Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round1/Wikimedia Argentina/Impact report form

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Purpose of the report

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.

Education Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 285 Participation and Content+Community Empowerment+ Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
2. # of new editors 2151 Participation and Content+Community Empowerment+ Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
3. # of individuals involved 3887 directly worked with + 5000 indirectly worked with Participation and Content+Community Empowerment+ Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 164 Participation and Content+Community Empowerment+ Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 782 +1819 = 2601 We not included in the analysis the previous editors. 19 editors are new editors. Includes the edition of articles from small to larger changes and new ones ( 153).
Participation and Content+Community Empowerment+ Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects < 15.000.000 During 2015 we have almost counted article by article. The stated number is the approximate . However we do believe that this metric does not measure the quality of the editions done.

GLAM Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 256 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
2. # of new editors 645 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
3. # of individuals involved 1154 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
4. # of new images/media added to Wikipedia articles 1486 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
5. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia pages 17,000 Participation and content
6. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 2335 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
7. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects < 20.000.000 During 2015 we have almost counted article by article. The stated number is the approximate . However we do believe that this metric does not measure the quality of the editions .

Federalization Program[edit]

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 288 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
2. # of new editors 83 Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
3. # of individuals involved 389 directly involved.
+95,000 reached
Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages n/a n/a
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 338 All new articles. Participation and content+Community Empowerment+Cooperation+Free Culture Awareness
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects > 10.000.000 During 2015 we have almost counted article by article. The stated number is the approximate . However we do believe that this metric does not measure the quality of the editions .

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.


Wikimedia Argentina has gone through a successful and remarkable year. Our programs and projects have been more focused and oriented to our goals, with remarkable results, comparing to 2014, in terms of articles created and improved, content released and participation.
We haven't increase in terms of partners but we have focused our efforts in fostering our engagement to long term relationships with our stakeholders.
Comparing to 2014 our main results come as follows:

2014 2015 Growth (%)
People involved 1826 5430 +197%
Activities conducted 30 activities 71 activities +136%
Institutions involved 37 31 (many of them are 2014 partners) -16%
Articles created or improved. 173 5274 +2948%
Articles created or improved by adding images in Wikipedia articles 171 1650 +863%
Content released 4325 17,000 +293%
Volunteers involved 142 96 + 67 Wikiambassadors = 164 +15%
Women involved n/a 1485 (27.3%) n/a
Press released n/a 33 program mentions n/a
People retained n/a 36 people retained (after 2-6 months) n/a
Tutorials created/designed n/a 21 n/a
Learning patterns designed n/a 11 n/a
Iberocoop activities 1 4 +300%

Education Program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's Education Program stories[edit]

What we succeed so far?: online proposals, new resources and reach new education communities (Story 1)[edit]

1. Improve the participation and content through online proposals: Argentina’s educational context is always challenging and Wikimedia Argentina is proud of its Education Program because not only has it worked with public and private institutions, but it has been able to adapt to the complexity of the educational environment to develop its actions and it has given an appropriate answer to current challenges. One of 2015’s biggest challenges was to respond to the needs of teachers and students in an innovative manner.
How do we deal with the demands of people we cannot physically reach? How can we continue to make the Education Program scalable? This situation, together with the need to respond to the demands for better quality, promoted the re edition of our online course “Bridges between school, digital and free culture”. The trial run held during 2014 was the perfect space to evaluate the teachers’ reaction and to learn some valuable lessons during the process. That's the reason why the edition 2015, focused mainly on learning about editing in Wikipedia. During 2015, the proposal resulted in the improvement of 509 articles during the course. Even though this number is significant, through the proposal we faced the big challenge in Wikipedia: retention. After 6 months 1819 articles have been improved and 19 new users remain active.

Wikimedia Argentina’s online proposal is also an answer to the needs detected at a regional level; it is the first online course in Spanish and launched from Latin America and the experience is now available for anyone
Scalability was one of the main metrics by which Wikimedia Argentina evaluated teachers’ interest in the proposed activities and the effectivity of our proposal in general. During 2015, the proposal was used by the National University of La Plata and the National University of Entre Rios and, we embraced the challenge of taking part in the MOOC launched by the CITEP, promoting a new work proposal with great results: the translation of articles. Thanks to the experience we gained content and we avoid misconceptions towards the platform and without losing motivation, thus, we managed to work on the basis of a mistake and turn it into an opportunity.
2. Cooperation as a way of being and sharing: An insight of the context wouldn’t be complete without understanding what’s inside and outside the movement. We created digital practices through sharing learning experiences and positioning the Education Program on the public agenda. That is why we have been more present than ever in the media, on specialized journals, on the educational agenda, conferences, debate forums, and leading international work spaces such as the Pre-Conference of Wikimania, participating in group work within the movement such as Wikipedia Education Collaborative, and sharing learning experiences while taking care of the needs of the Education Program and its expected results.
3. Empowering the education community through strategic alliances and tailor-made proposals : Empowering and building education communities, or a reference community of teachers and students, was one of our main objectives for the year. What was the objective short-term? obtaining more stories of success to validate our program. What was our challenge long-term? Scale up our Education Program. Here is how we tried to achieved this goal:

  • Improving the resources available for teachers and students: paying attention to the educational context and understanding it is also part of dealing with teachers’ needs. That is why at the beginning of 2015 we launched our own site about the Education Program, a pioneering space that not only informs of the strategic and action guidelines of the program, but also constitutes a space where teachers get together, where we compile activities and experiences, and share resources so anyone can take with them a class all ready to go!
  • Aiming at quality over quantity, 2015 was a great year as far as strategic alliances go The education program connected with the largest educational portal in the country: Together we have developed a special portal called Wikipedia en el aula (Wikipedia in the classroom), useful space for teachers who aren’t familiar with Wikimedia Argentina yet but who use Wikipedia and our response to teachers' and student's need: new resources and tutorials that will also be very useful during editing contests that we hold together, such as Mis Monumentos an editing contest that didn’t provide big editing results but functioned as a learning activity that helped us understand teachers and students' difficulties.
  • Mobilizing teachers and students from the inland provinces of Argentina: Sustaining our activities in the long term is one of the greatest challenges we face in the Education program. The team has put great efforts into analyzing and defining ways of making the Education program one that is sustainable throughout time. . Further, we want our program to respect the premise underlying all of Wikimedia’s projects: it must be inclusive and accessible for everyone. The resulys of this work was the activity Wikimisiones with 59 wikiambassadors involved.
  • Engaging new referents in Education, offering them tailor-made proposals: Teachers are not the only professionals who interact with education, there are also coordinators, experts in education from different institutions, as well as local and international education bodies and civil society organizations. Involving 71 professionals Wikimedia Argentina launched the 1st education hackatón (Creatón Didáctico) along with Chequeado and PENT FLACSO
  • Keeping diversity in mind: Wikimedia Argentina is fully compromised with mainstreaming gender-sensitivity in every project. In this sense, our Education Program promotes the leading position of women in their role as educators in the projects and activities of our program. In 2015, 63 female teachers were directly involved in our activities 949 girls participated actively and finally, 6 of the 8 teachers who took the initiative to escalate our proposals were women. To know better about our activities you can read our Progress Report Story

Challenges: students as content producers ( Story 2)[edit]

The positioning of Wikimedia Argentina’s Education Program is largely due to the effort of the teachers and students who took part in the activities. Anyone who works in education knows how difficult it is to maintain motivation and to break with classic teaching methods to incorporate new ones. Wikipedia as a learning tool starts with an inspired teacher who is willing to innovate and work side by side with his students while maintaining teaching quality. For us, these teachers and students are the real protagonists of our Education Program and we recognize them as wikiambassadors. During 2015, Argentina held 28 onsite workshops, with teachers, coordinators, school principals and students. From our point of view, this is still the right way to sustainable, long-term relationships with different educational institutions, involving the whole teaching community, listening to students as ambassadors of knowledge and bringing them closer to teachers. But we still fail in our in class results.

During 2015 we trained 872 teachers and 1890 students had been trained, 949 of which were female students, 63 were female teachers and leaders in our projects, 67 were wikiambassadors and 36 teachers – 28 in Wikimisiones—promoters of activities and responsible actors for the scalability of the education program.
So, if it is not a problem of reach, what happens?

  • Ease of participation does not guarantee resources: During 2015 and after the visit of the Wikimedia Foundation, we learned to focus our efforts in engaging less but more productive partners. However, this hasn't meant good results. While the experience at universities is more satisfactory, we are still working on making content results more significant at every level. Although there is a learning curve to take into account and even though educational policies are favorable, we don’t always have the necessary resources to implement our activities. This is not an excuse but acknowledging the reality. Many students participate in our proposals offline at first, and they have access to the project thanks to the help of teachers in spaces that are often outside the teaching facilities.
  • We need to approach student's reality:Students, our wikiambassadors, are the compass which guides us in the development of our Education Program. This approach results in projects and actions which are relevant to their reality, their context, everything that gives them a sense of identity. That is the idea behind proposals such as Mis Monumentos or Luz, Cámara, clic! and the reason that we support initiatives like the ones carried out by Ort Schools, where the project has its own space in their Virtual Campus and where different Wikimedia projects have been approached from different educational perspectives.In this regard, one of the most representative initiatives of our program: educational edit-a-thons. The two editions held so far, gathered actors whose areas of competence would normally never coincide: national policies for Technology inclusion, public and private schools with local heritage and its cultural institutions.
  • Teachers need more support: Having done 28 onsite workshops does not mean that teachers are editors or are even ready to work with Wikipedia. We helped too many teachers but we didn't give them the right support. There wasn't a proper monitoring and evaluation instance. Fewer partners and best accompaniment is our goal for 2016
It was an opportunity to challenge ourselves and our knowledge, and to explore different insights of the world.
Agustina Szkop, 4th year student at the Scholem Aleijem School

We realize that the numbers are still modest but our Education Program is built on particular stories too. Teachers need references, testimonies from other teachers to validate the initiatives they plan to put into practice. We believe that numbers happen when they go together with stories, although we are aware of the need to find the right balance between the two. Our figures need to improve significantly, however, the biggest lesson we have learnt during 2015 is that teacher and student stories at different educational levels provide vital information which must be heard. Considering the above reflections and lesson learnt we have produced a guide of different activities that we can implement in 2016 according to the objectives that, in our experience, can be achieved at different educational levels. In addition, we have established new criteria to measure the quality of edits.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2015 Results 2014 Progress until Q2 / 2015 Results 2015 Counts for story Comments
Strategic line 1:Improving the participation and content of the Wikimedia projects
At least 400 (four hundred) teachers and reference education staff trained in Wikipedia and its sister projects through online courses (at least 150 teachers in 3 online course) 100 teachers attending. 315 teachers attending
393 teachers attending - 94%
1 4 online courses conducted: Education Argentina MOOC Puentes entre las culturas escolares, digitales y libres, Ser Wiki, Universidad de Entre Rios, 2 courses in the Universidad Nacional de la Plata
a) At least 60% finish the online courses in terms and form.
b) At least 50% are new users.
c) At least 5% (five) of the participants remaining active users (after 6 months)
70% (a)

62% (b)
n/a (c)

55,5% (a)

98% (b)

n/a (c)

57,21% (a)

77,42% (b)

19 active users - 10,9% (c)

Articles improved/created 86 509 2328 (+1819) 1 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
At least 10 (ten) teaching staff from the Conectar Igualdad program in Argentina trained in two (2) onsite workshops 300 259
2 Hasn't meant a more scalable Education Program. See the whole program story in Progress Report
At least 80% (eighty) of the teaching staff attending have a more effective perception of the Wikimedia projects 80% 96%
At least 5 (five) of the 10 (ten) teachers using Wikipedia Offline, 3 (three) months after the end of the course. dismissed dismissed
Not scheduled.
At least 50 (fifty) new users on Wikipedia and 25 articles . n/a 174 new users
8 articles improved
265 new users
14 articles improved
2 Not worth it in terms of content
  • General Evaluation: Partially successful.
    Great activity to reach teachers and new audiences. Hasn't been a great activity in terms of content or scaling.
At least 500 (five hundred) students in primary and secondary trained. n/a 401
2 Scholem School ORT schools Wikimisiones 1st Edit-a-thon 2nd Edit-a-thon
At least 5 articles improved n/a 16
2 Articles created/improved by: Scholem School ORT schools Wikimisiones 1st Edit-a-thon 2nd Edit-a-thon

Mis Monumentos
See Program's metrics for more details.

Articles improved by students in Higher Education n/a n/a 101
2 This metric was not included in the anual plan, but we find it essential to evaluate our activities. Even though the articles created or improved by higher university students is lower comparing to secondary students, the 82% of their articles are created. Most significant activity and results here or in this link
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful.
  • Learnings: WMAR need to focus in less but more long-term partner. Anual education proposals must release in better results in terms of content. Reach doesn't mean the scaling up of our ED Program.
5 (five) agreements, of a minimum duration of 1 (one) year each, signed 9 4
2 New agreements: Province of Misiones UNLP UNER FLACSO Plan Sarmiento
  • General Evaluation: Successful.
  • Learnings: Long term partners help us to focus our efforts and activities. However this doesn't mean that after the anual evaluation some new partners will come and some of theses won't remain.
At least 5 (five) learning guides designed to be used as didactic tool. n/a n/a 9
2 See Creatón Didáctico See the education guide here. This has been considered a Free Culture and Awareness activity
At least 100 (one hundred) teaching staff receiving the new guides. n/a n/a 71
At least 25% of teachers use them n/a n/a dismissed
1 This activity hasn't been evaluated correctly. So far, has been defined as an isolated activity.
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful.
  • Learnings: Great activity to reach new education referents. However, the lack of evaluation and continuity is being analyzed to determine if we are doing it again in 2016.
5 tutorials created. n/a n/a 36
2 See Resources Wikipedia en el aula
  • General Evaluation: Successful.
  • Learnings: Address teachers' needs from around the country
1 editing contest launched and 1000 articles improved/created n/a n/a 36
2 Mis monumentos contest Contest results
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: We got it completely wrong. The students - primary and secondary- didn't have the resources, tutorials and materials needed to learn how to edit Wikipedia. The contest had so many options that you could get lost. Teachers' support wasn't the correct, too. We are not dismissing the activity but we must change it profoundly.
Strategic line 2: Community Empowerment
Creation of a network of volunteers “Education Ambassadors” during 2015 n/a 8 67
2 67 Wikiambassadors: 59 from Wikimisiones 8 teachers that scaled up the Education Program.
Number of ambassadors scaling activities n/a 8 8
2 We added this metric to analyze the scalability of the program.1 teacher Scholem School 1 teacher/2 teachers in the online proposal in ORT School UNLP 1 teacher in FLACSO 3 teachers involved in UNER online course.
Number of teachers' projects regarding Wikipedia put in value n/a n/a 15 2 15 projects ready to be used designed by teachers
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successfull.
  • Learnings: Results in terms of content are still modest. However, we involved a great number of teachers in our activities in a leading role, which it's necessary, per example to organize activities outside Buenos Aires. Our challenge will be to keep them. Leaning pattern: Teachers' as producers of educational proposals
Strategic line 3: Cooperation: to improve the knowledge as a right and integrator of inequalities.
At least 1 (one) project coordinated with non-formal education institutions. n/a 1 1 2 Activity conected with the GLAM Program
Attending diversity, positioning gender gap in the agenda n/a n/a 40 attending 2 Cooperation as a strategic line changed its approach in 2015. See the Progress report
Sharing learning within the movement regarding Education Program n/a n/a 7 education learning pattern desingned 1 This metric has been added as we considere it essential. Find the WMAR's learning patterns here
Wikimedia Argentina generating 1 (one) initial strategy of digital literacy n/a dismissed
Wikimedia Argentina participating in at least 2 (two) events of non-formal education with at least 100 people involved n/a 1
1 +100 involved
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successfull.
  • Learnings: Even though is a strategic line that we are not working in 2016, in 2015 we have created, designed and shared learnings as well as learn from others more than ever and it is still a priority for 2016.
Strategic line 4: Free Knowledge Awareness: to help participants understand the concept of free culture
At least 70% of participants understanding and including the concept of free culture after the end of the online course 96% 96%
1 68 people answering
Students' tutorials n/a n/a 12 new education tutorials regarding Wikimedia Projects 1 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential. + 3000 views, so far
Media Coverage n/a n/a 20 press releases 1 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
  • General Evaluation: Successfull.
  • Learnings: To position the Education Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.

GLAM Program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's GLAM Program stories[edit]

What we succeed so far?: The local historic patrimony as a strategic line of work (story 1)[edit]

Not having a strategic line of work made it difficult for Wikimedia Argentina to develop its activities. On the other hand, having a defined line of work does not mean closing the door to new institutions or topics for work, but it does mean that we must be consequent with the context where we work. Speaking of recovery of the historic memory and positioning of the local cultural heritage is not speaking of something which is foreign to the reality of Argentina. On the contrary, this subject mainstreams Education through to Culture with the social diversity it involves. It is in this society that our editors, volunteers and community live, and it is them who have expressed their wish to explore this subject (51% of the people surveyed).
So focusing our strategy on this line of work has not been an arbitrary decision.
There are two main reason for this:
1. From the point of view of education, students know their own context well. And their context means their day-to-day, their city, region, village, farm, neighbourhood, square or that monument they see every day on their way to school. Of course they learn about the history of Argentina! But, are the boys and girls in primary and secondary education ready to write about argentine history on Wikipedia? Or are they better prepared to write about their daily life? Our experience at these educative levels tells us that whenever Wikipedia is introduced in the classroom through the GLAM Program, the topics to be covered are precisely those which are not included in the academic curricula. Students from lower education cycles, already have a considerable amount of homework. Wikipedia must be a different approach to knowledge, a fun, inclusive space. In line with this idea, in 2015 we launched one new competition in cooperation with UNESCO. The competition, open to students in primary and secondary school, tried to improve existing articles on the intangible patrimony of Argentina with the addition of photographs. The competition Mostranos las riquezas de nuestro país engaged 27 schools around the country and resulted in the improvement of over +70 articles on Wikipedia.
2. The argentine society needs to reconstruct their history, our volunteers and editors want to know this history and the historical archives throughout Argentina invite us to do so. Wikimedia Argentina is immensely proud of the qualitative and quantitative leap achieved thanks to its digitization project, led by one of our volunteers Mauricio V. Genta. Over 2015 we have consolidated our relationship with the Historical Archive of the Province of Buenos Aires and have started to work with the National General Archive, we have signed an agreement with the Museum of Fine Arts and we can almost say that we have our own small library thanks to our agreement with the Argentine Academy of Letters.

During 2015, Wikimedia Argentina released more than 17,000 documents, among which we can highlight the entire collection of the magazine Mundo Peronista which is impossible to find outside the archive. We also digitized more than 100 titles of classical argentine literature. The historical value of the material which is now available for everyone is immense, but beyond the results in terms of numbers -which have been a success for Wikimedia Argentina-, in terms of quality we have managed to establish new metrics of evaluation, where the quality of content and its suitability within our strategy are considered a priority, and community involvement is a necessary metric in our evaluation of quality. Our digitization project is also valuable because involves volunteers who are in charge of the training and curatorship of content and who, in the context of releasing material related to Argentina’s history, have taken up the responsibility to ensure that the quality of the images and digitized material is up to the standards of Wikimedia Commons. From our point of view, it is a mistake to try to measure the success of the project without recognizing the work of volunteers, the level of ownership taken and the adaptation of contents to respond to their interests.
Establishing a strategy has taught us that we must focus, not just on fulfilling our objectives, but also on creating long lasting relationships with new institutions. We have learnt as we went along, setting quality ratios for the digitization project as well as for other projects implemented in collaboration with students, and we have shared our conclusions with the rest of the movement-although we need to strengthen our actions in this area for the GLAM Program. Still, we have reviewed part of our initial planning.We are still struggling to position a WIR in cultural institutions, per example. As well, Wiki Tour, our photo competition designed as an alternative to Wiki Loves Monuments, was not launched in 2015. We are at a stage of reformulation of the competition and related activities, to take it a step further from mere photography. Wikimedia Commons is full of photographs of Argentina. Launching another contest with the same topic, without establishing quality standards and new challenges, does not have a real purpose for Wikimedia Commons at this moment. In addition, WikiData and WikiSource are in the sphere of most immediate work for Wikimedia Argentina in 2016, with the objective to diversify and have a positive influence on other projects through the good results obtained in this one.

Learnings:Defining and finding balance between online and offline activities in local and regional level (story 2)[edit]

The GLAM Program is the one that requires a most direct involvement from the community. Wikimedia Argentina is proud of its community of volunteers, especially of the generational handover that is slowly taking place from very experienced volunteers to younger volunteers. However, being the program that involves the most volunteers has a downside: it is also the program that tires the community the most. Our actions and proposals must be carefully designed to consider the context while trying to meet the expectations and interests of our volunteers and at the same time working towards the fulfilment of our own objectives. During 2015 we worked to reach this balance through the following strategies:

1. Reaching our online community: Linking and balancing online and offline activities has been a key strategy to improve our results without wearing down the community which started to consolidate in 2014.During 2014, our community work focused on offline meetings. There was a great lack of connection between Wikimedia Argentina’s proposals for the community and their work in Wikimedia projects. One of our first initiatives for 2015 was to get closer to the online community. Through a survey conducted among editors, we had the opportunity to gain a better insight of the wikipedist community in Argentina, and to listen to their interests and needs, understanding that they are our allies in any proposals or activities we want to carry out. Since October 2015 we have conducted bimonthly online edition challenges at the request of the online community, with over 1400 articles improved or created on Wikipedia as a result. Something as simple as listening to the voices of volunteers -including the new ones- and involving community volunteers at the time of approaching our challenges, has generated a feeling of belonging and ownership towards our initiatives, which up to date guarantees the presence of new and existing editors in our proposed activities.
Approaching the online community has also meant working with our regional partners. Iberocoop is the best place to generate activities[1] with the regional community not not only because it allows us to work with other chapters but we have decentralized our actions and joined forces to work towards common goals.
Iberocoop as the main partner in the Cooperation strategic line for GLAM Program was defined in the Progress Report.

As a community manager at the National Museum of Fine Arts the work I carry out in cooperation with Wikimedia is to upload a number of images of works of art in the Museum the copyright of which is of public domain and coordinate the free-use loan of a DIY Scanner.

Lucas Reydó, community Manager at the National Museum of Fine Arts.

2. Reducing and improving offline activities: The result of our search for balance has been remarkable. The number of offline activities such as edit-a-thons was reduced, allowing us to focus on a different strategic line of work. In 2014 a variety of cultural institutions became involved in edit-a-thons which along 2015 took a lineal and strategic course, based on the objective to recover Argentina’s historic memory and the positioning of its local cultural heritage. Even though we created and improved +300 articles we consider that our biggest success is the reformulation of edit-a-thons as activities. From our point of view, edit-a-thons are useful tools only when carried out in the frame of a consolidated institutional relationship with each organization. Otherwise their purpose is reduced to that of a mere encounter. In this sense, we aimed to improve the quality of these activities by making a clearer definition of their line of work and also by requesting an active participation from institutions from the beginning to the end of each activity. This way, calls for participation in edit-a-thons are currently made jointly with institutions, and more importantly, the institutions themselves participate in the design of each activity and prior staff training is compulsory. + 60 people from GLAM institutions received training in 2015, and each institution counts with at least 1 resident person in charge of developing the project. The quantity ratios-although better than those of 2014- took a second place to give priority to quality in our actions. Edit-a-thons are occasional activities, tools linked to a whole subsequent work of improving the content and visibility of the patrimony kept by each of the institutions. Work which is still promoted through Wikimedia Argentina but is carried out by each institution.

An improvement of an offline activity has come as a result of continuing to listen to the needs of our online community. In this sense, we increased our support of direct volunteer initiatives such as the project carried out by our volunteer Mauricio Vidal Genta who has photographed 90% of the subway and train lines in Argentina, that meant a great improvement in terms of content in Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.
Support the community has been a much more successful strategy than trying to create working groups. While we have two small workgroups that drive GLAM activities coordination and monitoring them, shows us our own limits as an organization. The interests of our community are diverse and highly individualized. Not reading this reality is avoid the context we work in.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2015 Results 2014 Progress until Q2 / 2015 Results 2015 Counts for story Comments
Strategic line 1: To improve the content of Wikimedia projects through specific GLAM program actions
At least 1 (one) photography competition which involves the improvement of existing articles and the edition of new ones, on WikiTravel, involving at least 150 participants. 140 n/a 69 students involved
1 Contest conducted along with the UNESCO. The contest involved students from 13 to 20 years to improve the content in Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia (we avoided WikiVoyage after last year evaluation) regarding the inmaterial heritage of Argentina. Even the people participating seems in numbers to be less than expected, we know thanks to the teachers involved that at least 200 more students were involved as they worked in groups. Comparing to last year - 14 schools involved- the number increased to 27 this year.
At least 50 (fifty) new articles edited on WikiTravel for the duration of the competition. 38 n/a 70
1 Contest re-defined. They improved articles in Wikipedia through images. The re-definition is the result of the evaluation of the first contests carried out in 2014.
5% of participants consolidate as active editors 3 months. n/a n/a 1
1 1 retained. 15 articles improved after 3 months.
1 (one) photography competition hosted in Argentina, which achieves an increment of at least 3000 (three thousand) images on Wikimedia Commons. 2042 1 dismissed
1 Not launched in 2015. Along with 4 volunteers Wikimedia Argentina analyzed the amount of pictures of Argentina existing in Wikimedia Commons. We feel prudent to launch the contest every two years and focus it in what is missing in Wikimedia Commons as well as introduce the edition as part of the contest.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: How evaluation can modify objetives to preserve quality in Wikimedia Commons.
5 (five) Edition workshops carried out in at least 2 (two) schools in Argentina during the months of May and July. n/a 4
See story 2 Education Program This metric refers to EduGlam activities. See the story Cross-cutting programs from the Progress Report
a) At least 80% of new participants registered as new users on Wikipedia during the Edition workshops.
b) 100 (one hundred) students attend the Edition workshops.
c) 5% participants continues to edit.
n/a (a)

n/a (b)
n/a (c)

100% (a)

204 (b)

2 (c)

100% (a)

204 (b)

2 (c)

See story 2 Education Program a) 204 students involved in 4 editing workshops.
b) -
c) 2 students retained that has meant 15 new articles created/improved
Number of articles created or improved n/a n/a 35
See story 2 Education Program 1st Edit-a-thon meant 11 articles improved during the event, 16 after; 2nd Edit-a-thon] meant 8 articles improved during the event.
  • General Evaluation: Successful.
  • Learnings: Generate strategies that help us link the two programs are successful activities that are geared to the needs of teachers and revitalize cultural institutions in their role of generating knowledge.
At least 10 (ten) edit-a-thons carried out by Wikimedia Argentina. 9 2
2 7 organized by Wikimedia Argentina, 2 organized by volunteers and supported by Wikimedia Argentina. Institutions involved: IIPE UNESCO, City government, Colon Theatre, Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires, Biblioteca de la legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, National Museum of Fine Arts
At least 20 (twenty) people attend each. n/a n/a 33 per Edit-a-thon aprox.
2 The most successful edit-a-thon was the Colon Theatre edit-a-thon with 150 attendees. The more unsuccessful edit-a-thon was the one organized along with the City Government
a) 1000 (one thousand) new images.
b) 50 (fifty) intervened or new articles.
299 (a)

36 (b)





2 a) Edit-a-thons have been focused in editing and less in uploading images in 2015. As we have re-defined the meaning of the edit-a-thons, the upload of the images has been done previously to the event.
b) 232 are articles improved/created during the edit-a-thons. 82 are articles created/improved after the events by new users.
5% (five) of the new editors become active editors. n/a n/a 11%
2 118 new editors. 13 remain active.
  • General Evaluation: Successful.
  • Learnings: Edit-a-thons as isolated activities do not work. They work as activities that are part of an institutional project. That's how we mostly worked from mid- 2015 and is how we will continue to work in 2016.
Articles created and improved through editing challenges n/a n/a 1434 (63 improved by adding images) 2 462 articles created. 910 improved in terms of content.
This metric was not included in the anual plan, but we find it essential to evaluate our activities.
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successful.
  • Learnings: During the year we realized it was necessary to address our online community . We started with the editing challenges in October. The response has been excellent and they respond to the will of the community itself , which has participated in the definition of the activities since the beginning.
    The editing challenges are organized by Wikimedia Argentina and involve the Iberocoop region.
At least 3 (three) new alliances with cultural institutions in Argentina during 2015 within the frame of our digitalization project. 3 1
1 We have focused in improving our results with previous and two new partners; National Museum of Fines Artes, Archivo General de la Nacion
a) 3 (three) scanners placed in 3 (three) new cultural institutions.
b) 3 (three) workshops on scanner usage.
3 (a)

n/a (b)

n/a (a)

2 (b)

1 (a)

3 (b)

1 a) Our approach was to retain and improve results with our previous partners.
b) We carried out three workshops on scanner usage. Leaded by Mauricio V. Genta, a WMAR's volunteer, we trained the work teams of the Academia Argentina de Letras, the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
At least 50% (fifty) of at least 3000 documents, images etc. under public domain, uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. 4325 2241
+ 17,000 documents released
1 Uploaded to Wikimedia Commons: 127 images from the Archivo General de la Nación, 836 images from the National Museum of Fine Arts, 1081 images from the Archivo Histórico de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, The magazine Mundo Peronista released; 98 = 5096, 100 books, Argentine literature released = 10,000 pages aprox.
Number of articles created/improved n/a n/a 669 (69 created) 1 This metric has been added as we considere it essential. Find more details here
  • General Evaluation: Highly successful
  • Learnings: Analyze the potential of our counterparts , strengthen our work and presence in them , and define a line of work related to the recovery of memory and Argentina history, has generated great results. The project is led by a volunteer, who has managed to guide the project results rightly.
    Learning pattern: How to create a campaign on Commons
Promoting at least 1 (one) Wikipedian in Residence. n/a n/a dismissed
1 See Progress Report story
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful
  • Learnings: To date cultural institutions do not want a WIR. We are looking to incorporate a WIR who will work in different institutions at the same time. In this way the work is not perceived as invasive.
Strategic line 2: Community Empowerment: to develop work groups to coordinate GLAM projects
Wikimedia Argentina will develop at least 3 (three) work groups n/a n/a 1
2 2 groups built: 1- leading GLAM activities 2- leading the digitized project. The work groups are still very small; 6 people involved.
A survey will have been conducted in the Wikimedia Argentina community in order to determine the number of people interested n/a n/a 1
2 1 survey conducted, 25 people answered it.
At least 1 (one) GLAM activity implemented by each of the work groups during 2015. n/a n/a 2
2 The digitizing group lead by one volunteer worked very well during 2015, helping to upload + 100 books and +7,000 documents. The GLAM activities' groups is now getting better results. For more details see the Program Federalization and Community Support.
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successfull.
  • Learnings: It is very difficult to put together working groups. in 2016 we focus on supporting volunteers and community proposals .
1 call for projects to support volunteers projects n/a n/a 1 project supported
2 We partially changed the approach of this strategic line, focusing in community/ volunteer support. For more details see the Progress Report story
Content improved by supporting one specific proposal coming from one of our volunteers n/a n/a 74 articles improved / 597 articles improved by adding images. 2 We supported the project of one of our volunteers Mauricio V. Genta , whose goal was to document the public transport in Argentina . After 1200 images , 595 articles were improved by adding images and 74 articles were edited.
He also donated 141 family images of the Antarctica
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successfull.
  • Learnings: Support initiatives of our community has been a great strategy in 2015. The community knows the projects and know ahead of time how to work with them. Our work has been focused on accompanying institutionally and on time, cover small expenses. A great learning experience for the Community Support program that we are launching in 2016
Support isolated initiatives from WMAR's community. n/a n/a 2 isolated initiatives supported
2 We have supported 2 isolated initiatives from our community with great results. a) RSG Wikipedia Hackaton : 5 articles improved that meant +80,000 bytes added in science topics.
b) Women in Architecture Edit-a-thon : 159 articles improved in the event.
More details here
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successfull.
  • Learnings: Support initiatives of our community has been a great strategy in 2015. The community knows the projects and know ahead of time how to work with them. Our work has been focused on accompanying institutionally and on time, cover small expenses. A great learning experience for the Community Support program that we are launching in 2016.
Strategic line 3: Cooperation: Improvement of social inclusion in Argentina through GLAM activities
Wikimedia Argentina will have held 1 (one) photography competition aimed at portraying all the aspects of cultural diversity in the country n/a n/a dismissed
2 We organized 2 trainings in Ciudad Oculta with 11 people attending and 1 article improved. We dismissed the activity as we felt that we didn't received the support needed from our stakeholder. As well, we learned which are our limits as NGO.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: Without the right support, WMAR can not be an organization that addresses the complexity of the different vulnerable contexts of the country. They need other help that we can not provide.
Activities conducted along with Iberocoop as cooperation partner n/a n/a 3 2 We organized 3 main activities with Iberocoop.
a) La mujer que nunca conociste contest: 389 articles created/43 people involved/17 women
b) Centro Cultural de España Edit-a-thon: 35 articles improved/65 people involved/38 volunteers/4 chapters involved
c) Cultura Trasandina Edit-a-thon: 14 articles improved/22 participants/2 chapter involved.
See the description here
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successful.
  • Learnings: As we said in the Progress Report story we changed our paradigm regarding cooperation in GLAM. Our main partner are Iberocoop and we will be fostering our relationships in 2016.
Sharing learning within the movement regarding Education Program n/a n/a 2 GLAM learning pattern designed n/a This metric has been added as we considere it essential. Find the WMAR's learning patterns here
Strategic line 4: Free Knowledge Awareness: Promotion of free culture within the cultural institutions in Argentina
At least 5 (five) training workshops for the staff of the cultural institutions that Wikimedia Argentina works with. n/a 2
2 3 institutions involved: National Museum of Fine Arts: 14 people involved in the training
Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo: 13 people involved in the training
Biblioteca de la Legislatura de la Provincia de Buenos Aires: 42 people involved in the training.
More details here
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successfull.
  • Learnings: Setting the editing workshops as mandatory before an edit-a-thon, has helped us to improve the involvement of the institutions with the activities planned together. As well, it has helped us to attract new audiences for the edit-a-thons.
Media Coverage n/a n/a 11 press releases 1 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
GLAM lectures n/a n/a 4 1 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
93 people attending
  • General Evaluation: Successfull.
  • Learnings: To position the GLAM Program as promoter of the free culture has been and is still a priority.

Federalization and Community Support Program[edit]

Sharing WMAR's Federalization and Community Support Program stories[edit]

Failures: changing from federalization to community support[edit]

Wikimedia Argentina was very ambitious in regard to the Federalization Program. Our intention at all times was to be able to build solid and autonomous communities around the country, which, working towards given results, could put into practice activities framed in the programs of the organization. A year later, the Federalization Program has changed into a strategic line of work for us, becoming the Community Support Program.
Among many other facts related to context and previous analysis, we want to comment on the main reasons behind this change in the program.
1. Lack of knowledge of the real interest of our community of editors: when we first put the Federalization Program into practice, we made some assumptions as to the interest of the community of editors in Argentina. Actually, thanks to our 2015 survey, we learnt that only 56% of the editors surveyed were interested in receiving information and participating in our activities, and 73% did not know about the organization at all.
2. Lack of understanding of the situation of the community of editors in Argentina: The preliminary analysis we made of our community was not accurate. Although it is true that there is a bigger concentration of editors in large cities, editors in Argentina are in general disseminated unevenly around the country, making it difficult to reach them, even at times when we are physically present in the same province.
3. Erroneous analysis of our resources: Wikimedia Argentina is a small team of 3-5 members of staff where the work is divided into responsibilities but is mainstreamed into the existing resources. Argentina has a vast territory -it is the 9th largest country in the world- and a program such as this one, which implies knowing, consolidating, training, coordinating and organizing autonomous communities to become solid groups in the country, requires 90% of the time of one of our human resources, as well as a high percentage of our budget.
4. Incorrect conception of our community: when we organized the program, our first analysis considered the term “community” as the community of editors in the country. However, during the different encounters with the community inside and outside Buenos Aires, we realised how the new volunteers involved were also users or editors making their first incursion in Wikimedia projects. In fact, the scalability of our programs, especially the Education Program, was possible thanks to teachers who for the first time took ownership of a project such as Wikipedia and used it in their classrooms or through focal points in the inland regions, as is the case with our communities of Mendoza or Rosario.

Challenges: support the community to change the program approach[edit]

Changing our paradigm made us put our efforts on promoting supporting volunteer projects and representing Wikimedia Argentina at international level as necessary. Far from the initial design of the Federalization Program, we strengthened our work with much closer counterparts.
Our main strategies for this new approach have been the following:

1. Retain and support our community network: Not all federalization program worked poorly. Despite being away from the communities of editors , two of them , the community of Mendoza and Rosario community,continue to work today. Similarly, the problem lies in what we understand as a community. While there are leaders that drive efforts to organize activities there is no continuity as a working group. The individuality of the wikipedista in Argentina is remarkable , so , although there are high willingness to work together is very complex that can occur without direct coordination, a situation that exceeds us. We count with a network of compromised volunteers inside and outside Buenos Aires. During 2015 we have supported their initiatives as speakers or leaders of initiatives, as well as giving them financial support as required for their participation and leadership in activities. This approach, which we want to maintain and impulse during 2016, has started to give satisfactory results in terms of content. In 2015, after the celebration of Wikimania, and supporting diversity, Wikimedia Argentina supported the creation of the project WikiWomen, led by one of our female volunteers, and engaging the participation of more than 52 women and over 80 editors. This project has resulted in 204 new articles created in Wikipedia to date. Also, led by another of our female volunteers, 116 articles on women architects have been created after the Women in Architecture edit-a-thon during 2015. And these initiatives have only just started!

2. Foster our regional community network[2]: The Iberocoop network experienced an important growth as a promotor of activities in 2015 even though we are still on different levels in terms of growth rates. On a different subject, Iberocoop is well known for being a network of constant learning in matters of gender gap. Why is it that women do not participate in the collaborative creation of knowledge? The movement, thanks to the work of leaders such as Carmen Alcazar and María Sefidari, is a breeding ground of good practices in this matter, positioning the gender issue in the public agenda, and promoting actions to narrow the breach. In this area, we have taken initiatives such as women contest, we have oriented our strategy towards participating online in different activities, or we have contributed with our voice on the subject in Wikimania 2015. The intense work that Iberocoop carries out to include the voices of women and favour their participation in the digital world cannot be denied.
3. Improve WMAR's presence in the global community : Wikimedia Argentina is very committed to share learnings within the movement. It's for this reason that during 2015 we played an active role in all the international events. We work as consultants for the Wikimedia Conference program, we were involved in the evaluation committee for Wikimania 2015, we worked closely with the EDs and Education Program leaders networks and we organized activities at regional level. The community representing the argentine chapter is slowly growing in international events - it's very expensive to grant international travels from Argentina- and we have supported and encouraged the participation of our community to attend international meetings. The Spanish Wikipedia community has a lot to show and teach, and a huge commitment to share and learn from the movement.
4. Reaching new communities by positioning in the public agenda specific topics: Promoting free culture as underlying principle of Wikimedia’s activities is one of our basic tasks. During 2015, a proposal was presented in Argentina to amend the law concerning copyright. Wikimedia Argentina, together with other institutions, started a campaign against such a modification, working with national deputies, photographic groups, promoting Wikipedia in social networks and positioning the campaign for the NO amendment of the law in Wikipedia and its sister projects. From October to December, the page created on Wikipedia in order to disseminate the project received over 95.000 visits. In addition, we backed the campaign on Wikipedia with explanatory videos of the situation we will face if the new law is passed. Finally, and to a good extent thanks to the media campaign, the law was approved by the Argentine Chamber of Deputies, with substantial modifications to the original proposal which favoured the needs and reality of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons. The law has not yet been adopted formally, so we have yet to see the outcome of this issue that has generated great debate in civil society and the recognition of Wikimedia Argentina as a leading organization in this field.

Goals, Activities, Results & Learnings[edit]

Objectives 2015 Results 2014 Progress until Q2 / 2015 Results 2015 Counts for story Comments
Strategic line 1:To increase the number of new editors and participants in the Wikimedia Argentina projects
Wikimedia Argentina will have organised at least 5 (five) meetings of Wikipedians in regions of the interior of the country 2 n/a 2
2 Editors meeting in Rosario
Editors meeting in Mendoza
a) At least 3 (three) communities well consolidated in the interior of the country, that carry out at b) least 1 (one) Wikimedia Argentina project. 2 (a)

1 (b)


0% (b)

2 (a)

2 (b)

2 2 consolidate community in the provinces, Rosario and Mendoza. Even though, they are not well organized, they meet and work together in specific activities.
In Mendoza they carried out along with Wikimedia Chile and Wikimedia Argentina the the edit-a-thon of tras-andean . In Rosario they launched the Wikiproject Rosario
At least 5% of editors that belong to the Organization in the interior, remain active editors after 6 months. n/a n/a dismissed
1 It has been very difficult to follow up the editors communities in the provinces. Also, no new editors joined. This shows the limit of our program.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful/Partially Successful.
  • Learnings: WMAR's community is much larger than the community of editors. While we have communities in two regions and we work with volunteers of both, it does not mean that the groups are well built . Our objective is to maintain and expand the meaning of WMAR's community to other profiles.
1 survey conducted to meet our editors community. At least 100 editors answering. n/a 193
1 Main results: 73% doesn't know about Wikimedia Argentinta
92% just edit in Wikipedia
44% doesn't want to be involved in Wikimedia Argentina's activities
More information in the Progress Report story
  • General Evaluation: Successful.
  • Learnings: It was a mistake not to have done this survey before defining the federalization program . The best proposals to work inside the country did not come through our community of editors, who is also very dispersed in a country that is very large. Almost half of our editors do not want to participate in our face to face activities. This is a significant number to take in mind.
Projects carried out by non-editors communities in the provinces. n/a 2 2 2 Two projects carried out by non editor's community in the provinces: a) Ser Wiki online course proposal by Uner Univsersity. Our online proposal was adapted by the UNER University in Entre Ríos (province) See more in our Progress Report story. With 47 people participating, 11 articles were improved.
Another project along with Conectar Igualdad that meant 8 articles improved and 34 participants in Tandil.
In both cases, we need to improve our accompany to obtain better results.
  • General Evaluation: Partially Successful.
  • Learnings: The proposals online can be a very good response to meet the demands of the interior provinces . This year through our own virtual platform, we hope to get better results, since we will be in charge of the evaluation. This is extremely important in order to obtain better results. Moreover, these proposals showed us our own limits . We do not have enough resources to in situ monitoring all activities. We are trying to see how to respond to these proposals during 2016.
At least the 3 (three) Wikimedia communities constituted, hold training workshops for the public, which mean an increase of 12 articles on Wikipedia. dismissed dismissed
1 It was impossible to carry out as originally proposed. The community led some lectures in 2015 but not as part of the work group.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: To build working groups is very complex. It is much better to support community's proposals.
Strategic line 2: To improve the knowledge and the position of the Wikimedia community in the organization's projects
People will have received free training through workshops in different areas. n/a dismissed
1 Our inability to follow up our editors communities in the provinces, precluded the development of this activity as planned.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful.
  • Learnings: We must better understand the needs of the community, serve them accordingly and support their proposals, even if they are driven by non editors volunteers.
Support local and global community initatives n/a n/a 320 articles created/impropved
2 Two initiatives launched by the community globally and locally, supported by WMAR: a) Wikiproject Women 1st project to involve women as editors and improve the content related to women in Spanish Wikipedia. 204 articles created and improved
b) One work group of women organized as a result of edit-a-thon Women in Architecture that created the Categoría: Arquitecta that has already meant 116 new articles
c) We gave mobility grants to support our community initiatives
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successful.
  • Learnings: Support proposals of our community, even when they aren't previous editors, is giving us great results. Wikimedia Argentina, supports these proposals by positioning, monitoring and evaluating them.
At least 15 (fifteen) posts during the year 2015 will be elaborated by the community representing their voices n/a n/a 2
1 Getting out of focus with the federalization program, impacted directly in this activity.
Blog post: A qué llamamos brecha de género
Sumá la voz a Wikipedia
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successful.
  • Learnings: The new program is focused on the community and the voice of our volunteers is fundamental. We can't organize activities without them.
Strategic line 3: Cooperation:To improve the positioning of Wikimedia Argentina in the Latin American region and other international areas, public and private, to create cooperative networks of sustainable support.
Wikimedia Argentina will have helped to strengthen the Iberocoop network. n/a n/a 3 initiatives carried out in 2015. 2 Included in GLAM Program:
a) Coordinate the contest La mujer que nunca conociste
b) Organize the edit-a-thon along with 4 other chapters at the Centro Cultural de España
c) Organize with Wikimedia Chile and the editors' community in Mendoza the edit-a-thon trasandina
Staff members and representatives of Wikimedia Argentina will participate in at least 4 (four) international events during 2015. n/a 1 2
2 3 representative attended to Wikimedia Conference 2015. We were part of the advisory programe committee and we gave two lectures.
4 people, on behalf of Wikimedia Argentina went to Wikimania 2015. Apart of being involved as organizers in the Education Pre-Conference; we gave three more lectures in the event.
  • General Evaluation: Highly Successful.
  • Learnings: Iberocoop is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina. It is the perfect space to share learnings, work towards commons goals and growth.
    For more details read our story in Progress Report
    On the other hand, improve our presence in international eventos is a must fro Wikimedia Argentina, no just as attendees but getting involve in the organization and advisory groups. Sharing learnings coming from the so called Global South and position the region is a priority for us.
Improvement of the knowledge of private institutions about Wikimedia projects and increase of their support to the activities of the Organization during 2015. n/a n/a First contacts done in 2015 1 We made the first contacts with companies. In Argentina, the goals of Wikimedia Argentina are not always attractive to companies because there are many other social needs to cover in the country. We are working in new strategies to diversify funding.
  • General Evaluation: Unsuccessful .
  • Learnings:Wikimedia Argentina depends on the WMF donation. We know we need to diversify our donors, but so far it was not possible in the country to receive more than one grant per international organization. We must also consider the state as a potential donor.
Strategic line 4: Free Knowledge Awareness: Support of community initiatives related to the promotion of free culture.
Lectures given n/a 3 3 2 Included in GLAM Program
See our Progress Report story for more details.
Specific campaign regarding free licenses and free culture n/a n/a +95,000 reached 2 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
Media Coverage n/a n/a 3 press released 2 This metric was not in the Anual Proposal 2015 but we considere it essential.
  • General Evaluation: Successfull.
  • Learnings: To spread and improve the knowledge of what free culture means, is a priority for Wikimedia Argentina.
    The approach regarding this strategic line changed from what was proposed in the anual proposal grant. We considered that by giving lectures and reaching new audiences we could spread in a better way our goal of improving the knowledge about free culture. We still have a long way to go, but we will be continue working in this matter.

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 ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Anual Grant in ARS ARS 1.816.789,00 ARS 1.075.484,0 ARS - 814.520,5 ARS - 1.890.004,55 ARS 214,000,00 USD 212.000,00 USD Although Wikimedia Argentina has received USD 2.000 less than the amount budgeted, the finally funds in ARG PESOS accredited in our bank account were in line with the amount asked during the annual grant. This was because of the currency exchange rate differential between the one estimated for the budget and the one finally happened.
Memberships fees ARS 5.094,00 ARS 2.831,00 ARS 831,00 ARS - 2.500,00 ARS - 5.331,00 ARS 3.331,00 ARS 600,00 USD 598,00 USD 374,00 USD n/a
Fixed-Term interests ARS - - - - - 18.948,00 ARS - 2.125,00 USD n/a
TOTAL ARS 1.821.883,00 ARS 1.078.315,00 ARS1.076.315,00 ARS - 817.021,00 ARS - 1.914.284,00 ARS1.912.284,00 ARS - 214.723,00 USD 214.499,00 USD The total revenues for Wikimedia Argentina were USD 214.723 and AR$ 1.914.284

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

Exchange Rate[edit]

Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 cumulative
Currency Exchange Rate Fluctuation ARS 8,49 ARS 8,70 ARS - 9,22 ARS - 8,92 ARS

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
Administration ARS 270.479,00 ARS 121.159,00 ARS 121.785,00 ARS 103.850,00 ARS 104.387,00 ARS 69.233,00 ARS 69.591, 00 ARS 52.924 ARS 52.194,00 ARS 346.167,00 ARS 347.957,00 ARS 31.859,00 USD 38.829,00 USD 39.030,00 USD 128% ARS 129% ARS
122% USD 123% USD
Finally, Wikimedia Argentina has had some extra-costs associated with moving expenses and with the acquisition of 3 notebooks for the the staff (the staff worked with his personal computers for 6 months; we needed to fix this issue)
Staff ARS 996.317,00 ARS 246.468,00 ARS 249.079,00 ARS 246.468,00 ARS 249.079,00 ARS 246.468,00 ARS 249.079,00 ARS 246.468,00 ARS 249.079,00 ARS 985.873,00 ARS 996.316,00 ARS 117.352,00 USD 110.584,00 USD 111.756,00 USD 99% ARS 100% ARS
94% USD 95% USD
Education Program ARS 158.050,00 ARS 44.082,00 ARS 47.021,00 ARS 36.735,00 ARS 19.102,00 ARS 146.940,00 ARS 18.616,00 USD 16.482,00 USD 93% ARS
89% USD
GLAM Program ARS 142.566,00 ARS 34.143,00 ARS 36.988,00 ARS 38.411,00 ARS 32.720,00 ARS 142.262,00 ARS 16.800,00 USD 15.957,00 USD 100% ARS
95% USD
Federalization and Community Support Program ARS 254.470,00 ARS 76.659,00 ARS 93.694,00 ARS 65.302,00 ARS 48.267,00 ARS 283.921,00 ARS 29.973,00 USD 31.847,00 USD 112% ARS
106% USD
The difference is associated to an advance payment done for a project of 2016 (Regional Cooperation: meeting with México Chapter in Argentina during January 2016)
TOTAL ARS 1.821.882,00 ARS 522.510,00 ARS525.748,00 ARS 528.021,00 ARS531.169,00 ARS 456.149,00 ARS459.118,00 ARS '398.482,00 ARS'401.362,00 ARS 1.905.163 ARS1.917.396,00 ARS 214.600,00 USD 213.700,00 USD215.072,00 USD 105% ARS
100% USD

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Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]

  1. See Strategic Line 3: Cooperation from the section Goals, Activities, Results and Learnings for results from the Iberocoop's initatives
  2. Activities considered as part of the GLAM Program.