Grants:PEG/WM DK/Gear Shift

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This draft request to the Project and Event Grants Program was withdrawn before it was submitted.
Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Danmark
Grant contact name
Thomas Bredøl
Grant contact e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name(s)
Ole Palnatoke Andersen
Project lead e-mail
Project lead title (position)
Full project name
Getting into Second Gear
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
June, 2011
Provisional completion date
June, 2012

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Travel and accomodation 15000 DKK ~ 2900 USD
  • Conferences 10000 DKK ~ 1900 USD
  • Meeting expenses 10000 DKK ~ 1900 USD
  • Advertising and donation related expenses 10000 DKK ~ 1900 USD
  • Leaflets and merchandise 10000 DKK ~ 1900 USD

Project scope[edit]

Wikimedia Denmark has so far existed on membership fees and random generosity, but that will not be enough to shift into the next gear - at least not in the first few years.

We would like to expand our capacity for working in the real world and interacting with local institutions, exploring the possibility of becoming tax-deductable, and maturing as a membership organization.

The planned activities include participating in book fair, sending attendees to Wikimedia and free culture events and meeting up with Wikim|pedians and the GLAM sector outside Copenhagen.

Project goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to enable a more sustained and professional building of relationships with the institutions of our region, and to enable us to solidify our organizational infrastructure.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

There are no significant non-financial requirements, but we are in a process of learning and sharing our experiences.

Fit to strategy[edit]

The project will help develop the professionalization and credibility of the organization, and its capacity for further such professionalization in the future.

Other benefits[edit]

This project allows us to take advantage of some timely opportunities for cooperation with other groups to use funding for smaller events.

Measures of success[edit]

We will consider this project a success if we become better able to manage general operational expenses, and are able to develop and pursue strategies needed for our longer-term existence as an organization.

Numeric measures include membership details, participant counts at events and counts of GLAM-related files in Wikimedia Commons.