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Basic information[edit]

Grant details[edit]

Project details[edit]

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.

Financial details[edit]

Currency requested

Swedish kronor

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.

Grantee details[edit]

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?
Organization
Are you a for-profit entity?
No
Are you able to provide local proof of nonprofit status within your country?
Yes
Does your organization currently employ any fulltime or part-time staff or contractors?
No

Contact information[edit]

Primary contact name
Jonas Eriksson
Primary contact username or email
jonas@transitmode.com
Primary contact title (position within the organization)
Board Member/Project Manager

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

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 We love action guides but are tired of books that get outdated fast and can't be specific to talk about current events or opportunities.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.

'Local action[edit]

  • 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.

Outreach[edit]

  • Reach 100 000 uniqe visitors to the wiki
  • Attract media attention in all the cities on the tour

Measures of success[edit]

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[edit]

This section describes what will happen if this project is funded. Who will do what, and when?

List of activities

Plan the tour[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Launch the tour website at Transitmode.com
  • Share the information with the press and on social media

Tour[edit]

  • 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

Follow up[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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

SEK355 000

Total amount requested from the WMF Grants Program

SEK320 000

Additional sources of revenue that may fund part of this project, and amounts funded

Every Little Change: SEK35 000

Resources[edit]

Resources
  • 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.

Impact[edit]

In the sections below, please describe how the project is related to the Wikimedia mission and Wikimedia's strategic priorities.

Fit to strategy[edit]

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

Benefits[edit]

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.