This is the organizing hub for grantees. Browse current projects below to see what Individual Engagement Grantees are working on!
Welcome, new grantees! Please read everything below to learn how to launch your project, learn how payments work, become familiar with your reporting responsibilities, and what to do if you need more time. Please review the program rules. Then follow the instructions to get your project started!
- Step 1 - Grant agreement
Before the grant can be approved, grantees must confirm the terms of the grant and provide their full legal name, address and date of birth for everyone listed on the bank account to which the grant will be disbursed. A request for this information will be emailed to you by WMF staff.
Photo identification and a copy of a bank statement listing the account holders must also be provided, along with a written description of the account and a completed wire transfer form. WMF uses this information to perform compliance checks in accordance with US law, and will then issue a grant agreement. After the grant agreement is signed and returned to WMF, payments can be disbursed.
- Step 2 - Project page setup
Your grant proposal will now become a living plan for your project. Staff will update your proposal page with navigation to additional pages you'll need for documenting your project once it begins. Please visit your proposal and use the buttons to create all of your project pages. You should keep these pages up-to-date as much as possible as your project progresses. This documentation will help everyone to share in your progress and experiences over the course of the grant.
Our focus with reporting is to share lessons and insights gained from the project and to measure impact. Lessons learned through these reports will be used to share best practices with the broader Wikimedia community. Reports must be published on Meta-Wiki as part of the grantee's project pages. They will be reviewed by IEG staff within 30 days of submission, and may be commented on by staff, committee members, and the community. To be accepted, reports must be complete and accurate.
A brief project update is requested each month to share your progress and lessons learned along the way. These updates should be created and linked from your project's progress page on Meta-Wiki at the end of each month.
The format these updates take is up to you. Aim for something suited to your project that you’ll enjoy doing!
Aten der monatlichen Berichte:
- Newsletter in einem Wiki oder Zeitung
- Blog Eintrag
- Kommentierte Produktdemos
- Schlag etwas anderes vor. Wenn du es uns mitteilst oder etwas daraus lernst werden wir es fördern.
The Head of Individual Engagement Grants will schedule a monthly check-in with each project team, to assess and support needs as a project progresses.
A midpoint report demonstrating progress and lessons learned thus far must be submitted on Meta-Wiki. This report is is due within 15 days after three months of the grant's start date.
To create your midpoint report, use the "Start your Midpoint" button from your IEGrant project page.
A final report on the project’s outcomes, lessons, and impact assessment as measured against the project's targets and goals, must be submitted on Meta-Wiki. This report is is due within 30 days after the grant's end date.
To create your final report, use the "Start your Final" button from your IEGrant project page.
Grantees are encouraged to attend Wikimania or other movement gatherings to present findings to the community, in addition to providing the above written documentation.
To help the WMF learn about and improve its grantmaking programs, grantees are asked to complete occasional surveys during and after the grant period and to participate in longer-term follow-up interviews.