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Proposal by Wikimedia Armenia to support its annual plan with ~ 302,000 USD.

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1. In order to support community review, please provide a brief description of your organization's work in the upcoming funding period.

For the last 4 years Wikimedia Armenia has been very active in introducing new projects and programs that incredibly increased the number of wiki contributors and amount of wiki content.

More importantly, WMAM has built reputation of sustainable organization that enjoys trust and is seen as a reliable and predictable partner that runs many innovative educational programs on constant basis. Our reputation allowed us to attract local and international donors for small and medium projects and brought belief to wiki community and other stakeholders towards foreseeable and stable development of wiki ecosystem in Armenia.

Our major goal for the upcoming funding period will be establishment of sustainable operational model, that will allow to upgrade and scale up existing projects, diversify and expand funding, and involve wider wiki community in innovation and design of new programs, tools and projects supporting qualitative and quantitative expansion of wiki movement.

In the upcoming funding period WMAM will establish effective collaboration with the Ministry of Education to appreciate contribution of active wiki teachers, professors and students to free knowledge and develop culture of co-creation to improve nationwide educational resources.

WMAM will redesign the content of our flagship projects, WikiCamps and WikiClubs to introduce contribution to Wiki content in light of personal and professional development and will brand and promote both projects to attract paid participants, thus increasing the number of wiki-contributors with limited resources.

In the area of community expansion WMAM is determined to move from event based interaction to lasting and valuable relationship building with all community members and their effective inclusion in decision making, research and promotion of wiki movement. For the development and expansion of Western Armenian contributors and content, WMAM will strive to separate WMAM as a separate Wikimedia projectlanguage and will integrate WMAM projects with existing Armenian Diaspora community building and exchanging activities.

Armenia is a small country where everyone knows everyone and a country accounting for 1.5 percent of former Soviet Union that produced more than 30 percent of all military and industrial innovation of the USSR. This gives us strong belief in becoming an exceptional experimental lab for Wikimedia Movement through our active exchange and collaboration with WMF and all the chapters worldwide.

2. Name, fiscal year, and funding period.
  • Legal name of organization: «Վիքիմեդիա Հայաստան» գիտակրթական ՀԿ
  • Organization's fiscal year: 01/01-12/31
  • 12-month funding period requested: 07/01/2017-06/30/2018
  • Currency requested: AMD
  • Name of primary contact: ArturKhalatyan (talk) 19:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

3. Amount requested.

Table 1

Currency requested US$
Total expenses for the upcoming year 202,707,564 405,415
APG funding requested for the upcoming year 151,207,564 302,415
Amount of funding received from WMF for the current year 88,000,000 180.000

4. How does your organization know what community members and contributors to online projects need or want? Does your organization conduct needs assessments or consult the contributors and volunteers most involved with its work?

Wikimedia Armenia staff organizes regular meetings and brainstorming sessions to discuss how everyone can contribute to the expansion and acceleration of the movement. WMAM Board is an active body that meets with full capacity at least once in a month. In addition, we hold small meetings and invite active Wikipedians to discuss certain aspects of community development. Obviously, the community members are invited to comment on the strategic plan and annual plan. However, we think there is greater opportunity to have more frequent and topic specific discussions and one of our major goals under current proposal is to create interesting and valuable exchanges reorganize our communication with current members into on-going relationship, that will allow for input on any project, or aspect of the program run by WMAM.

5. Please provide a link to your organization's strategic plan, and a link to your separate annual plans for the current and upcoming funding periods if you have them.

Financials: current year[edit]

The purpose of this section is to give the FDC an idea of how your organization is receiving funds and spending funds toward your current plan. Your current funding period is the funding period now in progress (e.g. 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 for most organizations).

Table 2

Financials for the current funding period
Revenues or expenses Planned (budgeted) Actual, until one month before the proposal due date Projected
Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars Currency requested US dollars
Revenues (from all sources) 127,215,686 260,000 127,215,686 260,000 127,215,686 260,000
Expenses 127,215,686 260,000 88,941,932 181,442 127,215,686 260,000

Table 2 notes:

  • One of the biggest expence items is WikiCamps project, which will be held later this year.

Programs: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

This section is about your organization's programs. A program is a defined set of activities that share the same objectives and a similar theory of change. Please share the general goal of each program, and then list the specific objectives that the program will meet. Please do not include information about your organization's operating activities in this section. You may provide information about activities like administration, staff and board training, fundraising, governance, and internal IT in another section or in a supplementary document, but please do not include these activities here as programs.

1. For each program, and overall
  • Include targets for each of the three shared measures for each program, and overall. If one or more of these required metrics are not relevant to any of your programs, please consult your program officer.
  • Also choose at least two grantee-defined metrics to highlight in this section, and include targets for each of these grantee-defined metrics for each program, and overall. (Other program-specific metrics may be included in your program objectives, in the detailed program sections below.)

Table 3

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. A: Editors survived after 6 months the registration
  2. B: Bytes (NET sum)
Program Participants Newly registered Content pages A B
Taking wiki deep into education 212 160 370 90 2,960,000
Sustain WikiCamps with renewed content 400 40 17,250 20 28,000,000
Establish WikiClubs within reach of every student 360 200 120,000 120 166,800,000
Engage and grow community through meaningful participation 570 240 32,200 61 22,200,000
Establish Western Armenian as distinct wiki language 50 35 1,500 10 12,000,000
Increase and diversify funding sources - - - - -
Exposing value of publicly available content to the development of GLAM institutions 20 18 200 5 1,600,000
Turn digitization into fun and enriching experience 15 - 120 - -
Hack the expansion of wiki movement with wiki-hackathon 100 - - - -
Become hub for knowledge and innovation exchange 20 - 1,700 - 13,600,000
TOTAL FOR ALL PROGRAMS 1,759 693 173,340 306 247,160,000

Table 3 notes:

2. Please list your goals and objectives for each program. Please be sure your objectives meet all three criteria for each program
  • The objectives listed are each SMART: specific, measurable, attainable and relevant, and include time-bound targets.
  • Include both qualitative targets and quantitative targets, and remember to highlight your baseline metrics.
  • Provide any additional information that is important to our understanding of this program. For example, you may include needs assessments, logic models, timelines, tables, or charts. Share how this program will contribute more broadly to movement learning, or explain how your program aligns with important Wikimedia priorities such as increasing participation and improving content on the Wikimedia projects.

1 Taking wiki deep into education

Wikimedia Armenia Education Program Ecosystem
Workshop for the students of Faculty of Physics, Yerevan State University, WM AM office, December 22, 2016

SMART objectives:

  • Sign Memorandum of Collaboration with the Ministry of Education by July 30 that will allow for:
    • Get official recognition from the Ministry of Education for WMAM teacher trainings as a valid teacher professional development course
    • Teachers actively creating wiki content are officially recognized and rewarded by the Ministry of Education
    • At least 1 editathon organized at major Armenian university with the Ministry of Education support and official representation, with 100 participants, creating at least 100 articles (800K bytes)
    • Ministry of Education high rank officials participated in at least 3 WMAM events and 20 letters of appreciation were sent to schools were active wiki-contributors work by July 1, 2018
  • New advanced program designed for teacher training covering teaching and learning opportunities with Wikimedia projects by September 30, 2017
  • Have teachers create educational resources (textbook, lesson plan) with Wikimedia projects
    • Teachers created at least 10 wiki lesson plans and 1 chapter of textbook by June 1, 2018
    • Design online module for teaching wiki projects and wiki tools
    • At least 1 module with 10 lessons created for online teaching and tested with a remote audience of 20 people.
  • At least 50 interconnected wiki articles (400k bytes) are created covering concepts and ideas of one given chapter of high school subject - by June 1, 2018
  • Schools in all 11 marzes (administrative regions of Armenia) participate in various WMAM education programs
  • Increase number of good and featured articles in sum from 9 to12 by July 1, 2018
  • Increase percentage of surviving participants of our educational programs (in total 1233 participants of WikiCamps, WikiClubs, School and University Wiki Workshops) from 25-40
  • Increase percentage of WMAM educational programs participants who organize events disseminate and promote wiki-movement from 8 to 12
  • 90 teachers participating in 2 wiki seminars with 50 teachers surviving 6 months after seminar
  • At least 1 WikiClub is established at one of the biggest universities in Armenia
  • At least 2 professors give assignments that include editing, translating or creating Wikipedia articles
Workshop for Yerevan N190 school students, WM AM office

Modern days Armenia is a young country where people are gradually eliminating the consequences of Soviet era mindset that we inherited from seven decades of state owned regime. We strongly believe that Wikimedia projects and the collaborative culture it develops is a powerful movement to expedite the process of people gaining the feeling of ownership towards their country, their own destiny and the common good.

This perspective makes us believe that education program is at the cornerstone of changing the way people think about creation and distribution of knowledge. Since its establishment in 2013, Wikimedia Armenia considered education as the most powerful and radical domain, improvements to which will help to grow whole new generation of wiki minded people. The results were astonishing as we saw our major contributors to be students of secondary and high schools. One may argue that Armenian Wikimedia movement has evolved from our successful collaboration with schools both in capital Yerevan and throughout the regions. This is where the WikiCamps were created, with “Camp” format being well perceived by both parents, teachers and students. Fortunately, Wikimedia projects provide spaces where students of almost all ages can create content, and we used WikiCamps as a very engaging way to start editing, typing and translating with Wiktionary.

WMAM currently helps to introduce wiki tools and projects to teaching and learning with 20 schools all over Armenia, through teacher Wiki weeks and wikicamps with impressive results both on the number of retained participants and content. Throughout 2016 WMAM was also very active in raising interest and contribution to wiki-content among university students through organization of workshops, Saturday wiki-meetups and 3 day Wiki Loves Science gatherings.

Changes we foresee
Support from the Ministry of Education

To involve more tin Wiki projects and boost their retention WMAM reached an agreement with the Ministry of Education to officially acknowledge teachers trainings and contribution to Wikimedia projects. In April-May 2017 WMAM plans to sign Memorandum of Collaboration that will give us an opportunity to involve Wikimedia trainings and workshops in the list of professional development opportunities and lay ground for official use statistics of contributing teachers for making teacher retention and appraisal decisions. We have also agreed to collaborate around the projects related to creation of educational resources, following Ministry’s intention to decentralize the creation of educational resources.

WMAM will prepare a presentation to show the Ministry the breadth and depth of WikiPlatforms and Statistics that can serve as an unquestioned evidence for each contributing teacher. In addition WMAM will organize wiki training for ministry staff and hold joint discussions on how to make editing in Wikimedia projects popular among ministry employees.

Through current efforts with the ministry WMAM initiatives will be no longer perceived as an isolated personal and professional development opportunity for enthusiastic teachers, but will also well acknowledged by the state agencies as a valid professional development and greatly praised and encouraged by schools management.

Teacher Wiki training is much more than editing
Workshop during Wiki training week for teachers

WMAM is upgrading it’s training program to include also pedagogical topics that will help teachers to capture the core value of wiki tools and platforms for use in teaching and learning, as well as, get better feeling of research, communication, collaboration skills and computer literacy that is developed while teaching and learning with wiki.

Small modules will be developed on identifying and reshaping course learning and student learning objectives, design of lesson plans and learning activities accounting for usage and contribution to wiki content, feedback and research based projects. Wikimedia projectsand contribution to wiki content will also reshape the way teachers think about continuous professional development.

Make Wiki trainings accessible to everyone

WMAM education program was limited by the number of teachers and students who can attend educational events. To scale up our training programs and reach bigger audience, WMAM will design online trainings on how to streamline entire process of getting acquainted with wiki environment as well as small modules on how to write good articles for Wikipedia, using trustworthy sources.

Involving University Professors and Students in Wiki movement

WMAM strives to increase the quality and depth of articles in Armenian and other languages. WMAM will attract advanced professors at the university to Wiki movement through group trainings and their involvement in Wiki Loves Science three day workshops. WMAM, with the support of the Ministry of Education will widely promote and organize edit-a-thons at the biggest universities of Armenia. WMAM will also connect with the former school students who were active contributors to wiki content and participated in wikicamps and will help them establish a wiki student club at the universities where they currently continue their education. WMAM will also work closely with humanities, communications and foreign language departments at various universities to develop assignments of the course requiring making translation or writing an article in Wikipedia. We will negotiate with 3 universities and support active Wikipedians to develop and deliver an elective course on editing wiki content.

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2 Sustain WikiCamps with renewed content

Winter WikiCamp 1st term group photo, 2017

Smart objectives:

  • Sustain the participation of 400 students in all camps, of which 360 students participation funded through WMA various projects and 40 students individually paid participations
  • Increase percentage of retained contributors from 25 to 40
  • Organize at least 4 WikiCamps by July 1, 2018
    • 5,000 articles created or improved in Armenian Wikipedia mostly translated from Russian or English Wikipedias.
    • 10,000 entries created in Armenian Wiktionary.
    • 250 new articles in Western Armenian.
    • 1000 pages proofread in Armenian Wikisource.
    • 28,000,000bytes added to wiki projects.
    • 1000 files uploaded in Wikimedia Commons (Armenian words pronunciation).
  • Introduce at least 3 new modules on personal development and learning skills
  • Advanced website is designed to promote WikiCamps and opportunity for paid participation, as well as, to create and maintain relationships with interested individuals

WikiCamps is a flagship Wikimedia Armenia project that was successful in bringing together talented students and youth to generate more content mainly on Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource. WikiCamp is currently a registered trademark and Wikimedia Armenia will be glad to assist any chapter with planning and implementation of the WikiCamp with result driven approach.

Since it’s introduction in 2014, over 500 school and university students attended our summer and winter wikicamps. Student WikiCamps were very well perceived by the parents and bigger community and established a unique image of an interesting and productive way for the students and young people to enjoy company of talented peers and contribute together to the free knowledge.

Obviously, WikiCamps play tremendous role in increasing number of contributors. WikiCamps have become one of the biggest events to build a community of Wiki contributors and serves as a great inspiration and motivation for newcomers to contribute more and “win” a place with wikicamp. WikiCamps are also greatly motivate students at WikiClubs (currently 50 students attend clubs on daily basis) to contribute as much as possible and is a great opportunity for students and youngsters from rural areas to network and make friends with their peers from urban areas around common interests.

Workshop at Summer WikiCamp, 2016
Changes we strive for

While being successful in generating interest towards wiki movement and inspiring school and university students to become active contributors to wiki content, currently WikiCamps are limited with the funding and are not allowing to bring in more than 360 students annually.

WMAM has been looking for alternative funding for WikiCamps to make this great and enriching experience accessible to many more students and young people. WMAM will reposition the WikiCamps as a great opportunity for summer and winter activity, which can greatly enrich the participants knowledge and teach skills and introduce habits of successful student or professional.

WMAM is currently in the process of rebranding WikiCamps in order to attract paying participants by targeting general audience of parents and big corporations to introduce as one of the social benefits employees can receive to organize interesting activity for students during summer and winter breaks from schools and universities.

Obviously, WikiCamps will preserve its main format of editing at least 4 hours during each day of stay. We will add more personal development activities and will bring in successful professionals, scientists and entrepreneurs to share their experience and participate and mentor at competitions, workshops and other activities. Each WikiCamp will host 70 percent of best contributors and 30 percent of paid newcomers, which is a valuable aspect for all parents who are very interested in their students making friends with other like-minded students.

We will also add new quests for participants that will require better understanding of Wikimedia projects and their role in building civic society, free knowledge and personal and professional development.

WMAM will launch separate website for WikiCamps and will use all the many forms of digital and social marketing to promote both unpaid and paid WikiCamps, so that every student and parent know the best way to enroll with one of the WikiCamps.

WMAM also looks into opportunities to design sponsored WikiCamps where companies and NGOs can introduce a topic of common interest, such as environmental protection and use of natural resources, development of tourism, healthy nutrition, water resource management, innovation and digital technologies. The participants will participate in workshops led by experts and will create Wikipedia articles to increase literacy.

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3 Establish WikiClubs within reach of every student

Workshop at newly opened Karvachar WikiClub

Smart objectives:

  • Establish 10 new WikiClubs by July 1, 2018
  • Maintain activity of 14 running WikiClubs
  • Design at least 10 sessions led by WikiClub coordinators on skills and habits of success
  • Implement at least one professional development brainstorming and workshop with WikiClub coordinators
  • Collect WikiClub membership monthly/annual fee from at least 5 sponsors
  • Organize at least one event for WikiClub sponsors to discuss growth opportunities and community building
  • Help at least 5 sponsors develop interaction and mentoring with WikiClub students

WikiClubs is another flagship program of Wikimedia Armenia with purpose to increase access to free knowledge and opportunity to contribute to Wiki content to reach much bigger community both in urban and rural areas of the country.

WikiClubs are established in the cities and villages where WMAM spots an active contributor and finds sponsors to donate for the establishment and operations of the club.

Not only WikiClubs are great way to promote wiki movement throughout Armenia, but through the sponsorship it creates new culture among successful entrepreneurs and provide them with great opportunity to engage in social corporate responsibility activities. WikiClubs are also great community building hubs for all the members of local residencies to share their knowledge and contribute towards free knowledge.

Currently WMAM operates 8 WikiClubs in 6 regions where 50 students attend on daily basis and work with resident or non-resident club coordinators to contribute to Wikipedia, Wiktionary and Wikisource.

Change we will strive for
Workshop at Stepanakert WikiClub

Our ambition at WMAM is to create WikiClub in every single residence community in Armenia. For that purpose we are negotiating with big local corporations and individual entrepreneurs to establish WikiClubs in different regions. We are also designing new opportunities for the sponsors to get engaged and mentor the students of their WikiClubs during their learning journey. At the moment of writing current proposal we have commitment from 5 more sponsors to establish new WikiClubs and aim to increase total number of WikiClubs to 20 by the end of current APG period.

WMAM is also designing a development program for WikiClubs and professional development program for coordinators to empower them to bring more people through various events, interesting discussions with guests visiting WikiClubs and making them a unique place for exchange with ideas and projects on development of their local residencies.

WMAM is will also design a series of weekly inspirational and educational videos, translations of existing talks, to strengthen students belief in their capacity and power to build their own success. WikiClubs will also introduce workshops and trainings on building habits and attitudes for success and will demonstrate how contribution to free knowledge can benefit everyone for their future and current careers.

WMAM is negotiating partnership with Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) to design and implement a study on the impact of WikiClubs on general performance of students attending WikiClubs in various regions that will also greatly support our further expansion and fundraising campaign.


WMAM will introduce new membership fee towards each WikiClub that will allow WMAM to hire staff members who will coordinate the work of WikiClubs, design and implement the development of WikiClubs as unique educational hubs in each residential community and will work closely with WikiClub coordinators on their professional development.

WMAM will also put efforts to build community WikiClub sponsors that will bring them together to think on the wiki movement, further development of WikiClubs and all the opportunities this format has to offer to the benefit and education of WikiClubbers.

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4 Engage and grow community through meaningful participation

Workshop during Wiki Loves Science weekend, 2017

Smart objectives:

  • Establish tighter and more active relationship with existing and potential wikipedians
    • Segment wiki community to allow for stronger feeling of belongingness
    • Design communication and relationship development and deepening strategies with each group or community
    • Diversify wikiprojects and their content to reach previously untapped audiences of potential wikipedians
    • Increase the reach of wikiprojects in Armenia and its regions.2
    • On Wikipedia Day 2018 have 100 participants at WMAM organized event and 200 at WikiClubs
    • Organize community events around displaying and later sinking the biggest Wikipedia concrete logo attracting at least 100 Wikipedians
    • In May 2018, Organize grand celebration of the 5th anniversary of Wikimedia Armenia, with competitions and workshops, attracting at least 200 Wikipedians
  • Diversify and enrich editing events
    • Have at least 30 participants in Saturday workshops at WMAM Yerevan Club
      • Organize at least 3 event (masterclass, workshop, brainstorming, team-building) with professionals and activists famous in particular domains
    • Attract and involve more professionals by organizing at least 5 different workshops in different educational and scientific institutions.
    • Organize 12 edit-a-thons for WLS participants
    • Organize at least 2 fully sponsored edit-a-thons to increase literacy in particular areas
    • About 35 participants in each edit-a-thon
    • 600 high quality articles created and improved during edit-a-thons, 4 of which will be good and featured articles.
    • 1600 middle quality articles created and improved during Wiki Loves Science program by July 1.
  • Involve more wikipedians in governance
    • Establish specialised committees of Wikimedia members, with charges developed for each community and annual plan of activities approved
    • Design and implement at least 1 focus group studies on member attitudes toward the Wiki movement with participation of at least 60 respondents
    • At least 2 discussions held with WMAM members on the strategy and annual plan by March 1, 2018
Photo expedition during Wiki Loves Monuments contest, 2015
  • Promote engagement of wikipedians and contribution to wikimedia commons through photo contests
    • 150 participants in Wiki Loves Monuments
    • 30,000 of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by October 1, 2017
    • 300 photos used in Wikipedia articles during and after the contest
  • Newly designed website is up and running and shared on CC license with the rest of the WM affiliates

WMAM and wiki movement in Armenia create new culture of collaboration and contribution towards common good. We bring together people from all walks of life and work with them to inspire and make them member of our greater community. Currently there are only 27 members of Wikimedia Armenia and we hold general meetings only once every two years. Wikimedia Armenia has successfully organized numerous events and projects and was able to bring in more members.

Although our members demonstrated varying levels of interest and engagement, many of them participated in our projects and, where possible, assisted organization and promotion of our events and wiki movement in general. During last year WMAM has organized many events, meet-ups and edit-a-thons to bring together contributors and allow for greater collaboration. Our Saturday workshops, WLS weekends attracted more than 240 enthusiasts and proved to be a unique viral promoting strategy to involve more community members.

Development we will work towards

Armenians, in general, love socializing and creating real authentic relationships with their peers, relatives and friends and everyone literally has wider community, with whom they meet periodically to do some work together or project, have fun and enjoy company of like-minded people. Our great evidence that real meet-ups greatly inspire people to contribute more towards the wiki content, is also good example of this national characteristic.

Wikipedia Globe installed in front of the CEE Meeting 2016 venue - UWC Dilijan College. It will be lowered to the bottom of Sevan lake and serve as an artificial reef.

Another great characteristic of Armenian people is that education and educating each other has always played significant and and possibly existential role for both survival of Armenian national identity historically and the survival of Armenian identity in diaspora. This reality makes us believe that we can add more context to Wiki meet-ups and expand the attractiveness of wiki events by bringing in local and international experts and scientists from various domains to discuss general developments in the areas of interest and how the content we create with Wikimedia projects can positively influence development in certain problem domains.

Our vision is to attract renowned guest speakers, experts and scientists to provide master classes and workshops that will increase interest towards the content of certain domain and will motivate our enthusiasts to write and translate quality articles as the best way to increase public literacy in particular areas. We will organize at least 2 such meet-ups each week, to establish WMAM as a place and opportunity where people can enrich their expertise and meet peers from the industry or area in science.

WMAM will continue Wiki Loves Science weekends, also enriching those with master classes and workshops around specific area. In addition, WMAM will also negotiate with private companies interested in increasing public literacy in certain domains (e.g. financial, environmental, arts, healthcare, information technology) to fund similar weekends and gather domain specific experts and enthusiasts around development of free knowledge that will greatly increase amount of freely available quality knowledge.

In addition to current activities, WMAM will organize several events that will bring entire community together. At the end of September 2017 the biggest Wikipedia concrete logo that was demonstrated at WM CEE Meeting 2016 will be sinked in the lake Sevan, one of the largest sweet water mountainous lakes in the area where diving tourism is organized to become a unique exhibit for local and foreign divers. WMAM will organize the ceremony of sinking, hopefully with participation of WMF founder and team members. Prior to sinking the Wikipedia logo will also be exhibited in one of the crowded parts of the Capitol to attract attention and raise interest towards Wikimedia projects.

In September 2017, WMAM will hold for the third time, Wiki Loves Monuments competition, bringing together amateur and professional photographers to capture monuments throughout the country. WMAM will organize hiking tours to remote areas where participants can make great photos and will also promote the competition with the companies or individuals, who already organize interesting hiking tours that can be combined with taking lots of nice pictures of the monuments, which will also help us to bring more people to Wikimedia projects. WMAM will also invite professional photographers to make master classes to increase quality of pictures.

In May 2018 WMAM will organize a grand celebration of the establishment of Wikimedia Armenia as WMF chapter and will organize hackathons, edit-a-thons, workshops and public events to spread the culture of Wiki.

Saturday workshop at WM AM office, 2017

Institutional development framework for membership expansion and engagement WMAM has invited new members of the Board, who were very instrumental in initiating current changes and are actively involved and have put their knowledge, network and experience to support institutionalization of Wikimedia Armenia. WMAM will hold general meeting in late April 2017 to approve Board members and decide on major directions for WMAM further development.

WMAM Board, with the approval of Annual Plan Grants Officer and following recommendation of FDC on APG 2015-2016, has hired an executive director with proven record of managing large and continuous education projects in collaboration with government, local and international institutions and donor community. In addition in extensive experience in education management the new ED has also background and experience in technology and change management and talent development. The new executive director in consultation with board will direct his efforts to develop organization in the following major areas:

  • Introduce robust project management and operations practices and establish processes and systems in all areas and activities of the organization that will include professional development, evaluation and appraisal of staff members, form project based matrix management structure and strong activity planning, evaluation and reporting practices
  • Improve community governance practices to use full potential of Wikimedia volunteering community through structured and diversified opportunities for participation and development of WMAM strategy, annual plans, support of WMAM various initiatives, including expansion of the volunteering community through increased transparency and accountability and democratic participation.
  • Upgrade and improve WMAM projects and programs aiming to reach long lasting effect with high retention rate of contributors and to attract new groups of accomplished professionals, scientists and educators to contribute to Wiki projects
  • Expand and diversify funding sources through designing new fundraising products, implementing joint projects with existing organizations promoting civil society and educational reforms, establishment of partnerships with corporations, as well as, promoting current WMAM projects to involve paid participantion to increase sustainability and scale up their impact

We will increase frequency of meeting with WMAM members through clear communications and establishment of interesting opportunities to contribute to Wiki movement in Armenia. We will introduce and invite members to contribute to specialized committees to work certain aspects of WMAM development including but not limited to fundraising, communications, development of professional networks, design of educational content for WikiCamps and WikiClubs, work with government agencies, etc. WMAM will also formalize and promote non tangible benefits that engaged and supporting members can get by being part of this great community.

Involve community members in the brainstorming and discussion of Wikimedia Armenia development strategy and activities proposed in current proposal. Invite for greater participation in designing activities and measuring and promoting the impact of WMAM interventions.

WMAM will implement a series of small studies to learn from members of varying level of engagement about their personal and general motivation and expectations from participation and contribution to wiki movement. These studies will help us tune our course of actions to better engage new members, and work efficiently with current members. WMAM will also diversify ways in which members can contribute to wiki movement and expansion of content in Armenian and other languages.

New WMAM website will be design using best UX and UI practices and will integrate capability for community building initiatives such as events and their coverage, causes to support and disseminate, and will have integrated capability for building relationship with various groups of contributors. The new website source code will be shared under CC license and will allow other WM affiliates localise and use its capabilities.

5 Establish Western Armenian as distinct wiki language

WikiCamp Portugal group photo, 2016

SMART objectives:

  • Establish Western Armenian as a separate language on Wikimedia projects and separate Western and Eastern (general) Armenian content
  • Organize WikiCamp in France in August with 54 participants
  • Open at least 1 Western Armenian WikiClub
  • Recruit at least 1 coordinator to build up relationship with Western Armenian WikiCamp participants
  • Involve 35 new active Western Armenian students by July 2018
  • 1500 new Western Armenian articles created by July 1, 2018
  • Integrate WikiCamp activities in at least one Armenian Diaspora gathering organized by third organization
  • At least 10 participants (teachers and journalists) from Diaspora, participate in summer seminars

Wikimedia Armenian with the support of Armenian Community Department of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation initiated introduction and development of Western Armenian as a language in Wikipedia and have been successfully organizing WikiCamps that gather together Armenians from all corners of the world to enrich the content of Western Armenian Wikipedia.

WMAM considers Wikipedia in Western Armenian of great importance and a real opportunity to preserve language of widespread Armenian diaspora who speak Western Armenian. WMAM used its flagship WikiCamp, Teacher Wikiweek and WikiClub project formats to drastically increase the quantity and quality of content on Wikimedia projects.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation greatly values WMAM efforts and their impact on preserving Western Armenian and developing free knowledge for Armenians all over the world, and will continue funding our joint initiatives (See all activity on Western Armenian reports).

Changes we want to bring

Wikipedia, Wiktionary and other Wikimedia projects played significant role in preserving minor languages. In 2014 Western Armenian was recognized as an endangered language as most population speaking it and writing is spread around the world, living in small or medium size communities (with several exceptions) and are not using the language for their studies or career.

We believe that separating Western Armenian language as a distinct Wikipedia language will foster development of free knowledge in Western Armenian that will be widely used by school age students and their parents in diaspora communities to teach both language and some other subjects in Western Armenian. In this way Western Armenian will attract even more attention from all Armenian diaspora organizations and will generate sufficient resources for enriching the content on Wikimedia projects.

Armenian communities in diaspora and organizations that advocate for preserving national identity and language are organizing frequen camps and gatherings to help members of small Armenian diaspora communities communicate, share culture and beautiful traditions of our nation. We will put every effort to package activities of Wikicamps in a modular way, to allow them integrate with other activities organized during diaspora camps and gatherings. Which will even more enrich the experience of participants and make the event a unique opportunity to contribute to Western Armenian free knowledge thus preserving the language for future generations.


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6 Increase and diversify funding sources

Smart objectives:

  • Design at least 5 fundraising products either for general purpose funding or funding specific WMAM projects that pursue common goals and objectives with funding organization
  • Design new website and other media allowing for dissemination of the clear messages about our various activities and easy and diverse ways to donate or support specific projects
  • Attract at least 30,000 USD from various sources, either through direct general purpose funding or sponsorship of special projects, (excluding current sponsorship initiatives, e.g. Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
  • Organize fundraising event around Wikimedia Armenia 5th anniversary celebration events

Since its establishment Wikimedia Armenia has received funding from Wikimedia Foundation, local philanthropists and institutional donor. This funding made it possible to expand our activities to the current level and laid ground for our future sustainable development. During past two years WMAM was mainly funded by WMF and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for its Western Armenian project. This funding made it possible to introduce pilot projects, learn from experience and improve the content and organization in order to make it scalable and systematic interventions.

Desired changes We believe that in current stage of development WMAM has established reputation of stable and reliable organization with innovative projects with very specific and measurable result. We are entering a phase, where we can compete with other development programs and charities for the donor money coming from local and international organizations, corporations and individuals. Our plan is to improve communications about all our projects and their impact and to find mutually beneficial projects to involve donors in continuous funding of projects that are benefiting greater public and various professional groups.

WMAM will redesign its current website to the level allowing to compete for the attention and persuasiveness of commercial websites that easily engage users and push them towards desired actions. WMAM website will host information on the organization and it’s projects, along with sister websites promoting WMAM flagship WikiCamp and WikiClubs projects with integrated capability for registration and donation tools.

7 Exposing value of publicly available content to the development of GLAM institutions

Smart objectives

  • Establish collaboration with at least 3 new GLAM institutions by July 1, 2018 and continue to work with at least 3 current partners (National Library, Matenadaran, History Museum of Armenia and smaller museums)
  • Create and improve 200 articles on the base of materials given by GLAM partners.
  • Have at least 20 participants at 6 workshops organized for GLAM institutions,
  • Release at least 2 books under free licenses
  • 2 participants in GLAM conference

WMAM has been active in establishing partnership and promoting Wikimedia Movement among GLAM institutions. Members of our volunteering community were also very active in promoting WMAM projects and creating content on artifacts exhibited and stored by GLAM institutions. WMAM has also reached a formal agreement with the national Library to digitize and share Armenian public domain scientific and educational content, which became our primary resource for digitization program.

What change we will work towards

WMAM will revisit the principles of cooperation with GLAM institutions, through research and deeper understanding of the current ecosystem and limitations that GLAM institutions face with respect to putting their content on digital and public domains. WMAM will also revisit it’s communication practices to demonstrate to GLAM institutions all the benefits and opportunities for increasing number of visitors, through making the information on artifacts and scientific educational content public.

WMAM will work with the Ministry of Culture that oversees the state funded GLAM institutions to get government support and officially grounded (through Memorandum of Collaboration) support for WMAM activities. WMAM will establish its reputation as an organization that greatly supports GLAM institutions in their efforts to attract more visitors and researchers and become effective in promoting educational value of artifacts and all materials.

WMAM will introduce opportunity for 2 people to participate in GLAM coordinators conference as an incentive for broader and deeper collaboration.

8 Turn digitization into fun and enriching experience

Digitization process at Wikimedia Armenia office

Smart objectives:

  • Digitize at least 50 Armenian books by July 1, 2018
  • Maintain 60 active editors of Armenian Wikisource
  • Scan at least 11,000 average pages
  • Introduce a web page and online form, where volunteers can mention their availability for the work, their interest in listening to particular audio content

WMAM has been carrying out digitization of public domain books since 2013, which greatly increased access to books especially in rural areas. WMAM will continue digitization of public domain books.

Spoken Wikipedia WMAM will also continue its Spoken Wikipedia project - recording good, most viewed and important articles. This is performed at the Audio Recording room of WMAM. In order to make this work more volunteer centered we will continue inviting interested community members to record their favorite or chosen article. We will constantly invite all interested people using social media, which, based on our experience, works very well.

Changes we want

Digitization is a mechanical process and it is quite hard to sustain volunteers interest in performing the task to do digitization on regular basis. We think of many ways to make this mechanical work an enjoyable process through forming small teams of volunteers to scan, and adding some audio content that our volunteers can listen, adding an aftermath discussion of a podcast, a book or any other audio content useful for personal and professional development.

Promote edition of Armenian Wikisource and proofreading of books among students of universities’ departments of language arts, journalism and communications

9 Hack the expansion of wiki movement with wiki-hackathon

Smart objectives:

  • Organize 1 wiki hackathon with at least 120 participants
  • Have at least 2 supporting corporations
  • At least 2 new projects initiated to spread accelerate wiki movement

WMAM will hold a Wiki hackathon on the problems of public literacy, contribution to free knowledge, establishment and promotion of digital presence and attracting valuable human talent around volunteering activities and fundraising. The overall objective and the major theme for the hackathon will be attracting new contributors and increasing quantity and quality of content on various Wikimedia projects.

Wiki hackathon will bring together talented teams from PR and conventional media organizations, software development companies, educational institutions, members of community and other companies and organizations that can be both interested in new ways of solving the types of problems mentioned above or are in one way or another can innovate solutions to problems in Armenian context.

The hackathon will be first of its kind and participants will have opportunity to attend workshops and presentations of various topics that can inspire and give fresh ideas. Hackathon winners will receive three monetary prizes 2000, 1000 and 500 USD towards the implementation of the proposed solution for Wikimedia movement.

The hackathon will bring representative jury to judge on the best proposals

10 Become hub for knowledge and innovation exchange

The second group photo of WM CEE Meeting 2016, Dilijan, Armenia

Smart objectives:

  • At least 3 joint projects with other chapters lasting a medium (up to six months) period of time
  • At least 10 wikipedians from region involved and participate in Armenia’s local and international programs, events and projects
  • At least one collaboration with an international development program or organization established and one project implemented with joint efforts
  • At least one research designed inviting other chapters to contribute
  • At least 12 participants in Wiki Challenge with one of countries, which will produce at least 100 theme specific articles
  • At least 25 participants in Austrian-Armenian cooperation, who will create 600 articles
  • At least 30 participants in Europeana 1914-18, who will create at least 300 articles
  • At least 20 participants in CEE Spring who will create at least 700 articles.
  • 2 participants at Wikimania 2017
  • 3 participants at WM CON 2017
  • 2 participants at Wikimedia Educational Conference
  • 2 participants at WM CEE meeting

Since it’s establishment WMAM made all the efforts to become valuable partner and active member of international Wikimedia movement. We believe that exchange and joint programs and projects provides immense source of innovation and knowledge on all major and minor aspects that makes Wiki a special movement transforming economies, educational systems and governments.

The cooperation other chapters allowed for increased number and quality of articles about Armenia in other languages and vice versa. Such collaborations provide excellent ground to develop relationships, increasing interest in other cultures and bringing new opportunities for joint projects.

WMAM has organized article writing contests with several Wikimedia chapters (Ukraine, Estornia, Norway, User group of Georgia), winners of which were given the chance to visit the country they’ve been writing about. WMAM had also thematic contests on Castles of Spain and Armenia. Article writing contests organized mutually with other chapters have high impact on communities motivating them to integrate more with the international wiki communities.

Currently Armenian Wiki community participates in:

  • Europeana 1918-14 project which is a project dedicated to the theme of 1914-18. At the end of the project (July 31, 2017) Wikimedia chapters will represent their portfolios of activities to Europeana.
  • Wikimedia CEE Spring is an annual article writing contest created by CEE community which is aimed at enriching Wikiprojects with content related to CEE countries. The best contributors will receive books as presents during Wikipedia Day celebration event.

WMAM has been also very active in regional collaboration, bringing Wikipedians from neighboring Georgia and Lebanon to participate in WikiCamps that also greatly promotes cultural exchange among our participants.

Improvements we are keen to bring
"Castles' Challenge" logo

WMAM will move its collaboration with other WMF chapters from “events” to continuous and mutually productive “relationships” that will greatly promote cultural exchange and co-creation of multilingual content. We are very keen to learn about best practices and experiences other chapters have had with design and implementation of projects giving incredible results.

WMAM will also greatly support involvement of Wikipedians from the countries of our region in local and international projects. In addition to Georgia and Lebanon WMAM will expand geography of Wikipedians involvement in WMAM projects to Iran and Turkey opening up new connections and areas that wikipedians want to cover through their contribution to wiki content.

In current funding period WMAM will organize article writing contest in collaboration with Wikimedia Austria, which will encourage participants to create and improve content related to our countries and will host the winner for a 5 day country tour.

In addition agreements were reached with:

  • Wikimedia Spain to organize a theme specific contest (theme to be decided later next month),
  • Wikimedia Norge to organize a contest aimed at decreasing gender gap presented on Armenian and Norwegian Wikipedias. Two communities will edit articles about famous Armenian and Norwegian women.

WMAM will organize discussions with international organizations implementing development programs particularly in the areas of education, development of civil society, general and media literacy, environmental literacy, etc.

WMAM will also establish process for developing and sharing knowledge that our staff members and wiki community members gain through participation in various international conferences, meetings and workshops, to make it available and well documented for future use by any interested party.

WMAM strongly believes that constant research is of paramount importance to fuel innovation of all the possible ways to promote and scale wiki projects. We will design our own research projects and will invite other chapters to contribute and will greatly participate in the research of other chapters or WMF.

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Staff and contractors: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Please describe your organization's staffing plan or strategy here, and provide a link to your organization's staffing plan or organogram if you have one.
Proposed organizational structure of Wikimedia Armenia

As stated in the bylaw of WM AM, The supreme body of Wikimedia Armenia is the General Assembly, which has the right to make a final decision on any issue and aspect of the organization. WM AM consists of Board and the President. The Board has 7 members. Under current proposal It is proposed to have 6 staff members, including executive director, in the upcoming funding period with 4.5 FTE in total.

  • 1 staff member (0.75 FTE) will work as a Program Manager
  • 1 staff member (0.75 FTE) will work as Education program coordinator
  • 1 staff member (0.5 FTE) will work as events organizer
  • 1 staff member (1 FTE) will work as executive director
  • 2 staff members (0.75 FTE and 0.5 FTE) will be funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and will work on the "Western Armenian Wikipedia" project and on other activities related to the project (connection with GCF, finances, grantmaking, reporting etc.).

The responsibilities of Education program coordinator and administrator are leading educational initiative and managing respective projects, coordinate activities with education program stakeholders, managing redesign of educational content for WikiCamps and WikiClubs. On administrative side, responsibilities include setup and maintenance of electronic and paper documentation flow and storage, support with administrative aspects of programs and projects where needed.

The responsibilities of program manager are lead operational implementation of WMAM projects, structure and coordinate all the processes related to WMAM projects, involve and coordinate the work of volunteers, where needed provide support with implementation of IT related projects and general administration, where possible assist with design of WMAM communications materials

The responsibilities of events organizer include coordination of logistical and administrative aspects of all WMAM events, including seminars, meetings etc; as well as manage pre and post event communications with participants and all other parties involved organization of events.

The responsibilities of Western Armenian project coordinators' are operational implementation of the Western Armenian project; assessment of the impact and reporting, as well as, supporting communications with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and other persons related to the project

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization, development of strategic and annual plans, which are approved by the Board. In the current phase the primary activities of the ED will be directed at the systematization of all current program activities and operations, which will include introduction of robust project management practices, staff on-boarding, evaluation, professional development and appraisal system and other processes related to general HRM. The ED will be also responsible for establishing new partnerships with public and private organizations, develops and promotes fundraising initiatives and lead the development of processes and systems concerning all aspects of WMAM programs, administration and projects. Executive director is also responsible for planning and allocation of all resources in accordance with current APG and Annual Plan and WMAM other commitments. Executive director is also leading the development and redesign of WMAM project concepts establishing strong planning, evaluation and reporting practices for each of them. Executive director also acts as a spokesperson of the organization and participates in key decisions with respect to communication to general public and other parties.

2. List of staff by department or function.
You can use this table (or substitute your own list) to show us the number of FTEs (fulltime equivalents) for each department or function, where one person working at 100% time would be counted as 1.0. We need this information about the total number of staff (FTEs) you plan to have by the end of the current funding period, and staff you plan to have by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 4

Department or function End of current funding period End of upcoming funding period Explanation of changes
Program manager 0.75 0.75
Education program coordinator 0.75 0.75
Events organizer 0.5 0.5
Western Armenian project coordinator 0.75 0.75
Western Armenian project coordinator 0.75 0.5
Executive director 0 1 ED was hired following FDC recommendation
Total (should equal the sum of the rows): 3.5 4.25

Table 4 notes or explanation of significant changes:

3. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the current funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • 13,812,864 AMD (28,178.24 USD) (WMF) - 10,368,000 AMD (21,150.72 USD) (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
4. How much does your organization plan to spend on staff by the end of the upcoming funding period, in currency requested and US dollars?
  • 65,652,864 AMD (131,305.73 USD) (WMF) - 10,368,000 AMD (20,736.72 USD) (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

Note: The description of ED functions is copied from "Programs: upcoming years annual plan" section "4 Engage and grow community through meaningful participation" subsection.

WMAM Board, with the approval of Annual Plan Grants Officer and following recommendation of FDC on APG 2015-2016, has hired an executive director with proven record of managing large and continuous education projects in collaboration with government, local and international institutions and donor community. In addition to extensive experience in education management the new ED has also background and experience in technology and change management and talent development. The new executive director in consultation with board will direct his efforts to develop organization in the following major areas:

  • Introduce robust project management and operations practices and establish processes and systems in all areas and activities of the organization that will include professional development, evaluation and appraisal of staff members, form project based matrix management structure and strong activity planning, evaluation and reporting practices
  • Improve community governance practices to use full potential of Wikimedia volunteering community through structured and diversified opportunities for participation and development of WMAM strategy, annual plans, support of WMAM various initiatives, including expansion of the volunteering community through increased transparency and accountability and democratic participation.
  • Upgrade and improve WMAM projects and programs aiming to reach long lasting effect with high retention rate of contributors and to attract new groups of accomplished professionals, scientists and educators to contribute to Wiki projects
  • Expand and diversify funding sources through designing new fundraising products, implementing joint projects with existing organizations promoting civil society and educational reforms, establishment of partnerships with corporations, as well as, promoting current WMAM projects to involve paid participantion to increase sustainability and scale up their impact

Financials: upcoming year[edit]

Detailed budget: upcoming year[edit]

Please link to your organization's detailed budget showing planned revenues and expenses for the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017). This may be a document included on this Wiki (Meta) or a publicly available spreadsheet.

Notes on detailed budget document:

  • Western Armenian project funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is not included in the detailed budget for program and staff. Western Armenian project total cost is added at the end table to allow for clearer demonstration of how the total numbers were calculated. The total amount of Western
  • Armenian project has increase by 28 percent, however WMAM will receive directly about the half of the project budget and the rest will be spent by CGF directly. This number is presented as an in-kind contribution in the total revenues table.
  • To make the comparison of current and previous budgets clear and easy, the final tables have columns in green that show how the budget has changed since last years requested (not approved) amount. The major change in the budget is due to WMAM hiring an executive director, which was FDC members recommendation from last year
  • Currency exchange rate used 1AMD=0.002USD is around 4 percent higher than current exchange rate, which has been 1AMD=0.00208 for the past 6 months. WMAM may ask for small adjustments in case during funding period the exchange rate remains as it was during last 6 months.

Revenues: upcoming year[edit]

Please use this table to list your organization's anticipated revenues (income, or the amount your organization is bringing in) by revenue source (where the revenue is coming from) in the upcoming funding period (e.g. 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017).

  • Use the status column to show if this funding is already guaranteed, if you are in the process of requesting funding, or if you are planning to request funding at a later time.
  • Please include in-kind donations and resources in this table, as applicable, and use the status column to show that they are in-kind resources.
  • Do not include money you plan to draw from your reserves during the upcoming funding period.

Table 5

Anticipated revenues for the upcoming funding period
Revenue source Currency requested US dollars Status (e.g. guaranteed, application)

Wikimedia Foundation 151,207,564 302,415 Requested
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 26,500,000 53,000 Guaranteed as direct revenue to WMAM
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (in-kind contribution to Western Armenian WikiCamp project) 25,000,000 50,000 Guaranteed as an in-kind contribution
Total revenues (should equal the sum of the rows): 202,707,564 405,415 -

Table 5 notes: If your organization has significant funding other than FDC funds, please note how those funds will be used.

Operating reserves: current and upcoming years[edit]

Please note that there is a policy that places restrictions on how much FDC funding your organization can use to build its operating reserves. If you would like to use FDC funding to for your organization's reserves, you must note that here. You will not be able to decide to allocate FDC funding from this grant to your reserves at a later date.

1. What is your plan for maintaining, building, or spending your reserves in the current year and the upcoming funding period? Please use the table below to show the amounts in your reserves at the beginning, year-to-date, and end of your current year, and the amount you plan to have in your reserves by the end of the upcoming funding period.

Table 6

Year Year start Year start (US) Year-to-date Year-to-date (US) Year end Year end (US)
Current year (e.g. 2017)
Upcoming year (e.g. 2018) - - - -

Note: WMAM has not requested for operating reserves for the past funding period, neither we do for the upcoming funding period.

2. How much FDC funding is your organization requesting to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period? If you are not requesting any FDC funding to add to your reserves in the upcoming funding period, you can write zero.

Expenses: upcoming year's annual plan[edit]

1. Expenses by program (excludes staff and operations).
Program expenses are the costs associated specifically with your organization's programs, and do not include operating expenses or staff salaries, which will be described in separate tables. Program expenses may be the costs of an event, the costs of outreach materials specific to a program, budgets for microgrants and reimbursements, or technical costs associated with specific programs, for example. The programs listed in this table should correspond to the programs you have listed in the programs section of this proposal form.

Table 7

Program Currency requested US dollars
Total program expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 114,003,500 228,007

Table 7 notes: If your organization has significant funding designated for specific programs (e.g. a restricted grant), please make a note of that here.

  • Western Armenian project is entirely funded by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation as stated in the program description

2. Total expenses. Please use this table to summarize your organization's total expenses overall.
These are divided into three categories: (1) staff expenses from Table 4 (including expenses for staff working on both programs and operations), (2) expenses for programs from Table 7 (does not include staff expenses or operations expenses), and (3) expenses for operations (does not include staff expenses or program expenses). Be sure to check the totals in this table to make sure they are consistent with the totals in the other tables you have submitted with this form. For example, your total program expenses excluding staff will be equal to the total in Table 7, while your total staff expenses will be equal to the total in Table 4 and your total expenses will be equal to the total in Table 1.

Table 8

Expense type Currency requested US dollars
Program expenses (total from Table 7, excludes staff) 114,003,500 228,007
Operations (excludes staff and programs) 12,683,200 25,366
Upcoming staff total expenses (from Table 4) 76,020,864 152,042
Total expenses (should equal the sum of the rows) 202,707,564 405,415

Table 8 notes:

Verification and signature[edit]

Please enter "yes" or "no" for the verification below.

The term “political or legislative activities” includes any activities relating to political campaigns or candidates (including the contribution of funds and the publication of position statements relating to political campaigns or candidates); voter registration activities; meetings with or submissions and petitions to government executives, ministers, officers or agencies on political or policy issues; and any other activities seeking government intervention or policy implementation (like “lobbying”), whether directed toward the government or the community or public at large. General operating support through the FDC may not be used to cover political and legislative activities, although you may make a separate grant agreement with the WMF for these purposes.
I verify that no funds from the Wikimedia Foundation will be used
for political or legislative activities except as permitted by a grant agreement

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IMPORTANT. Please do not make any changes to this proposal form after the proposal submission deadline for this round. If a change that is essential to an understanding of your organization's proposal is needed, please request the change on the discussion page of this form so it may be reviewed by FDC staff. Once submitted, complete and valid proposal forms submitted on time by eligible organizations will be considered unless an organization withdraws its application in writing or fails to remain eligible for the duration of the FDC process.
Please sign here once this proposal form is complete, using four tildes. SusikMkr (talk) 22:34, 31 March 2017 (UTC)