Grants:APG/Proposals/2012-2013 round2/Wikimedia Norge/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 Norge
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 12/31-12/31 AND 06/30 - 06/30
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 07/01/13 - 07/01/14
Contact information (primary) Primary contact name Erlend Bjørtvedt
Primary contact position in entity Vice chairman
Primary contact username Bjoertvedt
Primary contact email erlend@wikimedia.no
Contact information (secondary) Secondary contact name Knut Hjelleset
Secondary contact position in entity Board member
Secondary contact username KnutHj
Secondary contact email knut.hj@gmail.com


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.

Since this is our first report, we have felt free to report on some projects backwards to a date before July 1, in order to provide comprehensive context at the start where that is relevant.


CHANGES:

  • Wikimedia Norge was allotted a funding of roughly half the originally requested amount, which generally implied a strategic planning to achieve a reduced number of goals and initiate a reduced number of activities compared to the original application. The original four programs outlined in the Round 2 application were: ( 1 ) Wikipedia for the GLAM sector, ( 2 ) Commons Outreach Norway, ( 3 ) Wikipedians in Residence, and ( 4 ) Professionalization of Wikimedia Norway.
  • The board of Wikimedia Norway chose to totally abolish program 2 on Commons Outreach, and realized that the hiring of staff inherent in program 4 would require more time than available from the date of secured funding. The main focus and resources were attended to programs 1 and 3, stepping up the efforts to reach out to the GLAM sector in Norway.
  • The original application also anticipated a Project in Northern Saami to be fully funded by public sources in Norway (NOK 200.000 = c. USD 33.333). With the reduction in the FDC funding, this program will rest until staffing appears and the board makes a new decision on that programs further progress).

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

  • Considerable success with recruiting and installing two new Wikipedians-in-Residence at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage.
  • Challenging with Wiki Loves Monuments, insofar as marketing was to poorly planned and performed this time.
  • Challenging to arrange for a quick transfer of grants and recruitment of paid staff, which are interlinked.
  • Grant at the day of onset of 5 weeks general holiday made it extremely challenging to get funds transaction process going.

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

  • Wikipedia Bokmål, Wikipedia Nynorsk, Wikipedia Samegiella, Wikimedia Commons.

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)?

  • Workshops, training courses and safaris reached an estimated 100 people, while editing contest of the week on strategic topics reached out to approximately 40 contestants.
  • Wiki Loves Monuments reached out to 47 uploaders with some 2.500 images (2.000 in 2012), both behind expectation.
  • Number of new editors was extremely high in the same period 2012 (because of the editing courses then), this was not repeated this year.
  • Number of editors is very stable, with above 400 editing +5, and above 60 editing +100.
  • Number of new articles is totally stable, with below numbers in July and September but well above numbers in August.
  • Number of one-time editors (1 edit last month) went down from c. 1.700 per month, to c. 1500 per month.
  • Number of page views at Bokmål is strongly improved, from c. 50 mio per month in 2012, to c. 75-85 mio per month in 2013.
  • The total number of page views in September was c. 197 million in Norway, with Bokmål 85 mio, Nynorsk 8 mio, Saami 0,5 mio, English 90 mio (~47%), and others 10 mio.

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
Wikimedia Foundation FDC NOK 840.000 0,oo E F G H 140.000 J Grant not received during Q1 because of holidays, time-consuming transfer process and several misunderstandings between Grants Office and WMNO.
Membership fees NOK 15.000 4.600 E F G H 2.500 J Revenues are on budget, with more than a quarter of anticipated revenue in Q1.
Private gifts & other grants NOK 30.000 7.144 E F G H 5.000 J Revenues are above budget, with more than a quarter of the anticipated revenue in Q1.
Participation fees NOK 15.000 0,oo E F G H 2.500 J Events that attract participation fees will be carried out first in the second program quarter (December).
Public Funds (Saami) NOK 200.000 0,oo E F G H 33.333 J The reduction of FDC funding preliminarily abolishes the Saami project. However, public funds of NOK 5,9 million (~ USD 950.000) have been applied for during Q1-Q2.
TOTAL NOK 1.100.000 11.744 E F G H 183.333 J

* 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
Salaries and personnel cost NOK 480.000 0,oo E F G H 80.000 J 0 No recruitment during the period, due to the non-appearance of FDC funds.
Office costs NOK 100.000 0,oo E F G H 16.666 J 0 Offices signed, but not ready for installation until December.
Program 1 GLAM NOK 50.000 0,oo E F G H 8.333 J 0 Costs related to all GLAM events were covered by GLAM partnering institutions
Program 2 Commons NOK 0 0,oo E F G H 0 J 0 Program terminated as a result of reduced grants from the FDC.
Program 3 W-I-R NOK 50.000 0,oo E F G H 8.333 J 0 All activities, recruting and travel costs have been funded by W-i-R partners
Public projects (Saami) NOK 200.000 0,oo E F G H 33.333 J 0 Project preliminarily postponed due to reduced FDC funding.
Travelling costs NOK 70.000 10.218 E F G H 11.666 1,703 10,3 Postponed recruitment has preliminarily reduced traveling costs.
Wikipedia Academy & other events NOK 75.000 761 E F G H 12.500 127 1,0 Events that incur costs will be carried out first in the second program quarter (December).
Prizes, gifts NOK 15.000 4.750 E F G H 2,500 792 31,7 This costs include accumulated "Competition of the Week" prices, which run through the year. WLM 2013 prizes will incur during Q2 (December).
Nordic Activities NOK 20.000 0,oo E F G H 3.333 J 0 Nordic activities just recently taken up again (Wikimaps Nordic), but no costs occurred yet.
All other costs NOK 30.000 2.734 E F G H 5.000 456 9,1 This item includes accounting, Chapters Association, memberships, IT, post, telephony, etc. Accounting still performed by board, Chapters Association apparently abandoned. Costs include IT, postal, etc.
TOTAL NOK 1.100.000 18.463 E F G H 183.333 3.077 1,7 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]

Wikipedia for the GLAM Sector
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • The objectives of the program is to enhance the outreach towards the GLAM sector in Norway, by
  • develop and offer GLAM institutions, curators and relevant employees throughout the country, a series of more (A) advanced editing training courses in Wikipedia editing, rules and regulations, licensing, and strategic use of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons during fall, 2013 - and also in dedicated tutorial tracks at Wikipedia Academy 2013 and Wikipedia Academy 2014.
  • develop technical and information architectual solutions to integrate Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons content in the nationwide, travelling app trial project (B) Heritage Here (Kultur- og naturreise), in order to offer travellers in Norway Wikimedia textual and visual content throughout the trial areas in 2013, and (if realized) throughout the country in 2014.
  • support the two objectives above (A, B), by organizing a number of textual and visual production (C) competitions on GLAM themes, through an intensification of established editing competitions on the Wikipedia, and at least one targeted outreach sub-competition towards the sector during Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in September, 2013.
  • support the two objectives above (A, B), by bringing GLAM professionals and experienced wikipedians together in 4-5 social and tutorial evenings annually, starting in full from fall, 2013.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Advanced editing courses are planned to be offered during the winter of 2013-14, starting at the Wikipedia Academy 2013 in December. Some courses have started already together with single institutions, covering 7 events with some 50 participants. The Heritage Here progress was severely hampered in Q1 by the peril of abandonment of the project, but the project continues and will constitute a major effort throughout the coming program period. A number of 5 writing competitions with prizes have been conducted at Wikipedia Bokmål since July. However, a sector sub-campaign under WLM 20133 was not achieved as planned. Social meeting places between GLAM professionals and wikipedians have been partly achieved, since all workshops and courses for professionals have been announced at village pumps and open to participation from wikipedians, which materialized to some degree.
Activities conducted.
  • There is already a well established program with 3-4 employees at the Arts Council Norway working full/part time towards Wikipedia, and a program site at Wikipedia Bokmål. The project has 26 resource persons taking part in 3 project groups. In 2012, the major effort was training courses, and in winter 2013-14 it is agreed that this will be followed up with advanced training courses for the GLAM sector professionals. A major effort is to provide Wikipedia articles and Commons photos to the Heritage Here service that will facilitate tourism and travelling all over Norway, thus far launched with 3 geographic pilot areas for which we have made lemma lists.
  • 3 Program coordination meetings with the Wikipedia project leader at Arts Council Norway, mr Tom Klev
  • 1 Introductory course for communication officers in the Internet Forum of the Ministry of Environment (Cultural Heritage portfolio) (24/4). 21 participants.
  • 3 training courses for employees at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (26/2, 14/3, 29/4), 10-12 participants each time
  • 3 editing workshops with employees at the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (5/6, 5/9, 30/10), 10-12 participants each time. The last two of these included attaching cultural heritage site photos to some 50 relevant Wikipedia articles.
  • 1 Wikipedia Sources Safari, an evening workshop to attach sources to relevant articles (1/8). 6 participants.
  • 5 weeks of GLAM themes adding 153 new articles at the Competition of the Week at Wikipedia, namely on Norwegian cultural heritage, Norwegian cultural heritage (twice), Olavsrosa, Coastal Culture, and Archaeology during weeks 31, 32, 36, 37, and 38 respectively. The writing contests had an integrated photo illustration element.
  • Metrics tracker to count number of added articles, bytes, words, and sources at the Competition of the Week.
What worked and what did not?
  • The general GLAM project has been hampered by the very delayed recruitment and staffing process in Wikimedia Norway. Program meetings have been hard to attain without paid staff, since all Oslo-based board members have full-time jobs at daytime. However, vital planning was conducted with the Arts Council Norway and Directorate for Cultural Heritage, not least our contribution to their upcoming Wikipedia seminar (November 26) and their contribution to our upcoming Wikipedia Academy (December 14).
  • The progress on Heritage Here (Kultur- og naturreise) was halted during the entire Q1 because the whole project within Arts Council Norway was in peril of being abandoned, but entering Q2 this has been firmly mandated to expand and this project will constitute a major efforts from Q2. The project will be presented and our participation launched at the Wikipedia Academy.

Any additional details:


Program 3[edit]

Wikipedians-in-Residence
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • The program should create an attractive platform for recruiting, developing and utilizing the resources of wikipedians-in-residence (W-I-R) in Norway, by doubling the number of W-I-R's from the present 2 to at least 4 residencees by the end of the program period. Further, experience merits that Wikimedia Norge should assist W-I-R's more closely in involving the total staff f their institutions more thoroughly. We believe the chapter should assist W-I-R's in broadening their reach and appeal to other staff of their instituon and their professional network, to increase participation and reach.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Have achieved to more than double the number of W-I-R's in Norway. There are presently 5 WiR's (Østby, Roede, Hjelleset, Alvik, Lie). Good progress with updating and integrating the resources of the Directorate of Cultural Heritage, including a comprehensive Project site at the Wikipedia integrating 33 volunteers, and a micro-grants program at which individuals got grants of NOK 10.000 each (fully funded by the Directorate). Good reach also with Photo Safaris and workshops (~30 people)
  • Clearly below expectations on WLM participation and utilization of the WiR's. The planned utilization of the WiR's will include documentation and input at the Wikipedia Academy, but all in all the lack of paid staff at WMNO has prevented any systematic inclusion of their experience into the Wikipedia community.
Activities conducted.
  • Recruitment process for 2 Wikipedians in Residence to the Directorate of Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren). Wikimedia Norge staged the recruiting process and employed to candidates: Knut Hjelleset (board member, user KnutHj), and Lars Jynge Alvik (admin, user Profoss). They were part-time employed so that Jynge Alvik started in July, while Hjelleset started in late August.
  • Recruitment process for 1 Wikipedian in Residence to the National Archives (Arkivverket / Riksarkivet). Wikimedia Norge staged recruitment but the National Archives chose to instead employ one person from within their own ranks, and announce for a full-time employee among Wikipedians. That process is still to be finished, and will hopefully give substantially impetus to our cooperation.
  • Recruitment of 1 Wikipedian in Residence to the Architecture Faculty of the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) in Trondheim. Mrs Kjersti Lie is part-time employed as a W-I-R since September 2013, and has started tutorship and organization of NTNU staff contributions to the Architecture Portal which is fully integrated in Wikipedia (the Norwegian Architecture Portal is fully integrated in Wikipedia Bokmål and adds an extremely high scientific level to architecture-related topics). Kjersti Lie will lecuture on the progress and plans at the GLAM sector seminar in November and (planned) at Wikipedia Academy in December.
  • During july-august, the W-i-R Lars Jynge Alvik did a substantial makeover and integration of the infrastructure for Wiki Loves Monuments 2013, and the interoperability between the cultural heritage site list of the Directorate, and the heritage site lists at Wikipedia. The result was an updated PC map solution for all 100.000 heritage sites, and integrated the norwegian site data into the global mobile app based on the same data base, and done a major update of all the underlaying municipal lists under the Wikipedia site lists. Further, the W-i-R arranged part of the WLM 2013 and assisted in the organization of 2 Photo Safaris in September.
  • During august-September, the W-I-R Knut Hjelleset orchestrated a number of training sessions (above, Program 1), but also managed to organize a micro-grant process in which wikipedians have applied and been awarded individual grants of NOK 10.000 (USD 1.666) to write articles or strengthen Commons on Norwegian cultural heritage sites. For this purpose, a Cultural Heritage Project site at Wikipedia was externally launched in June. This site organizes the whole interaction between the WiR's and the Wikipedia community, including individual grants, to-do-listing and progress, sources, a substantial lemma list, and a participation site including 33 volunteers and staff.
  • This whole project site was also adapted to the other language version, the Wikipedia Nynorsk.
  • Photo Safari in Oslo (7/9). 6 participants. Resulted in some 250 photos.
  • Photo Safari in Oslo (21/9). 12 participants. resulted in 490 photos. Gathering at the Directorate of Cultural Heritage afterwards with discussions and sum-ups together with their Wikipedia project staff.
  • Organisation of Wiki Loves Monuments, officially together with the Directorate of Cultural Heritage. Attracted almost 50 participants and some 2.500 photos.
What worked and what did not?
  • This program has resulted in 3 new Wikipedians in Residence, which has greatly increased our reach into especially the Directorate of Cultural Heritage, but also a quite new prospect partner (NTNU).
  • The Directorate of Cultural Heritage was very pleased with the result of WLM 2013, in which photographers are only allowed to upload photos that are at the Cultural Heritage Site list of the Directorate. Many new sites have been documented with photos.
  • The main setbacks was the rather low participation at Wiki Loves Monuments 2013. This is totally due to deficient marketing, which was launched too late to have great effect. Invitation email to ~200 photo clubs was sent out as late as the first week of September, and attracted just a handful of participants. Marketing will have to be much more planned and intensive next time.

Any additional details:


Program 4[edit]

Professionalization of Wikimedia Norway
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • The program should clearly increase the ability of Wikimedia Norge to attract funding, plan and conduct projects, document progress, and communicate results.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • This Program's objects have been partly delayed in order to focus on three major efforts: Hiring offices, recruiting staff, and producing a set of employment and employee routines (documents) to support this.
Activities conducted.
  • Application for a public grant of NOK 5,9 million (USD 950.000) in April and October, corresponding to the Store norske leksikon application process and projected entirely to facilitate recruitment and outreach within academia (universities) and the Nynorsk language community. The application process has involved the Arts Council Norway and has at least increased attention to, and approval of, Wikimedia Norway as a more professional player.
  • Signing in on an office in September, which will be available from approximately early December (it is being refurbished). The office is a "NGO House" in Oslo, and we will rent on a forward tenant agreement with the organization of high school students (Elevorganisasjonen) at very low risk. Costs will be well within budget, and we will have 2-3 rooms including staff office, editing room, and shared facilities with other tenants.
  • The recruitment process has an application deadline of November 1, and there are (October 30) more than 100 applicants. Three members of the board (Bjørtvedt, Vines, Neteland) are handling the whole process with board mandate, and will conduct interviews in early November.
  • The board has drafted, and formally adopted, a general Employment Agreement template, a specified IT Regulation for employees, an Employment Manual, and a salary ceiling for the recruitment.
  • External outreach included:
  • 2 Wiki Workshops with Plan Norway (17/4, 25/10)
  • 1 Wiki Workshop with Changemaker (25/8)
  • 1 Wiki Workshop with Ullevaal University Hospital (27/8)
Newsletters to members
What worked and what did not?
  • Given the duration of general holidays throughout July and into August, the board has not been able to progress as fast as anticipated in Q1 of the program period. Offices were easily identified but refurbishment delays launch. Recruitment is very time-consuming but rewarding in terms of attraction.

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?

  • One main accomplishment was to install 3 new Wikipedians-in-Residence, and attracting substantial activity from these positions. Further, there is little doubt that the sum of GLAM activities have increased the attention to, and approval of, Wikimedia Norge in the GLAM community. A very good work on infrastructure, outreach and training has been done with the Directorate of Cultural Heritage, and due to this success efforts have been rather focused on this institution. Micro-grants have been awarded to GLAM topic editing for the first time in Norway.

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

  • The funding transfer process with FDC / WMF has been very delayed, due to factors on both sides, and this again has delayed the staff recruitment process because recruitment was too risky to start without the funding at hand. The lack of staff has, all in all, clearly reduced the level of activity compared to plan. This is visible in the costs account, but this only partially tells the truth because virtually all costs have been covered by the partners (trainings, workshops, microgrants, etc). All in all, with the ambitions that Wikimedia Norge set out, getting paid staff onboard is highly vital.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

  • A very good relation with GLAM partners, pragmatic and flexible approach which has yielded pretty good results.

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

  • As atated above, the gross delay in getting funds transferred and staff recruited, clearly set back launches of many program elements.

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

  • First of all get staff onboard as quickly as possible in order to facilitate day-time meetings and interactions with partners. Get the experiende and learnings of Wikipedians-in-Residence considerably more utilized in the Wikipedia community. Greatly increase the number of events for rank-and-file members and wikipedians.

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.

  • Deviations restricted to mainly abolish program 2, due to reduced funding.

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.