Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016 round 2/The Centre for Internet and Society/Proposal form
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- 1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period.
CIS-A2K has been actively involved as a catalyst and a facilitator in growing the Wikimedia movement in India. In the last few years CIS-A2K has worked towards creating sustainable programs and building community capacity. CIS-A2K intends to continue its work during the proposed grant period and would continue to focus on five Indian language Wikimedia projects (also known as "Focus Language Area" or "FLA"); Marathi, Kannada, Konkani, Odia and Telugu. The detailed plan of activities and community engagement strategy can be seen here. As an initiative to achieve higher return on investment A2K will be including Tulu-language Wikipedia (Wikimedia projects as well) also in its language plan from this plan period.
During this plan period A2K shall also take additional responsibility of preparing a road map for rethinking collaboration with some of our FLAs. A2K would like to acknowledge the growth of the community and the activity levels of the community during our association and would support the community to independently function in the Wikimedia universe.
CIS-A2K will continue to provide general and need based support to all other Indian language Wikimedia communities beyond the FLA based on the community requests from the Request page and other community consultations. It will also during this work plan initiate discussions with other Indian language Wikimedia communities and projects where collaboration is possible and consider working with these communities as FLA communities.
Community strengthening initiatives will be prioritized in order to address the poor participation of Wikimedians from the Indian sub continent. A2K has rolled out initiatives such as Train-the-Trainer and MediaWiki training, focused edit-a-thons and GLAM activities. A2K would like to continue its efforts in convincing the FLA and other Indian Language communities to directly interact with global entities and other global Wikimedians. A2K is supporting Indian Wikimedians to apply for IEG and PEG, as it raises the visibility of the community members and also of the work done by community.
Though A2K will closely work with the Wikimedia communities and projects it will strive to leverage and participate in other free software and open knowledge initiatives that are mutually beneficial to the Wikimedia projects and communities. A2K has taken part in the Free Software Movement day celebrations, Sunday school events and GLUG Meetups organised by Free Software Movement Karnataka. A2K team members are active contributors and have participated in hack-a-thons and other events organised by Mozilla foundation.
Our institutional partnerships have played a productive role in content donation, content creation, attracting new readers, encouraging editors and collaborating opportunities with existing communities. Be it the press coverage or the general awareness about contributing to Wikimedia projects in Indian languages, the institutional partnerships have been catalysts in real sense. A2K also has incorporated community inputs and redesigned its program implementation and WEPs at its partner institutions. A2K has also organised a review meet-up of all partnering institutions of WEP during the current plan year where issues of design, relevance, buy-in from students and community, customisation of plan.
- 2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
- Legal name of organization: The Centre for Internet and Society
- Organization's fiscal year: 04/01–03/31
- 12-month funding period requested: 07/01/16–06/30/17
- Currency requested: Indian National Rupees (INR)
- Name of primary contact: Tanveer Hasan
- 3. Amount requested.
|Total expenses for the upcoming year||62,412,071||910,313.16|
|APG funding requested for the upcoming year||10,500,000||153,148.07|
|Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year||12,000,000||175,026.36|
- 4. How does your organization know what community members / contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments or consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?
- CIS-A2K regularly does needs-assessment workshops and surveys with special attention given towards the suggestions and feedback provided by the Indic Wikimedia community members. CIS-A2K remains in constant touch with wikimedians (both on and off-wiki) and invites suggestions and feedback both before and after an event. Monthly IRC meetings are also conducted and feedback towards the activities is collected. There is an active community requests page to extend need based support to the Wikimedia communities in India.
- 5. Please provide a link to your organization's strategic plan and separate annual plans for the current and/or proposed funding period, if you have them. A strategic plan is required.
Completed fiscal year Current year Upcoming year Annual plan (including budget) July 2014 to June 2015 plan July 2015 to June 2016 plan July 2016 to June 2017 Community discussion around annual plan See here See here See here Annual report (including financial report) Unavailable
Will be available after August 2016
Not required. Not required. Strategic plan April 2014 to June 2015 plan July 2015 to June 2016 plan Strategic plan June 2016 - July 2018
Financials: current funding period
The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is receiving funds and spending funds toward your current plan. Your current funding period is the funding period now in progress (e.g. 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 for most Round 2 organizations). For organizations new to the APG process, your current funding period is the 12 months before your upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 for most Round 2 organizations).
Financials for the current funding period Revenues or expenses Planned (budgeted) Actual, until one month before the proposal due date Projected Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars Revenues (from all sources) 6,445,060 94,004.62 6,708,165 97,842.14 11,890,120 173,423.71 Expenses 5,445,060 79,419.09 5,708,165 83,256.61 10,890,120 158,838.18
Table 2 notes:
- The above figures are estimates as on March 21, 2016. The final audited figures might change, which will be shared in the Impact report form's financial report due for October, 2016.
- Revenues includes in kind support in non-monetary way.
- It should be noted that most of the revenues are designated grants received from various donors for specific not-for-profit purposes and should not be seen as income/revenue, as per the Indian Income Tax Act.
- There is a slight variation from the planned expenses because of the increased staffing in the form of PAs.
Programs: upcoming year's annual plan
This section is about your organization's programs. A program is a defined set of activities that share the same objectives and a similar theory of change. Please share the general goal of each program, and then list the specific objectives that the program will meet. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You may provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section or in a supplementary document, but please do not include these activities here as programs.
- 1. For each program, please include your targets for each of the global metrics in this table. All global metrics are required, but you may list a target of zero if there are metrics you do not expect results for. You are welcome to provide your other metrics in the detailed program section below.
Program (1) # of newly registered users (2) # of active editors involved (3) # of individuals involved (4a) # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages (4b) # of new images/media uploaded (optional) (5) # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects (6) Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects Overall 1525 349 2643 9720 7515 6370+200,000 folios 9,534,000 + 15 MB Kannada focus language area 500 110 925 5175 2800 975 5,200,000 Marathi focus language area 410 62 705 3725 2800 775+200,000 folios 1200000+15 MB Odia focus language area 165 52 213 420 415 770 1814000 Telugu focus language area 450 125 800 500 1500 3850 2,320,000
Table 3 notes:
- 2. Please list your goals and objectives for each program. Please be sure your objectives meet all three criteria for each program
- Be sure the objectives listed are each SMART: specific, measurable, attainable and relevant, and include time-bound targets.
- Include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, and remember to highlight your baseline metrics.
- Provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. For example, you may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts. Share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning, or explain how your program aligns with important Wikimedia priorities such as increasing participation and improving content on the Wikimedia projects.
Wikipedia Educational Program
Staff and contractors: upcoming year's annual plan
- 1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, or provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram.
CIS does not have any staff plan and hires staff only based on requirement of different projects. At this point in time we are not sure whether our core funding will increase, decrease or remain the same and therefore we cannot make any plans for staffing outside the project requirements.
- 2. List of staff by department or function.
- You can use this table (or substitute your own list) to show us the number of FTEs (fulltime equivalents) for each department or function, where one person working at 100% time would be counted as 1.0. We need this information about the total number of staff (FTEs) you will have hired by the end of the current funding period, and staff you will have hired by the end of the proposed funding period.
FTEs Department or function End of current funding period End of upcoming funding period Explanation of changes Accessibility 1 1 -- Access to Knowledge (Wikipedia) 9 10 One Program Associate for Konkani is being sought for. Internet Governance 2 2 -- Access to Knowledge (IPR & PT) 3 3 -- Researchers at Work 2 2 -- Admin/Accounts and Support Staff 6 6 There might be replacements but the number would not be changing Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 23 24
Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:
- 3. How much does your organization project to spend on staff during the current funding period, or in the twelve month period before your proposed grant will start (e.g. 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016), in currency requested and US dollars?
- 4. How much does your organization expect to spend on staff during the proposed funding period (e.g. 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017), in currency requested and US dollars?
Financials: upcoming year's annual plan
Detailed budget: upcoming year's annual plan
- Please link to your organization's detailed budget showing planned revenues and expenses for the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017). This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or a publicly available spreadsheet.
- See this budget page for more detailed budget overview.
Revenues: upcoming year's annual plan
- 1. Does your organization plan to draw on its operating reserves during the upcoming funding period to support its expenses? If so, please provide the amount you intend to draw from your reserves here. This should not be included as revenue in the table below.
- Yes. For the core staff salaries and administration costs, the operating reserves might be used.
- 2. Please use this table to list your organization's anticipated revenues (income, or the amount your organization is bringing in) by revenue source (where the revenue is coming from) in the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017). Use the status column to show if this funding is already guaranteed, if you are in the process of requesting funding, or if you are planning to request funding at a later time. Please feel free to include in-kind donations and resources in this table, as applicable, but use the status column to show that they are in-kind resources.
Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application)
McArthur Foundation 4,634,350 67,594.45225 not yet requested Privacy International (Detecting the controllers) 2,291,890 33,428.43099 guaranteed Privacy International (Privacy project) 5,729,875.28 83,573.26939 guaranteed Kusuma Trust 1,00,00,000 145,855.3028 guaranteed Wikimedia Foundation 9,545,454.55 139,225.5164 application (current) Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 32,201,570 469,676.9718 -
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
Please note that there is a policy that places restrictions on how much FDC funding your organization can use to build its operating reserves. If you would like to use FDC funding to for your organization's reserves, you must note that here. You will not be able to decide to allocate FDC funding from this grant to your reserves at a later date.
- 1. How much does your organization plan to have in operating reserves by the end of the current funding period?
- 2. How much does your organization plan to have in operating reserves by the end of the upcoming funding period?
- 3. If your organization plans to use FDC funding to increase your reserves in the upcoming funding period, how much FDC funding will your organization use to build reserves?
15,319.5 (10% of the Total funding)0
Expenses: upcoming year's annual plan
- 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.
Program Currency requested US dollars Wikipedia Educational Program 993,000 14,483.43 Edit-a-thons 1,043,000 15212.71 Skill Building 1,303,000 19,004.95 GLAM activities 1368000 19953.01 Miscellaneous 48,661.99 709.76 Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 4,755,661.99 69363.85
Table 6 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds for specific programs, please make a note of that here.
- There was a table 6 with all program expenses included. But this proposal form contains only 4 of the programs. Hence it is changed accordingly.
- 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.
Expense type Currency requested US dollars Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 4,755,661.99 5,771,661.99 69363.85 84,182.75071 Operations (excludes staff and programs) 7,247,020 0 105,701.63 0 Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 6,838,792.56 360,000 99747.41 5,250.7909 Amount to be added to operating reserves (if applicable) 0 954,545.45 0 13,922.55156 Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 18,841,474.55 19,857,474.55 27,898,227.44 7,086,207.44 274,812.89 289,631.79 406,910.44 103,356.0932
Table 7 notes:
- The upcoming staff costs was read as "Upcoming staff" cost and so a correction is made
- No operating reserves are being drawn from WMF, hence striking it to 0.
- Totals have been changed accordingly.
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 Wikimedia Foundation Project and Event Grants Program.
I verify that this proposal requests no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation for political or legislative activities Yes
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