Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016 round 2/Wikimedia Norge/Impact report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

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

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

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

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

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.


  • First number is from proposal 2016–2017 (when we had listed one), second number is from progress report, third number is the number for the impact report.
  • Please not that #5 only includes New articles. We are not sure how to count Improved articles (in the weekly editing contest and on Wikipedia Education dashboard) without the number being possible inaccurate.
  • Wikimedia Norge has found it difficult to report on global metrics in the past. This has been quite obvious in our previous proposals and reports where metrics have been lacking. The FDC and the staff assessments have commented on this and been seriously concerned about the lack of metrics to measure impact. We had both trouble collecting user names from events and found it difficult to calculate the metrics with the tools available. Thanks to the Wikipedia Education Dashboard the situation is now different. We hope all readers of our reports from this last year, 2016–2017, will get a better understanding of our work and it's impact.
  • At times it can be difficult to decide whether or not to include uploads, edits and involved editors and individuals in the global metrics. Uploads done by Glam partners are often done on their own initiativ, which is very good, and WMNO will encourage this in meetings and talks, and try to find ways of getting the volunteers involved in using the data added, but can it be related directly to our programs? Sometimes, sometimes not. The same goes for the weekly editing contest which are most of the time organized solely by editors.
  • In our last proposal we were given the chance to choose two grantee defined metrics. This was a very useful exercise in defining what we would view as important metrics for the next year.
Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 225/170/230 Includes: events, wiki meetups in Oslo and Trondheim, wikigrants, contests, Wikipedia editing at universities
2. # of new editors 150/115/235 Includes: events, wiki meetups in Oslo and Trondheim, wikigrants, contests, Wikipedia editing at universities. Activities are tracked in Wikipedia Education Dashboard.
3. # of individuals involved x/345/520 Includes: events, wiki meetups in Oslo and Trondheim, wikigrants, contests, Wikipedia editing at universities. Social media followers not included
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 30,000/27,479/35,028 Image/media usages 7,804 / 22 % Program Community:
  • Oslo Jazz festival 2016: 318; image use: 318
  • Images from different press accreditation events: 695; image use 241
  • Drone-project and wiki scholarship photosafari: 2 films, images 57
  • Wiki Loves Earth: 344

Program Glam:

  • The National Library: 20,949; image use all images by The National Library: 5,733
  • National Archive of Norway: 10,132; image use: 817
  • Wiki Loves Monuments 2016: 1,153; image use: 347
  • Europenana 1914-1918: 71 letters uploaded to WikiSource, Wikimedia Commons and
  • NTNU University Library: 327, image use 176

Program Academia:

5. # of new articles added on Wikimedia projects (improved articles are not included) x/1,084/2,260
  • Program Community: 65 (Armenia-editing contest) + * Weekly editing contest in total (new articles only): 961 + 916
  • Program Glam: 82 + 93 (weekly editing contests with Glam-partners)
  • Program Academia: 117 + 249
  • Program Gender gap: 6 + 37
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects x/7,638,719/10,321,140
  • Program Community: Weekly editing contests: Absolute sum 6,456,140 + 3,735,000
  • Program Glam: 67,800 + 64,600 (weekly editing contests with Glam-partners + Europeana 1914-1918)
  • Program Academia: Absolute sum 1,163,400 + 96,000
  • Program Gender Gap: Absolute sum 19,179 + 18,230

Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

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

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Progress (at end of Q4) Comments
Example Example Example Example Example

Overall impact

We have the last funding period improved the volunteer engagement in the organization and the impact of our work. FDC has previously had concerns about programs being led by staff alone and that decision on what programs pursued may be driven by staff. This last year we have worked a lot on improving the volunteer engagement and responding to ideas from the community.

The mass uploads made by our Glam partners have been very well received and appreciated by active editors who wish to use the material in relevant articles. We have tried to focus on projects that involve volunteers more, are on-wiki or organized by volunteers or collaboratively by volunteers and staff; we have wiki meetups, wiki grants (microgrants), editathons, The Wikipedia Library, photo accreditation, the drone project and more.

We feel that we now have a solid organization with an improved reputation, and more members. A COI policy has been discussed and added to the board instructions and a section in the ED’s job description. We have also implemented a safe space policy, and created a page with tips for contributors who write about their employers. We have also made a communication plan for our communication work.

Challenges we have faced and are continuing to work on include reaching and keeping new editors. As is the case for many Wikimedia communities, there is an editor decline also in the Norwegian Wikipedias, and we have not yet found a way to reverse this trend. We are also struggling to find meaningful ways to support volunteers in their day-to-day work. The best community–organization relationships have often come from face-to-face meetings with volunteers and there is a threat that this will make our work even more Oslo-based. We are continuously trying to get wiki meetups started in other cities, but we are depending on volunteer initiatives and help to make this happen.

National and international partnerships
When it comes to partnerships, we have decided to pursue fewer, but more long-term partnerships. This has led to us being seen as a stable partner which is able to follow through, making us a respected and recognized organization, as the FDC has also pointed out.

The gender gap has become an integrated part of all our programs because of heavy support both from our partners and the positive media attention that the gender gap issue raises. It feels like the society at large is concerned about Wikipedia's gender gap, and sees it as an important issue to solve.

Wikipedia is a popular and well known web site and the the international network of Wikimedia and Wikipedia is attractive to partners. Interwiki links makes our content available to readers and contributors in other languages and partners are very positive to the possibility of dissemination of knowledge on the wikimedia-projects. We get more and more inquiries about the use of Wikidata and are very excited about how we can use Wikidata in both our Glam program and in the Sami project.

A disadvantage we're facing when it comes to partnerships is that we are Oslo-based, which can lead to some missed opportunities from potential partners in other parts of the country. It does make sense for us to be based in the capital, since there is a large number of national institutions located here, but there are opportunities available elsewhere that are harder to achieve because of this. Another disadvantage is that many of our partnerships are based on certain people within these partner organizations/institutions, so if they become sick, quit or retire, it means we have to re-build relationships with someone new.

Two happy winners of the Armenian-Norwegian writing contest during a boat trip in the Oslo fjord

When it comes to partnerships on an international level this has been one of our prioritizations this last year, in addition to community involvement. Having 1,7, and now 2,3 FTE, compared to 1,4 FTE gives us more time to join international Wikimedia meetings and conferences. This has been very important for us because it gives us the chance to learn from other chapters, get input and new perspectives and have different go to persons in different networks. Because of the governance issues Wikimedia Norge struggled with previously we had very much a national focus on our work, but with these issues resolved we can have a different approach to our work. And hopefully we have valuable learnings to share with others as well which we have tried in co writing two different Learning patterns, one about the Armenian-Norwegian writing contest and one about hosting a Conference workshop to help kickstart a project on a smaller language Wikipedia.

We have chosen to support (financially) different international events that we benefit from, but don’t have the resources or stability to organize ourselves. We gave Wikimedia UK a financial contribution to the organization of the pre conference to the Celtic Knot Conference. The train the trainers event at the pre conference gave us the opportunity to train a volunteer to have the skills to do wikipedia-editing trainings at higher education institutions. We have also supported The Wikimedia Diversity Conference financially and helped out with preparations for the event.

During travels our office will often be closed and we struggle to keep work for not piling up. Our program work we can plan around travels, but some administrative tasks needs to be handled day by day. By making detailed half years plan we try to plan our work the best we can. A summary is posted on our wiki.

We rely heavily on APG-funding, which is a big concern in Wikimedia Norge’s staff assessments. In 2015–2016 we we spend a lot of applying for funding, with no luck. The last year, 2016–2017 we have followed FDC’s advice on achieving impact over diversifying funds. This has given us more time and resources to do activities with high outcomes. We strongly agree that we need to diversify our funding, and believe we have the best chances to so with partners. We will work on two application in this funding period, in one of them Wikimedia Armenia has given us very valuable support by writing on endorsement letter on behalf of Wikimedia Armenia and one endorsement letter written by one of their Glam partners. Applying for funding with partners will have an additional upside besides money: we will do valuable networking and strengthen the relationship with partners working together on writing applications.

A challenge for WMNO will always be that the high salary and cost of living levels in Norway makes our impact measured per dollar comparatively weaker than in many other countries.

Wikimedia Norge’s development from 2014–2017: Number of FTE, APG-funding (NOK) and WMNO’s budgeting

Year FTE APG-funding Budgeted revenues and expenses
2013–2014 0 285,000 Budgeted revenues: 1 532 500 expenses: 1,515,000
2014–2015 1,6 1,295,000 Budgeted revenues: 3 370 000 expenses: 3,327,000
2015–2016 1,6 FTE till June / 1,3 FTE from August 1,230,000 Budgeted revenues: 1,238,000 expenses: 1,202,332
2016–2017 From August 2016: 1,7 FTE 1 610 000 Budgeted revenues: 1,740,000 expenses: 1,710,507

2017–2018 From July 2017: 2,3 FTE 1,850,000 Budgeted revenues: 2,022,000 expenses: 1,995,000
2018–2018 APG-funding: We wrote in our last APG-proposal that we will not apply for more than 1 850 000 in funding as long as we haven’t been granted Norwegian funding

More details about Wikimedia Norge's work is shared here:

Program 1 Community support

Strengthn and support the collaborations between community, partners and organization

Highlights from 2016–2017[edit]

Our community work during this year has been focused on the objectives set out in our APG proposal, namely bettering the collaboration between our communities, partners and Wikimedia Norge; offering useful support for our community members in their work; and being an organization both editors and external partners want to contact to discuss ideas and potential collaborations. Volunteers are involved in running the wiki grants, The Wikipedia Library, the Drone project, writing contest like the one we did with Armenia and organizing Wiki Loves Monuments and editing trainings at universities.

Community manager

Jon Harald Søby at The Volunteer supporters network's session at Wikimedia Conference 2017

Last August we hired our first Community Manager, Jon Harald Søby. He has been a Wikipedia contributor since 2005, and has contributed extensively to especially the Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia and Wikidata, and is an ingrained part of the Norwegian and international Wikimedia communities, having had several volunteer positions over the years. Hiring him has helped bridge the perceived gap between the community and the organization.

His existing Wikimedia experience has helped us be able to achieve many things that we didn’t know how to do before, and has helped streamline many of our processes. During 2016 and 2017 he held a 40 % position, working two days a week.

User survey
As a first step in this work, we conducted a survey in November 2016 targeting organization members and active contributors to the Wikimedia projects in Norway, specifically targeting the English, Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk editions. The survey was conducted via a CentralNotice campaign, and we had a little more than 100 responses, which may not seem that high, but when you compare it to the number of active contributors to the Norwegian-language projects, it constitutes a decent percentage. The survey has had a good impact on our priorities since, and has helped form a foundation for our new strategy talks. The survey was conducted in three languages: English, Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk.

Contests and #faktajakt

Visit to The National Archive in Oslo with the winner of the Armenian writing contest

During this period we also organized Wiki Loves Monuments for the sixth time, again in collaboration with The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, and organized #faktajakt, a localized edition of the #1lib1ref campaign. As part of this, we translated the Citation Hunt tool into Norwegian Bokmål and Nynorsk. #faktajakt was done by an intern, Sabine Rønsen. She wrote an article about the campaign in the journal Bibliotekaren, page 20. and also a blog post on Wikimedia Norge's blog.

In December 2016 we organized a month long on Wikipedia editing contest together with Wikikmedia Armenia. We are very happy to bring more international collaborations to our community work, the collaboration with Armenia being one example, read this Wikimedia Foundation blog post about it, and the Wikimedia Diversity Conference being another, see the Gender Gap section below. Together with Wikimedia Armenia we have written a Learning pattern about organizing the writing contest. In Norway we included both active editors and Glam partners in the jury work, since the contest was about quality content and not quantity. The Armenian winner visited Norway in June, and the Norwegian winner visited Armenia in July. Images from their visits are uploaded here. In this year's Wiki Loves Monuments we asked one Armenian editor to be part of the jury. An easy way to continue our cross chapter collaboration. In March 2018 we will do new writing contest in Armenia and Norway with the aim of writing missing biographies about Norwegian and Armenian women.

After the journey I feel that I miss several of the great people I met in Armenia, not to mention the country and the city itself. Wikimedia Armenia have been incredibly hospitable, picking me up at six in the morning and showing me everything worth seeing in the city.

Wikimedia Norge has sponsored several weekly editing contests with prizes or we have asked Glam partners to sponsor prizes, for example this contest done in collaboration with The Sogn og Fjordane County Library written about on our blog. The contests are a great way of involving glam partners in Wikipedia, as long as we explain to them beforehand that they can not expect or ask for any specific content. We learned this after some contest where very few participated and the glam partner who had sponsored the prizes and were hoping for content relevant to their institutions work were disappointed. It's impossible to predict if 5 or 100 new articles will be written during a contest. Many editors are very polite, and if they win a prize in a contest with very few contributions they will ask us to save the prize for another contest - wikilove!

Wikimedia Norge applies for photo accreditations on behalf of commons photographers. Almost all Norwegian music festivals have granted accreditation and this has resulted in high quality images on Commons with high image usages on many Wikipedias, like thos contribution from the Oslo Jazz Festival written about on our blog. If the festival has granted permission before, the Commons photographer can apply for permission themselves. Commons photographers have also taken images at other big events in Norway and via the village pump other editors have helped out with identifying people, see for example this thread on the village pump.

The drone project is a small project we are trying out. There are a lot of laws and regulations to follow using the drone, so this is a test project. So far media added from this project can be seen in this category. One editor has written about his drone safari sponsored by a wikigrant from Wikimedia Norge on our blog. This work is one area where Wikimedia Norge can help editors in a good way and we encourage photographers to contact us about photo accreditation whenever we get a chance, because not many do so far. For example we where granted photo accreditation to The Nobel Peace Center when last year's laureate visited the exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center, but unfortunately no photographers were able to go because it was during day time.
We also got a brand new website in late 2016, meant to be our face to the world; previously the domain redirected to our wiki, which will see continued use as place to keep board meeting minutes, budget and accounting, staff reports per quarter, documentation for our general assembly etc. In other words all information and documentation members of Wikimedia Norge should have available about the governance of the organization. The website allows new members to register in an easy way and the contact form makes it easy to reach out to the staff at Wikimedia Norge. In the last year inquiries have tripled, from about 20 in 2015–2016 to over 60 in 2016–2017. The most asked questions are:

  • I would like to contribute, how do I edit Wikipedia?
  • This or that needs to be corrected in a Wikipedia article
  • Why were my edits reverted/articles deleted?

We answer everybody within a day, give links to tutorials and information on Wikipedia on how to contribute, the mentor page, and explains that Wikimedia Norge staff does not edit Wikipedia as part of our day jobs. The website also has an option for donations. Wikimedia Norge should be able to raise more money from private donations, but we need to plan for how we can work on this next year. The feedback on the website has been positive. Being a small chapter we focused on making a website that was easy to update and not to ambitious to maintain. The website has a calendar, news post (short post written by staff members) and blog posts written by community members and partners. We have also recently added a plug in on the website for the member register (CiviCRM) and will tell more about this in our progress report.

Multilingual organization
Although our main working language is Norwegian Bokmål, we strive to be a multilingual organization. Our bylaws say we are to work on improving the Wikimedia projects in Norway, with an emphasis on those in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and Northern Sami, but one of the critisisms that was raised in the user survey was that there is an undue focus on the Bokmål Wikipedia. Because of this we have put an extra emphasis on trying to have most of our resources translated into both English and Norwegian Nynorsk, with Northern Sami efforts underway. Because of this, our website has been fully translated from Norwegian Bokmål into Norwegian Nynorsk and English, and partly into Northern Sami. We also had the Translate extension installed on our wiki, which means that a lot of informational pages now have texts in Bokmål, Nynorsk and English, helping us becoming a more multilingual organization and be more accessible for potential members and partners who aren't fluent in Norwegian.

As part of the education program, we have also started using the Wiki Edu Foundation's Dashboard solution, which was also translated into Norwegian Bokmål, which significantly helps us track numbers for the global metrics.

Newsletters and social media
In order to improve our visibility amongst contributors, we have started offering our newsletter on-wiki (using the global MassMessage extension) in addition to by e-mail; previously the newsletters were only sent by e-mail to our members, but by posting them on-wiki as well it becomes accessible to non-members too. The newsletter is distributed to all 77 members by e-mail (except for the ones who have opted out), and additionally to 23 pages on-wiki. The on-wiki newsletters are all available in English, Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk.

To find out how we work with communication targeted at different stakeholders we have made a communication plan (currently in Norwegian Bokmål only). Each quarter we will summarize our communication work. The following table is from 15 September 2017 when we did the first summarization for the period 1 June 2017-15 September 2017:

Platform Numbers Comments Website views:
  • June 410; July 302; August 631
  • Number of blog posts: 5
  • Number of writers: 5
Newsletter By e-mail: 75 recipients

On-wiki: 23 recipients || Newsletters sent out on September 1 on-wiki and by e-mail

Members 77
Facebook 1719 likes
  • 18 total posts
  • 5 English-language posts
  • Top 3 posts: Post about the Europeana 1914–1918 project, post about visiting the National Archive (in Norwegian and English), post linking to a blog post, travel letter from Jerevan (in Norwegian and English)
Instagram 269 followers 6 posts
Twitter 2005 followers The topic we tweeted about the most was the Celtic Knot Conference

Although we have done a lot of work on communication the feedback from active editors are that they don't use Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter. They prefer personal e-mails, which we see gives better results, but this is a type of communication that does not really scale or reach new editors.

Thank you so much for a great newsletter – you are doing an amazing job!

— Editor and member of Wikimedia Norge

Wikidata and Glam partners
In April/May we had our first venture into contributing data to Wikidata en masse. Previously Wikimedia Norge didn't have staff members with the technical skills to do work like this. This is also collaboration that can not be solely based on volunteer engagement. We were approached by VID Specialized University, which manages a database of Norwegian missionaries, which wanted to release their data onto Wikidata. Data on 773 Norwegian missionaries were imported from this archive; some data was connected to existing articles (i.e. missionaries that already had articles in Wikipedias), while the majority led to the creation of new Wikidata entities. This work was a useful learning challenge, and helped prepare our upcoming collaboration with the National Library, where we will import information on all authors published in Norway, and import the entire Sami-language bibliography. Jon Harald Søby will also attend WikidataCon in November.

It's great that Wikimedia Norge now has staff members with in depth knowledge about Wikidata. I look forward to the planned meet up on Wikidata for active editors in November where we can meet, learn more and have discussions about editing.

— Editor and member of Wikimedia Norge

International collaborations
The last year Wikimedia Norge has had the time to be more involved in international cross chapter collaborations, meetings and conferences. This have improved our potential for impact at scale, as commented upon by in the staff assessment. We have an ongoing collaboration with Wikimedia Armenia (read the learning pattern from the contest), we joined Wikimedia UK's Celtic Knot Conference July 2017 as well as the pre-conference (read the Learning pattern from the conference) and also financially supported the Train-the-trainers event. We joined the strategy meeting for EDs in Lausanne in January, the Glam meeting at Unesco in Paris in February, the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin in April and Wikimania in Montréal in August.

Lessons learned[edit]
  • It's difficult to scale volunteer involvement and it will take time for an organization our size. A post on the village pump is not enough, we need to get to know editors, find out how and if we can give support and organize the support together with other volunteers or partners. This is a slow process, but one of our most important tasks.
  • We need to pay attention to both volunteer and staff burn out and concentrate on the work we know can give impact. One of the most important lessons we have learned, and reported on before, is to move our work from physical meetings and workshops to on wiki work – it's easier to organize and easier to make more editors get involved. We are looking into using Phabricator for projects to be more transparent and involve more volunteers.

With a community manager among staff member we have managed to increase volunteer engagement by doing projects like the Armenia-Norge on wiki editing contest and the Drone project. For the first year we can report on results from projects like WikiSource and Wikidata. With more staff members, 1,7 last year, we have had the time to join every wiki workshop organized by community members and international meetings and conferences to learn from other chapters and share our work. For the Sami project this has been crucial (we will report on this in our progress report). Answering a request from the user survey we will try out technical wiki meetups for active editors, starting November 2018.

Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Progress (at end of Q4) Comments
Give out 8 x 8,000 NOK in wikigrants. 4 in September 2016 and 4 in February 2017 Spring 2015: 4 2 4 Wikigrants, info in English, see our blog for blog post from all grantees. Some grants are moved to the Wikipedia Library project
6 wiki workshops in Oslo for active editors organized bimonthly by the community, costs covered by Wikimedia Norge. Test the same in one other city as well 3 4 7 Wiki meetups in Oslo and Trondheim, project page for wiki meet ups
Include 30 active editors in our programs and ask for support online, via the village pump or on project pages as mentors. 37 65 One challenge is to continually try to find new active editors to involve. The wiki workshops have been very important to get to know more people.
Organize a month long online editing contest in November in collaboration with Wikimedia Armenia. The winner from each country gets to travel to Armenia / Norway Done Contest page
Sponsor, or get sponsored, 6 prizes in the weekly online contest 7 4 9 Prizes sponsored by The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, The Research Council, The Nobel Peace Center, The National Gallery
Triple the number of Wikimedia Norge memberships from 2015 till 2016 22 71 79 The new Wikimedia Norge website (in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and English) with information about Wikimedia Norge's work, and registration form for membership has been essential in reaching our target of more members and in keeping partnerships for the coming years.
Conduct a survey among 2,000 editors and readers on Wikipedia with help from WMF in November-December 2016 Done Published on Meta (in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and English)
Print material about How to contribute to Wikimedia Commons and on free licenses Done
Support The Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EU by using revenues from membership fees Done Blog post
NEW: Wiki Loves Earth, 1000 images uploaded Done The contest was organized by our board and volunteers. 344 images were uploaded, contest page

Program 2 Glam

Add high quality content to the Wikimedia projects by partnerships with major cultural institutions

Highlights from 2016–2017[edit]

Our Glam work during this year has been focused on the objectives set out in our APG proposal, namely better the organization of WLM in collaboration with The Directorate for Cultural Heritage and their nationwide network of partners, cultivate sustainable long term institutional partnerships and increase community engagement.

Weekly editing contests with Glam partners and WLM
To ensure volunteer engagement in our Glam program we have regularly editing contest where Glam partners sponsor prizes and suggests resources to be used in the contests. Some of the contest are initiated by active editors and some by staff. We try to connect contest to events we do, for example each year during #wikinobel we have an editing contest about categories related to peace and the peace prize. At times, there will be spin off ideas from that contest, for example last year the weekly editing contest the week after was a about Colombia (the Nobel peace prize laureate was president Juan Manuel Santos from Colombia). When we repeat activities year after year it’s easier to get editors involved.

The organization of the jury work for WLM has been done in maybe a too complicated and time consuming way for Glam representatives and volunteers. This year the jury consists of only active commons photographers from 3 different countries, Armenia, Sweden and Norway. During WLM we have a two-month long editing contest as well and the contests have been popular with 152 articles added last year.

The first years Wikimedia Norge had staff we did a lot of small glam events with almost no impact to show for, except it helped us with the important task of building a network among Glam institutions. We strongly benefit from this network now. However, we have scaled down the number of events we do dramatically and we prioritize:

  • Editing trainings with higher education institutions
  • Events that will strength one of our prioritized partnerships
  • Events that gives Wikimedia Norge visibility

One event we do yearly because of the visibility it gives us is #wikinobel. The Nobel Peace Centre’s mission to share knowledge with the world about the peace prize strongly overlaps with the Wikimedia mission and the partnership is mutual beneficial. The event doesn’t require much planning either. Usually a group of 5 active editors will join, as the event is during daytime.

The Nobel Peace Center is the museum dedicated to the Nobel Peace Prize, but we are also an information hub. Our building in Oslo and our employees are full of facts and information about the Nobel Peace Prize, the Peace Prize Laureates, and their work. Our mission is to spread this knowledge, both to our visitors and to the world around us. With its widespread range and idea of sharing knowledge, Wikipedia is a perfect partner for us in that mission. That is why it is such a pleasure for us, for the third year in a row, to welcome Wikimedia to us on the most important day in the Nobel year: the announcement of the new Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Liv Tørres, the Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center, Wikimedia Foundation blog post

Glam partners and mass uploads
The National Archive have done a mass upload of high quality images. Lars Jynge Alvik from The National Archive has written a blog post about this great image donation and the immigration of images.

A lot of work is done by editors who adds metadata on Commons that The National Archive never would have time to do themselves. This is very much appreciated by the archive. During the visit from the winner of the Armenian-Norwegian writing contest in June we started discussion with the archive about the possibility of digitalization of 200 images from the Armenian genocide. The archive has agreed to do this and we have applied for funding to transcribe the handwritten text accompanying the images, see Facebook post.

We have been discussing mass uploads to Wikidata with The National Library and The Mapping authorities and both plans where confirmed late this summer. We will report more about this in our progress report.

K-lab views Wikimedia, especially Commons, Wikidata and Wikipedia, as an indispensable repository of knowledge and we are more than happy to contribute for example historical photos and cultural data from out institutions. The Europeana 1914-1918 challenge was a great opportunity for K-Lab to work together with Wikimedia Norge on a cultural heritage project using these platforms. Lars J. Alvik, Adviser The National Archive / K-lab

Europeana challenge
The Europeana 1914–18 online campaign gave us the opportunity to approach our existing Glam partners with an already set project where the theme and rules are decided by the Europeana organizers. Wikimedia Norge is a small chapter and initiatives like challenges from Europeana helps us save time planning and it’s easier to pitch ideas to our partners when an organization like Europeana is involved. Because of our activities in the challenge we can apply for funding for transcribing from The Arts Council, and did so together with The National Archive and Wikimedia Armenia in September 2017. In that way, the challenge helped us be eligible to apply for funding for transcribing.

Our partners in the Europeana challenge 1914-1918 were K-lab and The National Library

  • K-lab: K-lab is a cooperation between with Norwegian Mapping Authority, The Arts Council Norway, Directorate for Cultural Heritage and The National Archives, with focus on making public data on cultural heritage and related geographical data more accessible, while also facilitating innovation through its reuse. K-lab have helped with organizing all activities and hosts the workshop 19 June. The National Archive has donated the Quisling letters and uploaded these and the collection of letters from The National Library to Images are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from both The National Archive and The National Library. K-lab as well as volunteers helped organize the workshop on 19 June at The Arts Council.

This is the result in terms of metrics we included in our Europeana 1914–18 portfolio. Metrics (added images and added articles) from past funding years are also included here:

We look forward to next year’s challenge om migration.

Lessons learned[edit]

  • It’ s difficult to find ways of making Glam work community led. The Europeana challenge is one of the first times we have done a project where both Glam partners and editors worked so closely together. The key was maybe that the work was limited to a certain time period and that it was presented as a challenge. Most of the images uploaded are very dependent on one person’s work at The National Archive.
  • Glam partnerships: the partners need to see a real value and benefit in the projects we do together: What’s in it for me? We think the Sami project will help Glam institutions with their obligation to disseminate Sami cultural heritage for example.


Active editors appreciate mass uploads of high quality images, as can be read in discussions from time to time on the village pump. When it comes to 5. # new articles, the glam program gives the second highest number of new articles we can track directly to our work, the education program gives the highest number we don’t keep track of the amount of work done by active editors on Commons, but we do know from representatives at Glam institutions that a lot of work are put into categorization on Commons and adding metadata. This is work the Glam institutions don’t have time to do themselves. As with the collaboration with The Research Council, our Glam partnerships ensures Wikimedia Norge’s role as a valid, recognized and respected organization.

Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Progress (at end of Q4) Comments
Organize Wiki Loves Monuments in collaboration with The Directorate for Cultural Heritage: 500 images uploaded Contestpage 2015 Contestpage 2016 1153 images uploaded We also organized an editing contest on WLM.
The Norwegian branch of The Wikipedia Library: Add 2 resource and 1 cite on reference tools Added a resource and a translation of the citation hunt-tool to Bokmål and Nynorsk and for non-norwegian IP-users 2 We have added one resource community members saw as useful, the newspaper-archive Retriever, one other we were not granted access to. Access to was renewed for 2016–2017
Mass upload in collaboration with 3 partner institutions: 30 000 images 30 895 27 479 35,028 See table for Global metrics
A test project on how a mass upload of images from The museum of Nordland can be put to use on wiki projects, working title: Wiki Loves Nordland Not done
Organize 2 online editing contests in collaboration with partners 4 contest, 82 articles added 3 contests, 194 articles added 4 The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, contest page, The Research Concil contest page, The Nobel Peace Center, contest page
Organize 2 guided tours at partner institutions for community members 1 2 At the Justismuseet (15 participants) in April and The Munch museum in June (8 participants)
Organize #Wikinobel, 7. Oktober 2016 in collaboration with The Nobel Peace Center and community members #wikinobel 2015 Wikinobel 7th October 2016 Wikimedia Foundation blogpost Done 4 editors participated, one from another city who we could refund the travel expenses. We are included in The Nobel Peace Center's press release each year
NEW: Europeana 1914-1918, collaboration with 2 GLAM-partners and create a portfolio with at least 4 different activities for the challenge Done Wikimedia Norge portfolio page

Program 3 Education (was Academia)

Higher education institutions using Wikipedia as a platform for sharing free knowledge and research

Highlights from 2016–2017[edit]

Our Education work during this year has been focused on the objectives set out in our APG proposal, namely increase students and academic staffs knowledge of Wikipedia, increase the numbers of Higher Education institutions where Wikipedia editing is a part of the curriculum, have more academic staff and researchers that are ambassadors of free knowledge, make community involvement a part of all academic collaborations and increase the quality the Norwegian versions of Wikipedia.

As of today, the Norwegian versions of Wikipedia have substantial number of articles (09/2017 bokmål: 474 626, nynorsk: 134 673), but there are many articles that could benefit from improvments, and there are content gaps. One goal of our Education program was therefore at the start to improve the quality of the articles. The educational activities has a much larger scope than just content added. Giving students and others insights in how Wikipedia and collaborative writing works, and how knowledge in general is created and can be shared, is closely connected to the movement's goal of making all knowledge accessible to all.

In 2016–2017 we have prioritised educational activities that we have had success with before or that are similar to well working programs of other chapters. In the broader part of the education program, we have worked on getting key institutions interested in the wiki projects and engaged as ambassadors. We have also gained new knowledge about the Norwegian language Wikipedias and our communities through tasks done by our interns and the masters student we supervised.

University partnerships
In both fall 2016 and spring 2017, we had a lecture and an editing seminar for master’s students on the topic Communication of History at the University of Oslo, which is the largest university in Norway. We have had this collaboration since the fall of 2015, and it is part of our education program we see as successful. This is based on both the quality of the content added by the students, editing retention, the gender balance among editors, but also on how Wikipedia training has a natural place in the curriculum of the students. Almost all new editors under 2. # of new editors in the global metrics are from editing trainings at higher education partners, which shows the significance of this program in reaching new editors.

In my PhD project public spaces, archives and collective memory are the core subjects. Wikipedia is where people first go for knowledge and in my opinion we all need to take responsibility for sharing the knowledge we have in our field, the arts. There is outdated terminology, written by people who don’t have enough knowledge about the arts and especially female artist are poorly represented. So, I contacted Wikimedia and invited them to do a pilot workshop. Merete Røstad, artist and curator, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, news article on


In March we did an Art+Fem editathon together with an academic partner, Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Ten students and employees of Oslo National Academy of the Arts attended a training and workshop of wiki editing, with female artists and art in public space as the topic. The crossover education-gender gap is a method for getting more female editors we have tested some times before, and our impression is that it is successful when we work with dedicated groups within a predefined field of interest.

We have for some time been in contact with the Department of Teacher Education at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and in March we also did a half-day seminar on Wikipedia editing, organized by the department. The group was small, but working with teachers we still see as very beneficial for achieving the long term goals of the movement. In addition to the activities mentioned above, we have had some editing trainings which not have included classroom work on Wikipedia.

Volunteer engagement
During all education events we have notified the online community in advance, so that there has been online support for the new editors. When teaching larger groups we’ve also had community members joining as helpers and tutors. In the classroom activities we have found great use in the Wikipedia education dashboard, and we hope this tool will be further developed in the future.

Collaboration with The Research Council of Norway
We had our first conversations on collaboration with the Research Council of Norway about formalizing a collaboration in 2015. The invitation to this was based on our contribution to a conference about communication of science in 2015, publicity work we had done on gender gap, and our editing courses done for female students in 2014. Having the Research council as a partner is very beneficial for Wikimedia Norge; their standing in academic circles is high, they have access to possible education partners, and are in themselves important advocates for open access and free knowledge. In collaboration with The Research Council’s The National Science Week we were invited to join the panel in one debate and to organize a seminar. Our goal with the seminar was to invite interesting researchers on online education and Wikipedia, such as Gisle Hannemyr who also are active in Creative Commons Norge. He spoke about free licenses and MOOCs. The other researcher, Lisbeth M. Brevik, spoke about the use of Wikipedia in schools. These events with The Research Council were an important way for us to do advocacy work in promoting Wikipedia in academia but they don't reflect impact in global metrics. We discussed various ways of finding projects based on adding more quality content to Wikipedia with The Research Council, but concluded that the partnership would be based on us being invited into seminars and various arenas where we could promote the Wikimedia projects and free knowledge.

This year we were also invited to join The National Science week and learned from our experience in 2016: and focused on less planning, involving existing partners and choosing a topic we thought world attract a crowd, namely: Why aren’t women a part of history?

The Research Council of Norway serves as the chief advisory body for the government authorities on research policy issues and provides a platform for dialogue between researchers, users of research and research funders. We organize the 12 days long event The National Science Week each year, a national festival comprising several hundred science outreach events. As both The Research Council of Norway and Wikimedia Norge work on making knowledge available for everyone, we are happy to invite Wikimedia Norge to take part in The National Science Week. Ester Mæland, events coordinator, The Research Council of Norway


Intern program
Since we started our intern program in 2015 we have in total welcomed 6 interns from to different universities. Most of them have been at our office for 6 weeks, but some also for 3-5 months. In total they have been very important in the development of Wikimedia Norge, and 3 of them are still active as photographer at events, spreading the word of our work in social media or as a trainer at Wikipedia editing workshops. It various a lot what tasks the interns are given, depending on their own interests and level of involvement in our work. The interns don’t get paid, so this is a very important in kind contribution to our work.

We welcome two interns from Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences each spring. The interns helps out in the day to day task, as well as having their own projects. They are also a very welcomed social addition to our small office. The first intern of 2017, Sabine Rønsen, has worked on #faktajakt, the Norwegian edition of #1lib1ref, see blog post written by Sabine Rønsen. She promoted #faktajakt on Wikipedia, on discussion pages, and she joined the wiki meet up in January. We wrote an article for the January edition of the journal for librarians on #faktajakt and interviewed Sabine. Read the article here. #faktajakt resulted in 90 citations added. Before #faktajakt we translated the citation hunt-tool to Norwegian Bokmål and Norwegian Nynorsk. Later on, we hired Sabine to work for us full-time in June. Her work was Gender Gap related, and can be read about in that section.

Our second intern, Mette Henriksen used her internship to interview five long time active editors on the topic conflict of interest – can you write about your employee on Wikipedia? The interviews were anonymous and are not shared on Wikimedia Norge's wiki. Henriksen joined a board meeting to tell the board about her findings.

Lessons learned[edit]

  • An important task in the future will be how to make our education work scalable. At the moment we have 5 university and university college partners. We don’t have the capacity to say yes to new partners.
  • How can we make our education work more non-dependent on staff or board members doing the actual teaching? The Education program is run by 0,3 FTE. We have Sabine Rønsen as a volunteer trainer on board as well and other active editors have participated on wiki or at the actual training. Still, we need more trainers before we can say yes to doing more trainings.


Having Wikipedia editing as part of the curriculum at university means both new female editors, edits and new articles with high quality and some of the students we see continue to edit Wikipedia, but also do work on Wikidata. In other editing trainings the retention is very low. When it comes to new editors and editors retention we see in the Wikipedia Education Dashboard that the Education program by far gives the most impact.

Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Progress (at end of Q4) Comments
Continuing the collaboration with the University of Oslo in giving at least two Wikipedia lectures and editing trainings as a part of the academic curriculum 2 1 2 Lecture Q2 at University of Oslo, lecture Q3 at the University of Oslo
Giving at least two Wikipedia lectures and editing trainings with new higher education partners 2, University of Oslo 5 In total we have 5 higher education partners
Standardizing how WP lectures can be given On Wikipedia and researchers On Wikipedia and digital literacy Two Prezi-presentations made by WMNO board member Harald Groven
Welcome two interns from higher education at Wikimedia Norge’s office for one-two months stay 2 1 2 One bachelor student in January-February, Sabine Rønsen, and one master student in May-June, Mette Henriksen.
Support one Master’s student at the University of Oslo who is doing her degree on how the Gender Gap effects content on the Norwegian Bokmål version of Wikipedia Announcement at The University of Oslo Elisabeth Mong-Nybo finished her thesis in December 2016, staff and editors helped with material
Organize a Wikipedia Academy spring 2017 on research and Wikipedia Due to reduced funding we will not do this
Organizing one event for researchers where the topic is academic contributions to Wikipedia as a part of The Research Councils annual 2 week event The National Science Days Event The event was not targeted to attract reserachers, but the general public
Organizing a editing contest or editing relay where researchers are the participants Not done Due to reduced funding we will not do this
Organizing a contest or a mentor collaboration with researchers and active editors Not done Due to reduced funding we will not do this

Program 4 Gender Gap

Building a community of new female editors that are welcomed by the community

Highlights from 2016–2017[edit]

Our Gender gap work during this year has been focused on the objectives set out in our APG proposal, namely facilitate for more women to make Wikipedia-editing a part of their daily life, increase the number of female editors, increase the awareness about the Gender gap issue through all our programs, help new female editors feel welcome on Wikipedia by the help of active editors and postings on the village pump. The intern from January, Sabine Rønsen, showed great potential during her internship and we had some money left on our budget that we decided would be put best to use by hiring her for 2 months to work on our Gender gap program. Her travels to the Celtic Knot Conference and Train the Trainers event at the pre conference was funded by the Norwegian organization NUUG Foundation.

The gender gap is an issue that Norwegian press and social media have shown a great interest in. This gives us the opportunity to create awareness on this issue, about Wikimedia Norge as an organization and the Wikimedia movement’s mission on free knowledge based on volunteer engagement. In general, the issue of lacking diversity on the wiki projects are mentioned by Wikimedia Norge staff on every occasion where we do editing training. It is important to raise awareness of this both among editors and the general public. Since Wikimedia Norge first hired staff in 2014 we have had a Gender gap program (as well as the Glam program). We have over the 4 last years seen a change in the public interest in Wikipedia and diversity, but also a change in thinking among many of the active editors. The result is more focus on both welcoming new editors and addressing content gaps, for example active editors will reflect on this by starting articles on female athletes instead of male.

The Girl Geek Dinner Trondheims editing workshops have become self-running during the period. They started up by applying for a wiki grant, in April 2016, but it is now organized entirely by female volunteers in Trondheim. Community members from the area sometimes attend their meet-ups to be of assistance. We co-hosted one editing workshop with the group, that got press coverage in the Saturday magazine of the regions largest newspaper, Adresseavisa, in March 2017. Our plan to have continued editing workshops for women in Oslo and to organize meet ups for women in other Norwegian cities was cancelled due to poor results and few people attending. The key to making editing workshops a success is to team up with a partner that is responsible for inviting participants so far we haven’t found a partner in the Oslo area.

In March we hosted our first official Art+Feminism event, a crossover between our education and gender gap program, together with Oslo National Academy of the Arts. This can be read more about in the education section above.

As a follow up from the editing workshop we had together with Women in Film and Televison Norway in May 2016, we hosted in October 2016 an event together with WIFT, Oslo Public Library and the feminist magazine Fett. The topic of the event was biographies on women in film. One director, one curator and one film critic (all female) were given 15 Wikipedia articles about women in front of and behind the camera, Norwegian and foreign, to read beforehand, and discuss on stage during the event. The debate was lead by WMNO staff. We see that when we host events like these, it attracts both an audience interested in learning more about the wiki projects, but it also get’s a lot of attention in social media. Public events where the topic is diversity on Wikipedia does not necessarily lead to many new editors, but it makes the issue better known, the continuity in addressing the topic makes the issue better known and it makes Wikimedia Norge well known as an advocate for fighting the gender gap.

Women’s History Month
From March 6th to 12th, in relation to Women’s History Month, the weekly contest on Wikipedia was biographies on notable women, based on a recent book called 60 Women you should have met, as well as two other list of notable women. The publishing house of the book sponsored the contest with prizes The yearly event of a weekly contest on women’s biographies is an effective way to include the community the work on getting more diverse content. For the first time the writing contest was initiated by an active editor and Wikimedia Norge got the prizes for the contest.

By any objective measure, Wikipedia needs more female contributors. Although much effort has been spent in correcting this gender gap, it’s not clear how much impact this is having on the number of women editors. To recruit women more efficiently, one must look at the underlying causes of the gender gap and lack of contributor diversity. It is equally important to understand why those who already contribute actually remain. Sabine Rønsen, staff member, Wikimedia Norge, blog post Wikimedia Foundation

Mapping gender gap and summer intern
In 2015–2016 WMNO supervised master student Elisabeth Mong-Nybo, who wrote her thesis on gendered Wikipedia articles. We helped Elisabeth on finding relevant research, defining areas worth researching, and i return we got new knowledge on the status of Wikipedia on bokmål. She submitted her thesis in December 2016. Wikimedia Norge has an ongoing collaboration University of Oslo on master thesis subjects focused on gender gap and that is how Elisabeth Mong-Nybo got in contact with us.

In June-July 2016 the former student intern, Sabine Rønsen, worked at the WMNO office on different gender gap related issues. She assisted Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight in transcribing one of her interviews, the interview with Jorid Martinsen. Sabine’s main task was to interview experienced Norwegian and Swedish female and transperson editors on the topic of how their relationship to Wikipedia was, as a way for us to get better at finding the methods to make female editors remain active. She documented this on this page, Diversity on Wikipedia, which we also will be using for the Sami project. The highlights from the interviews was shared on the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog: Exploring Wikimedia’s gender gap with six contributors from Scandinavia.

Sabine also worked together with Wikimedia Sverige on preparing the Wikimedia Diversity Conference during the summer months and we we will report on this in the progress report. Both Sabine Rønsen, Jorid Martinsen and Astrid Carlsen from Wikimedia Norge will participate in the Wikimedia Diversity Conference.

Wikimedia Norge has made significant contributions as a partner in organizing Wikimedia Diversity Conference 2017. They have supported us with allocating staff time and with funding. They have also sponsored the conference, and additionally generously allowed two accepted participants from outside of Europe to apply for an extensive travel grant each, which will guarantee their participation and contributions to the conference. The partnership has also been an opportunity for increased exchange and communication between the two chapters, which we greatly appreciate. Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager Wikimedia Sverige

Lessons learned[edit]

  • Getting more diversity among contributors to the Wikimedia projects, and content that truly represents the sum of all knowledge, is not an easy task, but it is by far one of the most important ones. The experience we have with the gender gap program will hopefully help us in the newly started Sami project.
  • We need to assess the possibilities the interest in the question about Gender gap gives us in all other programs. For example the recent event we had during The Science Week hosted by The Research Council gave us the opportunity to invite both Glam partner (The National Library) and an Education partner (Oslo National Academy of the Arts) to talk about the gender gap, archives and the writing of history. The event was streamed and can be watched here. We will tell more about this in our progress report.


The overlapping education-gender gap is one we see as very fruitful when it comes to content work, as well as working with groups with an already defined area of interest or expertise, as opposed to having events just inviting “any female”. The Gender gap programs has the potential to be included in both our education program and glam program. It may not be a program where we can report high global metrics, but it has turned out to be the program that gives Wikimedia Norge most public attention and it is also very welcomed by our Glam partners, for example in choosing letter collections to transcribe, images to upload or data sets added to Wikidata. The board of Wikimedia Norge has started to discuss how to keep a gender balance for the election at our next general assembly. It is crucial that the organization itself reflects the gender work we do in gender balance among staff, board and committees, images used on social media and WMF reports and proposals, writers on our blog etc.

Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) Progress (at end of Q4) Comments
Host monthly editing-workshops for women. Four during spring, and four during fall in Oslo 4 Not done Not done due to reduced funding
Help organize 4 wiki meet ups for women outside Oslo 1 2 4 Facebookpage for Girl Geeks / Wikipedia
Collaborate with 2 other organizations working on gender gap issues, Girl Geek Dinners Trondheim and the Norwegian branch of WIFT: Women in Film and Television 2 2 Done Joint event at Oslo Public Library with Wift and Fett + Facebookpage for Girl Geeks / Wikipedia
4 news reports on the gender gap issue 2 0 1 Partly done, due to reduced funding
Organize an online editing contest on feminism and female biographies to mark the international Women's Day 8. March 2017 8. March editing contest 2016 Done Contest page
Participate in the 2017 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon with an edit-a-thon in Oslo Done Oslo National Academy of the Arts
By the end of the funding period measure editor retention among the participants. The program aims at 5 active editors by June 2017 2 Done 6 5 students, 1 of the Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus interns

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. Exchange rate provided by FDC staff 01/03/16: 1 USD= 8.70139 NOK

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

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Membership fees and privat donations NOK 115,000 12,293 18,284 19,598 13,924 64,099 13,216 7,366
APG from Wikimedia Foundation NOK 1,610,000 402,500 402,500 402,500 402,500 1,610,000 185,027 185,027
Other project funding NOK 25,000 60,410 60,410 2,873 6,943
In-kind contributions
Prizes (WLM and weekly editing contests) and food donated by partners NOK Not budgeted 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 8,000 Not budgeted 919
Venues paid for by partners NOK Not budgeted 6,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 21,000 Not budgeted 2,413
Interns 2 x months working period NOK Not budgeted 30,000 30,000 60,000 Not budgeted 6,895
Free admissions to Oslo Freedom Forum for 2 persons NOK Not budgeted 20,000 20,000 Not budgeted 2,298
TOTAL NOK 1,750,000 422,793 488,194 459,098 473,424 1,843,509 201,117 211,861

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  • Wikikmedia Norge received in total 124,509 NOK in national support/funding and 109,000 in inkind donations, totally 233,509 NOK, or 13 % of our total revenues of 1,843,509.
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Spending during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

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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
Payroll expenses NOK 950,507 176,210 261,954 251,753 230,603 920,520 109,236 105,790 97 %
Rental cost NOK 126,000 23,413 21,982 22,499 22,499 90,393 14,480 10,388 72 %
Leasing machinery etc. NOK 10,000 0 2,232 0 10,938 13,170 1,149 1,513 132 %
Tools, furniture, movables etc. NOK 13,000 7,323 11,105 5,557 5,769 29,754 1,494 3,419 229 % New computer bought
Repair and maintenance NOK 2,000 549 395 12,295 9,375 22,614 230 2,599 1131 %
Foreign services NOK 150,000 25,785 37,747 56,719 23,897 144,148 17,239 16,566 96 %
Office supplies NOK 16,000 3,500 732 1,266 3,425 8,923 1,839 1,025 56 %
Telephone and postage NOK 15,000 1,410 6,863 1,794 1,030 11,097 1,724 1,275 74 %
Travel expenses (staff and board) NOK 90,000 15,727 16,707 46,811 59,355 138,600 10,343 15,928 154 % We received a 16,000 NOK travel grant from NUUG Foundation, grant received in August 2017
Sale, advertising and representation NOK 45,000 3,040 5,651 2,969 1,886 13,546 5,172 1,557 30 %
Insurance and guarantee expenses NOK 0 549 305 344 344 1,542 177
Program 1 Community NOK 170,000 3,746 62,602 41,129 66,827 174,304 19,537 20,032 102 % See License and patent expenses in our quarterly reports
Program 2 Glam NOK 40,000 0 10,645 0 3,345 13,990 4,597 1,608 34 % See License and patent expenses in our quarterly reports
Program 3 Academia NOK 52,000 2,413 3,050 15,749 0 21,212 5,976 2,438 41 % See License and patent expenses in our quarterly reports
Program 4 Gender Gap NOK 16,000 0 2,000 0 146 2,146 1,839 247 13 % See License and patent expenses in our quarterly reports
Other expenses NOK 15,000 3,780 1,671 1,854 1,826 9,131 1,724 1,049 61 %
TOTAL NOK 1,710,507 267,445 445,641 460,739 441,265 1,615,090 196,579 185,611 94 % N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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