We enjoy a large committee and do not run elections. Those who are determined to meet the criteria are invited to become members during an open call period each year. Membership is for a 1-year term, which may be renewable.
To be considered for membership:
1. Review the membership criteria and make sure you meet them.
2. Review the committee's tasks and make sure you're willing and able to fulfill them (we'll show you how!).
3. Add your name to the list of candidates. Please include a brief statement about your background and Wikimedia involvement, demonstrating how you meet the criteria.
1. Provide feedback on grant proposals: Check on new ideas, drafts and proposals, engaging in talk page discussions to help improve them and asking questions to ensure that sufficient information is provided and that goals and estimates are realistic.
2. Review finalized proposals: Read and research submissions, join a working group to score proposals according to rubric determined by selection criteria and give feedback to applicants.
3. Recommend proposals for funding: Recommend a shortlist of proposals for funding to WMF staff based on the available budget.
Experience with some aspect of Wikimedia programmatic or project-based work, e.g. editor engagement, WikiProjects or other on-wiki organizing processes, outreach, events, partnerships, research, education, gadget or bot-building, etc.
Ability to edit basic wiki-markup (grant proposal discussions are largely conducted on meta-wiki).
Reasonable facility with English, for reviewing and discussing grant proposals.
In good community- and legal- standing (not currently blocked or banned, involved in allegations of unethical financial behavior, etc).
Availability to actively engage in the selection process during the published schedule for that round (time commitment is about 3 hours per week, plus 1 extra day for scoring).
Experience leading, coordinating, or managing projects with an intended on-wiki or online impact.
Experience handling externally provided money and working within budgets, preferably in a non-profit context.
Experience applying for grants or working in grants programs (in the Wikimedia, academic, or wider non-profit world).
Ability to read and write in multiple languages.
Members may apply for an Individual Engagement Grant themselves, but they will recuse themselves from reviewing proposals in the same category as their own during that round.
Membership does not conflict with membership in other Wikimedia committees, including the Grant Advisory Committee or the Wikimania Scholarships Committee.
Candidates, we'd like to get to know you! Please include a brief statement about yourself (like these), and answer the following 2 questions:
What experience from Wikimedia and/or other related projects can you bring to help this committee?
What kinds of projects would you like to see Individual Engagement Grants fund?
I'm an active contributor to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Common, I originated Planning the Wikimedia User group in Nigeria which has metamorphorsed into Wikimedia User Group Nigeria (WMUGN) and presently I am the Team Leader. I also initiated “adopt a school series” in Nigeria. The program is ongoing and has recruited over 30 editors to the movement. In the same light. Presently I am coordinating Naija Version of Wiki Love Africa theme: (African Fashion and Adornment) an event that invites participant to contributes their contents to Wikimedia Common, We plan to contributes over 750 contents ( Videos, Photograph and Adornment) within the period of October and November 2015 to Wikimedia Common. On 10th January, 2016, I and my teammates will be engaged in education outreach to train over 10000 students and academic staffs in 10 tertiary institutions in Nigeria on how to contribute to Wikipedia. I join Wikimedia in the year 2014, precisely July. I also represented Nigeria at Wiki indaba, Johannesburg 2014. Moreso, I am also working on improving localization of Yoruba Wikipedia . I am an accountant by professional this gives me the bias for data analysis and presentation. I am also a good administrator, with a good team spirit and leader , this could be seen in my role in all Wikimedia activities mentioned so far.Olaniyan Olushola (talk) 08:43, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
. Answer 1: As an accountant, I will assist the committee in project evolution and with my experience in project coordination, if permitted I can share my idea on the likelihood of a proposed project success or otherwise using reliable metrics. Answer 2: I will like IEG to fund project that focus on localization of content in Wikimedia.
New members who are determined to meet the criteria will be added and notified according to the published schedule for each round.