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Grants:PEG/WM US-NYC/Kick start supplement

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Read the report of how this grant was used at Grants:WM US-NYC/Kick start/Report, where it was combined with Grants:WM US-NYC/Kick start. This grant does not have its own report. Kick start and Kick start supplement are grants which have combined reports at Grants:WM US-NYC/Kick start/Report

This submission to the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2010-11. This is a grant to an group, organization, or individual.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia New York City
Grant contact name
Richard Knipel
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Richard Knipel
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Full project name
Wikimedia New York City: Kick start supplement
Amount requested (in USD)
Provisional target start date
June 1, 2010
Provisional completion date
June 1, 2011

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • $500—Government and banking fees, nonprofit status and development fees
  • $500—Smaller events and projects: Materials and space rentals that may be needed for Wikipedia Takes Manhattan-like photo scavenger hunts, Wikipedia at the Library sessions, or other smaller events, funding for projects initiated by interns (eg digital tapes for video project)
  • $500—Online and printed infrastructure: online donation system, membership system, possible domain/hosting fees, printed instructional and promotional materials

Project scope[edit]

Wikimedia NYC would like to expand its capacity for working in the real world and interacting with local institutions, securing our IRS nonprofit status, and maturing as a membership organization.

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.

This forms a supplement to our previous request Grants:WM US-NYC/Kick start.

Non-financial requirements[edit]

The sharing of relevant Wikimedia Foundation nonprofit management experience, as well as learning whatever is needed to integrate our online infrastructure with other Wikimedia efforts.

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 like Wikipedia at the Library.

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.

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