Grants:APG/Proposals/2013-2014 round2/Wikimedia Norge/Progress report form/Q2

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Purpose of the report[edit]

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

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

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

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

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Overall[edit]

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


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

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

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

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

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

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

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
A B C D E F G H I J K

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

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

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
A B C D E F G H I J J2 K
TOTAL B C D E F G H I J J2 N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Compliance[edit]

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

As required in the grant agreement, please report any deviations from your grant proposal here. Note that, among other things, any changes must be consistent with our WMF mission, must be for charitable purposes as defined in the grant agreement, and must otherwise comply with the grant agreement.

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

Are you in compliance with provisions of the United States Internal Revenue Code (“Code”), and with relevant tax laws and regulations restricting the use of the Grant funds as outlined in the grant agreement? Please answer "Yes" or "No".

Signature[edit]

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

Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]


Basic entity information[edit]

Table 1

Entity information Legal name of entity Wikimedia Norge
Entity's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd) 01/01-12/31 and 07/01-06/30
12 month timeframe of funds awarded (mm/dd/yy-mm/dd/yy) 07/01/14-06/30/15
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 Astrid Carlsen
Secondary contact position in entity Project Officer
Secondary contact username WMNOastrid
Secondary contact email astrid@wikimedia.no


Overview of this quarter[edit]

CHANGES:

  • The WMF Board allocated USD 215,000 to Wikimedia Norway in the 2013/2014 round 2, against a submission for USD 432,000. Thus, the programs outlined in the last submission (May, 2014), were substantially changed. WMNO's Board adopted the formal Revised 2014 Budget in July 2014, but adjusted this once again in the November 3 Board meeting, to reflect actual funding. Table 8a of our initial submission listed a number of programs and projects, and their associated programmatic cost (excl staff cost). The following table indicates the changes (July, 2014) compared to the submitted (May, 2014) program costs:
Program Initial budget May (Table 8a)
2014-15
Revised Budget July
2014-15 (NOK)
Revised Budget Nov
2014-15 (NOK)
Regional Outreach Events 50,000 n.a. n.a.
Monthly wiki Workshops 20,000 20,000 15,000
Competition prizes 20,000 35,000 35,000
Mini-grants 50,000 0 0
Photo & film hunts 10,000 0 0
Film Project Tutorial 50,000 50,000 40,000
Wikimaps / Nordic costs 25,000 0 5,000
Wiki Loves Memories 100,000 0 0
(Outreach material) GLAM 25,000 0 15,000
Academic competitions 25,000 0 0
Wikipedia Academy 100,000 75,000 90,000
Northern Saami Program 500,000 750,000 500,000
Surveys, etc 100,000 0 0
Film and media 100,000 0 0
TOTAL PROGRAMS 1,225,000 930,000 700,000

As informed in Q1, the Board sent Q2 to revise the original strategic plan (from January, 2014), in accordance with the reduced funding from WMF for 2014-15 against the original submission. The October 9 Board meeting decided to run an open hearing among the Wikipedia communities and directly towards members, and received substantial inputs from the volunteer community. The main advise was to simplify the plan.

The November 9 Board meeting revised the Strategic Plan 2014-2015 accordingly, largely replaced the largely quantitative objectives in the original strategy, and devised 4 main objectives:

  1. A qualitative improvement of the Wikipedia
  2. A visible advocate for free knowledge
  3. Professionalization of Wikimedia Norway
  4. A transparent and inclusive organization

The new strategic ambitions contain many of the same program elements as the original strategic plan, including GLAM, female editors, social media outreach, and professionalization.

In this report, we will report on these revised strategic objectives, even if they were approved only mid-term in Q2. The reason is that the strategic change of direction was rationalized and legitimized before the quarter, and in formal effect during much of the quarter.

In Q1, WMNO staff and board defined a need for some (part-time) technical staff to support present programs and GLAM collaborations with external institutions. The Board nominated a group consisting of Hogne Neteland, Erlend Bjørtvedt, and Astrid Carlsen to prepare recruitment. However, with some uncertainties of funding and actual needs, recruitment is not carried out yet. Until further, WMNO has got the possibility to partially utilize the technical skills of Lars Jynge Alvik, who is full-time Wikimedian-in-Residence at the National Library.

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

  • Q1 was utilized to renegotiate staff contracts and conduct budgeting and planning. This included a 2-day visit from the WMF, with feedback processes.
  • In Q2 we took the first operational step to establish GLAM and institutional co-operation outside Oslo, more specifically in Trondheim and Bodø (Nordland). Social media was also more systematically utilized and increased both digital reach and physical event mobilization. Media was also better utilized as a channel to cascade event mobilization.
  • WMNO implemented a permanent representation of one elected staff observer to the Board meetings.
  • WMNO got it's first internship, with library student Tanja Lundqvist (5 weeks).
  • WMNO met the Norwegian Research Council concerning potential cooperation.
  • WMNO got it's first substantial external funding.


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

  • Wikipedia bokmål, Wikipedia Nynorsk, Wikipedia Northern Saami, Wikimedia Commons.
  • GLAM and female outreach was a major topic in our Q2 efforts.

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)?

  • Q1: 2 Female Editor Relay rounds, 4 Wiki Workshops, 86 physical audience reached, 2 national media stories, 1 writing competition.
  • Q2: 4 Wiki Workshops, 125 physical audience reached, 4 national media stories.
  • Wikipedia Bokmaal:
    • 1,276 - 1,523 monthly total editors (>0 edits), against 1,445 - 1,745 the year before.
    • 1,130 active editors (> 5 edits) combined in Oct-Dec, against 1,318 the year before.
    • 192 new editors in Oct-Dec, against 263 the year before.
    • 174 "heavy" editors (> 100 edits), against 192 the year before.
    • 49-61 mio page views/month, against 58-60 mio the year before.
  • Social media:
    • 1,492 Facebbok followers, versus 1.395 followers in Q1.
    • Active blog presence.

Financial summary[edit]

If variance in budgeted vs. actual is greater than 20%, please provide explanation in more detail.

Revenues for this quarter[edit]

Provide exchange rate used:

  • Originally: USD = 6 NOK
  • Q2 report: USD = 7 NOK

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
Membership fees NOK 20,000 300 0 300 3,333 50 Membership data from the electronic payment service is not available before later in January. These will be accounted on the Q3 period.
Gifts from individuals NOK 15,000 1,682 1,698 3,380 2,500 550 Only individuals
Event support and fees NOK 55,000 0 1,800 1,800 9,166 275 Some payments from the Christmas event.
Sales revenues NOK 10,000 0 0 0 1,666 0
FDC funds from WMF NOK 1,400,000 213,025 373,510 586,535 215,000 88,863 Funds accounted as spent
Saami project funding NOK 750,000 0 0 0 125,000 0 Submission process in January
State projects funding NOK 250,000 0 0 0 41,666 0 Main application (Summer) was rejected by the State
State projects funding NOK 0 0 (100,000) 0 0 (14,300) Grant fromFritt Ord for H1, 2015
Bank interest NOK 0 0 434 434 0 600
Total Revenues NOK 2,500,000 215,007 377,008 (477,008) 692,015 (792,015) 398,331 89,695 (103,995) State funding was rejected. Saami fund submission not yet due.

* 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
Personnel cost NOK 1,010,000 154,181 261,765 415,946 155,385 63,100 43 % On budget
Office costs NOK 100,000 40,880 0 40,080 15,385 6,900 40 % Rent paid for 2014
Wikipedia Academy NOK 70,000 0 0 0 10,000 0 0 % Will be arranged in April
Other rental and meeting costs NOK 30,000 6,542 61,074 67,616 4,500 9,500 223 % Wiki workshops and member events have been highly prioritized
IT, postal, etc NOK 5,000 907 1,092 1,997 800 305 40 %
Accounting, auditing NOK 40,000 0 20,000 20,000 6,000 3,000 50 % Auditing in 2014
Membership fees NOK 2,000 0 0 0 325 0 0 % Will accrue later
Nordic activities NOK 5,000 0 0 0 750 0 0 % Wikimaps costs not accrued
Program activities (unapproved) NOK 50,000 0 0 0 7,500 0 0 % Film production in spring.
Travelling cost NOK 75,000 10,315 18,783 29,098 11,500 4,350 39 %
Meals, HR costs, etc NOK 5,000 0 7,679 7,679 1,090 154 % More meetings w board and staff
Competition prizes NOK 30,000 0 24,427 24,427 4,500 3,490 81 % All UK prizes, WLM 2014, etc
Saami Project NOK 750,000 0 0 0 107,100 0 0 % Submission in January
State funded projects NOK 25,000 0 0 0 3,850 0 0 % No funding yet
Bank fees and other costs NOK 5,000 731 1,280 2,011 750 300 40 %
TOTAL NOK 2,467,000 213,756 374,760 588,516 379,500 89,163 See notes above

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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

As informed in Q1, the Board sent Q2 to revise the original strategic plan (from January, 2014), in accordance with the reduced funding from WMF for 2014-15 against the original submission. The October 9 Board meeting decided to run an open hearing among the Wikipedia communities and directly towards members, and received substantial inputs from the volunteer community. The main advise was to simplify the plan.

The November 9 Board meeting revised the Strategic Plan 2014-2015 accordingly, largely replaced the largely quantitative objectives in the original strategy, and devised 4 main objectives:

  1. A qualitative improvement of the Wikipedia
  2. A visible advocate for free knowledge
  3. Professionalization of Wikimedia Norway
  4. A transparent and inclusive organization

Among these objectives, number 1 includes the GLAM and female editor attraction ambitions, while number 3 corresponds largely to the previous objective number 5 (professionalization).

Since the 2014-15 Strategic Plan is revised against the submission and the preliminary strategic framework from Q1, we will here report on the new /revised) strategic objectives,

Program 1[edit]

A qualitative improvement of the Wikipedia
Jon Harald Søby and Astrid Carlsen at Edit-a-thon at Nordland Museum in Bodø, Northern Norway.
A new way of live crowdcast: CEO Kjersti Erichson, and WMNO's Astrid Carlsen, editing the Wikipedia instantly st the Nobel Peace Center, as the Nobel Committee reveals this year's laureates.
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Develop the ongoing co-operation with at least 3 GLAM institutions.
  • Develop new co-operations with at least 2 new GLAM institutions.
  • Support at least 2 institutions and/or organisations in mass uploading image collections.
  • Produce a tutorial video for new Wikipedia editors.
  • Conclude at least 5 agreements for Fall 2015 editing training of female students, in co-operation with campus libraries.
  • Produce a template for improving core (lemma) articles, in co-operation with the volunteer community.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Meeting (Dec 4) with the Norwegian Research Council (Norges Forskningsråd), the governmental body which funds virtually all public research in Norway except core university research. NRC has a budget of several billion USD. They have spent Q1 to inquire over the possibilities of utilizing Wikipedia in the communication of research results and research-based knowledge in Norway, and studied the cooperation model between WMNO and Arts Council Norway. Tom Klev (Arts Council) and Erlend Bjørtvedt (WMNO) met them in December and presented Wikipedia, WMNO, the collaboration model, and described the main features of cooperation. We met approximately 30 communication staff of the NRC. Further progress will be described in the W3 report.
  • Enhanced co-operation with Nobel Peace Center, process to edit live from annual award of Nobel Peace Price. Media coverage on national radio (NRK P2).
  • Co-operation started with Nordland Museum (Bodø, see Q1 report), who have got a grant from Arts Council Norway to make their collections visible via the Wikipedia. Agreement to apply together in March for a grant from Arts Council Norway to install a Wikipedian-in-Residence at this northern museum.
  • Co-operation started with the Science Museum (Vitenskapsmusset) in Trondheim, central Norway. Agreement to install 3 wikipedians to wikify collection at the Court and Forensic Museum. Agreement to upload collection of historic diplomas from the Gunnerus Library to Wikisource by help of the Wikipedian-in-Residence at the National Library.
  • Work started by Arts Council Norway to implement GLAMWikiTool in mass upload of images from Digital Museum (www.digitaltmuseum.no).
  • Co-operation with "Fast Plass", an initiative of artists and archivarians who identify and register all public statues and monuments depicting women. The database will form the basis for a co-operation on describing the notable women at the Wikipedia. Media coverage.
  • Tutorial video project started up in late Q2, production in Q3 and Q4.
  • New image uploads from National Library.
Activities conducted.
  • Edit-a-thon (Oct 10) at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, live at the publication of this year's laureates.
  • Edit-a-thon (Oct 30) at Nordland Museum in Bodø with 15 of their staff and 3 from WMNO. The museum has 20,000 images from northern Norwegian cultural history.
  • Edit-a-thon (Dec 2) at Science Museum in Trondheim with 15 of their staff, 2 from WMNO, and 1 from Arts Council Norway. Mobilization of 3 local volunteers to assist the Court and Forensic Museum.
  • Meeting (Oct 30) with Hilde Herning of "Fast Plass" concerning Wikipedia entries on women who are depicted at public statues and monuments. Resulted in:
    • Literaturhuset seminar on the Constitution Year (female editing relay) and on female editing in conjunction with "Fast Plass". Event with 30-40 external attendees, all of them new to the Wikipedia.
      • National media coverage in the newspaper Dagsavisen, interview with the new female editor Monica Annett Dyrø, and WMNO project officer Jorid Martinsen.
      • National media coverage in the newspaper Klassekampen.
      • National media coverage in the Nynorsk Media.
    • This event was followed up by an edit-a-thon on January 15 with 30 female participants.
    • National radio (NRK) program interviewing WMNO staff and a language researcher from the University of Oslo, about male and female language and power at the Wikipedia.
What worked and what did not?

In the quarter, some events attracted several participants, while one event only attracted 3 sign-ons and was cancelled (at the National Archives). Facebook and Eventbrite were more systematically utilized ahead of events.


Program 2[edit]

A visible advocate for free knowledge
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Stage at least one open editing workshop or seminar every month.
  • Reply to any relevant public hearings.
  • Publish opinion pieces in the media on free knowledge.
  • Take active part in public debates regarding core issues.
  • Update the WMNO blog regularly.
  • Update WMNO Facebook and twitter accounts regularly.
  • Submit postings to the wmf blog at least every quarter.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Agreement to co-operate to publish or embed environmental data and up to 200 thematic environment maps from the public entity Miljøstatus Norge, as a result of the EFF- and WMNO-driven government approvals to publish all new, public data in a specified free license, the NLOD (Norwegian License for public Data). The license is regarded as compatible with Creative Commons licenses. (volunteer discussions).
  • 4 open workshops / edit-a-thons organized.
  • 1 national media debate involvement over political bias and labour union topics at the Wikipedia.
  • WMNO blog utilized systematically in connection with events.
  • Facebook and Eventbrite utilized systematically ahead of each event.
  • Posting at the WMF blog on the Nobel Peace Prize event.
Activities conducted.
  • Open workshops included Nobel Peace Center, Litteraturhuset (Constitution Year and Female Editor), National Archives (cancelled), Science Museum (open program), and with Miljøstatus Norge (www.environment.no).
  • Visible media debate in Nov-Dec, initiated by CEO Frank Meyer (a wikipedian) of the Labour Union Archives, about "bourgeois" bias at the Wikipedia and neglect of labour union topics. Chairman of WMNO Jarle Vines invited Meyer to a dialogue, and an ensuing debate in the newspaper Klassekampen between Meyer and Astrid Carlsen (WMNO) resulted in a conclusion that labour union members should volunteer to edit the Wikipedia.
What worked and what did not?
  • Edit-a-thons still mobilize a varied number of volunteers, often from 3 to 15, but Facebook is generally regarded as a very good channel for mobilization and attracting of external editors.
  • Media involvement is not yet well established in the Board, and between the Board and staff. This function needs clearer mandates and procedures for message calibration and involvement.


Program 3[edit]

Professionalization of Wikimedia Norway
WMNO event at litteraturhuset, With Girl Geeks, November 27, 2014.
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • Apply for project grants together with other institutions or organisations.
  • Apply for public funds for the purpose of knowledge or language efforts.
  • Apply for project funding from "Fritt Ord" and other relevant foundations.
  • Recruit Board members from external organisations.
  • Propose new bylaw elements designed to achieve gender balance in the Board, to the 2015 Annual Assembly.
  • Enhance the technical skills of the WMNO office.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Funds awarded by the "Fritt Ord" foundation for a 2015 travelling project where WMNO will stage student meetups across Norway. Awarded NOK 100,000 (USD 15,000).
  • Joint application with Nordland Museum to be submitted in February.
  • Application to the Saami Thing to be submitted in January-February.
  • Process ongoing to recruit external and female Board members, headed by the chairman of WMNO.
  • Technical skills preliminarily enhanced through an agreement to partly dispose of the Wikipedian-in-Residence of the National Library.
  • Agreement to apply for funds from the Financial Market Fund in Q3.
  • Achieved the first ever internship, library student Tanja Lundqvist. She will work for 5 weeks and assist in the tutorial video, among other tasks.
  • Co-operation with Girl Geeks, a network for female IT professionals. Resulted in their social media coverage and an edit-a-thon for female editors in January 2015.
    • New Wikipedia entries on female IT leaders, like this and this.
Activities conducted.
  • Grant application to "Fritt Ord" for traveling project, successful.
  • Grant application to "Fritt Ord" for Wiki Loves Memories, rejected.
  • Grant application to Ministry of Culture for language projects, rejected.
  • Meeting with the Financial Markets Fund over grant options.
What worked and what did not?
  • After several external funding applications there is at last some success. Responsiveness towards WMNO applications seems to be reluctant among some (many?) grantors.


Program 4[edit]

A transparent and inclusive organization
Haakon Magne Bjerkan (right) congratulates the winner of Wiki Loves Monuments 2014, Mrs Henny Stokseth (left).
Image from the WMNO 2014 Christmas Event in Oslo.
What are the objectives of this program? Please include metrics.
  • In institutional co-operations, the volunteer community shall always be invited to take part.
  • Conduct predictable routines for staff, Board members, members, and volunteers.
  • Publish Board minutes immediately after each Board meeting.
  • Publish documents, information about the organization's work, and accounting, at the WMNO website.
  • Focus on efforts and co-operations that can not be performed by the volunteer community itself.
Progress against these objectives (include metrics and # of volunteers/staff involved)?
  • Volunteer community invited to all relevant events.
  • Volunteer community consulted thoroughly for the strategy revision.
  • Mandates and procedures for staff under revision, to be finalized in Q3 under co-ordination of chairman Jarle Vines.
  • Board minutes always published immediately.
  • Co-operation with Girl Geeks resulted in Facebook group for female wikipedians.
Activities conducted.
  • Consultation and volunteer participation at events in Oslo and Trondheim in Q2. Volunteers also took part in initial meeting with Miljøstatus Norge and discussed strategies and outcomes.
  • Newsletters to members, including strategy revision consultation notice in October, 2014.
  • Annual Christmas Event in Oslo, attracted new volunteers who never attended WMNO events before.
  • Award of the prize Wikipedian of the Year, to long-time wikipedian and wikimedian Anne-Sophie Ofrim. Celebrated at the Christmas event.
  • Award of the winners of Wiki Loved Monuments 2014, at the Christmas Event. Winner was Henny Stokseht, while Siri Uldal won 3rd place in Norway and succeeded in the international contest aswell.
What worked and what did not?


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?

  • Substantiated co-operation with new institutions and organisations achieved:
    • GLAM: Nordland Museum, Science Museum, Court and Forensic Museum.
    • Female: Girl Geeks, Fast Plass. Facebook group for female editors.
    • Helps to achieve female recruitment, and outreach to totally new editing communities.
  • Achieved our first external funding ("Fritt Ord"), and agreement to co-apply for several special funds (Saami, Nordland Museum, Financial Market Fund).
    • Helps to increase independent funding and increased fiscal robustness of the chapter.

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

  • There was a continued decline in the editing and recruitment of new editors to Norwegian (Bokmaal) Wikipedia.
  • There was a lower readership (site visit) in Q2 than in the same period the year before.
  • The "decline of Wikipedia" is still felt, but heavy editing and quality is still strong.

What factors (organizational, environmental) enabled your success?

  • More volunteer involvement than before, including both edit-a-thon tutors and participation in external meetings and GLAM visits.
  • Dedicated and self-propellant program officers from the WMNO staff, supported by more active board members than previously.

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

  • Lack of clarity over Board-staff mandates, division of labour, and division of power in questions relating to media outreach and external tasks. Has probably hampered some media outreach. There is a process ongoing to clarify internal procedures and mandates.

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

  • To be specified in later reports.

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.

  • Changes are indicated above.

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.