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Grants:PEG/Dorothy Howard/Metro Institutional Growth and Community Fellow/Report

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Draft report
This is a draft of a grant report for a grant funded is fiscal year Pending. Please do not respond or comment on it just yet
it's not yet ready for review. To read the approved grant submission, please visit Grants:PEG/Dorothy Howard/Metro Institutional Growth and Community Fellow.

Project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Is your project completed?

Activities and lessons learned[edit]


=Ongoing NYC GLAM-Wiki Institutional Communication[edit]

New Institutional Activity[edit]

Edit-a-thons/ Events[edit]


  • "Wikipedia and Education."
  • "Wikipedia and Medicine."

Media produced[edit]

  • Related Metro blog posts:
  • This Month in GLAM Reports:

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?
It has been highly useful to have this grant serve as a compliment to my Wikipedia activities that are direct sponsored by METRO and to extend the time I have to work on local projects.
What didn't work?
One problem that is increasingly obvious in New York as METRO has scaled up its Wikipedia activities, is that the demand in New York to engage with and learn about Wikipedia is bigger than the supply of knowledgeable, and professional Wikipedia volunteers that we have on hand. What I realized after having some events that were understaffed with volunteers in New York is that
One remaining difficulty of Edit-a-thons is that it is hard to predict and accommodate the wide range of technical literacy among participants of a public

Edit-a-thon. A way of resolving this issue might be in specifying in event advertising, what technical skills are needed in order to participate. The problem is that we don't want to create any more barriers to entry than already exist.

What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
In the future, I would like to see someone in a similar type of Residency as me be a facilitator of small grants at the local level.

Learning patterns[edit]

Outcomes and impact[edit]


Provide the original project goal here.
Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation

Global Metrics[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees. In addition to the measures of success for your specific program (in above section), please use the table below to let us know how your project contributed to the Global Metrics. We know that not all projects will have results for each type of metric, so feel free to put "0" where necessary.

  1. Next to each required metric, list the actual outcome achieved through this project.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome. For example, if you were funded for an edit-a-thon which resulted in 0 new images, your explanation might be "This project focused solely on participation and articles written/improved, the goal was not to collect images."

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved
2. # of new editors
3. # of individuals involved
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?


What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic priorities?

Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects?

Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?

Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

This section describes the grant's use of funds


Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".


Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.

PLACEHOLDER TEXT. SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT Grants:Index/Create financial report.

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
Total amount spent on this project
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.

Remaining funds[edit]

Are there any grant funds remaining?
Answer YES or NO.
Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)
If funds are remaining they must be returned to WMF, reallocated to mission-aligned activities, or applied to another approved grant.
Please state here if you intend to return unused funds to WMF, submit a request for reallocation, or submit a new grant request, and then follow the instructions on your approved grant submission.