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Grants:APG/Proposals/2020-2021 round 2/Wikimedia Norge/Impact report form

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Purpose of the report[edit]

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

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

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

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

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.


From July 2021 until June 2022 Wikimedia Norge (WMNO) implemented the program Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects. The program was awarded funding from the Wikimedia Foundation based on our APG funding proposal, where five key metrics were listed:

Shared metrics

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Content pages: A content page is an article on Wikipedia, an item on Wikidata, a content page on Wikisource, an entry on Wiktionary, a media file on Commons et cetera. This metric captures the total number of content pages created or improved across all Wikimedia projects.

Grantee-defined metrics

  • Language blog posts: Number of Wikimedia Norge blog posts about underrepresented and indigenous languages, the Wikimedia projects and our collaborations with partners. Blog posts are also shared on social media.
  • Volunteer hours: Hours community members spend on organizing activities or helping staff organize activities (hours spent adding content are not included)

Due to the COVID situation, and the effects it had on volunteers, partners, board members and staff, the goals we set for our metrics were slightly less ambitious than in previous years. As it turned out, our goal achievement was also influenced by staff changes. Mid-February our Executive Director was granted leave from May 2022 up until April 2023. The transitional period that followed affected the pace of our work, and our finances, during quarters 3 and 4 of the funding period. A temporary Executive Director was not appointed until 1 August 2022.

Table 1 Grant metrics
Participants Newly registered Content pages Language blog posts Volunteer hours
Program Knowledge Equity Target this year:1,200

Impact: 1,890

Target this year: 200

Impact: 190

Target this year: 35,000

Impact: 32,436

Target this year: 8

Impact: 6

Target this year: 700

Impact: 750

We are pleased that the metrics for participants and volunteer hours exceeded our targets, which indicates that our community outreach activities were well received. We were on track with the other metrics by the end of quarter 2, but numbers dropped in quarters 3 and 4. WMNOs main focus is increasing knowledge diversity and equity on the Wikimedia projects. Currently we feel short of tools to better measure and analyze the effects of our work. As we grow and progress, we will explore a shift towards analytical metrics, rather than just descriptive ones. That could help us become a stronger learning organization.

Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

Strategic goals

For the years 2018-2022 our board set the following strategic goals.

Wikimedia Norge will:
·        support and strengthen the large and enthusiastic community of volunteers, readers and contributors that the Wikimedia projects have
·        increase the content quality of Wikimedia projects, especially the projects in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and Northern Sami
·        increase the diversity of contributors to the Wikimedia projects
·        increase the contribution to free information from authorities and civil society

Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects has been an integrated program for the year 2021-22 with a set of chosen activities and projects. Our role has mainly been to form a link between partners and the Wikimedia projects. The program goals have been:

·        WMNO will be an organization that works together with a diverse set of national and international volunteer communities and is considered an influential organization in free culture and open knowledge.
·        WMNO will explore existing and new national and international partnerships to diversify the content available on the Wikimedia projects.
·        WMNO will identify next steps for support and awareness for underrepresented and indigenous languages and the Wikimedia projects.
·        WMNO will raise awareness on how the Wikimedia projects work and are part of an international ecosystem of knowledge.

A comparison of our strategic goals and the program goals illustrates how our field of work has widened. Efforts have progressively focused on international collaborations, perhaps at the expense of our national wiki community work. Hopefully, our strategic plan for 2023-2028 will help us grow stronger in both areas.


This funding period our external funding and inkind donations were lower than expected in quarters 3 and 4, but so were our expenses. Mostly due to staff changes, the pace of national project and partnership development slowed down. Also, allocating staff to explore how to organize a Wikimedia hub and set up the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub affected our capacity to apply for external funding. The efforts to diversify our revenues suffered a temporary set-back, but we have been awarded national project funding for autumn 2022 and winter 2023 that will get us back on track for the next funding period.

Total revenues in NOK WMF APG Other revenues
July 2020-June 2021 3 251 358 61 % 39 %
July 2021-June 2022 2 767 728 73 % 27 %

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

Exchange rate NOK 1 to USD 0.11705

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
Annual Plan Grant, Wikimedia Foundation NOK 2,029,100 507,278 507,276 507,273 507,473 2,029,300 237,506 237,530
Conference Grant: Arctic Knot 2021, Wikimedia Foundation NOK 0 84,564 0 0 0 84,564 0 9,898 We were awarded a total of NOK 591,950 for the Arctic Knot Conference held in June 2021. This revenue was deferred, and a remainder of 84,564 was recognised July 2021.
Organizational Movement Strategy Grant, Wikimedia Foundation NOK 0 0 0 0 57,500 57,500 0 6,730 March 2022 we were awarded a WMF Movement Strategy Grant of NOK 230 000 for the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub project. The revenue has been deferred and will be recognised May 2022-January 2023.
External funding NOK 900,000 124,850 232,708 23,005 75,801 456,364 105,345 53,417 Grants from the Wikimedia Foundation, other than APG, have now been listed separately rather than as part of the external funding. Also, the budget for external funding proved a bit too optimistic. Hence the discrepancy between anticipated and cumulative external funding.
Inkind donations NOK 300,000 35,000 45,000 30,000 30,000 140,000 35,115 16,387 Inkind donations quarters 3 and 4 consist of GLAM partners’ staff contributions in the Queer Cultural Heritage Year project.
Total revenue NOK 3,229,100 751,692 784,984 560,278 670,774 2,767,728 377,966 323,962
Finance income NOK 1,066 910 1,976 231 Finance income listed, as it will be in our audited accounts.

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

Spending during this period (12 months)[edit]

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

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
Program expenses NOK 460,000 113,813 76,771 127,927 189,681 508,192 53,843 59,484 111 % Q4: Office rent for one month and purchase of equipment was covered by external project funding. So, program costs were higher, and operations costs were lower, than expected.
Operations NOK 799,000 176,985 110,476 166,108 51,211 504,780 112,368 59,085 63 %
Staff expenses NOK 1,950,000 498,724 516,723 503,340 276,485 1,795,272 228,248 210,137 92 %
TOTAL NOK 3,209,000 789,522 703,970 797,375 517,377 2,808,244 375,614 328,705 88 % N/A
Finance costs NOK 1000 70 0 0 0 70 117 8 7 % Finance cost listed in order to match our audited accounts.

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


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


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