Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round2/Wikimédia France/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 Wikimédia France
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 07/01-06/30
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 07/01/13 - 06/30/14
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name Nathalie Martin
Primary contact position in entity Executive Director
Primary contact username Nathalie Martin (WMFR)
Primary contact email nathalie.martin@wikimedia.fr
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Christophe Henner
Secondary contact position in entity Vice Président
Secondary contact username Schiste
Secondary contact email christophe.henner@wikimedia.fr


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.

Temporarily out of payment processing

Due to fiscal risk, Wikimedia France decided to stop being a payment processor in 2013, until we found a suitable solution. The decision was taken during the Wikimedia Conference, after making our proposal and impacted our initial budget. Stopping the fundraising means we won't keep a part of the money raised to cover our costs. It also mean that we have lower fundraising costs — we still have costs because we fundraise locally, with direct debit program for example.

More details in our announce on Wikimedia-l
Programs

We have planned to reduce the costs of our programs and postpone some of them in order to cope with our new estimation of our annual revenues (lower allocation, stop being payment processor, and lower direct debit). We have postponed the start of the Research award to next year, we have also postponed the kickoff of the Territorial Development, and finally we have decided to cancel the Francophonie Meeting, planned for spring 2014. Regarding the Territorial Development, our new ED is working on a deep overhaul of the program.

Hirings

In our proposal (on February) we have planned the hiring of five full-time employees. At the beginning of the year, we contracted a Human Resources company to perform an audit of the French chapter. They delivered their conclusions in April, which recommended an overhaul of the chapter structure, and confirmed the necessity of hiring an executive director. We decided to postpone all recruitments pending this overhaul, which would be assigned to the new executive director. Nathalie, our new ED since October 1st, worked on this since her arrival and submitted a preliminary project to the board at the end of October. We should to be able to report on this overhaul in the next quarter.

Regarding the position of communication manager. We welcomed an intern during the quarter, with the possibility of evolution for a permanent position. The intern decided to leave the chapter to pursue other professional interests. Like the rest of the planned positions, a communication manager position will be subordinated to the HR overhaul and the ED decision. The changes in the hiring of the civil servants as a part of the territorial development program are explained above.

Budget

We revised our budget twice since the proposal.

  • We had anticipated a larger allocation from the FDC (-170k€) and also we had to cope with the loss of the part of revenues we can keep from the fundraising (-120k€ of impact) since we have agreed with the WMF to temporarily quit the fundraising agreement. Due to underspending during last year, we had assets available (+193 K€), we decided to use about 40 K€ of theses assets in order to cope with the decrease of our expected revenues
    • Reduce the hirings (~ 70 K€)
    • Global downsizing (~ 120K€)
  • We had anticipated 250k€ of revenues raised through donations by direct debit. This new method was implemented during the month of June, and an e-mailing to our donors was sent at the end of June. Preliminary projections from it accounted for significantly lower revenues (-235k€). This prompted us to produce a second revision, of which the main points are:
    • Reduce hirings, as described above. (~ 91 K€)
    • Global program downsizing (~ 28 K€)
    • Diminution of functional fees, mainly through the cancellation of moving to new offices − not needed anymore due to the new hiring plan (~ 25 K€)
  • The changes from our proposal to our last revised budget are:
  • Revenues
Revenue source Original budget (K€) Revised budget (K€)
Fundraising costs 150 0
FDC allocation 572 404
Public support for civic service 20 12
Direct debit 250 35
Donation to WMFr 0 20
  • Expenses
Expenses Original budget (K€) Revised budget (K€)
Fundraising 71 42
Functioning 167 101
Territorial development 23 17
Education 27 11
Research 19.1 1.6
GLAM 7.8 5
Francophonie, Afripédia and languages of France 92.5 30
Community projects 33 31
Outreach 5.6 2.5
Europeana 30.9 30
Technical projects 20 3
Associative partners 2 1
Wikimedia Movement 23 17
Staff expenses 543 376



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

  • Aerial photography of Versailles Domains
In the past year, some photographers from Wikimédia France had worked with the association ToucanWings who promotes aerial photography using UAV. This summer, as part of its partnership with the chapter (see coverage in This Month in GLAM), the Palace of Versailles keenly agreed to three photo sessions above the palace and the park. More than 150 photographs have been uploaded on Wikimedia Commons.
  • Partnership with Centre Pompidou
A partnership between Wikimedia France and the Centre Pompidou (National museum of modern art, Paris) was signed on September, the 18th by the president of the Centre Alain Seban and the chair of Wikimedia France Rémi Mathis. The signature was followed by a conference hold this day about the relationship between amateurs and professionals and what Wikimedia-style projects can bring to a cultural institution. Three people talked about collaborative work in the cultural field: Antonio Casilli (junior professor at Telecom Paristech), Henri Verdier (Director of Etalab - French government opendata facility), Louise Merzeau (junior professor at Paris X university), chairing Gonzague Gauthier (digital projects manager, Centre Pompidou).
20 workshops will be organized at the Centre Pompidou during the year 2013-2014 to write articles about the collections they hold (modern and contemporary art), the wikipedians being allowed to access the resources of the Centre, speak with curator, visit on closing days. And last but not least, two others conferences will take place in January and March 2014
  • Monthly direct donations
In August we recorded our first revenues through the monthly direct donation process. This is an important step in our current work to diversify our sources of revenues.
This system implementation was completed at the end of July. Leveraging on the SEPA system, it needed contract development on the CiviCRM software, and extensive work from staff and treasurers. Even though early projections accounted for less than the objective we set out, we already recorded 260 monthly donations, and 430 more are in the pipes.


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

  • Wikimedia Commons :
    • partnership with Archives Nationales : 42 items uploaded on Wikimedia Commons
    • Partnership with Cité de la Céramique. La Cité de la Céramique et Wikimédia France have been rewarded (5th July,Stockholm) during the International Design and Communication Awards, category best partnership.
    • Wiki Loves Monuments : more than 36 000 pictures have been upload on Wikimedia Commons.
    • photo workshop with some volunteers of Wikimédia France : organized in order to learn to use the materials of Wikimédia France (mini photo studio, camera). See : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:WikiGrenier
    • focus on photography : our regional groups are very active to take pictures of events in France like sports (golf, athletics, etc.) and music festivals (Fête de l'humanité, Festival interceltique de Lorient, etc.)
  • French Wikipedia: 3 workshops at Centre Pompidou ; release of the 3rd edition of the French version of Welcome to Wikipedia, including now VisualEditor and Notifications features.
  • French Wikibooks: launching of the project with the national association of Foyers ruraux. The goal of this project is to create a Wikibook dedicated to local and regional recipes in France. It will be the volunteers of the network of Foyers ruraux who will create and add content depending on their geographic area and their culinary heritage. See : http://fr.wikibooks.org/wiki/Recettes_de_villages_qui_bougent
  • French Wikiversity: launching of the coordination page for the project of free school diary for high school students. See : http://fr.wikiversity.org/wiki/Projet_Agenda_libre
  • Wikidata: a workshop has been organized by and for Wikimédia France volunteers in September to discover and understand Wikidata.


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)?

  • 4 workshops 53 attendees (Centre Pompidou, Monthly workshop in Rennes).
  • See the Wiki-Focus for more details about uploaded files on Wikimedia Commons.
  • 1 training session with language teachers (10 attendees)
  • 3 outreach conference (a total of 68 attendees)
  • 265 new contributors from Wiki Loves Monuments

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:

  • 1€ = 1.308 USD (rate used in 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
Donors by direct debit 35,000 4,807 - - - 4,807 45,780 6,288 Direct debit launched in August
Donations to WMFr 20,000 34,717 - - - 34,717 26,160 45,409 A lot of donations due to mailings fot direct debit
Major donors and sponsors 50,000 1,500 - - - 1,500 65,400 1,962 Major donors event scheduled for Q2
Public support for civic service 11,880 0 - - - 0 15,539 0 Delay in the territorial development program
Members fees 15,000 2,596 - - - 2,596 19,620 3,396 Fees mainly expected for Q2 and Q3
Financial interest 15,000 0 - - - 0 19,620 0 Expected for Q3
Co-funds 9,500 0 - - - 0 12,426 0 Expected later
Grants 1,000 0 - - - 0 1,308 0
Benefits 1,000 0 - - - 0 1,308 0
Shop 140 0 - - - 0 183 0
TOTAL 158,520 43,620 - - - 43,620 207,344 57,054

* 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
Wikimedia Movement 17,000 4,484 - - - 4,484 22,236 5,865 26.4% -
Territorial development 17,100 0 - - - 0 22,367 0 0% Project not launched yet
Education 11,200 294 - - - 294 14,650 384 2.6% Main expenses expected later: Education conference on Q2, Wikicontest on Q4
Research 1,650 40 - - - 40 2,158 52 2.4% The summertime is not a very active time to organize projects with institutions. We re-started the projects during September
Francophonie, Afripédia and languages of France 30,000 7,196 - - - 7,196 39,240 9,412 24.0% -
Technical projects 3,000 186 - - - 186 3,924 244 6.2%
Community projects 30,547 1,869 - - - 1,869 39,955 2,445 6.1% WLM expenses on Q2. Microfunding process on meta only since August 28.
Semantic 16,000 4,148 - - - 4,148 20,928 5,425 25.9% -
Outreach 2,500 898 - - - 898 3,270 1,174 35.9%
GLAM 5,000 0 - - - 0 6,540 0 0% The summertime is not a very active time to organize projects with institutions. We re-started the projects during September
Documentation and communication 12,700 122 - - - 122 16,612 160 1.0% Few prints on this quarter.
Europeana support 30,000 0 - - - 0 39,240 0 0% Expected later.
Associative partners 1,000 750 - - - 750 1,308 981 75.0%
Functionning (office and equipment, administration, association obligations) 100,560 23,023 - - - 23,023 131,532 30,114 22.9%
Fundraising and sponsorship 42,430 2,609 - - - 2,609 55,498 3,413 6.2% Major donors event scheduled for Q2
Staff expenses 376,321 62,265 - - - 62,265 492,227 81,442 16.6% Hiring expected later.
TOTAL 697,008 107,884 - - - 107,884 911,686 141,112 15.5% N/A

* 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 past, the FDC has used the term 'initiative', but we are using the term 'program.'

Program 1[edit]

Community support
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Sustain community members activity, provide them with structure and help them consider the Wikimedia movement as a resource to build actions on:

  • diversify and increase applicants to micro-funds committee (goal: over 30 demands in 2013)
  • increase the number of contents provided by contributors with support of Wikimédia France (goal: 9,000 photos "supported by Wikimédia France" in 2013; of which 5% of photos with a Wikimedia Commons Label, and over 80 different uploaders)
  • being a decisive support to the French-speaking community structuring (goal: help to the creation of 2 new French speaking chapters, have over 150 people from over 10 different countries present during the Francophonie Meeting)
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • 7 micro-funding applications have been made, 3 of them were funded (an application is funded when the applicant really receives money). 7 volunteers (including one board member) and 1 staff member are involved in this program. Among the 20,000€ budgeted for the year (i.e. 5 000€ for the quarter), only 2,500€ were assigned (50%) and 1,500€ transfered (30%). This is low, but July/August/September period is the less active quarter and the micro-funding was not publicized until late this quarter : we expect to have more demands during the last quarter of 2013.
  • 7,235 files uploaded with the support of Wikimédia France, 30 uploaders. Among these files: 22 featured pictures, 120 valued images and 167 quality images (4,3% of photos with label)
  • Workshop about Wikidata / Semanticpedia in September: 12 attendees
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: working group dedicated to micro-funding (6), regional and thematic working groups (Paris, Rennes, Alsace and photo, etc.) dedicated to photo reportage (>10)
    • Staff: administrative assistant, technology manager, programs director
Activities conducted.
  • 14 special events covered by Wikimedia France volunteers
  • We have participated to the francophone meet-up in Hong Kong during Wikimania which resulted in the creation of WikiFranca. The WikiFranca group is already active and have scheduled its first actions in October 2013.
  • Workshop about Wikidata and Semanticpedia : explain how to use DBPedia / Semanticpedia / Wikidata and explore the potential relationships between the two projects. Training session about bots on Wikidata.
What worked and what did not?
  • increasing of the number of contents provided by contributors with the support of Wikimédia France
  • no support (yet) to the creation of 2 new French speaking chapters


Any additional details:


Program 2[edit]

Research and Development
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Sustain and encourage innovation about Wikimedia projects and their interactions with other Web projects:

  • supporting research groups working around Wikipedia and free knowledge and popularizing their scientific research (goal: over 30 proposals for the Wikimedia Research Award and over 200 votes for the selecting papers by the jury. Over 5,000 unique visitors per month for the announcement of the winner, over 2 blog post (Wikimédia France and Wikimedia Foundation blogs) and over 2 press articles.)
  • provide a stabilized extraction of fr:Wikipedia (dbpedia.fr)
  • co-development and financial participation of Beta release GLAMwiki toolset and tests with GLAM Institutions.
  • support and enhance an existing metric tracking tool
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • We started our project "WikiCristallo" with AMCSTI (Association of Museums and Science Centers for the development of science popularization). The goal of this project is to encourage the AMCSTI network to create a wikibook dedicated to crystallography.
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: working group dedicated to research program and 1 volunteer for Semanticpedia.
    • Staff: Director of programs, Technology manager, research and education manager
Activities conducted.
  • Presentation of the WikiCristallo project during the annual congress of AMCSTI in July (almost 200 attendees).
What worked and what did not?
  • We decided to postpone the Wikimédia France Research Award to autumn 2014 for financial and calendar reasons.


Program 3[edit]

Expand Free content
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Expanding free and well-quality content from cultural and non-cultural partners to enrich the Wikimedia projects:

  • more mass-uploads from GLAM institutions (goal: At least 3 mass-uploads projects with over 2 categories by files, at least 1200px by side, 10% of files reused in Wikimedia projects and 1 blogpost for each mass-upload project)
  • tools to help and sustain GLAM import of content (French-speaking GLAM toolbox will be online at the end of 2013)
  • actions to create free content: in GLAM institutions, in public events (concerts, exhibitions, fairs (like books fairs, cars fairs etc), with contests (goal: over 9,000 photos)
  • liberate existing content (changing licenses of websites for ex.) (at least 3 projects)
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Wiki Loves Monuments in France got about 21,000 photos submitted.
  • Pursued volunteer development of a Python library to manage mass upload projects (see freely-licensed code on GitHub)
  • Upload from the National Archives with metadata processing Category on Commons (42 files)
  • Continued technical help provided to the Musée des Augustins in formatting their metadata for upload to Wikimedia Commons (Category, 264 files on the quarter)
  • Workshop about photography: 11 attendees
  • Photographies about the Manufacture of Sèvres: see on Wikimedia Commons +718 files
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: GLAM working group, WLM working group, photo working group
    • Staff: director of programs, tech manager
Activities conducted.
  • Wiki Loves Monuments
  • Upload from the archives
  • Photo Workshop for the volunteers and editors: presentation of the photographic material of the chapter, training, photographic session with the photo studio
  • 2 photographic sessions in Sèvres
What worked and what did not?
  • The summertime is not a very active time to organize projects with institutions. We re-started the projects during September

Any additional details:


Program 4[edit]

Reach new contributors
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Attract new and diverse contributors to improve quality of Wikimedia projects contents:

  • from education, academic and GLAM world (goal: Train at least 500 people, reach an average of 4 contributions by person trained, 15% people are autonomous on Wikimedia Projects, 80% of their content is not reverted)
  • from civil society like seniors, amateur photographs, people in the different regional languages in France territory (goal: with at least 15 people from 2 different languages, 100 edits by each people, 5 pictures uploaded on Wikimedia Commons, 10 new articles created, at least 1 workshop targeted toward seniors).


Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in France (265 new contributors to Commons)
  • We have organized Wiki Loves Monuments in France (642 attendees among them 265 had never edited the File: namespace of Commons)
  • We started training sessions with GLAM worlds and we planned other sessions for the academic year. Summer time is a period dedicated to planning and negotiation of the renewal of our partnerships or the launching of new partnerships.
    • Centre Pompidou: 47 attendees (the project is for all the year, the first sessions were to present the project, create accounts, present Wikipedia, etc)
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: WLM working group, Rémi Mathis (Wikimedia France president), volunteers in Paris (for the project with Centre Pompidou)and Rennes
    • Staff: Director of programs


Activities conducted.

Summer time is a period dedicated to planning and negotiation of the renewal of our partnerships or the launching of new partnerships

  • We have organized Wiki Loves Monuments in France, moreover our volunteers have also helped WLM Algeria and WLM Cameroon by providing jury members.
  • Centre Pompidou: 3 workshops (20 planned for the year), 1 conference
  • Wikipermanence in Rennes in September with 4 attendees
  • Workshop with the National Archives with 20 attendees


What worked and what did not?
  • Didn't work: the contest to improve Wikipedia content related to the theme of ecology with the researchers working on those topics, in partnerships with Société française d'Écologie was canceled (board of SFE had other priorities for this year).
  • Worked: trainings with PhD students have been planned in July. We have renewed our partnerships with Université Nord Lille de France. 2 training sessions are planned for November 2013 and February 2014.
  • Worked: success of Wiki Loves Monuments (1,683 new historic monuments illustrated)


Any additional details:


Program 5[edit]

Outreach
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Improve knowledge about how Wikimedia projects function dedicate to specific people and general public

  • in secondary schools and universities :
    • « teach the teachers » (goal: training of 350 educational professionals)
    • massive diffusion of the pedagogical kit (goal: over 200 downloads; at least 2,000 visitors/ month on the website by the end of 2013)
  • massive diffusion of the « Framakey Wikipedia » for general public: (goal: 500 sold and 3,000 downloaded)
  • better organization and geographical organization for stands and conference. Training of volunteers and improvement of pedagogical / communication material


Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Just before the summer, we started a new partnership with the CLEMI (institution linked to the Ministry of Education dedicated to media education) to launching a WikiContest with high schools students. 5 regions in France are involved. They will work during the academic school to add content on Wikimedia projects. We organized during the summer the project and made a pedagogical kit dedicated to teachers in order to help them to run the contest locally with their high school students.
  • We submitted an agreement request to the Ministry of Education in order to facilitate the deployment of our interventions in the secondary school
  • For "Framakey" project: we had a technical problem with the keys and no new version of Wikipedia since the end of 2012. At the end of September, the project is ready to re-born, with a new provider for the material and a new version of Wikipedia very soon.
  • During the quarter, the volunteers and staff were active in several conference and outreach sessions
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: regional groups (Rennes, Alsace, Toulouse)
    • Staff: Education and research project manager, director of programs


Activities conducted.
  • 1 training with language teachers (10 attendees)
  • we started to work on a specific material (WikiContest) for the pedagogical kit disseminate to almost 15 teachers (for the moment)
  • 4 conferences and stands have been held
  • 2 trainings with and for volunteers about Wikidata and photo materials
  • Presentation of Wikimedia projects
    • At the Novela Festival (Toulouse)
    • At a congress of museums in Basse-Normandie
    • At the annual congress of the "Foyers ruraux", a rural association
    • At a conference organized by France Culture (French public radio channel)
What worked and what did not?
  • Worked: trainings with and for volunteers
  • Didn't worked: problem with the framakeys


Program 6[edit]

Afripédia
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Sustain and develop access to Wikimedia projects in the French-speaking Africa and increase the number of contributors with Afripédia Project

  • 45 different universities / high schools with offline access to Wikipedia
  • Providing regular versions of Wikipedia + Wikisource and pedagogical content in USB key
  • Over 250 new contributors from French-speaking Africa


Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Deployment: Afripedia plug computers are installed in at least 10 countries in 15 different locations (universities, high-schools and teachers schools), offline access by servers are available in 9 locations in 7 different countries. We don't have new stats of page views (next update: December 2013)
  • Afripedia contributors: 165 users, 53 autonomous (we define an editor as autonomous if he edits again outside the scope of the training sessions), 10 new articles, + 116,756 bytes of text, +339 edits: ok for the retention, not ok for the average number of edits by user, ok for content
  • Resources involved
    • Staff: Director of programs (organization, training sessions, trainers monitoring), tech manager (to install offline content on the USB keys, monitoring of material)
    • Volunteers involved: monitoring and help on Wikimedia projects
    • Other: Kiwix developers
Activities conducted.
  • Due to the summertime, few activities for the project during July and August. Since September, the trainers re-start training sessions in universities and install new offline access to Wikipedia, especially in Democratic Republic of the Congo (after the training session in Kinshasa in June)
  • Presentation of the project at Wikimania ([1])
What worked and what did not?
  • Problems with the USB keys after the training session in Kinshasa, solved only at the end of August with a new providing of USB keys.
  • It's always difficult to have a good reporting of installations and training sessions by the African trainers.


Any additional details:


Program 7[edit]

Territorial development
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.

Territorial development program’s objectives are:

  • facilitate and sustain the volunteers' involvement (goal: at least 10 new members and 5 active volunteers per city with a local liaison)
  • be closer to our local partners and create new partnerships to develop the chapter actions throughout France (goal: Setting-up 5 local actions by each liaison (contributors/chapter volunteers meet-ups, Contribution workshops, etc.), co-financing at least one action by the local liaison)


Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • none
  • Resources involved
    • Volunteers: none
    • Staff: research and education manager
Activities conducted.
  • meeting with the agency of Service Civic


What worked and what did not?

Any additional details:

  • Due to changes in our Revenues (lower FDC allocation, lower external revenues, the details are given in the Changes subsection of the Overview), it was decided in July 2013 to reduce the duration of this program and postpone the kick-off of the project in January. However, since the arrival of our new Executive Director in October (after the reporting period) there has been lot of works in order to revamp completely this important program for the chapter. We expect to be able to report changes and progress next quarter.


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?

  • We have signed a partnership with Centre Pompidou (a major modern art museum in Paris), the partnership includes 20 contribution workshops. It will bring quality contributors to the project and valuable contributions.
  • We have hired a new ED, Nathalie Martin, in July. This hiring is the end of a 7 months process, and a milestone for the Chapter. She started in October. It will help us to achieve the movement goals more effectively
  • We have set up direct debit with Single Euro Payments Area process. It is an important step for us in our goal to diversify our revenue sources. Diversifying our revenues is good for the chapters itself but also for the movement, because it means the chapters costs will not be totally at the expense of the movement.


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

  • The delay in kicking off the Territorial development program.


What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

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

  • Conversion of donors to direct debit donation (through dedicated e-mailing and the Quarterly report e-mailings) proved more difficult than expected. As described in the Changes section, this had an heavy impact on our budget.

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

  • We are working with our new ED on a new internal organization. We will probably present it in the next quarter.

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.

  • All changes have been reported in the overview section, we believe it is consistent 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

Signature[edit]

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