Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round1/Amical Wikimedia/Proposal form

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Amical Wikimedia received a funds allocation in the amount of €82,101 in 2014-2015 Round 1. This funds allocation was recommended by the Funds Dissemination Committee on 21 November 2014 and approved by the WMF Board of Trustees on 30 December 2014.

Community review has ended. You are still welcome to comment on these proposals, but the FDC and the applicants may not be able to respond to your feedback or consider it during the deliberations.

Please do not edit this proposal form directly. If changes are needed, applicants can request them on the proposal form's discussion page. Thank you!

Proposal by Amical Wikimedia to support its annual plan with ~US$108,000.

Program focus: Community, GLAM, Education, Community-suggested (includes photo contests)

On 2015 we want to keep a plan focused on content and outcomes on the Wikimedia projects, and builds on past successes, by keeping our community-driven model marked by our 2014-2018 strategic plan. Our main focus of partnerships will be Educational Sector and GLAM (Specially Libraries), because we have remarked that it is the kind of partnership that is mid-term sustainable and give both sides best return of our efforts investment (new editors, specific quality content, territorial reach and increase of readers)

Amical wants to be the bridge between those cultural and social agents and Wikimedia projects by empowering key members of both communities with technical and programmatic skills. We believe in autosustenaible projects, so we help people to become autonomous and regular contributors, so they are able not only to collaborate with Wikimedia projects but also to start their own activities to engage new people. The projects, then, become viral, being replicated by different organizations with shared principles, so they are more efficient and require less Amical's resources.

We also try to keep very close to the active community of Wikimedia projects editors, so we regularly send projects calls and transform community's most voted proposals into our programmatic activities. This way we ensure good levels of volunteer participation, not only with Amical member but with the whole Catalan community of editors.



If you need to review the edit instructions you will find them in the editintro.

Eligible organizations may complete this form to request an Annual Plan Grant from the Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) in the current round. This complete proposal form must be published in English on Meta by the proposal submission date for each round for your organization's application to be considered. No changes should be made to this proposal form and supplementary documents after these proposal submission date without written approval from FDC staff, and any proposal forms created will be considered 'submitted' after the proposal submission deadline unless the applying organization withdraws the application in writing.

The purpose of this document is to provide the FDC with an overview of your organization's annual plan, the alignment of the plan with the Wikimedia movement’s strategic priorities, and the potential impact of the plan. This proposal should complement any annual planning documents your organization may have such as your organization's annual plan and strategic plan: please complete all fields and add links to supporting documents where relevant. If any documents are submitted in draft form (e.g. an annual plan that has not yet been approved by the organization's General Assembly), please link to the final version of the document once it has been approved, even if it is approved after the deadline. If you are a representative of the applicant organization, you may request permission to add information to this proposal form on the proposal form discussion page. All requested changes will be reviewed by FDC staff.

Please review the documents describing the Annual Plan Grants process, including the FDC Framework, Guidancefor the FDC from the Board, and the FDC's past funding recommendations: FDC recommendations. These documents include critical information for applicants.

If you have any questions about the form, please contact FDCSupport@Wikimedia.org. If you have general suggestions or comments about the form itself, please leave them on the discussion page for this form.

A few terms used in the form:

FDC proposal form terms Wikimedia terms Learning & Evaluation terms

Basic information[edit]

1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming year that can be used as a summary of your proposal. (This should be about 200 words, and should be easy for anyone to understand.)

On 2015 we want to keep a plan focused on content and outcomes on the Wikimedia projects, and builds on past successes, by keeping our community-driven model marked by our 2014-2018 strategic plan. Our main focus of partnerships will be Educational Sector and GLAM (Specially Libraries), because we have remarked that it is the kind of partnership that is mid-term sustainable and give both sides best return of our efforts investment (new editors, specific quality content, territorial reach and increase of readers)

Amical wants to be the bridge between those cultural and social agents and Wikimedia projects by empowering key members of both communities with technical and programmatic skills. We believe in autosustenaible projects, so we help people to become autonomous and regular contributors, so they are able not only to collaborate with Wikimedia projects but also to start their own activities to engage new people. The projects, then, become viral, being replicated by different organizations with shared principles, so they are more efficient and require less Amical's resources.

We also try to keep very close to the active community of Wikimedia projects editors, so we regularly send projects calls and transform community's most voted proposals into our programmatic activities. This way we ensure good levels of volunteer participation, not only with Amical member but with the whole Catalan community of editors.


2. Contact information.
  • Legal name of organization: Amical Viquipèdia (Amical Wikimedia)
  • Organization's fiscal year (mm/dd–mm/dd): 01/01-12/31
  • 12-month funding period requested (mm/dd/yy–mm/dd/yy): 01/01/2015-12/31/2015
  • Primary contact name and position in organization: Arnau Duran Ferrero (President)
  • Primary contact username or Email: Arnaugir / president@wikimedia.cat
  • Secondary contact name and position in organization: Àlex Hinojo
  • Secondary contact username or Email: User:Kippelboy / glam@wikimedia.cat


3. Amount requested.

Table 1

Currency requested () US$ ()
Total annual expenses of organization 94.100,66 EUR 123.554,17 USD
Amount requested from the FDC for the upcoming year's annual plan 82.100,66 EUR 107.798,17 USD
Amount to be raised from non-FDC sources (total from Table 5) 12.000,00 EUR 15.756,00 USD
Amount to be drawn from reserves for the upcoming year's annual plan 0 EUR 0 USD
Amount of FDC funds allocated for the current year's annual plan 74.000,00 EUR 97.162,00 USD


4. What is your organization's proposed rate of growth in total budget since last year? Please explain your organization's rationale if your proposed budget will increase this year.
  • -15.86% 8.61%


Community engagement[edit]

This section provides the FDC an overview of your organization's work with volunteers and online contributors.

1. Which Wikimedia community or communities does your organization work with most closely, and which online Wikimedia project or projects does your organization's work support?
  • All existing Catalan language Wikimedia Projects and also multilingual projects like Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Also focus on Catalan culture content in non Catalan language projects (e.g. English Wikipedia)
2. How does your organization know what community members / contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments? How else does your organization consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?

We do open calls to community of editors so they can propose projects. The same community votes the most interesting projects and then we adapt their proposals into an anual program proposal, which is reviewed and approved by the community before formally applying for it. We also do quarterly open evaluations of Amical's work with all the community so anyone can check/apply/comment if the organization is doing what is expected to. We also maintain some chat meetings every year where we can ask editors to advice us. Those meetings are open to all Catalan Wikimedia Projects users, not only to Amical members.

Besides the regular quarterly evalulation, we have a key person whose specifical role is getting feedback and proposals from the community and asking the Association to start/keep/stop related projects. With this system community can formally propose ideas/projects, evaluate them regularly while ongoing or once done and also we assure that the projects that we do have support by the community.

We are planning to include in the annual meeting (open to both members and user editors) an extra space where people can evaluate our work and discuss the project scopes.



Organization planning and reports[edit]

Please provide links to your organization’s planning documents and reports. All of these documents are required unless otherwise indicated.

Your organization's strategic planning documents, past reports, and current annual planning documents, are essential to our understanding of your organization's proposal. If you think you will have difficulty submitting any of these documents with your organization's proposal form by the proposal submission deadline, you should contact FDC staff right away. You may also provide notes to this table here, as well as links to any supplementary documents to this proposal form.

Table 2

Completed fiscal year Current year Upcoming year
Annual plan (including budget) None, Budget Activities Plan 2014, Budget Activities Plan 2015, Budget
Community discussion around annual plan Internal Internal [1]
Annual report (including financial report) 2013 Financial report, 2013 Annual report (Catalan) Not required. Not required.
Strategic plan Strategic Plan 2011-2013 (Catalan) Amical Wikimedia/Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Amical Wikimedia/Strategic Plan 2014-2018


Table 2 notes: we did not have an annual plan for 2013. In mid-2013 we drafted the Strategic Plan 2014-18 and the Activities Plan 2014 accordingly.


Financials: year-to-date progress[edit]

The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is spending on your current grant, or during your current annual plan. The period defined as year-to-date should be the start date of your fiscal year you defined in Contact information, until 1 September 2014. Your projected amount should be the amount your organization expects to spend by the end of the current fiscal year you defined in Contact information.

Table 3

Current funding period planned / budgeted Year-to-date funding period actuals Projected end of current funding period
In currency requested In $US In currency requested In $US In currency requested In $US
Revenues (from all sources) 86.000,00 € 112.918,00 USD 102.117,96 € 134.080,88 USD 10.000,00 € 13.100,00 USD
Expenses 86.000,00 € 112.918,00 USD 43.191,61 € 56.710,58 USD 26.000,00 € 35.114,16 € 34.060,00 USD 46.104,89 USD

Table 3 notes:


Programs: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

This section is about your organization's programs. A program is a group of activities that share the same objectives. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You are welcome to provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section of this proposal form or in a supplementary document. Please answer all four questions for each program.

Community

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.
  • The goal of Community program is to ensure members engagement and committing while taking care of emotional welfare of everybody. We believe people will work better if they feel the project as part of them and they feel appreciated and valued by other members. We want to hear everyone's voice and think about ways to share ideas and best practices to improve Amical's work. This program seeks to find the places to make this exchange available. It also aims to empower users with the techniques and principles that rule Amical projects so they can become more active in external outreach and in internal project management.
2. How do your program objectives focus on the Wikimedia strategic priorities?
  • Wikimedia strategic priorities are to increase community participation and motivation, and so are the Amical ones.
3. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets.
  • We will hold our 1 annual meeting (Viquitrobada). Outputs, 50-75 people can share their experiences as users and Amical members and we improve team building and commitment within the project. Sharing knowledge, questions and experiences IRL is a great experience.
  • We will start every project which had been approved by enough members, keeping appart some funds for impossible-to-program-in-advance ideas
  • We will have 2 formative seminars to empower our members and listen to their needs using a questionnaire and tracking their evolution (projects done/managed/joined) within Amical's main tracks.
  • We will keep acknowledging the value of 6-9 of our members by deeply interviewing them in our blog, like done in 2014.
  • We will follow closely each volunteer driven activity (with specific feedback) to ensure that the project leader have the best time as possible.
  • We will offer community grants to partially fund community members travel to international events like Wikimania, Hackathon, Chapters meetings et al.
4. Please describe how your program activities will lead to the results you are planning, or describe or link to a logic model for your program.
  • The personal annual meeting is a key date in our calendar, because of the quantity of people gathered and the amount of new knowledge gained in the debates, round tables and presentations, and follow up tasks after the event. We define ourselves as a volunteer organization, and that means not only we have people offering free work but a way to think about every activity, in which community decides the direction, priorities and takes a leading role in execution of each project. Every member has many channels to make his or her voice heard.

Please provide any additional information about this program that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning.

  • Community engagement is one of the five pillars that lead our strategic plan. Due to the relative small size of the community (especially related to the almost infinite work to be done), we value every member as a treasure and this special care is already in our name ("Amical" derives from "friend" in Catalan)
  • Check out these blog posts on deep interviews to regular members about their projects: [2], [3] [4], [5] and many more.
  • 50% of Amical's members have participated or co-organized an activity during 2014. We believe this is a ratio that validates our community project, empowering users to become more active. 40% of more active users on Catalan Wikipedia are active Amical members.


GLAM

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.

Our GLAM program wants to keep reaching the cultural sector, specially focusing in our collaboration with the libraries networks, which we have targeted as one of most committed to public service. We will combine projects for Wikipedia and its sister projects (specially Wikisource) and we will rely on the central role of libraries in each town to reach different communities of people interested in knowledge. They will act as active agents spreading our values and projects, because they will self-organise several projects, so we can reach more people.

For museums, we propose a double approach. On the one hand we will continue and start projects which have the museum as the centre of a network of different educational and cultural agents, so they add value to the whole program. On the other hand, we believe in the WiR model because it allows us to create strong bonds with the GLAM partner, which go beyond the effects of a single act as an isolated editathon. Those residents come from community and replicate our model (already validated from experience of previous years) in different local institutions, helped by several online volunteers.

Other projects like Archives collaboration, Commons upload of content from GLAMs and Wikiars are included in this track, too.

2. How do your program objectives focus on the Wikimedia strategic priorities?

It will hopefully increase the reach of Wikimedia projects. It will also help to increase the number of active editors and available content. The library project is placed in the middle of our gender gap strategy, as the majority of librarians are women and they serve the whole population, diverse in terms of gender, race, background and age. We are fighting the inner bias of male editors by attracting new users in the several initiatives carried by libraries.

With the Wikipedian - in - residence models adopted mainly by museums we can also help to balance our presence in the whole Catalan-speaking area, so we will naturally increase the diversity of our editors and partners. The museum curators and experts can add quality content to Wikimedia projects and attract new users from their communities.

3. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets.
  • Increase the number of Catalan speaking public libraries active on Wikipedia from 100 to 130, doing Wikipedia and GLAMwiki workshops in Regional Public Library central branches and welcoming experienced libraries in teaching new librarians (Adopt a Library model)
  • Give a focus on non Barcelona-metropolitan areas GLAM to increase our presence on Catalan Speaking territories, reaching at least 10 new GLAMs.
  • 10 public libraries self-organizing wiki-related activities and programs
  • 5 Museums or GLAMs using the Wikipedian in Residence model.
  • 10 Commited libraries will test a "small sister" libraries project, where the experienced library will be helping new glamwiki librarians getting into wiki universe.
4. Please describe how your program activities will lead to the results you are planning, or describe or link to a logic model for your program.
  • Using a Kick-off and follow up system, where the employee does the real life workshop or program kick-off and a group of volunteers do the follow up to directly engage with librarians.
  • Empowering volunteers to become more active with their local libraries
  • Adding "wiki layers" to already existing national libraries shared programs (programes or activities shared by many libraries with a same goal during some weeks.)


Please provide any additional information about this program that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning.



Education

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.
  • Education Program wants to show the teaching potential of Wikimedia projects by introducing them to university professors. They will include Wikimedia editing as a part of their course projects and they will be encouraged to become active editors themselves. We will work closely with pedagogical departments of museums and other several cultural partners to reach teachers and educators in different sectors (informal education and secondary schools mainly). They will be trained in wikimedia editing and principles so they can teach them to younger pupils.
2. How do your program objectives focus on the Wikimedia strategic priorities?
  • This program fits with different strategic priorities. First of all it will increase number of active editors and content, because students will be asked to improve or create articles and upload media to fulfill the course requirements. It will also improve the overall quality of the projects, since the university teachers are the main experts in their own field of research and knowledge, so they will guarantee the quality of the work done by students (or by themselves). Finally, it will help the gender gap strategy because we address to some subjects where are more women than men enrolled. We will reach the younger generations, too, ensuring the fresh vision of new editors.
3. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets.
  • Having an ongoing eduwiki project in at least 75% of the Universities of the Vives Network (Network of Catalan Speaking Libraries). We will reach it scheduling and presenting eduwiki projects in all of the Universities and doing follow ups with the interested teachers or faculty members.
  • 30 university classrooms collaborating with Wikipedia from different knowledge areas, so we can cover the biggest holes in information we may have
  • Recollecting specific feedback about our new education portal so we can improve it as a tool to smooth the path to Wikimedia projects for teachers, professors and students.
4. Please describe how your program activities will lead to the results you are planning, or describe or link to a logic model for your program.

The amount of students enrolled will naturally help to increase articles in Wikimedia projects and, due to the fact that they are being evaluated by their contributions as a part of their courses, they will pay attention to rules and quality requirements. Those are being reinforced by their professor supervision, which adds the expertise of each branch of knowledge. We are addressing to several courses where most students are women, so the ratio male/female editors will be more balanced.

Please provide any additional information about this program that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning.

  • Educational projects with universities brings new users, commit active editors (we use personalized online mentorship models), better content to the wiki projects
  • We have created a portal devoted to teachers and students: [6].


Community suggested, other partnerships and innovation projects

Please note that all grantees will be asked to report on the global metrics, so please review them and keep them in mind as you design your programs, and then track and measure the impact of your programs.

1. A program is a group of of activities that share the same objectives. Please share the goal of the program, and then describe the objectives that the activities in this program share.

There are some projects that are reunited in our Other Partnerships programs, like contests and editathons with institutions. Coordination of formative actions to those institutions are also included in this track. We want to make an specific campaign to reach some targets not wiki-orientated and try to change their mind.

We also desire to be more involved in technical community, so we would like to push up the newly created technical group promoting formative actions, following closely the France Hackathon and implementing community demands (for example functionalities for bots).

After some FDC suggestions, we will have some budget dedicated to those unexpected projects that may arise from community during the year or to help editors to add their work to international projects lead by other chapters, so we can increase the multilingual cooperation.

2. How do your program objectives focus on the Wikimedia strategic priorities?

It will help to increase the number of readers and improve the general perception of Wikimedia projects, while helping our programs to run smoothly. We will have an special look to innovative suggestions coming from Amical members so we can come up with new ideas to attract new users. We will focus on technical issues (bots, hacking) as regular activities of the newly created technical group.

3. Please list the specific, measurable, timebound targets you plan to achieve through this program. Please include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets.
  • 1 new edition of Wiki Loves Earth 2015
  • 1 new edition of Wiki Loves Monuments 2015 (adapted version)
  • "Navega en català" project
  • 1 international challenge with editors from as many wikis as possible


4. Please describe how your program activities will lead to the results you are planning, or describe or link to a logic model for your program.

If we can empower the technical group, it will lead new projects or actions which can help Wikimedia projects as a whole, not only their Catalan version. We think that creating a strong network with active editors from other wikis can teach us a lot and it also may help to multilingual advocacy voices to be heard.

Please provide any additional information about this program that is important to our understanding of this program. You may include timelines, tables, or charts associated with your program's progress, or share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning.



Staff and contractors: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, or provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram.
Amical has no organogram, other than the Board (composed by President, Secretary, Treasurer and one Board member) and one employee.
2. List of staff by department or function.
Numbers for current staff should include staff your organization has hired or plans to hire in this current funding period, and proposed staff should include staff your organization will hire in the upcoming funding period. You should include both permanent staff and longterm contractors in this table and list the number of fulltime equivalents, where one fulltime staff person would be 1.0 (for example, if your organization has 2 part-time staff working at 50% each in a department then you would list the number of fulltime equivalents (FTEs) as 1.0, while if your organization has 1 full-time staff person working at 100% then you would also list the number of fulltime equivalents as 1.0).

Table 4

Department or function FTEs by end of current year FTEs by end of upcoming year Explanation of changes
Programme Manager 1 1 n/a
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 1 1 n/a
Total staff expenses (currency requested) 46.300,66 EUR 46.300,66 EUR n/a
Total staff expenses ($US) 60.792,97 USD 60.792,97 USD

Table 4 notes:

3. Did your organization made any significant changes to your staffing plan since publishing your organization's most current annual plan at the beginning of the funding period, such as hiring more or fewer staff than planned or hiring staff on a different schedule than planned? Please describe any significant changes here.
  • No changes.
4. What overall percentage of staff time is spent directly on programs?
  • 100% (more or less: 35% education, 35% GLAM, 20% other projects, 10% community)

Financials: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Detailed budget: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Please link to your organization's detailed budget. This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or as a publicly available spreadsheet.

Revenues: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Please use this table to list your organization's anticipated revenues by revenue source in the upcoming year. Use the status column to indicate if this funding is guaranteed, whether you are in the process of requesting funding, or whether you are planning to request funding later. Please feel free to include in-kind donations and resources, as applicable.


Table 5

Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period
Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application)


Fees memberships and donations 2.500,00 EUR 3.282,50 USD guaranteed
Project ICUB (Institut Cultura Barcelona) 4.000,00 EUR 5.252,00 USD Budget approved
Wikiproject DHUB 4.000,00 EUR 5.252,00 USD Requested
Conference and Libraries 1.500,00 EUR 1.969,50 USD In anticipation
APG 82.100,66 EUR 107.798,17 USD Requested
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 12.000,00 EUR 94.100,66 € EUR 15.756,00 USD 123.554,17 USD -


Table 5 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.


Operating reserves: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

Please use this table to report information about your organization's planned operating reserves. Since this information is included here, you should not include it as part of your planned program or operational expenses. There are some restrictions about how much FDC funding your organization can use to build up your reserves.


Table 6

Local currency $US
Total anticipated amount in operating reserves (by the end of the current fiscal year) 6.772,71 EUR 21.772,71 EUR 8.892,57 EUR 28.587,57 USD
Total existing reserves from the current year to be carried over as reserves in the upcoming year 6.772,71 EUR 21.772,71 EUR 8.892,57 EUR 28.587,57 EUR
Total to be added to reserves in the upcoming year (excluding FDC funding) 15.000,00 EUR 0,00 EUR 19.695,00 USD 0,00 USD
Total to be added to reserves in the upcoming year from FDC funding only 0,00 EUR 0,00 USD
Total planned reserves in the upcoming year (should equal the sum of the rows except the first): 21.772,71 EUR 0,00 EUR 21.772,71 EUR 28.587,57 USD 0,00 USD 28.587,57 EUR


Table 6 notes: Attend commitments 3 months


Expenses: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Program expenses are the costs associated specifically with your organization's programs. These costs do not include operating expenses or staff salaries, which will be described in separate tables. For example, program expenses may be the costs of an event, the costs of outreach materials specific to a program, budgets for microgrants and reimbursements, or technical costs associated with specific programs. The programs listed in this table should correspond to the programs you have listed in the programs section of this proposal form.


Table 7

Program / initiative In currency requested In $US
Community 12.000,00 EUR 15.756,00 USD
GLAM 9.000,00 EUR 11.817,00 USD
Education 9.000,00 EUR 11.817,00 USD
Community suggested, other partnerships and innovation projects 13.000,00 EUR 17.069,00 USD
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 47.800,00 EUR 43.000,00 EUR 62.761,40 USD 56.459,00 USD

Table 7 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.


2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
These are divided into three expenses categories: (1) staff expenses from Table 4 (including staff expenses for both staff working on programs and operations), (2) expenses for programs from Table 7 (does not include staff expenses or operations expenses), and (3) expenses for operations (does not include staff expenses or program expenses). Be sure to check the totals in this table to make sure they are consistent with the totals in the other tables you have submitted with this form. For example, your total program expenses excluding staff will be equal to the total in Table 7, while your total staff expenses will be equal to the total in Table 4 and your total expenses will be equal to the total in Table 1.


Table 8

Expense type In currency requested In $US
Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 43.000,00 EUR 56.459,00 USD
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 4.800,00 EUR 6.302,40 USD
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 46.300,66 EUR 60.792,77 USD
Amount to be added to reserves in the upcoming year (from Table 6) 0 EUR 0 USD
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 98.900,66 EUR 94.100,66 EUR 129.856,97 USD 123.554,17 USD

Table 8 notes:


DESCRIPTION SUBJECT TO CHANGE: During 2014-2015 Round 1 we will be launching a multi-year funding pilot program where APG applicants can request a two-year funding commitment from the FDC. Participating organizations will provide the FDC with information about milestones for two-year programs during the next year's proposal cycle (2015-2016 Round 1), as well as with their annual plans and budgets for the second year.

Not all organizations will be participating in this program since it is a pilot, and a list of organizations eligible to apply for multi-year funding will be announced soon. This section is included in the current version of the proposal form, to ensure that it is available to any organizations that might need it if they are participating in the pilot. Please do not complete this section unless you know your organization is eligible to participate in this pilot program.

1. Will your organization be seeking a two-year funding commitment from the FDC during this proposal cycle?
  • No.
2. Please use this table to show which programs you will continue over a two-year period and list some milestones that you would like to report on after the first 8 months of your programs (to be achieved by 1 September 2015)

OPTIONAL: Multi-year funding pilot program[edit]

DESCRIPTION SUBJECT TO CHANGE: As part of this pilot program, your organization will be asked to report on milestones reached by 1 September 2015 for your two-year programs by 1 October 2015. This information will be reviewed by the FDC during the 2015-2016 Round 1 proposal cycle, along with your annual plan and budget for the second year of funding, after which the second year of funding will be released by the FDC.

Table 9

Program name Start date Completion date Milestones (by 1 September 2015) Notes
1 2 3 4 5

Table 9 notes:


The FDC or FDC staff may reach out to you for more information about your two-year plans as part of this pilot program, or may need to make changes to this section of the proposal form based on early learnings from this pilot. Participating organizations, please bear with us.

Verification that this proposal requests no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation for political or legislative activities[edit]

Please enter "yes" or "no" for the verification below.

The term “political or legislative activities” includes any activities relating to political campaigns or candidates (including the contribution of funds and the publication of position statements relating to political campaigns or candidates); voter registration activities; meetings with or submissions and petitions to government executives, ministers, officers or agencies on political or policy issues; and any other activities seeking government intervention or policy implementation (like “lobbying”), whether directed toward the government or the community or public at large. Grants for such activities (when permitted under U.S. law and IRS regulations) should be sought from the [[Special:MyLanguage/<tvar|link>Grants:PEG</>]].
I verify that this proposal requests no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation for political or legislative activities Yes

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


Please do not make any changes to this proposal form after the proposal submission deadline for this round. If a change that is essential to an understanding of your organization's proposal is needed, please request the change on the discussion page of this form so it may be reviewed by FDC staff. Once submitted, complete and valid proposal forms submitted on time by eligible organizations will be considered unless an organization withdraws its application in writing.