      • The last Executive Director of Wikimedia France left in December 2012, less than a year after his appointment at this position. In order to replace the ED, the Board decided to go through a heavy process to recruit the new ED and get help from an HR firm. This resolution had a huge impact on the organization of the chapter: board and staff members had to do the tasks of the missing ED, moreover it has brought an uncertainty in term of management because it is difficult for a board to act as a director for day to day management. In June the HR firm received about 170 applications for the position of ED at Wikimédia France. In July, Wikimédia France and the HR firm will conduct the interviews of the candidates. We might make an announcement during Wikimania at Hong Kong regarding this topic.
      • Due to the round 1 FDC gap funding, we had to postpone some projects, cancel others, think about external resources in order to fund programs and reconsider governance process to maintain quality activities taking into account the impact of our activities on Wikimedia projects and the involvement of volunteers.
    • Opportunities: External opportunities that enabled the plan
      • Wikimédia France is recognized as a reliable partner. As stated above, we have maintained good relationships with our partners, and we are doing our best to keep it that way. For example, the context is favorable to us especially in projects related to education. The Ministry for Education decided in 2013 to focus on digital teaching and media education − two areas on which we are working at Wikimédia France to introduce Wikimedia projects in high schools. In that direction, we started at the end of June a partnership with the CLEMI in order to launch a national Wikicontest for high school students in September 2013. Our expertise and our partnerships already under way in GLAM and Education, for example, allow us to "reassure" the other potential partners − a kind of jurisprudence.
      • For the last 18 months, Wikipedia’s image has changed in France, facilitating our partnerships development and media contacts. We intensified our communication on our blog (17 blogposts in the last 6 months), in order to be better relayed by media. More broadly, we observe a positive focus by media about Wikimedia projects. See the press review. However this focus is due, in part, to the DCRI case. We took the "opportunity" of the media coverage of the case to intensify our communication about the Wikipedia working.
    • Threats: Risks or threats that inhibited the plan
      • Declining volunteers involvement, A balance must be found between staff and volunteer activities. To overcome that, the idea is to provide more direct support to Wikimedia community (material, meetings, “doors opener”, logistics). The community must feel that Wikimédia France is here to help them to improve the projects. We must be present too on a large part of the territories to develop, consolidate our network, promote the creation of local groups of contributors. This threat will always be there for Wikimédia France, as we work almost exclusively through the involvement of volunteers. We continue our efforts to facilitate the involvement of volunteers (see below: Program 6 Community to observe activities and efforts to overcome these threats).
      • Can not respond to all partnership proposals − not enough volunteers or too many/big project proposals. This threat has been very real during the last six months. We receive more and more partnership proposals without being able to hire additional staff dedicated to support these programs. We had to make strategic choices for some programs, and paid more attention and efforts in order to facilitate the involvement of volunteers.
      • Financial uncertainty to run long-term projects. Diversification of funding sources can help mitigate such threat: launching a circle of major donors, diversifying our means of payment (Paypal, monthly direct debit, etc.) and seeking financial partnerships (such as foundations) for targeted programs.
  • WIKI-FOCUS: What Wikimedia projects was your entity focused on (e.g., Wiki Commons, French Wiktionary) this year?
    • French Wikipedia. Training sessions targeted toward several different types of new contributors (in particular researchers, students, curators, librarians, etc.), development of the Framakey-Wikipedia (Wikipedia offline on a USB stick made available online and in some libraries)
    • Wikimedia Commons. Many uploads from people that benefited of support from Wikimédia France (media accreditations, photo equipment, photo parties) ; a new mass-upload project (the Ancely collection: over 2,000 pictures), improvement of the categorization and metrics for photos "supported by Wikimedia France", see: commons:Category:Supported by Wikimedia France. At the end of June: 40,000 pictures "supported by Wikimédia France".
    • Wikidata. Four workshops have been organized in Rennes, Paris, Grenoble and Toulouse by Wikimedians
    • Wiktionary. During the last training in Kinshasa (Afripedia project), attendees added content to Wiktionary in their national languages (swahili, lingala, bakongo, kirundi).
  • GROWTH: How did your entity grow over the past quarter vs. the previous quarter (e.g., Number of active editors reached/involved/added, number of articles created, number of events held, number of participants reached through workshops)? Response:
    • Regarding new contributors:
      • number of new contributors (thanks to Wikimédia France programs): around 620
      • number of new articles created: 244
      • number of files uploaded on Wikimedia Commons by new contributors: around 150
      • total volume of edits: >1 Mo
    • Regarding events:
      • number of conferences/worshops/exhibition/Wikipermanences (organized or not by WMFr): 66
      • number of people reached (in workshops, Wikipermences, trainings): 553
    • About enrichment of Wikimedia Commons by Wikimedians, with support from Wikimedia France (source)
      • Count: 10,855 files, by 29 distinct users
      • Distinctions: Quality images: 168 (by 15 users) ; Featured pictures: 21 (by 7 users)
      • Usage: 1,227 distinct files used ; 10,490 total reuses across 227 wikis

Financial summary[edit]

The FDC requires information about how your entity received and spent money over the past year. The FDC distributes general funds, so your entity is not required to use funds exactly as outlined in the proposal. While line-item expenses will not be examined, the FDC and movement wants to understand why the entity spent money in the way it did. If variance in budgeted vs. actual is greater than 20%, please provide explanation in more detail. This helps the FDC understand the rationale behind any significant changes. Note that any changes from the Grant proposal, among other things, must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."

Revenues[edit]

Provide exchange rate used:

  • $US 1 = 1.250 € (rate of the proposal)

Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
FDC allocation 73,800 73,800 0 - - 73,800 92,250 92,250
Membership fees 4,000 2,044 2,008 - - 4,052 5,000 5,065
Financial interests 5,000 14,000 0 - - 14,000 6,250 17,500 Financial interests were underestimated
Other revenues 0 719 55 - - 774 0 967 Goodies, trainings payment
Direct donations 0 0 5,700 - - 5,700 0 7,125 K
Total 82,800 90,563 7,763 - - 98,326 103,500 122,907

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending[edit]

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Francophonie and languages 19,300 2,133 5,808 - - 7,941 24,125 9,926 41.2% The last training session was held in late June. Most expenses will be taken into account in July
GLAM 10,000 802 348 - - 1,150 12,500 1,438 11.5% We found solutions for free-of-charges training sessions and events.
Community 5,875 1,981 2,547 - - 4,528 7,344 5,660 77.1% We planned for more community grants, which were not spent. For meetings or conferences, accommodation was most of the time paid by structure which invited us.
Communication and pedagogical material 4,700 1,100 1,237 - - 2,337 5,875 2,921 49.7% We did not make goodies as we planned and we printed only the booklets needed for the last 3 months.
Europeana 30,000 30,000 0 - - 30,000 37,500 37,500 100%
Research and education 8,500 182 8,910 - - 9,092 10,625 11,365 107%
Semanticpedia 18,500 0 654 - - 654 23,125 818 3.5% Projects (planned for last quarter of this reporting period) with external partners and contractor are behind schedule, hence the underspending for this year. These projects represent approximatively $20.800 (Hosting of the project by Wikimédia France, Development of DBpedia live in French, etc.). Most of this money should be spent by the end of the next quarter
Wikimania 10,000 0 2,400 - - 2,400 12,500 3,000 24% Other costs will be paid in August 2013
Functionning 67,500 33,754 19,125 - - 52,879 84,375 66,099 78.3% We have less staff than expected. Board meetings are cheaper since we meet in our new office.
Fundraising 31,000 40,412 3,573 - - 43,985 38,750 54,981 141.9% 2012 fundraising was much more efficient than expected. Though this is a good thing it generated extra cost, especially in managing the flow of checks we received.
Staff costs 181,300 66,457 58,617 - - 125,074 226,625 156,343 69.0% The ED has left, we canceled the "community" recruitment (as it was also canceled for next year / ~14.3k€ on the semester). We only had 1 intern instead of 2 in our initial plan (~2.2k€ on the semester)
Total 386,675 176,821 103,219 - - 280,040 483,344 350,050 72.4%

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Progress against past year's goals/objectives[edit]

The FDC needs to understand the impact of the initiatives your entity has implemented over the past year. Because the FDC distributes general funds, entities are not required to implement the exact initiatives proposed in the FDC proposal; the FDC expects each entity to spend money in the way it best sees fit to achieve its goals and those of the movement. However, please point out any significant changes from the original proposal, and the reasons for the changes. Note that any changes from the Grant proposal, among other things, must be consistent with the WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, must be reported to WMF, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement. The WMF mission is "to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally."


Key initiatives Stated objectives of the initiative (include metrics) Activities conducted Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved) If your entity did not achieve the desired objectives, why not? If it did, what enabled this? If the initiative was not in your plan, why did you pursue it?

Education

 

Goals

  • Reach new editors in the Academic and Educational World (students, PhD students, professors and researchers).
  • Promote Wikimedia projects in secondary school.

Metrics

  • 15 workshops for PhD students and researchers in charge of courses, teachers and students;
  • Date of Damville and Wikiconcours projects with high schools students and pupils completion, initially planned for end of March 2013.
  • Number of educational booklets provided to researchers for their courses;
  • Support 1 educational project involving students.
 
  • trainings: 20
  • monitoring of Wikiconcours and Damville projects
  • translation of the booklets « Case studies »
  • 4 conferences for high school students and teachers
  • participation at an exhibition for teachers
  • participation at 2 exhibition for researchers
 

metrics

  • 6 trainings with researchers, librarians in charge of courses: 92 attendees
  • 4 trainings with PhD students: 67 attendees –> 33 articles added. 800 Ko of content added
    • During trainings, each students had to add to their user page a specific userbox that allowed us to finely track how much content they added to the projects
  • 5 trainings with teachers: 86 attendees
  • 5 training with students: 223 attendees
  • publishing and disseminating of 150 booklets for researchers in charge of courses
  • The Wikiconcours and Damville projects were slightly delayed and will be finished, for Damville project during July and the end of may for Wikiconcours

Resources

  • volunteers: Working group "education" (around 16 people, 7 deeply involved in the projects)
    • support training, welcome the new contributors in the Wikimedia projects
    • help to translate and prepare the booklet for researchers in charge of courses
    • present at the association stand during conferences and help with the communication of the education projects
    • dissemination and relay on Wikimedia projects
  • staff: educational project manager: coordination of the working group, organization of trainings and monitoring of partnerships
 
  • Specific trainings with PhD students and researchers in charge of courses have worked well: we had a lot of registrations and good feedbacks (using our post-trainings assessment surveys)
  • Long term educational projects did not work as well as we expected: too much delay and difficulties for pupils to contribute on the French-language Wikipedia without a significant support.
  • Wikicontest with high school students: great success for the project in term of impact and with our partners. More than 80 attendees to the award ceremony (high school students and teachers team. Prospects: launching a national wikicontest in partnership of CLEMI (Education National) in October 2013.
  • Damville project: attendees are too young and not enough autonomous to edit on Wikipedia. This project was very time-consuming for very few impact and results.

Research

 

Goals

  • Supporting and encouraging research teams working on Wikipedia and free knowledge
  • Popularizing scientific research about Wikipedia and free knowledge
  • Encouraging the academic world to share their knowledge on Wikimedia projects

Metrics

  • For the Wikimédia France Research Award >100 votes from selected articles by the jury ; dedicated website traffic (>5000 unique visitors by month from the announcement of the winner, >1 blog post (Wikimédia France and Wikimédia Foundation blogs)
  • with academic world: increase the number of editors (>100 user account created, 5% of regular contributors after the contest (3-4 months), > 1 article by participant created, 80% of the content added by members unrevoked; > 5 articles with a quality label; >1 training with researchers network of Société Française d'Écologie.
 
  • Wikimédia France Research Award
  • co-planification to participate at a study day dedicated to Wikipedia and the science: 60 attendees
  • launching of AMCSTI partnership in order to encourage actors of scientific culture to contribute on Wikipedia
 

Wikimédia France Research Award:

  • 30 votes from selected articles by the jury
  • 2 blog posts for the announcement of the selected papers
  • delay on the announcement of the winner: done on April 29th
  • website traffic not available (due to an oversight during the website deployment)

Partnership with Société Française d’Écologie (planned for September 2013)

  • postponed during the kick-off meeting, planned for September 2013

Work with academic world:

  • planning of several trainings with researchers working groups (planned for September 2013)
 
  • We have fallen behind the Wikimedia France Research Award planning and very few community members voted on selected papers by the jury, mainly due to a lack of communication and interest for the whole community on this project.
  • great success of a study day dedicated to Wikipedia and science. Following such study day, Wikimédia France has been audited by a National Assembly commission dedicated to scientific literacy.

Resources:

  • volunteers: Working group "research" (around 28 people, <10 deeply involved in the projects)
    • support training, welcoming new contributors
    • present at the association stand during conferences and help with the communication of the education projects
    • dissemination and relay on Wikimedia projects
  • staff: educational project manager − coordination of the working group, organization of trainings and monitoring of partnerships

GLAM

 

Goals
Objectives were for all year

  • Workshops with GLAM institutions to learn how to contribute. Contributions about GLAM subjects
    • Organization of several workshops (10) with volunteers and staff members for GLAM institutions --> scope of the linked project narrowed due to lack of funding to recruit staff --> 3 sessions
  • Partnerships with GLAM institutions to liberate content (upload on Wikimedia Projects)
    • Part-time job for a technical employee to help uploading and train people from institutions to share their content
  • Projects with volunteers and GLAM institution to create free cultural content (photographs, video, texts)
    • Supporting volunteers to have contacts with institutions, helping to have good material

Metrics:

  • Training sessions
    • At least 4 edits by people trained
    • 15% of people being autonomous after 1 month (we define an editor as autonomous if he edits again outside the scope of the training sessions)
    • 80% of content added during the session not reverted
  • Content upload
    • At least 2 categories by file
    • 10% of content used on Wikimedia projects
    • 1 blogpost after each mass-upload
  • GLAM institutions
    • At least 3 partnerships with GLAM institutions
  • Outreach: conferences focused on GLAM projects on Wikimedia
   
  • training sessions: 3 sessions
  • New contributors from GLAM scope: 22 new contributors, 191 edits, 40,000 bits added, 5 autonomous contributor
  • Mass-upload: 1 project completed, all files are described using the metadata of the Institution, and by mapping these metadata to Wikimedia Commons categories, have in average 14 categories per file. In total, 2042 files.
  • Creation of free content on Wikimedia Commons:
    • Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique: 569 files
    • Musée des Augustins de Toulouse: 275 files
    • Archives of Brest: 19 files
  • Conferences: 12 conferences (more than 700 people attendees)
  • Public Domain Day: more than 80 attendees (50 people in 2012)
  • Editathon on the Quai Branly Museum: 60 articles created or improved, 16 wikimedians involved, 6 new editors from the Museum fr:Projet:Edit-a-thon Quai Branly
  • People involved:
    • training sessions: regional Wikimedian groups (Paris, West of France, 15 people)
    • Mass-upload: GLAM working-group (4 volunteers for Ancely project)
    • Conferences: Chairman for 2 conferences, director of programs (staff) for 4 conferences, volunteers from GLAM working group for 3 conferences (Toulouse and Lyon)
    • Public Domain Day: 2 staff (technical project manager and director of programs), volunteers from GLAM working group
    • Partnerships: 4 new partnerships starting, new partnerships in progress with Musée des Beaux-Arts of Lyon, Musée Dobrée (regional museum, Nantes)
    • Coordination of the GLAM working group and monitoring to help volunteers (for conference etc.): director of programs (staff)
 
  • Training sessions were not very successful because of their brevity.
  • We due to not organize some training sessions for GLAM institutions because of lack of time from GLAM institutions and us (lack of time and funds to recruit new staff)
  • Conferences are very successful: we were invited to the most important annual conference about museums, culture and innovation in France to present GLAM projects for + 300 people with several testimonies by GLAM already involved in GLAM projects with us
  • Mass upload projects are very difficult because of a lot of work needed by few volunteers able to prepare quality uploads.
  • Public Domain Day was a very successful project, conducted with OKFN France. We had more people than last year and a lot of speakers and artists to promote Public Domain and remix of Public Domain
  • Phœbus project continues to be successful. The facts that the POTY was made as part of this project was very pleasant for volunteers involved in the project
  • The partnership with Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique is very successful and very well known. We are very glad to win with the museum the IDCA Prize of "Best Partnership" on early July during the "Communicating the Museum" conference [2]

Francophonie and Languages

 

(Programs and metrics are for all the year)

  • Deployment of plug computers and workshops in African universities
    • Develop offline access to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects thanks to Wi-Fi networks without Internet connexion. Offline access is shared with a "plug computer" which creates Wi-Fi network. This network shares Wikipedia through the Kiwix software. The project is made with help and support from the Kiwix team, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the Institut Français.
    • Using the opportunity of this offline deployment where Internet access is rare and expensive, to train people to well use Wikipedia offline, and to contribute on Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects using the poor local connexion, to give them all the keys to become contributors and leaders of the future Wikimedian communities.
  • Events and workshops in partnership with institutions and communities to present Wikipedia and promote contribution ; creation of new Wikipedia in local languages ; progression of contributions in Wikipedia already active
  • Realization of a francophone newsletter about the Wikimedia projects (inspired by The Signpost and the French Regards sur l'Actualité de Wikipédia) ;
  • Coordination to promote the projects outside the Wikimedia world (eg. international organization of Francophonie) ;
  • Help and support the creation of new chapters in French-speaking countries (Belgium, Tunisia, etc.)

Metrics

Afripédia
  • Do at least 3 missions to deploy Afripédia with user training
  • Metrics regarding the 1st deployment:
    • Having 50% trainers compliant with the objectives fixed in November
      • Deployment of Afripédia material
      • Personal activity as a contributor (100 edits, 5 new articles)
      • Organize 1 presentation of Afripedia project and 1 training session
  • Metrics regarding Afripédia contributors
    • All contributors are identified with the Afripédia userbox
    • Average 4 edits by contributor
    • Average 15% of contributors are autonomous after 1 month
    • 80% of content is not reverted
  • Organize the 2nd deployment and training session
French-speaking Wikimedia community
  • Helping to create (or support the creation of) 2 new Francophone chapters
  • Organizing a francophone meeting into the Wikimedia movement
  • Creating at least one project together in the francophone group
Languages
  • Help to create at least 2 new Wikimedia projects in local languages
  • Organize a meeting or a project for the contributors in regional languages in France
 
  • February: first report with trainers, help to organize training sessions and stats report for Afripédia
  • March:
    • new content available for Afripedia (fr.wikisource torrent), organization of the 2nd deployment (planned for May-early June)
    • organize future training session in French Indian Ocean territories to learn how to contribute in local languages (January 2014, Réunion island)
  • May:
    • new welcome page for Afripedia plug computer available
    • 2000 photos available under a free license thanks to a Malian blogger involved in Afripedia project (to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons)
  • June: 2d training session in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 24-28 June. 17 trained from 7 universities of DR Congo, Burundi and Congo-Brazzaville
 
  • Afripédia
    • Deployment: 50% of trainers are OK (in 5 countries), other did not respond about the deployment. Pages views are not very high now. We had a few problem with stats on the plug computers and not enough people who know that Wikipedia is available with offline access (partial stats). After the 2d training session in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in June, 11 plug computers were installed.
    • Afripedia contributors: 131 users, 39 autonomous (we define an editor as autonomous if he edits again outside the scope of the training sessions), 19 new articles, + 75,926 bytes of text, 228 edits: ok for the retention, not ok for the average number of edits by user, ok for content
    • Afripedia trainers (people trained at the 1st deployment in November): 16 editors, 650 edits, 108 new articles, 285,000 bytes of text ==> large difference between trainers: 50% of them are very active on Wikipedia and the other 50% are not active.
    • staff involved: director of programs (coordination, support to Afripedia trainers, prepare the 2nd deployment)
    • volunteers involved: Kiwix developers
  • French-speaking community: we did not have time to develop new project due to lack of recruitment
  • Languages: Preparation of one project for training session in French Indian Ocean territories to learn how to contribute in local languages ; projects by the public library of Brest to upload on Wikimedia Commons some folk songs in Breton language (commons:Category:Brittany_traditional_music)
  • Staff involved: director of programs (coordination, Afripedia program, languages program), tech manager (tech support for Afripedia)
  • Volunteers involved: Kiwix developers, languages working-group
 
  • Afripédia
    • For the most part, what worked is the deployment of the Afripedia project in some countries like Mali, Centrafrican Republic and Chad: trainers are very active on Wikipedia, they are able to train other people to contribute. In these countries, we have the most important part of new editors. In Mali, people has a good reflexion about the way to improve success and work to have a better organization and communication
    • The plug computer which allows offline access is definitively a good way to share Wikimedia content in poor-access areas. In Mali, people install offline Wikipedia in a lot of computers in country. In the universities, like in Niger, every department wants to have its Afripedia material and we must find a solution to give them (financial and material solution). IFADEM, a network for teachers formation in Africa, wants to buy around 100 Afripedia plug computer to install in primary schools in several countries of Africa
    • What did not work is the motivation of certain people: they were very enthusiastic during the training sessions and are not serious for the deployment of Afripedia project. They do not answer to emails and we do not know if they have organized deployment and formations. We need to have a support from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie to coordinate reports and deployment in the different universities (in progress for the 2nd session)
    • We had some problems to have the right communication on universities: not enough people know that Afripedia is available and free to use. We worked with Malian people to improve communication for students and teachers
  • French-speaking projects and languages: not many progress due to a lack of time.
    • We prepare a "Wikicamp" (training session) for early 2014 in Réunion island for people of Indian Ocean French islands, to contribute in local languages.
    • During the Afripedia training session in Kinshasa, people learned to contribute on Wiktionary in their national languages (Swahili, Lingala, Bakongo, Kirundi)
  • We need to have a dedicated project manager to support these activities: because of the distance and a specific need of support, it is very complicated to be enough in touch with people and to support the project day after day without specific people in charge of the projects.

Semantic

 

Goals

  • Develop a better semantic extraction of Wikipedia by a DBpedia focused on content in French
  • Promote sharing and reuse of Wikipedia content by semantic ways
  • Support projects dedicated to improve Wikipedia with help of semantic extraction (dataviz, mapping etc)
  • Host Semanticpedia, a website to coordinate work and innovation about semantic extractions of Wikimedia projects (now Semanticpedia is hosted by Inria, a research and innovation institute who is a partner of the project) [3]

Metrics

  • At least 3 institutional re-users of DBPedia:fr in June
  • Hosting Semanticpedia website in June 2013
  • Organize a contest to encourage datavizualisation and other apps to improve Wikipedia (for June)
 
  • 1 conference about Semanticpedia and Wikidata, new projects to share content around the Wikimedia projects for students of National Institute of Documentary Technics (Institut national des techniques de la documentation) (50 attendees)
  • 1 brainstorming with ministry of culture and Inria researchers about new semantic projects (especially Wiktionary)
 
  • Now we have 2 institutional re-users in GLAM institution who work with DBPedia:fr (beta release), the "Cité de la Musique" (national museum of Music) future website and HDA-Lab, the beta-website of "History of Arts", an institutional website hosted by French ministry of Culture to Art education [4]
  • Stats and evaluation are in progress to prepare hosting of Semanticpedia website by Wikimedia France
  • Not any preparation of the contest
  • 2 demands for specific apps support in progress
  • Staff involved: director of programs (coordination, communication)
  • Volunteers involved: "Semantic" working-group (~15 people, ~6 active), to share wiki-experience with developers
 
  • We had a very good visibility after the signature of the partnership in November, with the Ministry of Culture herself. But after this moment, many people from institutions were very enthusiastic about the project without well understanding what it means really. We did not have pedagogical material to explain how functions DBPedia (in French) and spent a lot of time explaining the project.
  • We need to prepare more communication material and pedagogical material to share with institutions and re-users
  • We have an active community of re-users outside cultural and institutional world many young entrepreneurs work with DBPedia:fr: we need to better respond to them and encourage them to share their work and work to improve Wikipedia with their innovations.
  • We did not have enough time to start the dataviz and apps contest but we will start before June to encourage work around Semanticpedia project
Community  

Goals

  • Help and support for Wiki Loves Monuments ;
  • Events with partners (like OpenStreetMap)
  • Micro-grant committee ;
  • Increase new volunteers and contributors
  • Develop local partnerships

Metrics

  • Number of micro-grants provided
  • Meeting the deadlines for the wiki-events (Wiki Loves Monuments etc.)
  • Number of contents on Wikimedia projects "supported by Wikimedia France"
  • Number of the memberships
 
  • “Photo party” in Paris with the Photo Studio
  • Close to 40 photo sessions in sport, cultural or scientific events in Paris, Strasbourg, Dinan etc.
  • Use of Wikimedia France photo material (see Wikimédia_France/Utilisation_du_matériel_empruntable)
    • CANON.70-200mm.f2.8.IS.USM.II: 100% borrowed
    • Photo studio: 90% borrowed
    • Kobo Reader: 30% borrowed
    • Fañch” a full set with a full-frame DSLR and various lenses: 100% borrowed
  • Reflection about metrics and quality of photos
  • Opération Libre event with free-focused communities (OSM, OKFN etc) see project page on fr.wp: fr:Wikipédia:Opération_Libre_(Brocas)/Compte_rendu
  • launching on a new local group in Alsace (7 members + great activity in particular photo coverage), increased activity in the local groups of Grenoble and Lyon (Wikipermanences, beginning of partnerships with local cultural institutions like museums, etc.)
  • Organization of 4 workshops about Wikidata for contributors and members of WMFr in Paris, Grenoble, Rennes and Toulouse.
 
  • 10 demands for micro-funds committee, 2 abandoned, 7 accepted, 1 in progress. 3,436€ allocated for photo equipment, framakeys, stand material, transport for Wikimedia events.
  • + 10,000 new photos "supported by Wikimedia France" on Wikimedia Commons (source)
  • Organization of a project with several partners (OKFN, OSM, Open-data movement etc.), undertaken in early April ("Opération Libre")
  • Starting organization of WLM contest in February
  • Members: 408
  • Staff involved: director of programs (coordination), tech manager (for photo material), administrative assistant (handling member expenses & micro-funds)
  • Volunteers involved: micro-funds committee (4 people), photo working group (25 people), WLM working group (20 people)
 
  • The pace of activities in the photo group is very successful. Many accreditations, especially for sport events, allow us to provide many photos for Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia
  • We have very good relationships with other "free-related" communities, like OpenStreetMap or Open Knowledge Foundation. We can now organize events and projects with them: success of Opération Libre à Brocas, organization of a workshop with OpenStreetMap by the local group of Grenoble, organization of the Public Domain day with OKF in January and launching, still with OKF, of the Public Domain Remix contest (see: http://france.publicdomainremix.org/) in April.
  • Micro-funds committee is more active than in previous months, but with some issues. Functioning of Micro-funds committee adopted by the board (7 committee members instead of 4, details of the request, response timeline, etc.)
  • Some projects, especially WikiCon and local development are not started because of no recruitment of specific staff to support and help volunteers
  • About photo material: difficult to send the materials (for example photo studio) for local groups throughout France.
Communication  

Goals

  • Improve communication about chapter activities inside and outside the movement
  • Realize pedagogical material for outreach

Metrics

  • Monthly writing and due publication of the "Wikilettre" (monthly report about chapter activities)
  • Number of blog posts published
  • Number of pedagogical documentation shared
  • Number of new pedagogical material created and existing ones updated of existing ones
 
  • Installation of a new system to send the Wikilettre, with customization of emails and stats about open rates and click-tracking to the wiki version
  • Recruitment of an intern for Communication (since March): Aymeric, the new intern, has worked on the annual report (in progress), on updating the pedagogical material and on the first WikiRevue (finished)
  • As stated in Education program: realization of the “Case studies” booklet and 2 update. 200 copies
  • Creation of WikiRevue: first quarterly booklet describing our activities was sent to all our donors by mailing and a copies for major donors (84) in May.
 
  • Wikilettres: sent every month. Since February we have metrics on recipient open rate.
    • February 2013: 834 sent, open rate of 29.25%
    • March 2013: 842 sent, open rate of 31.35%
    • April 2013: 855 sent, open rate of 28,30%
    • May 2013: 861 sent, open rate of 26,90%
    • June 2013: 845 sent, open rate of 25,68%
  • Better coordination and regularity for blog posts: 17 blog posts (Trend: +42% of blog post on the second quarter of this semester)
  • Pedagogical material: rewrite of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikimedia France booklets.
  • WikiRevue 1 (January to March 2013): 150 copies, 60 000 by mailing to donors (23 300 opened and 12 500 viewed) and 84 copies for major donors.
 
  • What worked: great involvement of volunteers about communication (blog post, annual report, newsletter and WikiRevue etc.), renewal of pedagogical materials: helped/encouraged by Aymeric (intern in Communication)
  • What did not work: delay with our annual report (difficulties with coordination and revision), delay in sending of WikiRevue for the donors, end of contract of Aymeric (intern) early July
Tech  

Goals

  • Organize IT developments necessary for the association and projects
  • Develop or support new tools
  • Give an effective support for chapter projects
  • Improve chapter communication (website)
  • Develop fundraising tools
  • Secure and maintain the infrastructure of the association

Metrics

  • Compliance with developments calendar (CiviCRM)
  • Updates of the various tools and website
  • Effective support for chapter projects
 
  • CiviCRM (CRM for member fees, donors and mailing)
    • Update, server for development, specific developments
    • Check import on database (fundraising)
    • cleaning and deduplication of the database
    • Developer training for CiviCRM in Gand, Belgium
  • Support for chapter projects
    • Support of Wikiscan, a stats projects about fr:Wikipedia contributors (useful for projects stats and metrics)
    • Development of website for Public Domain Day
    • Creation of two dedicated websites for the Public Domain Remix contest (in France and worldwide)
  • Material: purchase, installation and maintenance of equipment (computers, photo material for volunteers, material for stands)
    • Computers for staff: ok
    • Local server for backup of staff computers: ok (still needs some configurations adjustments, though)
 
  • update and developments for CiviCRM: ok
  • purchase and maintenance of technical equipment: ok
  • development or support for specific tools: ok (dedicated website for project, support for a stats website)
    • Every website managed by Wikimedia France has now web analytics provided through FLOSS tool Piwik.
  • staff involved: tech manager, fundraising manager, director of programs, third party developers
  • volunteers involved: tech working group (24 people on the dedicated mailing list)
 
  • More time spent on CiviCRM than planned: takes time which is not dedicated to other tech projects: CiviCRM is a huge application with big impact on our activity and each update takes a huge amount of testing to be sure everything still functions.
  • The redesign of the website (to improve chapter communication) is still to be made: a technical specifications report has been made and was proposed to a webdesign students team to be their endyear project but they preferred to take one of the other projects that was submitted to them.
  • Piwik is a great tool and makes us far less dependent of Google (no donor & visitor data is processed through Google Analytics anymore)
Europeana  

Wikimédia France give its support essentially by funds (30,000€/year)

Goals

  • Create tools to facilitate GLAM content mass upload on Wikimedia Commons
  • Facilitate enrichment with metadata during uploads
  • Allow extraction of metrics and stats for GLAM content

Metrics

  • The project has its own metrics. Wikimédia France pay attention about compliance with calendar and metrics
  • Respect our financial commitments
  • Being present during all online meetings and demo sprint
 
  • Active participation in the 4 meetings
   
  • Scarce involvement from Wikimedians for the project
  • The project is operational with few weeks of delay. It is still in progress
  • Delay on the second payment planned on June, will be done in July
  • Board of Wikimédia France has decided to withdraw from the project

Lessons learned[edit]

Lessons from the past[edit]

A key objective of the funding is to enable the movement as a whole to understand how to achieve shared goals better and faster. An important way of doing this is to identify lessons learned and insights from entities who receive funds, and to share these lessons across the movement. Please answer the following questions in 1–2 paragraphs each.

  • What were your major accomplishments in the past year, and how did you help to achieve movement goals?

    Response:

    • we hired an administrative assistance in January who allowed us to improve our administrative and accounting procedures.
    • despite the gap funding of the round 1 and the fact that we have not been able to hire other employees to support and develop programs, engaged projects have been running.
    • renewal of the pedagogical material and welcoming of an intern in March
    • as we said we continue to have good reputation with GLAM institution and Education institution, we developed new partnerships with these networks.
  • What were your major setbacks in the past year (e.g., programs that were not successful)?

    Response:

    • Wikimédia France research award (few votes, few press release due to a lack of communication and trouble with organization).
    • the regularity of the workshops with institutions is hard to maintain (due to partners organization, lack of time for a closest monitoring)
    • Involvement and registration to our workshops dedicated to researchers are not so successful. We have no problem with researchers in charge of courses and PhD students but researchers do not enroll in our training sessions dedicated to science popularization with Wikipedia.
  • What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

    Response:

    • Association's visibility (with press media, professionals networks and community partners)
    • Strength and commitment of our local groups with boost for skills and expertise
    • commitment of staff
  • What unanticipated challenges did you encounter and how did this affect what you were able to accomplish?

    Response:

    • While anticipating lack of money and new staff and departure of the Executive director, one of the major challenges for this 1st quarter was to continue programs while being forced to revise down our actions and prepare the 2d FDC round. For the second quarter, we worked on formalizing position description for each employee and we asked a recruitment firm for help with hiring of the Executive director.
    • with our partners, it is sometimes difficult to compose with their schedule. This may result in delays or impose a more restricted schedule.
  • What are the 2–3 most important lessons that other entities can learn from your experience?

    Response:

    • importance of supporting local groups
    • importance to have good relationships/networks and a good external reputation. It is very important to have people (staff or/and volunteers) with specific contacts (Education, GLAM, etc.) and diversified skills.
    • Regular meetings and discussions on several mailing lists about programs with board, staff and volunteers (monthly meetings by Skype, IRC hours since July, regular reports available on Meta and on our working wiki)

Lessons for the future[edit]

The Wikimedia movement grows as each entity in the movement reflects and adapts its approaches to changing needs and contexts. The questions below encourage you to apply your thinking in the sections above of "how well have we done" and "what have we learned" to the development and execution of future organisational and program strategies. The questions below can be informed both by your own entities' learnings, as well as the learnings of other movement entities (e.g., adding a new program that appears to have caused significant impact in several other countries or communities).

  • What organisational or program strategies would you continue?

    Response:

    • Continue to work with our current trusty partners in order to develop more projects and convince other partners in the same thematic.
    • Continue and intensify the support of local groups
    • Making our target audience self-sustaining (potential contributors) and partners: edit more specific pedagogical materials for specific profiles.
    • We have to rely on metrics tools (and develop other tools) to better evaluate and plan our programs.
  • What might you change in organisational and program strategies in order to improve the effectiveness of your entity?

    Response:

    • for programs:
  1. better planning of the actions along the year − between actions planned and opportunities which will come during the year
  2. focusing our trainings in direction of trainers in order to have more impact (e.g teachers, researchers, etc.)
  3. giving a thematic to our workshops, Wikipermanence and trainings and impose registration in advance for attendees
    • organizational:
  1. We are hiring an Executive director, to tackle the challenges detailed in the SWOT (work burden on board and staff members and day-to-day management)

Stories of success and challenge[edit]

Of all the accomplishments highlighted through this report, please share two detailed case studies: one "story of success" and one story of challenge that your entity experienced over the past year (2–3 paragraphs). Provide any details that might be helpful to others in the movement on the context, strategy, and impact of this initiative.

Case study: success[edit]

Response:

Long-term trainings with PhD students

Since 2011, Wikimédia France has partnered with the University of Lille Nord in order to train PhD students to Wikipedia. The objective of this partnership is to organize training sessions, entitled "Promote our knowledge with Wikipedia" where students are encouraged to expand, on their area of ​​expertise, Wikipedia articles and other resources available on all Wikimedia projects. In 2013 we conducted 2 training sessions with 45 PhD students: 28 articles created on fr.wp.

  • Resources used:
    • Money spent: transportation paid by the University of Lille
    • Volunteer hours invested: 2/3 volunteers for running workshops and the monitoring of PhD students on Wikipedia. (8h by volunteers)
    • staff hours invested: between 30 and 40h
    • computer room
    • slide show and booklet presenting how to use and contribute to Wikipedia.
  • Programming activities: each session was composed of several parts:
    • Week 1 half a day of classroom training (3h) in order to discuss and explain knowledge sharing, the inner workings of Wikipedia and their role as young researchers in knowledge sharing.
    • Week 2 a week "to digest" and to assimilate these concepts.
    • Week 3 half a day of classroom training (3h) in order to practice Wikipedia syntax, identify articles linked to their area of study and propose objectives for their contributions (number of article creation/improvement).
    • Week 4-5 following up to these classroom trainings, PhD students worked at home on their contribution according to their objectives. Time to contribute varies from one session to another.
    • in the midterm (week 6-7), we organize several meetings (small groups of PhD students) using Skype in order to review progress and adapt objectives.
    • at the end of the session (week 9-10), attendees have to do a final report (by email or by Skype). They have to complete an evaluation questionnaire (spreadsheet) and update coordination page on Wikiversity.
    • depending on the objectives achieved or not by PhD students, the “course credits” allocated for these trainings (required to defend a thesis) are granted in accordance with the University of Lille and the PhD student.
  • Participants

The participants of the trainings are PhD students, all levels and thematics combined. We favor the first years of thesis. We supervise 25 PhD students per session.

  • Goals of the program
    • all PhD students have made at least a contribution in Wikipedia main namespace.
    • in the final report, Phd students say they realized the importance of sharing knowledge as one of their function as researchers.
    • of 20 PhD students registered, we hope at very least 10 articles created.
  • Results
    • 1 Report of the last training
    • about the duration of the session: fair
    • about time dedicated to discussions: fair
    • about time dedicated to practice: more practice during the second session would have been better
    • about the level of the training sessions: correct
    • about the usefulness of the session in their university studies or their work: not entirely convinced
    • about the desire to continue contributions after the session: slightly agree
  • We would like to measure other elements:
    • a long term monitoring in order to have some elements on their continuing contributions after 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.
    • a better tool or method to evaluate more quickly the quality of their contributions.
  • For next sessions, our goals are: reaching 10% of regular contributors 6 months after the end of the session ; >1 article by PhD student created ; 80% of contents not revoked ;
  • For the organization and monitoring: be faster and more efficient, maybe with the Education MediaWiki extension. Improve the welcoming of the PhD students on Wikipedia by notifying Wikimedia community and have 2 or 3 Wikipedians as sponsors by session.

Case study: challenge[edit]

Response: Wikimédia France research Award Wikimédia France has initiated in 2012/2013 an international research prize to reward the most influential research paper on Wikimedia projects and free knowledge projects in general.

Goals of the program
  • supporting/encouraging research teams working on Wikipedia and free knowledge ;
  • popularizing scientific research on Wikipedia and free knowledge ;
  • promoting the Wikimedia Movement.
Resources used
  • Money spent: €2,970.15
    • award: €2,500
    • Wikipedia Academy in Berlin: €470.15
  • Volunteer invested: 2/3 volunteers for planning, animation of discussion with jury members, links with Wikimedia Community, translation of scientific papers summaries.
  • Staff hours invested: 165 hours
Difficulties encountered and consequences
  • regular delays in the planned schedule due to coordination. (End of this project in April 2013 instead of November 2012).
  • not enough Wikimédia France volunteers involved on this project --> summaries of scientific papers was not completely translated, not enough communication to encourage votes
  • We had no dedicatee for this Award (refusal of Michel Serres, no response from Umberto Eco) --> not enough press release and content for dedicated website.
  • Jury members are very busy and few available but they voted in time --> not enough discussion and materials for dedicated website
  • significant time devoted for the planning
  • French-language Wikipedia community did not approve a a sitenotice to encourage votes --> too few votes from the Wikimedia community (27 votes, >100 planned)
  • not enough communication during the launch of the award and during the different stages (submission and vote) --> too few votes from the Wikimedia community
  • website traffic not available (due to an oversight during the website deployment) --> no visibility to measure the impact and usefulness of the website
Participants and results
  • jury members: 7 researchers
  • 3 coordinators (1 staff member of Wikimédia France + 2 volunteers)
  • 27 votes
  • 31 scientific papers submitted
  • 2 staff members of Wikimedia Foundation (Dario and Tilman) to help with communication and organization
  • 1 winner (Center for History and New Media created by Roy Rosenzweig)
Monitoring tools
Communication tools
  • dedicated mailing lists
  • dedicated web site
  • Signpost
  • Newsletter Research
  • WMF blog
  • WMFr blog
Press release/blog posts
Next Research Award

For the next Research Award: (scheduled for autumn 2014), we will:

  • pay more attention:
    • to the calendar for a sitenotice on the Wikimedia projects in order to encourage more participation in the voting
    • to provide summaries of scientific papers in several languages and other medias (for example, interviews of co-authors and jury members, etc.) on our dedicated website.
    • to involve more volunteers of Wikimedia France (for translation and communication)
  • expand the network for the voting call (find other mailing lists involved in these issues).
  • find external partners to better promote the project and planning an award ceremony.
  • find a dedicatee: for example Roy Rosenzweig (the first recipient)
Programming activities Research Award 2014
  • August-September 2014: contact jury members, contact Center for History and New Media to propose Roy Rosenzweig as dedicatee, update of Meta page, update of dedicated website, contact external partners.
  • Early September: Call for Wikimedia community's participation, preparation of messages / sitenotices in different languages
  • End of September: papers submissions dead line, Jury starts selecting 5 shortlisted papers;
  • Mid of October: 5 shortlisted papers chosen by the jury; publication of summaries of shortlisted papers (in several languages) and discussion, press kit, update dedicated website for communication.
  • Mid of November: Closing of votes
  • End of November: Public announcement of the winner, press release.

Additional information[edit]

Compliance[edit]

Is your organization compliant with the terms defined in the grant agreement?[edit]

  1. As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.
  1. Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".
    Yes
  2. Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".
    Yes

Financial information[edit]

  1. Report any Grant funds that are unexpended fifteen (15) months after the Effective Date of the Grant Agreement. These funds must be returned to WMF or otherwise transferred or deployed as directed by WMF.
  2. Any interest earned on the Grant funds by Grantee will be used by Grantee to support the Mission and Purposes as set out in this Grant Agreement. Please report any interest earned during the reporting period and cumulatively over the duration of the Grant and Grant Agreement.

    Accrued interests will be credited in January 2014

Signature[edit]

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