Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round1/Wikimedia Israel/Progress report form/Q2

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Purpose of the report[edit]

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their results to date. For progress reports, the time period for this report will the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). For impact reports, the time period for this report will be the full 12 months of this grant, including the period already reported on in the progress report (e.g. 1 January - 31 December of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Overall[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved
2. # of new editors
3. # of individuals involved
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Example Example Example Example Example

Revenues received during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG 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
A B C D E F G H I J K

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

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
A B C D E F G H I J J2 K
TOTAL B C D E F G H I J J2 N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Compliance[edit]

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

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.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

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".

Signature[edit]

Once complete, please sign below with the usual four tildes.

Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]


Basic entity information[edit]

Table 1

Entity information Legal name of entity ויקימדיה ישראל (ע"ר)
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 01/01–12/31
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 01/01/2013–12/31/2013
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name Chen Davidi
Primary contact position in entity Activity Coordinator
Primary contact username Chen – WMIL
Primary contact email chen@wikimedia.org.il
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Itzik Edri
Secondary contact position in entity Chairman
Secondary contact username Itzike
Secondary contact email itzik@wikimedia.org.il


Overview of this quarter[edit]

The purpose of this section is to provide a brief overview of this report. Please use no more than 1-2 paragraphs to address the questions outlined below. You will have an opportunity to address these questions in detail elsewhere in this report.

CHANGES: Please describe how you changed your plans and budget based on the FDC allocation approved by the Board in December 2012, and your rationale for these changes. You can then use the changed plans and budget as the basis on which to report back on the first quarter.

  • The board decided not to pursue the contract with the Executive Director (ED) that was selected in the previous quarter, so we are still working on establishing the organization, what still makes it difficult to move forward with activities due to the great preoccupation of the current board in managing the chapter.


HIGHLIGHTS: What were 1–2 important highlights of the past quarter? (These may include successes, challenges, lessons learned.)

  • The fifth Wikipedia Academy – was held on June 2, 2013 in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. The central theme of this year's conference, which attracted an audience of 150—among them Wikipedians, members of the academia and the business world—was "Why are there fewer women editors on Wikipedia".

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  • First Hebrew Wikipedia Hackathon - MediaWiki targeted developers meeting attended by about 40 programmers, In and out of Wikipedia community. The Hackathon took place throughout the day and was combined with short lectures on Media Wiki and Technology.


WIKI-FOCUS: What Wikimedia projects was your entity focused on (e.g., Wiki Commons, French Wiktionary) this quarter?

  • Wikimedia Commons, Wikipedia

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 participant reached through workshops)?

  • In the last quarter we had 12 external lectures to educational institutions and professional organizations in Israel.
  • In the last quarter we had 10 editing workshops were held in various projects.
  • In the last quarter we had 2 tours, attended by about 30 members from the community.
  • In addition we had about 11 different working meetings with organizations for continued collaborations.
  • In the last quarter we supported the 4th (currently on-going) expedition by 6 members of Beer Sheva University department of African Studies to Ghana with 2 copies of Kiwix software and full copies of off-line english and simple Wikipedia for use in outreach in rural areas.

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 for this quarter[edit]

Provide exchange rate used:

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
Donations from individuals ILS 0 1864 1687 3551 521 992
Membership fees ILS 635 635 100 735 177 205
Sponsors ILS 24,000 24,000 0 24,000 6709 6709
FDC ILS 522,336 0 320,507 320,507 141,172 89,602

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Spending during this quarter[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
5th Wikiacademy ILS 45,000 3,858 41,485 45,343 12,580 12,676 100.7%
Wiki Loves Monuments ILS 40,000 0 457 457 11,182 1.14%
GLAM Projects ILS 28,000 3,725 214 3,939 7,827 1,101 14%
Editors' meeting ILS 10,000 1,637.24 16.76 1,654 2795 462 16.5%
Hackathon ILS 6,000 0 4,011 4,011 1677 1121 66.8%
Writing Competition ILS 3,000 0 0 0 838 0 0 postponed to 2014
Elef-Milim ILS 1,000 0 523 523 279 146 52.3%
Wikimania Scholarships ILS 45,800 0 0 0 12,804 0 0
Microgrants ILS 25,000 0 0 0 6989 0 0
Office Space ILS 26,400 876 4,209 5,085 7380 1,421 19.2%
Wikimania Chapters Meeting ILS 27,480 0 0 0 7682 0 0
Volunteers Travel reimbursement ILS 3,000 4235 3292 7,527 838 2,104 250% Exceeded due to a change in the travel policy and the decision to return of fuel cost
Participation in international conferences of the movement ILS 12,480 6,993.38 0 6,993.38 3,488 1,955 56%
Chapters Conference Milano ILS 12,480 6,946 7034 13,980 3,488 3,908 112%
Marketing and PR ILS 18,000 2,389 3769 6,158 5,032 1,721 34%
Employees ILS 187,200 35,885 25,472 61,357 52,334 17,153 32.7%
Management: Accounting & Consulting ILS 24,600 10,530 13,526 24,056.42 6,877 6,725 97.7% Gap due to incorrect calculation of the costs of in the annual work place for auditing and bank costs
Domain & Web hosting ILS 1,000 2100 140 2240 279 626 224% unexpected website design cost
Expense for a projects from 2012 ILS 0 21,258 0 21,258 0 5,942 -

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Progress toward this year's goals/objectives[edit]

This section addresses the impact of the programs / initiatives* and objectives your entity has implemented over the past quarter and the progress your entity is making toward meeting this year's goals. We understand that some metrics may not be applicable in this quarterly report, so please add metrics here if they are applicable.

*In the last round, the FDC used the term 'initiative', but this round, we are using the term 'program.'

Program 1[edit]

5th WikiAcademy

This June, we had our fifth Wikipedia Academy conference. For the second time, the conference was held at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. central theme of this year's conference was "Why are there fewer women editors on Wikipedia". We were mainly discussing the causes, outcomes and effects of the low participation of women in spreading knowledge on Wikipedia. We had the pleasure to host the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees member Bishakha Datta,

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Expanding public discourse on free content and Wikipedia as a tool to achieve this goal.
  • Raise awareness for absence of female editors on Wikipedia, and in doing so, increase the number of women editors.
  • Investigating the reasons for low participation of women in editing Wikipedia, by discussing and analyzing statistics from an editor's survey that was conducted by Wikimedia Israel.
  • Allow an open and transparent discussion in order to develop and devise means to increase women's participation in editing Wikipedia.
  • Expand the circles of influence of the organization by cooperating with other institutions and organizations who share a common vision with us.
  • To establish a tradition of cooperation with IDC as the official sponsors of the conference.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Over 120 non-Wikipedian attendees.
  • Over 30 Wikipedians.

PR

  • 15 mentions in the media
  • Increased awareness of the gender gap on Wikipedia – Unmeasurable.
Activities conducted.
  • The conference was very successful and received very positive responses at the participant's feedback survey. The conference received high media coverage and reinforcement for the honesty to engage openly about criticism towards Wikipedia.
  • Logistics was also a success, and we manage the budget as planned.
  • The conference was produced with the help of about 6 volunteers and 2 staff members, It is still un-measurable to determine whether the Hebrew Wikipedia editor's percentage increased.


What worked and what did not?
  • The spokesman decided to focus on exclusive stories, and therefore the preplanned decrease in the amount of media exposure.


Program 2[edit]

Wiki Loves Monuments

The Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites and Wikimedia Israel cooperated in the Wiki Loves Monuments competition, which will take place this summer for the second time.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Increase the amount of free content.
  • Improve the ties between the chapter and the professional community in cultural institutions such as the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites.
  • Publish and make accessible the work of Wikipedia to the public, with an emphasis on increasing public awareness of real involvement in writing and uploading content.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Creating a list of 1,000 heritage sites in Israel.
  • Creating new articles in Wikipedia. The actual number is TBD
  • Establishing contacts with professional staff - (e.g., training council staff and volunteers on how to edit Wikipedia; and creating a permanent link between the experts and Hebrew Wikipedia community members, etc.)
  • Recruiting sponsors and financial support prior to the competition.
Activities conducted.
  • There have been several meetings to formulate a preliminary schedule work plan and to set measurable goals.
  • Several contacts have been created with a number of government and business agencies for raising financial support, Such as the Israel Internet Association, Photography Schools, and the Israeli Ministry of Culture.


What worked and what did not?
  • All is going well and according to schedule.

Program 3[edit]

GLAM Wiki Projects

In the last quarter GLAM projects activities are more intensive in participation and extensive in scope than ever before. Apart from lectures on Wikipedia and editing workshops for employees in various archives and libraries all over the country, this quarter there were some important meetings to further entrench existing partnerships and form new collaborations.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Increase the amount of free content provided in Hebrew.
  • Improving the ties between the chapter and the professional community in cultural and educational Institutions.
  • Expose the Glam activities and improving the ties between the chapter and the general public.
  • To create new collaborations.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Obtaining as much information as possible to enrich Wikipedia articles.
  • Conducting between 5 and 10 editing workshops to audiences of teachers, librarians and archivists.
  • Creating two additional collaborations with new cultural institutions in the current year.
Activities conducted.
  • In the last quarter we have been working on creating new relationships with cultural institutions. Currently the potential of these connections is enormous and we are planning to utilize it throughout this year.
  • According to our objectives, in the last quarter there were 10 editing workshops, given to dozens of students in educational institutions, librarians, employees of local institutions and more.
  • These workshops were able to produce many new articles and increase the number of editors and and individuals who are exposed to Wikipedia ventures.
  • In the last quarter there were many meetings to leverage new joint projects, such as meetings with the Museums Division at the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and more. Currently the projects are still in progress.


What worked and what did not?
  • To encourage the involvement of new editors, beyond the workshops, we established a 'Help Desk' (still in progress) which in the future, we hope will also help the general public outside the Wikipedia community.
  • We also work on knowledge Preservation practices that will allow us to track our measurable goals and objectives.


Program 4[edit]

Editor meetings

As a part of Wikipedia Academy event, in early June, we had an editors meeting that was held at Google campus Tel - Aviv , which allowed Wikimedia Israel volunteers to meet with Bishakha Datta , Wikimedia Foundation board member, who was staying in Israel for the conference. In addition we also had "WikiChicks" dinner, with the women of the Wikipedia community, in the spirit of the main topic of Wikipedia Academy - the absence of women editors on Wikipedia.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • To improve and strengthen the relationship and positive cooperation between new and existing editors in the Wikipedia community in Israel.
  • Strengthen the ties between Wikimedia Israel and the Wikimedia editor's community.
  • Encourage a sense of solidarity and pride of a shared vision in the community.
  • Secondary goal – to encourage the creation of promotional articles in the local media about the event, and about the necessity of Wikipedia to the public.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • We are expecting about 100 participants at the event.
  • The dialogue between the editors will contributed to new acquaintances and collaborations.
  • PR wise - At least 10 media publications will be considered satisfactory.
Activities conducted.
  • Editors meeting with Bishakha Datta
What worked and what did not?
  • We started to work in advance for initiating joint projects and articles with the media in Israel, and so far everything goes as planned.


Program 5[edit]

Hackathon

Last may, WMIL held a programming Hackathon in Google Campus in Tel Aviv. This was the first MW targeted developers meeting, dedicated solely to technology in Israel. The day was accompanied by short lectures on technical issues, with professional support from the chapter's volunteers and the Hebrew Wikipedia community.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Primary goal - Recruit professionals in programming and web design, and encourage them to contribute to free software projects, and by doing so, to expand the circle of active - volunteers programmers in our chapter.
  • Improving the ties between the chapter and the Wikipedia community.
  • Improving the ties between the editors and the developers themselves.
  • Encouraging innovation.
  • Creating new additions and improving Wikipedia infrastructure.
  • Solving glitches in MW.
  • Encourage dialogue on free software inside and outside the community and increase our circles of influence.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Accordance with the target set for the previous quarter, 40 participants took part at the Hackathon. both veterans and newcomers to the community.
  • Throughout the day, two technical solutions were developed to handle Wiki – media bugs.
  • Improvements of the infrastructure automatic testing.
  • New Language Format and more.
Activities conducted.
  • As mentioned, the event took place at Google Campus in Tel Aviv, which is logistically wise, fully prepared for such events.
  • In addition, the event was very successful and we expect to produce another Hackathon toward the end of 2013.


What worked and what did not?
  • Due to lack of manpower and policy, there was no tracking and continuing contact with the developers who participated in the meeting.
  • There was no media coverage.


Program 6[edit]

Elef-Milim

The "Thousand Words" project is a venture that organizes trips around the country, following the photographic needs of Wikipedia, and encourages participants to upload images to Wikimedia Commons. Many entries in Wikipedia are written well, engaging and full of vital information, but a picture is worth a thousand words. Along with a picture or two, the reader can better understand the topic.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Increase the amount of free content provided in Hebrew and pictures uploaded to Commons.
  • Increase Participation—the idea is also to encourage group interaction within the community.
  • Improve the quality of articles in Wikipedia.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Encouraging to write and improve more articles. Between 5 to 10 new or vastly improved articles will be considered a success.
  • Arrival of 10 to 20 editors from the community to each of the activities will be considered a success.
Activities conducted.
  • In the last quarter we had 2 tours, attended by about 30 members of the community.
  • Following the tour, there were about 600 new photos uploaded to Wikipedia and Wiki – Commons.
  • Number of articles that were improved – this is something we didn't success yet to measured.


What worked and what did not?
  • We were able to meet our objectives in terms of number of participants and new free content, but we still strive to increase the number of tours per quarter.


Program 7[edit]

Wiki - Air

Wiki - Air venture is a joint venture between Wikimedia Israel and the Israeli Association of General Aviation to create a pool of aerial photographs of the state of Israel, distributed under a free license, to be used in Wikipedia articles and the rest of the Wikimedia projects, as well as free use by the general public. As part of the project, Wikipedia volunteers join civic flights to photo sorties over Israel, which are then uploaded to the commons.

What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Produce free and high-quality images for use in Wikimedia projects.
  • Encourage the public (e.g., civic pilots) to take an active role in contributing to Wikipedia projects.
  • Encourage successful collaborations with other institutions in Israel.
  • Produce Landscapes photos of important and Noteworthy places in Israel.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Four flights were organized this quarter, and further flights are planned later on.
  • About 1000 new images were uploaded to commons under free license, and were placed in dozens of missing article on Wikipedia.
Activities conducted.
  • The first flight was a successful pilot, but we would like to encourage pilots to take our volunteers on flights on a more regular basis.
  • Also, before each flight, project coordinator puts professional photographer Photo Guidelines volunteers, relating to high-altitude photography and photography during the flight according to the limits.


What worked and what did not?
  • Logistic issues (such as changed to the Airport Association), and Legal issues,. delayed the beginning of the project by a few months.
  • The insistence on SLR cameras and volunteers who know how to operate them was proved as a success, as well as conducting a preliminary meeting with a professional aerial photographer who gave us advice on aerial photography.
  • The cooperation is undoubtedly growing, and everything is going as planned


Lessons learned[edit]

Lessons from this quarter[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 from entities who receive funds, and to share these lessons across the movement. The purpose of this section is to elicit some of these insights, which will be shared throughout the movement. Please answer the following questions in 1–2 paragraphs each.

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

  • In the 5th Wikipedia Academy Conference, with the keynote adress by Wikipedia Board of trustees member Bishakha Datta and local luminaries presenting a number of invited papers and panels which placed the gender gap at the top of the agenda. This coupled with ongoing practical field work by chapter members and volunteers in GLAM and Wikipedia Education have been supported women editors on the Hebrew Language Wikipedia - increasing women participation to 25% in this quarter which is a requirement for the neutral and balanced POV in Wikipedia.
  • The unqualified success of the first Israeli Wikipedia Hackathon spearheaded by Amir E. Aharoni, a long time volunteer and member of the WMF i18n team, and running simultaneously with the Amsterdam Hackathon was an . Israel is major hightech hub with and with many organizations running Hackathons and coding meet-ups to enthuse volunteer coders to participate in their projects, often sweetening the deal with gadget or cash prises. Our event was successful both as an ethical outreach to Israel's burgeoning community of hackers which rewarded us with achievements [1] during and subsequent participation. taking This professional local Hackathon which saw a significant turnout was conducted on a shoestring budget and provides other chapters with an lean and local alternative to current model of WMF Hackathons in Amsterdam and Berlin.
  • This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Hebrew Wikipedia. We asked the community to participate and were rewarded with numerous news radio and television coverage featuring their stories. We also have a new logo designed by User:עיצובית to commemorate the event. The media coverage served to inform the public at large on Wikipeida mission and in particularly of The Hebrew Wikipedia's continuing struggles to steer the neutral course though the rapids of controversy in our highly polarised society.

What were your major setbacks in the past quarter (e.g., programs that were not successful)?

  • As mentioned, we are still investing heavily into stabilizing and institutionalizing the chapter. The board is highly cluttered in many administrative assignments, including recruiting a new ED and managing existing projects. Therefore, unfortunately, projects such as evaluation and support of new ones, is suspended due to the extensive preoccupation recruiting the new ED, and it was decided that until then, the board will focus on motivating existing projects, and hold the others until the new ED can manage them.
  • All our targets were met, even in those projects that encountered difficulties and demanded our attention continue to operate.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

  • Good teamwork.
  • Personal commitment of volunteers for each and every project.
  • A sense of purpose with regard to the cause

What unanticipated challenges did you encounter and how did this affect what you were able to accomplish?

  • We were confident about our choice on the new ED, however when difficulties manifested we decided to find another ED. As already outlined this placed more administrative tasks on our volanteers sice the ED was a recent hire they were able to shoulder the burden without operational setbacks.

What changes might you make in executing your initiatives into the next quarter?

  • Regulation procedures for the benefit of the entity's operating activities.
  • Expanding our board with two professional appointments to broaden consensus on operational matters such as the educational program.
  • Increasing the number of volunteers.

Additional information[edit]

Provide any other relevant information that may be helpful or relevant for the FDC (e.g., links to any media coverage, blog posts, more detailed reports, more detailed financial information).

Compliance[edit]

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

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.

Are you in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

  • Yes.

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.

Signature[edit]

Once complete, please sign below with the usual four tildes.



References[edit]

  1. 'fixes for two MediaWiki bugs, both made by new developers; improved automatic tests for JavaScript components; a prototype for a script that enriches Wikipedia with data from Open Knesset, a database of information about the Israeli parliament based on open-source tecthnology; and a new template in Lua, also made by a developer who is completely new to the language'. - from Wikipedia blog by E. Aharoni