- Official project name
- Transit Mode workshop tour
- Project start date (include month, day, and year)
- November 1, 2013
- Project completion date (include month, day, and year)
- August 31, 2014
- Please describe the project in 1–2 sentences
- Transit Mode will host 70 workshops around the world to develop local MediaWiki-based action guides for young people. The guides will give inspiration, tools and contacts on how to go from words to action in community development.
- Currency requested
- Amount requested in currency requested
- SEK320 000
- Equivalent amount in US$ on the date of this submission
- $49 289
- List the exchange rate used to calculate the amount listed in US$
- 0.154031 USD per krona (quoted from Xe.com on August 8, 2013.
See the eligibility requirements for more information.
- What is the official name of the organization requesting this grant?
- Every Little Change
- Are you an organization, an individual, or an individual submitting on behalf of a group?
- Are you a for-profit entity?
- Are you able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country?
- Does your organization currently employ any fulltime or part-time staff or contractors?
- Primary contact name
- Jonas Eriksson
- Primary contact username or email
- Primary contact title (position within the organization)
- Board Member/Project Manager
Goals and measures of success
Please briefly describe what will be accomplished if the project is successful.
- Project goal
Transit Mode will be a wiki based guide for community organizing aimed for people between 13 and 25. We love action guides but are tired of books that get outdated fast and can't be specific to talk about current events or opportunities. We decided to write the guide as a wiki and include two main sections.
- The Action Guide. A thematic guide with everything a change makers should know about.
- The Local Guide. A place specific guides covering opportunities, contacts and other things in the community.
To develop the local guide we want to go on a world tour to host workshops with the local community and develop the city guides together. The tour will stop in 70 cities around the world.
- Develop 70 local action guides with MediaWiki during full day workshops with a total of 1 000 participants
- Establish 70 local action groups with 10 000 members continuing to develop the pages and organize local change makers.
- Reach 100 000 uniqe visitors to the wiki
- Attract media attention in all the cities on the tour
Measures of success
Please provide a list of measurable criteria that will be used determine how successful the project is. You will need to report on the success of the project according to these measures after the project is completed.
- Measures of success
- Get global attention for the Transit Mode wiki
- Get 500 active contributors to the wiki
- Get 10 000 members from 100 countries
- Secure funding for the continuing development of the wiki trough partnerships
- Get 70 local action guides and a local group to develop it further
- Get 200 media interviews during the tour to talk about the wiki and social change
Project scope and activities
This section describes what will happen if this project is funded. Who will do what, and when?
- List of activities
Plan the tour
- Recruit a team of volunteers to identify local partners and plan for the workshops
- Invite people to attend the workshops
- Book lectures, meetings and media interviews
Launch the tour
- Launch the tour website at Transitmode.com
- Share the information with the press and on social media
- Stay two days in each city.
- During day one we will give lectures, meet people and have a evening meeting to form the local action group and plan the workshop
- During day two will host the workshop where participants bring their computers and write the local guide with the aid of our editor
- Use local contacts to launch the wiki for the city
- Host online meetings with all the local action groups
- Give all the local leaders access to online training on leadership, community development and project
Budget and resources
Please provide a detailed breakdown of project expenses according to the instructions here.
Grantees are subject to line-item scrutiny of expenses. Changes to the approved budget beyond 10% in any category must be approved in advance.
- Project budget table
|Number||Category||Item description||Unit||Number of units||Cost per unit||Total cost||Currency||Notes|
|1||Travel expenses||Flights, hostel, bus, meals||Tour stops||70||SEK3 000||SEK210 000||Swedish kronor|
|2||Workshop expenses||Venue, meals for participants||Tour stops||70||SEK1 500||SEK105 000||Swedish kronor|
|3||Administration||Phone, Internet, marketing||Administrative costs||1||SEK50 000||SEK50 000||Swedish kronor|
- Total cost of project
- Total amount requested from the WMF Grants Program
- Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded
Every Little Change: SEK35 000
- Every Little Change have a global network of activists, artists and media makers who will help us with outreach
- Other projects we have been working on includes;
- The Peace & Love-festival. One of the largest music festival in Sweden with 50 000 tickets sold 2011 and 2012
- BBC Inside Out. A current affairs TV-show.
- The Meeting Point. A crowdsourcing event where companies and institutions get help with challenges within the field of sustainability.
- Warrior by Nature. A forthcoming documentary film on social change.
- Swedish Youth Council. A non profit working with youth participation in Sweden.
- We have traveled to over 50 countries in five continents interviewing people, and meeting non profits.
In the sections below, please describe how the project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities.
Fit to strategy
- How will this project support the key organizational objectives of
- increasing reach (more people will access or contribute to Wikipedia or our other projects),
- participation (more people actually contributing),
- quality (more content, more useful content, or higher-quality content),
- credibility (more trust in our projects),
- organizational maturity and effectiveness (how it will move you or the Wikimedia community forward),
- or financial sustainability (how it will help you achieve more in the long run)?
- This statement should address at least one of the strategic priorities listed here specifically. See WMF Grants Program criteria for decisionmaking.
We will organize experienced change makers and the tour will reach young people building trust in the community. Have them to contribute to the wiki and use MediaWiki. Most of the people we reach will conduct their own projects and will be be more interested to use MediaWiki for communication and coordination.
- Many non profits will contribute to the guide and begin using MediaWiki.
- The local action groups will use MediaWiki as it's primary tool for content development and communication
- If the project will benefit a specific online community, please tell us.
We will reach a group of people already well connected online and help them to use the wiki-format as a way to collaborate and share knowledge. We will also use Wikimedia Commons for media uploads.
- Please provide a brief statement about how the project is related to other work in the Wikimedia movement. For example, does the project fit into a work area such as GLAM, education, organizational development, editor retention, or outreach?
With the tour we will introduce MediaWiki to a new group, most of them are using Wikipedia, and make sure they know how to use the software to develop the local action guides and build their own projects. The participants will run many interesting projects in their life and might use MediaWiki when it suits the project.
- If successful, will the project have the potential to be replicated successfully by other individuals, groups, or organizations? Please explain how in 1–2 sentences.
Yes. After the tour we will empower people around the world to host their own workshop to develop a local action guide. We will send them workshop material and be present trough Skype at the workshop.