Grants:APG/Proposals/2016-2017 round 1/Amical Wikimedia/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.

Overall[edit]

Program 1
Community
Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 163 program details
2. # of new editors 178 program details
3. # of individuals involved 300 program details
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 807 program details
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 711 program details
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a (>585k) program details


Program 2
Education and Knowledge
Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 179 program details
2. # of new editors 2,105 program details
3. # of individuals involved 3,093 program details
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 1,800 program details
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 4,841 program details
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a program details


Program 3
Core projects
Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 712 program details
2. # of new editors 413 program details
3. # of individuals involved 1,816 program details
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 2,806 program details
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 29,274 program details
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a (>>5M) program details


TOTAL
OVERALL
Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 1054 program details
2. # of new editors 2696 program details
3. # of individuals involved 5,209 program details
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 5,413 program details
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 34,799 program details
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects n/a (>>5M) program details


Grantee-defined metrics

  1. Members engagement:
    1. In our strategic plan 2014-2018 we have a quality metric that we are documenting since 2014: Involving 50% of Amical members in at least one activity every year. In 2017. Result: we did it again! YesY
    2. In order to keep being a representative organization for the Catalan community of Wikimedians, we also look forward to maintain or event increase the percentage (more than 40%) of highly active Catalan Wikipedia users bearing Amical membership, to keep a strong link between the Association and the community of editors. Result: In 2017, we did it again! YesY
  1.  % of Repetition: In our point of view, repetition of program, projects, editathons, workshops or events is a measure of success. If a high percentage of our projects are repetitive, it means our parnters are happy with us and our projects are successful through the years. By the way, we don't want to reach 100% of repepetition, because we also leave the door open to innovation and new partners, and also to failure every once in a while. A 50%-60% would be a desired goal for us. Example: If we do an eduwiki activity during 6 semesters with same teacher, it means that the activity is working, it is a succes and taking advantage of its own learning curves, needing progressively less efforts done by Amical each semester.
    1. Result: 60% of our programmes are part of a longterm partnerships. We did it! YesY

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.


Program 1: Community[edit]

Community program against its targets
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Organising Viquitrobada 2017, Catalan Wikimedians AGM 2016 edition
November 2017 We celebrated our AGM 2017 edition. Is not Amical's AGM but community's AGM.
Writing challenges: Following each volunteer driven activity 2016 APG impact report
100% We've been following all volunteer proposals so far (e.g: Barcelona ComiCon, see program details (track 1)...)
Internal Wikilove 2016 APG impact report
100% Even with an ongoing political debate (Catalan independence referendum, declared illegal by central gov but realized by the people), community has mantained very good vibes, thanks to the follow up and special care to lower voices. We are happy of keeping a calm mood among our community. We are particullary happy about it. Recent events could have tensioned our community, but this didn't happen.
Microgrants 2016 APG impact report
0% We have documentation and have offered microgrants throught the year, but it seems that is a model not used by our community.
Internal training 2016 APG impact report
100% We did internal trainings based on Wikidata, in Internal tools, in advanced editing and in "train the trainers".
Community care program evaluation
Successes Challenges Learnings
  • New board: We renewed the board during spring 2017. Transition has been done without issues.
  • Volunter led: In Amical, the same people who edit, do the strategy, etc. The organization is the community. The community is key. There is a connection between the wiki and the organization. It is important to know the contributing community and match their skills and interest with real life projects.
  • Diversity: We keep putting big efforts in trying to reduce diversity gaps in cawiki. This is one of the reasons of the PESCAR project (explained further in this report)
  • Our community was not as active as desired regarding the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. We tried our best to generate debate but there was almost no real interest raised among community members. Board members were interested, but it was not enough. We've learnt to share and distribute the Amical way internally (speech and tasks) to gradually approach self-sufficiency. Now we need to improve how we share our model externally. People know that we do a lot of things, but we can still improve our documentation on the how and the why, the strategy behind all our programs.
  • On the other hand, political situation in Catalan areas affected to our community, basically on their level of activity. Some of the writing challenges proposed during fall 2017 did fail, due to lack of participation. During October 2017 we had a peak in visits and in edits, but a big % of them where about ongoing political events. Our day-to-day writing challenges where affected in number of participants, compared to other years. We are happy that the community mood kept very nice and everyone respected the netiquette.
  • If you put effort, time and resources in listening to the community, the community gives its best back to you. Investing in human relationships, making sure everyone feels useful, warm and welcome may be one of the key successes of our model.
  • The Amical model has gained consistency in relation to other affiliates, where there has been much more staff or people turnover and even an erratic direction. Amical has gained in depth. As said by User:Elitre: (source) "(Catalan wiki) It's also one of the few that maintained the original "bold" spirit. Always trying something new, always striving to do better. I really admire you all. Thanks for being loyal and reliable partners in this movement" > We are very happy to read this!!!

Program 2: Education & Knowledge[edit]

Education & Knowledge program against its targets
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Number of classrooms collaborating with Wikipedia 2016 impact report
100% Projects done course 2016-2017 & course 2017-2018 > You can check the increase in he diversity of topics, from medicine to humanities, social sciences, technology... and also with several different educational centers, from primary school until university graduates.
New Mindset on knowledge sector N/A
100% We keep publishing papers on reference magazines. We have contacted UAB as our new main education partner. We will run Wikimedia Hackathon 2018 in a University. This is a looong way run, but we are seen as an agent of discourse by our Catalan academia community. This has been a change since years ago.


Education program evaluation
Successes Challenges Learnings
  • Sustainability: Our #eduwiki courses are stable. This year some of the teachers who are partnering with us have started to self manage their own wikiprojects. This is a measure of success of our partnering model, where we want our parters to be self-sustainable.
  • Multilingual: We are active not only in Catalan language but also in Spanish and English. This year we also did projects in Arabic, French and Portuguese.
  • Hackathon: We have been formally confirmed as 2018 WMhack organisers, and we will do it with a University.

Taking the best out of organising a hackathon with a big educational partner. Another one is on how to better scale our eduwiki projects to better reach more teachers and contents.

Wikidata is seen as a big thing among researchers, but there are still some bridges to be done. We are good at talking with teachers, but we still need to work on reaching research departments at universities. This is one of our next goals probably for 2018.

Number of Eduwiki Classrooms x year (source)
07-08 08-09 09-10 10-11 11-12 12-13 13-14 14-15 15-16 16-17 17-18 (1st term)
3 1 3 4 7 14 41 53 64 49 37


Program 3: Core Projects[edit]


Core projects program against its targets
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Bibliowikis 2016 impact report
100% The Catalan Government head librarian was a closed partner since the beggining of the project and during 2017 she changed job. The new head of libraries doesn't believe that much in Wikipedia, but the project is still going well, because the network of libraries is self-sustainable in wiki projects. They still organize workshops, editathons and participate in writing challenges, but we have stopped to do "global projects" for the whole network. On the other hand, we have increased the amount of Valencian bibliowikis.
Wikiars 2016 impact report
100% Program keeps going year after year
Sister projects 2016 impact report
100% We keep promoting the self-sustainability of the sister projects and supporting the initiatives of their communities, especially with periodic contests and technical help. During 2017 the Wikiquote users were especially productive and its peak of visits and edits raised by organising the first proverbs editathon (>3k pages). Wikidata was also involved in many other activities.
International writing challenges 2016 impact report
100% We are particulalry happy with the success of our participation in challenges like Asian Month
Other projects (PESCAR history challenge, ephemerides, Quinzena de la qualitat) 2016 impact report
100% More than 1000k articles where created during PESCAR project only. And more than 25k articles where improved during our quality fortnight, where users "stop" creating articles and spend their time fixing typos and improving stubs.


Core program evaluation
Successes Challenges Learnings
  • PESCAR Wikiproject: The PESCAR Project is an online writing challenge with the goal of improving knowledge about the history of humanity in Catalan Wikipedia. Throughout 2017, it improves the quantity and quality of related articles articles on topics related to this theme on Wikipedia in Catalan in a fun way. It is about improving a selection of basic articles from the 35th century BC to the end of the 20th century. PESCAR (fishing, in Catalan) is actually an acronym for Politics, Economy, Society, Culture, Arts and Religion. With the different themes of the acronym, a balanced historical coverage is ensured. Thus, not only events such as battles are taken into account, but also aspects of everyday life and of different cultural aspects are considered. Most areas of a specific society have a direct relationship with one of the letters of the acronym PESCAR. One important important reason is that this way of organising the challenge allows the participation of users with varied interests, which is essential in a long-term competition. Each Wikipedian can continue contributing on those topics that they usually publish, but from a historical perspective, participating in the global contest. One can therefore decide whether to focus on an axis, at a time or by expanding articles of all kinds. Different Wikipedian profiles can thus compete without abandoning their usual practice. Why do we do it? It will be one of our major long-term competition, we want to improve quality, encourage collaboration and increase diversity: the selection of articles takes into account diversity from many points of view at the same time. The fact that it is structured by periods makes articles of all periods, and not just the best known or the closest ones in time, to be created. Apart from the temporary variety, the thematic variety is introduced from the six axes, to correct possible bias. The different ways to score make each one find a way to compete. The Internet tends to give more weight to the present or to the times closer to the present. For this reason to correct this bias, it is necessary to privilege the ancient eras.
  • Hiperactivity: We have run dozens of volunter-led writing challenges, editathons, workshops and more. We kindly ask you to check our monthly reports with the details about them, in order to keep this report at a high-level of view.
  • New partners: We have also started new kind of collaborations as performing arts associations and festivals, in order to better cover contemporary culture.
  • FABER: We did an experiment in a writing & humanities residency, to look ways on how wikimedians can interact with local communities. project page in English
  • #20000dones: Basic social media campaign to reach the milestone of 20k women biographies on Catalan Wikipedia. We did it! (moving from 12 to 15% our women gender ratio!!) (project page)

We have detected a little bit of stabilisation in some of our shorter one week online challenges. They are not a new thing any more and people are busy with other projects. They are still working very well, with good rations of content done and of volunteers engaged, but there is and small decrease if we compare with earlier periods. We need to think forward on the long term to adapt this kind of activities so they keep on engaging volunteers.

  • GLAM has become an entry point in our local community nodes. We have a mature community of GLAM Partners. We have moved from a phase where we actively looked for all kind of events and projects, but it is no longer our key task. They are assumed by new community members as a gateway to gain confidence and experience on the movement.
  • Our model has been first growth and then penetration. And the metrics only evaluate it superficiality. In an immature stage number metrics are important. Once our presence is ensured, we are moving towards qualitative improvement, internal depth and external incidence (change mentalities). We like our Bibliowikis model: a convinced person that sells wiki philosophy, and slowly changes the inertias of the institutions. They go wiki because they consider it important, not because a manager said or because Amical puts a temporary volunteer there.

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
Membership fees + donation EUR 2.500,00 € 30,00 € 2.595,00 € 2.595,00 € 3.084,37 USD 3.201,37 USD Membership fees revenue process was optimised and new members joined Amical.
Partnerships EUR 3.000,00 € 700,00 € 700,00 € 700,00 € 3.701,24 USD 864,17 USD The lack of Catalan Government and the total interference and control of the Spanish Government in the Catalan treasury, cultural and linguistic departments, have provoked a stalemate of our partnerships -especially for fear and because a lack of economic security.
Conferences and workshops EUR 3.000,00 € 170,00 € 1.270,00 € 1.270,00 € 3.701,24 USD 1.567,85 USD The lack of Catalan Government and the total interference and control of the Spanish Government in the Catalan treasury, cultural and linguistic departments, have provoked a stalemate of our partnerships -especially for fear and because a lack of economic security.
APG EUR 49.000,00 € 49.000,00 € 49.000,00 € 49.000,00 € 60.463,61 USD 60.463,61 USD
Own reserves EUR 10.000,00 € 0,00 € 15.716,81 € 15.716,81 € 12.339,51 USD 19.379,91 USD Amical initially assumed part of the annual budget (10.000 €) due of our good internal financial state. Finally, we assumed with the reserves the money we didn't get from the other budget lines and for the 2% of extra expenditure.
TOTAL EUR 67.500,00 € 49.000,00 € 69.281,81 € 69.281,81 € 83.274,97 USD 85.423,70 USD

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

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

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Program 1: Community EUR 6.500,00 € 2.539,31 € 8.087,55 € 8.087,55 € 8.022,21 USD 9.981,54 USD 124,42% No substantial variation; expenses related with activities and workshops led by the volunteers achieved more territorial coverage of the Catalan speaking areas, so the transportation costs were a bit higher than expected. The amount is lower than the other two programs because it does not include a proportional part of the Staff's salary.
Program 2: Education & Knowledge EUR 33.500,00 € 14.404,70 € 29.196,42 € 29.196,42 € 41.335,23 USD 36.025,10 USD 87,15% This budget was significantly reduced as we appreciated a self-sustainable progress and maintenance of the ongoing educational wikiprojects without economic requirements. The expenditure was focused in the search of new research/departmental partnerships.
Program 3: Core projects EUR 27.500,00 € 16.874,61 € 31.997,64 € 31.997,64 € 33.929,89 USD 39.479,14 USD 116,35% More money was finally invested in this program to promote new contests and core activities that could keep the volunteers engaged.
TOTALS EUR 67.500,00 € 33.818,62 € 69.281,81 € 69.281,81 € 83.227,23 USD 85.423,70 USD 102,64% We consider the extra expenditure inside the normal values. It is primarily explained by the added bureaucratic procedures in order to renew our Board, the rent of our new headquarters, and the bank management.

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Compliance[edit]

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

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

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

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

  • Yes

Signature[edit]

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Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]