Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round1/Wikimedia Sverige/Progress report form/Q1

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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 Wikimedia Sverige
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 01/01-12/31
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 01/01/13-12/31-13
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name Jan Ainali
Primary contact position in entity CEO
Primary contact username Jan Ainali (WMSE)
Primary contact email jan.ainali@wikimedia.se
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Mattias Blomgren
Secondary contact position in entity Chairman
Secondary contact username Historiker
Secondary contact email mattias.blomgren@wikimedia.se


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.

  • We got a grant from Vinnova which was quite specified, so we recruited a GLAM-technician, which was not specifically mentioned in the plan in the grant proposal. However, since that project is a key driver for Wiki Loves Public Art (by setting up a similar infrastrucuture to Wiki Loves Monuments) it is benefitial to all chapters and language projects, and the shift in focus is still very well aligned with the WMF mission.

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

  • Establishing cooperation with the Swedish University of Agriculture including the first ever employed Wikipedian in Academy. This is the tip of the iceberg on our Wikipedia Education Program which has gained teriffic reach.

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

  • Mostly Wikipedia through workshops and seminars but also Commons in preparation for museum uploads (and a few minor ones), but also Wikiversity for creating an online course for 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 partipants reached through workshops)?

  • During Q1 we have had 54 meetings/workshops/seminars/edit-a-thons with external parties. This is mostly through workshops in GLAM, education and supporting underrepresented groups and most of them will lead to for further collaboration. From these meetings more than 100 educators were reached.

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."

Both revenues and spending are preliminary and slight changes might happen due to tax reasons, social security or other established accounting principles in Sweden.

Revenues for this quarter[edit]

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 grant round 1, 2012 SEK 2,350,000 569,866 - - - 569,866 $341,570 $87,918 First installment in Q1.
Grant from Wiki Skills SEK 235,000 95,298 - - - 95,298 $29,506 $14,702 First installment in Q1.
Grant from Europeana Awareness SEK 230,000 108,422 - - - 108,422 $33,430 $16,727 Installment expected in Q2.
Membership fees SEK 15,000 12,200 - - - 12,200 $2,180 $1,773
Donations SEK 20,000 14,125 - - - 14,125 $2,907 $2,053
Interests, sales SEK 15,000 42 - - - 42 $2,180 $7 Expected in the end of the year.
Other grants SEK 1,835,000 124,666 - - - 124,666 $271,366 $19,233 Installment Vinnova 275,000, IIS 100,000. Another 150,000 already raised, will be received later in the year. Several grant requests pending answer.

* 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
Staff expenses (including on-costs, labour taxes, etc) SEK 3,130,000 609,126 - - - 609,126 $441,860 $88,536 We are a bit behind spending here since the CEO started in late March and that a planned part-time recruitment is on hold until further external funding is secured.
Community support SEK 619,000 7,906 - - - 7,906 $80,670 $1,149 The low spending is due to the micro-grants program has not started yet.
Content liberation SEK 110,000 10,143 - - - 10,143 $15,990 $1,474 In Q1 most work has been done in Stockholm so travel costs have been lower than planned.
Free knowledge in Education SEK 80,000 41,595 - - - 41,595 $11,630 $6,045 High focus area during Q1, spending is planned to be lower in late Q2 and early Q3 when schools out for the summer.
Reader participation SEK 75,000 1,883 - - - 1,883 $10,900 $274 Q1 has been focused on Education, this is planned to pick up in the summer.
Free knowledge awareness SEK 90,000 0 - - - 0 $13,080 $0 Focus in Q1 has been doing copy and layout of informational material, printing planned for Q2 and Q3.
Administration, non-staff (rent, servers, systems, etc) SEK 750,000 169,929 - - - 169,929 $109,012 $24,699

* 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.'

Community support[edit]

Community support
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Getting more underrepresented groups onto the projects
  • Increasing editor satisfaction
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • 10 new editors attracted through the workshop with the Association of Mental Health of which 50% were women.
  • 5 volunteers that are more capable of doing chapter work.
  • 11 participants at the Womens movement history workshop (9 women and 7 new users).
  • 47 participants at the Fashion edit-a-thon (~64% women).
Activities conducted.
  • Workshop with the Association of Mental Health (Föreningen Psykisk hälsa), a group with high expertise and high percentage of women.
  • Gave a course for volunteers, where we developed skills in presenting Wikipedia and increased their knowledge of chapter activities.
  • Announced a scholarship for Wikimania.
  • Womens movement history workshop
  • Workshop with some of the students from Stockholm University as a preparation for the Fashion edit-a-thon
  • Europeana Fashion edit-a-thon at the Nordic museum in cooperation with MoMu - Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp.
What worked and what did not?
  • It seems very fruitful to work with an external party that has a great passion for a subject.
  • The more Wikipedians you can get to participate as experts, the better.

Any additional details:

  • We have developed a tool for making it easier for us to keep track on workshop participants edits. We will start testing it to see if it is a good way to evaluate workshops and edit-a-thons.


Free knowledge in education[edit]

Free knowledge in education
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Wikipedia is used as a teaching tool in education
  • Pupils, students and teachers contribute free knowledge
  • Teachers present the projects to be used as a resource for the pupils and students
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • The goal for the SLU is that 100 PhD students should make substantial contributions on Wikipedia
  • Wikipedia education program is initiating dialouge with established organisations delivering educational resources in Sweden. Creating easy-to-find material and 'how-to' for teachers, students & pupils to use.
  • Starting to translate the Wikipedia Campusambassador training to Swedish.
  • Keeping a good dialouge with WMF education staff, Annie Lin, about their development and ours and what we may learn from each other.
  • Wikipedia has been educated to around 75 teachers, librarians and others within education through workshops, courses and lectures.
  • Booked 2 future workshops after lectures held.
  • Had a blogpost published at a educational forum for teachers with information about the online course.
  • Had six signups for the online course for teachers.
  • Were published in an article at the Swedish ministry of education (Skolverket) about our night at the Nobelmuseum.
  • Supported one teacher from Täby gymnasium in what images to take for Commons when on fieldtrip in Spain with pupils.
  • Initiating contact with Everton, education staff in Brazil to learn from each other.
  • Invited to participate in "School spring" in Varberg. A big movement in Sweden at the moment among teachers, loosely inspired by the Arabic spring. We have been specifically asked on how it can be documented and shared to others.
  • Shooting the Wikipedia in education movie about how to 'view' Wikipedia together with pupils to better judge each article's trustworthiness.
Activities conducted.
  • Wikipedia is used as a teaching tool in education
  • Pupils, students and teachers contribute free knowledge
  • Teachers present the projects to be used as a resource for the pupils and students
  • Wikipedia day at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Wikipedian in Academy at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • The SLU-project had workshops in three sites: Uppsala, Skara and Alnarp.
  • Royal Institue of Technology, ending seminar where students showed off there assignments, making articles.
  • Flipped classroom meeting with teachers wanting to use Wikimedia Commons as their platform for flipped movies.
  • Wikipedia online course for teachers went live on Wikiversity.
  • GR Göteborg - planning for the SFI project.
  • Workshop at Stagneliusgymnasiet in Kalmar.
  • Workshop at Täby Enskilda Gymnasium.
  • Seminar for teachers at secondary high school in Täby Enskilda Gymnasium.
  • Two Wiki skills courses; Stockholm and Skellefteå.
  • Teachers night at the Nobel museum.
  • Participated at Ed-camp, Tensta.
  • Talked at a Pedagocics café in Malmö with IT-educators.
  • Workshop in Lund.
  • Workshop in Simrishamn.
  • Workshop for teachers at Stockholm University.
  • Seminar at Tierp municipality.
  • Instructor Basics: How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool translated to Swedish.
  • Lecture in Malmö.
  • Workshop on Kvarnbyskolan in Mölndal.
  • Participated at GR Educator Café in Gothenburg.
  • Ongoing discussions with Umeå University.
  • Workshop at Stockholm University.
  • Meeting with educators in Kalmar.
  • Participated on Bibmeet (meeting for librarians).
  • Wiki skills two day workshop in Helsingborg.
  • Seminar at the Center for School Development in Gothenburg (25 participants).
What worked and what did not?
  • There are a lot of opportunities and interested teachers and professors.
  • Simply being present at Ed-camps and such alikes are important to network and make a 'name' for ourselves in the educational sphere in Sweden.
  • Well planned education program, focusing on getting fewer highly involved teachers rather than several less interested. Builds a good platform for turning them into spokespersons for both the education program and the Wikimedia projects.
  • Talking at events which are freely visited by teachers but not mandatory works better than forced meeting where they are less interested generally.
  • To give away workshop will have to be less generosily done, and with more focus on what they will achieve with it before offering a free workshop to them.
  • Smaller groups are better! When in lectures with about ten people, there are plenty of opportunity to have dialouges about Wikipedia and its usage in education. When more, there is less opportunity to talk.
  • A long-term view building good relationships to teachers, professors, principals and other educational organisation as they may disseminiate knowledge of Wikipedia in education to many more than Wikimedia Sverige could reach out to alone.
  • To initiate contact with SLU and ending up having them employing the world's first Wikipedian in Academy worked amazingly well!
  • The online course for teachers is generating more interest and 16 teachers have signed up so far. It does need to be talked more about in our social channels and overall in educational contexts.
  • The short presentation at Bibmeet (meeting for librarians) led to a invitation to host education for librarians in August hosted by the same people who held this BibMeet. Good outcome for a few hours spent on this seminar.
  • Stockholm University workshop led to two more invitations by the same institution for teachers who are educating themselves to further their competences.

Any additional details:

  • Board member Ylva Pettersson was interviewed in The Teachers' News (Lärarnas nyheter) about how she use Wikipedia in the classroom. [1] (in Swedish).
  • The Swedish University of Agriculture announces a Wikipedian in Academy. (Covered by UNT.)
  • The Education program shares expeiences on the Wikimedia Foundation blog.
  • Swedish Regional School Libraries Association added the Wikipedia course on Wikiversity to their list of available on-line courses.


Content liberation[edit]

Content liberation
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Increase GLAM's general interest to freely license their material and make it available for the projects.
  • Enhance the quality of the donated material.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Three museums expressed interest in donating high quality media and two of them are actively enhancing their metadata in preparation for an upload on Commons.
  • A volunteer running the article creation competition with help from board and staff members. Publicity generated by cooperation with an already existing competition.
  • Staff members involved in WiR discussions and batch upload help. Public art data released and worked on as part of the Europeana Awareness Wiki Loves Public Art contest.
  • Ten municipalities and the National Public Art Council Sweden released their data, or parts thereof, for use in our datbase on public art.
  • Three Commons videos produced. Example.
  • The Swedish National Board of Heritage presented their report about having Wikipedians in residence with pro-tips to other institutions if they want to have such too.
  • 25 interested museum volunteers participated at the presentations at the Working life museum fair.
  • 362 images from the Nordic museum and 8 images from MoMu.
Activities conducted.
  • GLAM-technician hired in a project to enable Wiki Loves Public Art.
  • Workshop with staff of The Swedish National Maritime Museums (Statens maritima museer).
  • Meeting with The Vasa museum (Vasamuseet) about an exhibition later in the spring.
  • Helping The Royal armoury (Livrustkammaren) in their work on enhancing their metadata in a preparation for uploads.
  • Workshop with The National musuem of technology (Tekniska museet) on image uploading.
  • The Nordic museum (Nordiska museet) has been working on scanning and preparing metadata for 700-800 pictures that will be uploaded for an edit-a-thon in March.
  • Meeting with The National Public Art Council Sweden (Statens konstråd) about releasing their art collection database and potentially pictures in the future.
  • Started working on a video on how to upload to Commons together with a volunteer.
  • Collaboration with the Centre for Business History on article creation competition.
  • Discussion about a Wikipedian in residence at a major organisation.
  • Meetings with: The Nobel museum, Moderna museet, The Military Archives.
  • Two presentations at the Working life museum fair.
  • Contacting municipalties about their data about public art.
  • Two museums, the Nordiska museet and the MoMu Fashion Museum in Antwerp, donated pictures to Wikimedia Commons that we could use at the fashion edit-a-thon. WMSE assisted them both with the technical practicalities.
What worked and what did not?
  • Cooperation with the museums and archives work very well because we have long term relationship through the letter of intent with the Central Museums Cooperation Council signed last year.
  • Even though the GLAMs are very enthusiastic and positive, not all of them have internal resources to make a large commitment.
  • The National Public Art Council Sweden (Statens konstråd) agreed to releasing their art collection database but felt that the legal status surrounding Freedom of panorama was not sufficiently clear to release their pictures.
  • When communicating with municipalities there is a need to be very precise. The first requests for data has been missunderstood in some ways, but we are learning of this and also share our experience to the wider Open Data community in Sweden.

Any additional details:


Reader participation[edit]

Reader participation
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Identify weaknesses in the quality of content and disseminate our findings.
  • Identify weaknesses in the user interface and work to get them solved.
  • Create a positive image of the projects.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Potential partnership with The Swedish National Heritage board (Riksantikvarieämbetet) for future projects.
  • Good feedback from the community on types of articles that need rewritten ingresses.
  • Links from newspapers (explained below) to Wikipedia greatly increases the page views for these articles.
  • The Sandbox link makes it a lot easier to get newcomers to actually start editing.
Activities conducted.
  • Discussions with The Swedish National Heritage board (Riksantikvarieämbetet) on working with us in preparation for the European Capitol of Culture 2014 in a QR-pedia project in Umeå.
  • Meeting with the Center for easy reading to see if they can assist with guidance on how to write ingresses that are easier to understand. 15 editors involved to pick articles for a test drive.
  • wikilovespublicart.se launched, competition starts in May.
  • We noticed that some news papers links directly to Wikipedia from editorial text and were published on a news site.
  • Swedish Radio, P4 Kalmar, made an interview with our Education manager.
  • Added the Sandbox gadget to Swedish Wikipedia.
What worked and what did not?
  • Great way to involve the community by asking them for qinoins on our activities.
  • Even though page views increased, it did not lead to any edits.

Any additional details:

  • The National Museum of Technology put a portrait of chairman Jan Ainali on the wall in their Walk of Nerds for his passion for Wikipedia. [2], [3]
  • The magazine Företagsminnen had an article about company history on Wikipedia and announced the article creation competition.

Free knowledge awareness[edit]

Free knowledge awareness
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Make policy makers and institutions aware of the advantages of free knowledge.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Translation of the brochure from WMDE on why to not use NC in Creative Commons licenses almost done.
  • We are finding potential members of parliament that we should start working with.
Activities conducted.
  • We got an intern who will focus his work on political issues. His first task was to start translate the brochure from WMDE on why to not use NC in Creative Commons licenses.
  • Researched parties motions regarding free knowledge, open source and free licensing.
  • Attended Digisam Linked Open Data seminar.
  • Got an invitation to meet Skolverket, the Ministry of Education in Sweden to speak about Wikipedia in education and free knowledge in general.
What worked and what did not?
  • Great task for an intern, to start learning by translating. We should also take advantage of other chapters efforts more often.
  • We have not secured funding separate from FDC to let employees work on lobbying yet and are relying on volunteers. Hopefully with the intern, progress could be made later on.
  • The Swedish parliament website is a great resource for research.

Any additional details:


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?

  • The many preparations on content upload from museums, which will soon enhance the quality on the projects.
  • Great interest in the education program in Sweden from teachers and others within the education sector. This is due to intense work of sharing the ideas about Wikipedia as a resource in education from the Wikimedia Sverige office to teachers and others around the country. Getting Wikipedia accepted in general Education will raise awareness and be a good breeding ground for new contributers.
  • Starting on getting data from the municipalities on public art. It will lead to more accurate articles and serve as starting point for Wiki Loves Public Art which hopefully will see a similar effect as Wiki Loves Monuments had.
  • To have supported the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences to employ the worlds ever first Wikipedian in Academy! It will lead to more Ph.D. students and researcher to contribute to Wikipedia.

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

  • The community is not very positive about the Article Feedback Tool. We will probably have to test other concepts on reader feedback.
  • Too much giving away free workshops and seminars for the education program as a point for teachers during a teaching day with too little obligation to provide anything back.
  • The program Reader participation is suffering now due to heavy work load in the other projects.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

  • Our enthusiastic and energetic staff is our greatest resource.
  • We also moved to a new office this month which will make daily life more pleasant.
  • Interesting and rewarding partnerships with schools, other educational organisations and museums.
  • Generally, there is a big curiosity amongst other organisations on how they could live in the Wikimedia universe. This means it is quite easy to get in contact with people and get their attention.

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

  • Lack of communication within the organisation, learning from each others mistakes and simply reflecting as a group and a living and learning organisation has been rather unprioritised. All focus on running programs on the cost of working as a joint, culturally strong and vibrant organisation.
  • This year we are doing our financial report in a much higher standard than required in order to be transparent and have good orders. It was a lot harder than we thought and our treasurer and financial administrator have been working hard on this.

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

  • To a greater extent, make those we work with commit to a long term cooperation instead of one-offs.
  • Our CEO started in late March so from April on some routines and procedures will be changed.

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).

  • As always our bookkeeping is available online.
  • In a managements course, Wikimedia Sverige got to serve as a case study. Six managers came to the office for one day and learned about the chapter and our growth and had to come up with ideas and strategies for future work. One major finding is that is imperative to find long-term funding to gain stability for the chapter. Other findings were ways to improve internal communications.
  • Our GLAM manager Axel Pettersson was interviewed in the Swedish daily paper (Svenska Dagbladet) about his choice of working in the non-profit sector. http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/karriar/din-fritid-kan-gora-dig-till-jobbvinnare_7834712.svd (in Swedish)
  • Blog posts produced in the quarter: 3 in January, 3 in February, 10 in March
  • We moved to a new office, Spotify kindly donated furniture.
  • We had our annual meeting, minutes (in Swedish). Slight changes in the by-laws to keep up with our growth.
  • Our new CEO started late in March, in the end of Q1 we are five-full time employees and two part-time.
Sample pictures and movies from Q1

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.

  • Since the grant from Vinnova was quite specified we recruited a GLAM-technician, which was not specifically mentioned in the plan in the grant proposal. However, since that project is a key driver for Wiki Loves Public Art (by setting up a similar infrastrucuture to Wiki Loves Monuments) is benefitial to all chapters and language projects, the shift in focus is still very well aligned with the WMF mission.

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.

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