|(April 1, 2015) The Inspire Campaign has ended. Please visit the main IdeaLab page to create and browse ideas.|
Welcome to the Inspire Campaign community hub! This page will help you get oriented and find out how the Inspire Grants Campaign works. We'd love you to get involved in all kinds of ways.
As community organizers, we hope you'll
- spread the word on- and off-wiki to your communities
- help maintain a friendly space in IdeaLab
- facilitate the development of ideas and project teams as they join the campaign
These pages should help us all create a friendly environment for generating ideas, and forwarding our collective thinking about the issues we aim to address:
- Learn more about the Gender Gap
- Understand how IdeaLab works
- Read our IdeaLab Friendly Space Expectations
Here is some messaging you can reuse as you help spread the word about Inspire!
- Short message:
“Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and this disparity is reflected in our content. Do you have ideas to improve gender diversity in your community? The Inspire Campaign is offering funding for new projects in March. Get involved!”
- Longer message:
“Inspire Campaign: Improving Diversity, Improving Content
This March, we’re organizing an Inspire Campaign to encourage and support new ideas for improving gender diversity on Wikimedia projects. Less than 20% of Wikimedia contributors are women, and many important topics are still missing in our content. We invite all Wikimedians to participate. If you have an idea that could help address this problem, please get involved today! The campaign runs until March 31.All proposals are welcome - research projects, technical solutions, community organizing and outreach initiatives, or something completely new! Funding is available from the Wikimedia Foundation for projects that need financial support. Constructive, positive feedback on ideas is appreciated, and collaboration is encouraged - your skills and experience may help bring someone else’s project to life. Join us at the Inspire Campaign and help this project better represent the world’s knowledge!”