Grants:APG/Proposals/2016-2017 round 1/Wikimedia Österreich/Progress report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their progress after completing the first 6 months of their grants. The time period covered in this form will be the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June 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.

Overview[edit]

WMAT's general assembly and new board

The last months have been among the most challenging in the history of our charity: WMAT went through a conflict of interest crisis that affected all stakeholders, whether they were directly involved or not. As part of the conflict management we initiated the first big leadership change since WMAT was founded in 2008 and expanded our board by recruiting three external experts. We moved office and hosted our first big international event - the Wikimedia Hackathon with over 250 guests from around the world. All this without neglecting our everyday operations and our ambitious goals concerning community, content, quality, reach, and diversity and doing our best to support the movement strategy process on a local level.
While this is proof of our organisational stability, it also showed that this stability still rests on too few pillars. In order to attain sustainable stability and to avoid burning out volunteers and staff, we need to distribute the responsibility on more shoulders and need to continue to seek for additional expertise and support outside of the existing core group.

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

Shared metrics

  1. Participants: The number of people who attend your events, programs or activities, either in person or virtually. This definition does not include people organizing activities, social media followers, donors, or others not participating directly.
  2. Newly registered: The number of participants that create new accounts on a Wikimedia project. These include users who register up to two weeks before the start of the event.
  3. Content pages: A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, and a media file on Commons, etc. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.

Grantee-defined metrics

  1. Quality: The number of community decorations (featured, quality, valued) for media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich on Wikimedia Commons.
  2. Diversity: The number of unique participants and/or organizers of activities conducted or supported by Wikimedia Österreich who belong to underrepresented groups in the Wikimedia movement in Austria. These groups are defined as women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, persons belonging to ethnic, language or religious minorities in Austria, foreigners and people with disabilities.
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages Quality Diversity
Goals for 2017–2018 (total for all programs) 3,500 600 160,000 10,000 1,000
Results until 2017-06-30 (total for all programs) 2,317 189 33,792 606 607


Participants
Goal for two years
2017/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Explanation
3,500
2,560

This is a sum of the older metrics of “active editors” and “new editors”. Whereas “organizers” within these groups need to be excluded, other “participants” from the former metrics group of “individuals” who were non-editors need to be included. In 2014, we counted only new editors, not active editors, so the actual number might be a bit higher than 2,560.

Results by activity:

6 + 1 + 14 + 34 + 200 + 45 + 25 + 4 + 3 + 3 + 4 + 48 + 1 + 1 + 24+ 55 + 9 + 6 + 11 + 27 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 50 + 17 + 150 + 22 + 7 + 29 + 7 + 4 + 3 + 4 + 85 + 34 + 25 + 10 + 8 + 9 + 4 + 257 + 45 + 34 + 20 + 5 + 24 + 335 + 3 + 4 + 3 + 6 + 2 + 20 + 7 + 10 + 17 + 50 + 14 + 330 + 14 + 80 + 7 + 6 + 3 + 3 = 2,318

Newly registered
Goal for two years
2017/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Explanation
600
448
Results by activity:

14 + 34 + 32 + 20 + 18 + 45 + 10 + 16 = 189

Content pages
Goal for two years
2017/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Explanation
160,000

Content pages by Wikimedia project (expected):
Wikimedia Commons 68%, Wikipedia 29%, Wikidata 2%, other 1%.

144,572

This is a sum of two of our former metrics, concerning new or improved article pages in Wikimedia projects and new media files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

22,079 new media files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30 + 1,530 different pages in the main namespace of Wikimedia projects using media files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30 + other results by activity: 5 + 72 + 48 + 22 + 1258 + 11 + 29 + 1 + 4 + 2216 + 777 + 1 + 25 + 5726 + 1 + 11 + 1 = 33,816
Quality
Goal for two years
2017/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Explanation
10,000
8,255
Community decorations for media files on Wikimedia Commons uploaded from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30:
  • Featured pictures: 6
  • Quality images: 599
  • Valued images: 1

= 606

Diversity
Goal for two years
2017/01/01 – 2018/12/31
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Explanation
1,000

No numbers from previous years as this is a new metric we did not track before.

Results by activity:

9 + 25 + 100 + 42 + 1 + 13 + 4 + 10 + 17 + 14 + 22 + 3 + 29 + 230 + 11 + 3 + 9 + 26 + 4 + 13 + 21 + 2 = 608


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

Program 1

Community Support
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A diverse community of volunteers with a wide range of skills, a desire to continually improve their work together and that offers a constructive working environment to existing and new users


What did we achieve so far?

Existing community and active editors

Community survey 2017 highlights

An important indicator for the success of our work in this area is our annual community survey. As last year, we sent out questions regarding satisfaction levels with our general direction and services, skill transfer, capacity building, and general motivation among volunteers. We are happy that we could keep a stable participation level compared to last year with 80 community members giving feedback. Also, the outcome regarding appreciation and satisfaction overall was higher then in previous years. With all the current conflict in the chapter and the communities and the challenges around finding compromises within the photography community regarding copyright violations, we were quite surprised by these numbers. On second glance it becomes clear that this is probably partly due to positive feedback from newcomers and like-minded communities who became part of our community as a result of our intensified outreach activities this year, which overcompensates for the slightly worse (in comparison to 2016), but still on target results within the "core" community (WMAT members).

The growth of activities for and with our local communities over the last years now also found its physical manifestation with WMAT's moving into a new and more spacious office: Our first office, a one-room studio which we rented back in 2012 became increasingly limited for the joint use as an office space, meeting and event venue, and community space. Hence, we seized the opportunity when we found an affordable, three room location which is also well located in the city for frequent visits by volunteers and partners. The new office provides an office room for staff, a meeting space, and a community event room that can be directly accessed from the street, which gives us more opportunities to interact with our immediate neighbourhood (e.g. open house events, Wikipedia office hours).

Another milestone the Wikipedia for Peace kick-Off seminar for community leaders from Wikimedia as our partner movement well as Service Civil International: After considerable interest from other international communities we decided to host a training camp this spring to motivate and engage people from all around Europe (and beyond) to start their own “Wikipedia for Peace” projects. The results of the kick-off meeting are a Wikimedia for Peace manifesto, a peace camp tool kit, and new networks between Wikimedia and SCI volunteers. The first peace camp outside of Austria is planned for July in Berlin, Switzerland will follow suit in 2018 etc. A Wikipedia for Peace spin-off took place in June during World Pride in Madrid. Other communities, especially in the CEE region expressed interest too, but often lack local support structures (for funding, fiscal sponsoring etc.) - we are currently looking into ways to support these communities with their plans. The training was completely funded through Erasmus+, so travels, accommodation, and food were covered by the European Commission.


Hackathon sessions and projects
Hackathon participants

Newcomers and welcoming culture
Hosting the Wikimedia Hackathon dominated the first half of 2017. Since we had two years of intense preparation, we could not only develop a deeper understanding of what makes a good Wikimedia Hackathon, but to create a vision for this event that goes beyond what has been done so far, that supports our goals and provides innovation and best practices for the the wider movement. The reason we applied for the Hackathon was to grow our local tech community, to create a momentum that sparks interest to volunteer for Wikimedia in like-minded tech communities in Austria, but also the DACH and CEE regions. Our vision was to create a welcoming atmosphere with learning spaces, which enable newcomers and old hand Wikimedia developers to learn from and with each other. To prepare our newcomers, we hosted two preparation workshops (one for female and non-binary coders only, and one for all genders) in Austria but also encouraged and supported pre-events in four CEE countries (Greece, Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic) and invited newcomers from all those communities to join us for the main Hackathon in Vienna.

The heart of our main event was a mentoring program which was inspired by successful similar approaches of like-minded tech communities and paired experienced Wikimedians with developers new to the Wikiverse and provided concrete ideas and guidance for projects to work on. The results exceeded our expectations: An overwhelming number of Wikimedians were willing to commit to spending their Hackathon mentoring others. Despite of the fact that it was one of the biggest hackathons regarding the number of participants, the atmosphere was cosy and intimate, with an all-time high percentage of female/non-binary participants. At the same time it was the most productive Hackathon in terms of numbers of projects showcased, showing that inclusivity vs productivity at an event is not necessarily a zero sum game. The biggest compliment however, was the positive feedback from newcomers and old hands alike, with some of the newcomers who have high standards regarding inclusive events and communities they would like to invest their time for proactively reaching out to thank us for the successful weekend and some quite seasoned Wikimedia Hackathon veterans claiming that this has been the best Wikimedia Hackathon so far. A detailed report on the outcomes can be found on our hackathon report page. We put a lot of work and effort into an extensive documentation of our concept and experiences by reorganizing existing materials and creating a handbook for hackathon organizers. We believe future tech events, but also other hands-on events such as edit-a-thons, can and should build on the things we tried at the Vienna hackathon, and further refine it.


What are our biggest challenges?

Diversity and inclusiveness

Increasing diversity and inclusiveness in our organisation and the communities we serve, became a strategic goal for us in 2017: We set targets in this regard in our annual metrics, diversity played a major role in the restructuring of our board, and we built alliances with individuals and like-minded organizations around the Wikimedia Hackathon and edit-a-thons such as Art+Feminism or set a thematic focus on diversity at established formats such as Wikipedia for Peace (Women for Peace). While we see a lot of positive results in terms of metrics, a huge demand for this kind of work among the stakeholders, a lot of interest among existing and potential partner institutions, as well as a certain public momentum for these topics, which is reflected in good and frequent media coverage of such initiatives, we also experienced many of the tolls (first and foremost private and public harassment inside and outside of the Wikimedia movement) this work takes and the challenges it brings. As an organisation but also as a wider movement we are still ill-equipped to face those challenges. How can we systematically support and protect volunteers and staff who expose themselves when they conduct diversity projects? How much is a friendly space policy (like the one we created as a blueprint for all events in the German-speaking Wikiverse) worth, when it conflicts with member's rights according to a chapter's bylaws or local charity laws? To become a truly diverse and inclusive movement, we need to extend our perspective beyond event formats and article writing and make this a core value, which is ingrained in the DNA of this movement. It needs to be reflected in local and global governance structures and a culture of solidarity - no single individual or affiliate will manage to bring about sustainable change alone. We hope that the Wikimedia Movement Strategy will be a starting point for a discussion that will eventually lead to the implementation of suitable structures in our movement.


What's up next?

Photography contest
Our new, integrated approach to photography contests "WikiDaheim" will start in July and we hope it will inspire newcomers and the existing community alike to contribute to documenting notable highlights of their home towns and villages for Wikimedia projects.

Community building and diversity
Our tech community building will be continued with follow-up events in autumn - some of the newcomers are already involved in planning these events, e.g. the Wikidata workshop around the elections in Austria. The same goes for our diversity initiatives: Apart from the "Women for Peace focus" of Wikipedia for Peace, there will also be an Art+Tech+Feminism edit-a-thon as a follow-up to the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz in September and possibly another Art+Feminsim in St. Pölten. During heritage day in Austria, we will host an edit-a-thon on "Austria's daughters" with our long-standing partner the Federal Monuments Office to mark the 300th birthday anniversary of Maria Theresia, the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions.

International cooperation
Our experiences and resources around tech events and community building will be shared in talks, sessions, and workshops at the upcoming big events such as Wikimania in Montreal and the CEE meeting in Warsaw.


Overview of activities
Links to descriptions in monthly reports
Jan New WMAT OfficeED Strategy MeetingUniversity of Vienna: New Media in History and History EducationUniversity of Vienna: War and Propaganda until WWIWLE and WLM awards ceremonyWikiDienstagFebAdminCon in SalzburgNew support program for fee reimbursementHousewarming PartyWMAT strategy meetingSupport guidelines workshop2017 European GLAMwiki Coordinators meetingWikiAlpenforum meeting in MunichWikiDienstagMarArt+Feminism Edit-a-thon in GrazWikipedia for Peace Kick-Off seminarCommunity IdeaLabWikiDienstagAprWikimedia Conference 2017MediaWiki coding workshops in ViennaThrone of Cards IVWikiDienstagMayWikimedia Hackathon 2017 in ViennaBurgenland University of Education: Edit-a-thonMind the Gap! Editing for more diversityWikimedia CEE Spring 2017WikiDienstagJunGeneral assembly 2017Strategy meeting of our boardUniversity of Innsbruck: Contemporary HistoryUniversity of Vienna: New Media in History and History Education IIINew friendly space policyNetpolitical eveningsAustrian community survey 2017WikiDienstag


Additional metrics for this program
Objective
by the end of 2018
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Details
Community leadership: There are 200 volunteer organizers of activities supported by us. ~ 150

This is the estimated number of volunteer organizers based on a review of our reports in the last two years. The activities were organized by approximately 30 unique organizers.

Results by activity:

1 + 4 + 1 + 3 + 9 + 3 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 8 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 4 + 8 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 8 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 8 + 4 + 7 + 1 = 147

Community motivation: At least 80% of the participants of community surveys agree that our activities contribute to motivating them for their online work. 84%

According to our community survey in Q2/2016.

86% according to our community survey in June 2017.
Community retention: 40 new editors edit Wikimedia projects at least 5 times every 4 weeks during a time span of 12 weeks after registering. Our former metrics concerning user retention included “number of new editors that edit a Wikimedia project after four weeks after their registration” (2016) and similar less ambitious definitions than the new one.
0 (too early to collect data)
Program 2

Free Content
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Generating, opening, and distributing multifaceted and valuable content that fascinates and engages Wikimedia volunteers, partners, and readers alike.


What did we achieve so far?

New files supported by WMAT

Diversification
Thanks to our new focus on tech community building and novel workshop and event formats (hackathons, create camps), we can see a diversification of content contributions in our communities: While in the past we mainly contributed to DE:WP and Commons, more and more content is now added to Wikidata and other Wikipedias as we connect people, ideas, and often also resources across communities and borders (mainly in CEE languages as a result of our intensified cooperation in this region). In addition, we increased efforts to transfer our successful work from the past into the Wikidata era, e.g. by creating extensive data sets for all Austrian monuments based on the work around the monuments lists in the past.

Skill transfer
Our activities around the Open Data Portal also shifted towards hands-on events such as the Data Pioneers create camp in February and skill transfer regarding data literacy.

Our photography community is experimenting with new ways of skill transfer by producing video tutorials for more complex equipment and processes, such as stacking.

GLAM
We also have a number of potential GLAM partners (e.g. the Austrian Federal Assembly, Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics) who seem especially interested in Wikipedian in Residence programs, so we currently looking into ways to learn from other communities who have a lot of experience in this regard, in order to create a scalable model and to come up with ways to find suitable Wikimedians for such positions.


What are our biggest challenges?

Conflicts in the photography community
There are regular conflicts within the wider German-speaking (photography) community when it comes to volunteers enforcing their rights in case of copyright violations of their work, i.e. single volunteers claiming compensation for non-attributed use of their work (photos) by third parties via their lawyers. The issue escalated in late 2016 over some media coverage on individual cases and has been dividing the whole German-speaking community ever since. Despite various efforts to mediate this conflict with (community workshops, crisis meetings etc. in order to find compromises on how to handle such cases with WMAT supported pictures, we can already see that volunteers from both factions become increasingly demotivated or seclude themselves completely.

In the end of the day, as a chapter we have very limited influence on the course of these discussions and their impact on the Wikimedia projects (new rules being introduced via straw polls by the community etc.). Mediation attempts and compromises regarding the support guidelines also infuriated some of the volunteers from both camps. This dispute in combination with our conflict of interest issue influenced our metrics this year - regarding quantity as well as quality. The latter mainly due to the fact that key individuals among our quality experts either retreated from their activities in the course of the conflict or do not longer want to cooperate with each as they are in opposite camps now. While we still support quality content and provide incentives wherever possible, we do not expect the numbers to recover in the short-term to what they used to be before the crisis.

Metric tools
For this report we spent a new record amount of time on manually collecting the necessary data concerning the creation and usage of content on the Wikimedia projects, as many of the tools just did not work properly or not at all for weeks. As of today, it is still impossible to collect some of the required data. This becomes an increasing burden for us and we would suggest that the WMF provides the resources for the reliable maintenance of all the relevant tools, including PetScan to enable us to provide the relevant metrics at reasonable costs.


What's up next?
Contests
Our new integrated photography contest "WikiDaheim" will hopefully bring diverse content from all the different regions and cultures in Austria. In autumn, there will also be a photography contest and the third edition of the writing contest "DenkmalCup" on Austrian Monuments around Heritage Day in cooperation with the Federal Monuments office. The photography community also plans to have an Austrian edition of the science photography competition. As in previous years we also support numerous other community organized contests on DE:WP.

Wikipedian in Residence
In summer we support a Wikipedian in Residence at the Regional Archive of Vorarlberg in Western Austria.


Overview of activities
Links to descriptions in monthly reports
Jan University of Vienna: New Media in History and History EducationUniversity of Vienna: War and Propaganda until WWIWikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activitiesFebAdminCon in SalzburgWikiAlpenforum meeting in MunichWartungsbausteinwettbewerb Winter 2017IWikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activitiesMarWiki Loves Parliaments: Federal Council of AustriaArt+Feminism Edit-a-thon in Graz26th Wikipedia Writing CompetitionWikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activitiesAprThrone of Cards IVWikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activitiesMayWikimedia Hackathon 2017 in ViennaWartungsbausteinwettbewerb Spring 2017Burgenland University of Education: Edit-a-thonMind the Gap! Editing for more diversityWikimedia CEE Spring 2017WikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activitiesJunUniversity of Innsbruck: Contemporary HistoryUniversity of Vienna: New Media in History and History Education IIIWikiDienstagIndividual Wikimedia Commons activities


Additional metrics for this program
Objective
by the end of 2018
Earlier results for two years
2014/07/01 – 2016/06/30
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Details
Useful content: 14,000 additional distinct media files supported by Wikimedia Österreich used in the main namespace of Wikimedia projects. 12,210
1735 distinct files uploaded from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30 used in main namespace
Versatile content: Retaining the average usage of the distinct media files mentioned above on at least 2 main namespace pages. No numbers from previous years as this is a new metric we did not track before. As of 2016-06-30 the number of total file usages was about 2 times higher than the number of distinct file usage.
3660 (total usages of files uploaded from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30 in main namespace) ÷ 1735 (distinct files uploaded from 2017-01-01 to 2017-06-30 used in main namespace) = 2.1
Program 3

Reach / Free Knowledge Awareness
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Creating collective impact on a societal level by working with and through others to achieve a greater impact than we could ever achieve alone.


What did we achieve so far?

Donations for the Wikimedia Hackathon

Advocacy
The progress towards our shared goals on EU advocacy is outlined on the meta page of the Free Knowledge Advocacy group. We are happy, that we found a more systematic way to plan and coordinate with the other European affiliates and see major improvements to last year in this regard. Within Austria we supported these activities by raising awareness for our issues, events, and initiatives in the context of the monthly netpolitical evenings, attending a consultation at the Austrian Ministry of Justice concerning the EU copyright reform, and co-hosting a conference (#mediana17) with other community media in Austria in order launch a position paper on the same topic. In the context of the Wikimedia Hackathon we also seized the opportunity of Christophe Henner, Chair of the WMF Board attending the event, to meet with the Austrian State Secretary Muna Duzdar in order to discuss common issues, such as fake news and hate speech as well as copyright topics and to establish Wikimedia Austria as a local and reliable expert organisation.

Partnerships, fundraising, and in-kind donations

Concerning partnerships and funds diversifying, WMAT could successfully collect funds and in-kind donations around the Wikimedia Hackathon, in many cases also with new donors and supporters, to whom hosting the event was an important door opener. In round numbers, we could raise 12,000 EUR in cash and another 7,000 EUR in in-kind donations. In addition, we received a 5,000 EUR grant from the Vienna Business Agency for our tech community building workshops before and after the Wikimedia Hackathon. A detailed account and our learnings are outlined in the hackathon report and the hackathon handbook.

Results of the Wikiversity "War&Propaganda" project

Education

WMAT is currently exploring a formalisation of the long-standing cooperation with the University of Vienna. After over three years of piloting, there is a critical mass of people who see potential in this cooperation within the university, but without any kind of institutionalisation it will be hard to scale our activities. The idea is to be incorporated as an offical subentity (it would have the status of a project, not a sub-institution) of the department of communication sciences, which would make it easier for interested staff (professors, lecturers) to integrate Wikiversity / Wikipedia in their curricula and research and allow us to get resources from the university (rooms, staff time etc.) for our joint projects. It will also support our evangelists within the university to convince others - most importantly their superiors - that this cooperation can and should be taken seriously. With Prof. Friedrich Schipper joining the WMAT board in June, the education projects now also have an official strategic representation in our chapter management. We hope that this will also impact external stakeholders and raise visibility and awareness among other educational institutions so they will hopefully follow suit.

On a project level we participated in the Europeana 1914-18 challenge with our Wikiversity project on "War&Propaganda", a series of university courses about media and propaganda in the years 1914 to 1918 in cooperation with Wikipedians and Wikimedia projects.


What are our biggest challenges?

Fund diversifying - supporting membership scheme
Because of the many other challenges and big projects in 2017 so far, promoting our supporting membership scheme was postponed to the second half of the year. However, the first smaller test runs show that it will be hard to make it attractive enough for a bigger number of people (due to missing incentives such as tax deductability) or even reach the necessary amount of people, unless we can promote it very broad and prominently. We are therefore currently looking into in-kind support by a marketing or communication agency to support us with a suitable campaign.


What's up next?

Austria's EU Council Presidency
In 2018, Austria will have the EU Council Presidency. In order to seize the opportunities that might be connected to that regarding our EU advocacy work, WMAT - in cooperation with our "man in Brussels" Dimitar - will submit a written statement to the current state of affairs regarding the copyright reform in August and attend an in-person consultation in the Ministry of Justice in September.

Digital rights campaign
In Austria, Greenpeace is currently running a campaigning pilot to start a “big organizing”-movement for a more democratic internet - the testing ground for a concept that – if successful - can be replicated in other European countries. WMAT's Executive Director was asked to serve on the advisory board of the initiative, together with other netpolitical players and partners. Although we see certain risks as this is not Greenpeace's core topic and because they are completely inexperienced in netpolitics, but we also see the potential of the brand and the campaigning expertise and experience that can potentially contribute a lot to our cause. Hence, we are curious about the results and think it is worthwhile and important to accompany this process from the beginning.

Education initiatives
Regarding education initiatives, we are happy to support a second edition of the summer university program with the University of Vienna in cooperation with Blueshield with a 5,000 EUR private sponsorship. We are also about to start a new multi-lingual program with PhD students focusing on Galicia.


Overview of activities
Links to descriptions in monthly reports
Jan New WMAT OfficeUniversity of Vienna: New Media in History and History EducationUniversity of Vienna: War and Propaganda until WWILearntec in KarlsruheWiki Loves Parliaments presentation @ Landtag NiederösterreichFebData PioneersHousewarming PartyWikiDienstagMarWiki Loves Parliaments: Federal Council of AustriaArt+Feminism Edit-a-thon in GrazWikiversity Austria meets Blue ShieldAprMediaWiki coding workshops in ViennaThrone of Cards IVWikiDienstagMayWikimedia Hackathon 2017 in ViennaOpen Data MeetUpBurgenland University of Education: Edit-a-thonUniversity of Vienna: Techniques of Historical ScienceWikiDienstagJunUniversity of Innsbruck: Contemporary HistoryUniversity of Vienna: New Media in History and History Education III#mediana17Wikipedia workshop for Vienna Boys' ChoirNetpolitical eveningsProgress report: Free Knowledge Advocacy Group EUWikiDienstag


Additional metrics for this program
Objective
by the end of 2018
Baselines /
Earlier results
Proposed milestones _
and results until 2017/06/30 _
Details
Sustainable outreach network: 3,000 individuals reached with permanent online channels (newsletter and social media, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Baseline as of 2016/06/30:
2,092

Results until 2016/12/31:
2,308

2514 individuals reached:
  • Facebook WMAT: 958
  • Facebook WLE-AT: 352
  • Facebook WMAT Advent: 50
  • Twitter WMAT: 896
  • Newsletter WMAT: 214
  • Google+ WMAT: 32
  • YouTube WMAT: 12
Committed supporters: 170 (passive) supporting association members (without voting rights). Baseline as of 2016/06/30:
0

Results until 2016/12/31:
3

A total of 5 supporting association members, 2 of them gained in 2017.
Sustainable partnerships: Gaining 34,000 EUR in-kind donations from partner organizations. Definite results for 2015:
16,420

Expected results for 2016:
16,000

Definite results for 2016:
15,356.87

Gained 13,480 EUR in-kind donations.

Revenues received during this six-month period[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
FDC grant EUR 265,000 - 154,583 154,583 295,382 172,304
Membership fees EUR 4,000 - 2,044 2,044 4,459 2,278
Donations EUR 20,000 - 12,690 12,690 22,293 14,145
In-kind donations EUR 16,000 - 13,480 13,480 17,834 15,025
Hackathon grants EUR 56,035 - 34,272 34,272 62,460 38,202
CEE spring grant EUR 11,250 - 11,250 11,250 12,540 12,540 WMAT became fiscal sponsor of the 2017 CEE spring
Data Pioneers grant EUR 20,000 - 9,666 9,666 22,293 10,774 Open Data Portal grant

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

We also raised about 13,000 EUR for the Wikipedia for Peace kick-off in March (Erasmus+ grant) which is not listed here, as our partner SCI Austria took care of the fiscal management. The same goes for a 5,000 EUR sponsorship for the summer university program.

Spending during this six-month period[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
Staff expenses EUR 135,500 - 63,788 63,788 151,035 71,101 47%
Operations EUR 41,500 - 21,119 21,119 46,258 23,540 51% We expect a slight overspending as a result of the not budgeted office move and increased costs for rent etc.
Community Support EUR 71,500 - 16,090 16,090 79,698 17,935 23% The biggest items (Wikimania, WikiCON, WikiDaheim) will only be due in the next quarter.
Free Content EUR 41,500 - 25,287 25,287 46,258 28,186 60%
Reach /Free Knowledge Awareness EUR 19,000 - 9,423 9,423 21,178 10,503 50%
Hackathon EUR 56,035 - 75,469 75,469 62,460 84,122 135% Pending reimbursements for hotel and travel costs by participants.
CEE Spring EUR 11,250 - 1,350 1,350 12,540 1,505 13% Distribution for prizes just started.
TOTAL EUR 376,285 - 212,526 212,526 419,427 236,892 56%

* 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.

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]

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

Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]