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This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2012-13. This is a grant to an organization.

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Basic information[edit]

Grant details[edit]

Official project name
WMIN Program Support for Jan-Feb-Mar 2013
Project start date
1 January 2013 (Retrospective)
Project completion date
31 March 2013
Please describe this project in 1 - 2 sentences
  1. Over the course of three months, we will conduct a series of outreach workshops, academies and support the Wikimedia India community initiated projects with Grant requests through the existing WMIN Grant processes.
  2. We will initiate and devise a effective measurement system pilot for outreach events.

Financial details[edit]

Currency requested
Amount requested
Equivalent amount in US$ on the date of this submission
US$ 4981
List the exchange rate used to calculate the amount listed in USD
INR 54 per US$ 1

Grantee details[edit]

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 full time or part-time staff or contractors?
If you answered YES, please indicate how many. You may use fractions or percentages for part-time staff if appropriate.
One part-time contractor as Executive Manager. Information on his role is available here

Contact information[edit]

Primary contact name
Karthik Nadar
Primary contact username or email
Primary contact title (position within the organization)
Project lead name
Sudhanwa Jogalekar
Project lead username or email
Project lead title

Goals and measures of success[edit]

Project goal[edit]

The goal of this project is to support and promote Wikimedia movement in India. This would be achieved by organising and supporting various projects related to Wikipedia and its sister projects in India. Apart from this, we would be initiating a pilot outreach effectiveness measurement program. It will devise ways to followup periodically with the attendees, assess their feedback and attempt to track their involvement in Wikimedia projects after the event.

Measures of success[edit]

We will organise or support a minimum of 2 events (wikiacademies, meetups, workshops, editathons) per month during the 3 month grant period. We will extend our support to all relevant outreach events initiated by the community to the fullest possible extent. By the end of the grant period, we would have a rudimentary effectiveness measurement model in place to assess future outreach events and track the post-event Wikimedia activities of attendees.

Project scope and activities[edit]

List of Activities executed and planned.[1]

January 2013[edit]

  • Wikipedia Day 2013, Kolkata[2][3]
  • Wikipedia Day 2013, Mumbai[4][5]
  • Wiki Anniversary celebrations, Bangalore[6]
  • ML Wikipedia 10th anniversary celebrations and workshop, TEC[7]
  • Photo Contest and Wiki Workshop at Springfest 2013, IIT Kharagpur[8]
  • Kanya Wizard 2013, Kanyakumari[9]
  • Wikipedia Workshop at Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai[10]
  • Somaiya College Workshop, Mumbai[11][12]
  • MediaWiki Workshop, BITS (Goa Campus)[13][14]

February 2013[edit]

  • Wikipedia Mumbai Meetup 21[15]
  • Wikimedia and Creative Commons Workshop, Pune[16]
  • Wikimedia and Creative Commons Workshop, Mumbai[17][18]
  • Wikimedia and Creative Commons Workshop, Delhi[19]
  • Wikimedia and Creative Commons Workshop, Bangalore[20][21]
  • IIMB Wikimedia Workshop, Bangalore[22]

March 2013[edit]

  • Gujarat Wikisource I anniversary[23]
  • Women's day edit-a-thon[24]
  • Wikipedia Women's Workshop, Bangalore.[25]
  • Chennai Wiki Meetup 5[26]
  • Wiki Academy, Shreenidhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad[27]
  • Wiki Academy, Gujarat Vidyapith[23]
  • Mumbai Wiki Meetup 22
  • Wiki Academy, National Law Institute University, Bhopal[28]
  • Sanskrit Wiktionary expansion drive, Samskrutha Bharati

Budget breakdown[edit]

S. No Description Nos Amount Total
1 Staff salary - Executive Manager Pay 3 months 42,000 INR 1,26,000 INR
2 Outreach Events[29] 10 10,000 INR 1,00,000 INR
3 Board meet travel expenses[30] 1 50,000 INR 50,000 INR
4 Wikimedia.in servers[31] 1 50,000 INR 50,000 INR
Total project budget
3,26,000 INR
Total amount requested
2,69,000 INR
Are there additional sources of revenue that will fund any part of this project? List them here.
  1. A small scale fund donation drive is expected to net about 5,000 INR.
  2. 20 new members are expected to join netting 2,000 INR
  3. Board meet travel expenses (50,000 INR) was avoided by making the dates and location of the board meet coincide with the training / induction of the new CIS-A2K team for which CIS paid for the travel expenses.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

We do not have any non-financial requirements.


Fit to strategy[edit]

The Wikimedia India Chapter has emerged as the nodal organisation for the Indian Wikimedia Community for organising outreach and community events. By initiating community driven events and providing continuous support for community grown projects we have made sure the tempo of Wikimedia in India has accelerated. Local communities are essential for the growth and development of Indic wikiprojects. By initiating a pilot project to measure outreach effectiveness, we are aiming to increase the reach of such events in the future.


  • This project will benefit all the Indic language projects by providing continuous support to local community projects and events.
  • The outreach effectiveness measurement effort will make headway in assessing and tailoring future outreach effects in India and in other countries.

The outreach effectiveness measurement effort if successful can be adopted and customised by other countries where frequent outreach events are organised.


  1. Not all the events already executed and planned have required the Chapter to spend funds. By being resourceful we have managed to eliminate or reduce costs in many of them.
  2. Event report in Wikimedia India mailing list
  3. Commons Category page for Kolkata meetup
  4. Event page in English wikipedia
  5. Commons category page for Event
  6. Event report in Wikimedia India wiki
  7. Grant application
  8. Commons category link
  9. Event Report in Tamil Wikipedia
  10. Event report in Wikimedia India wiki
  11. Event and report page in English Wikipedia
  12. Commons category for the event
  13. Quark 2013 Events Page
  14. Event report in Wikimedia.in
  15. Event page in English wikipedia
  16. Event schedule for Gnunify/CC Pune
  17. Event report in Wikimedia India Mailing list
  18. Commons category page for the event
  19. Delhi Event page in Wikimedia.in
  20. Event report in Wikimedia India mailing list
  21. Commons category page for Bangalore CC event
  22. Commons category page for IIMB event
  23. a b Announcement in Wikimedia India mailing list
  24. Project page
  25. Planning page for 9 March event
  26. Event planning page in En wiki
  27. Wikiacademy planning page
  28. Wikiacademy planning page
  29. About 54,000 INR has been spent / sanctioned for the events that have happened during Jan-Feb 2013
  30. Board meet Feb 23-25 at Bangalore
  31. Current servers were provided for free as a good will measure. But now the service provider has started asking for payment. So we are planning to shift to a Indian ISP.
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