Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Knowledge Equity-Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects

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statusFunded
Knowledge Equity: Supporting equity on Wikimedia projects
start date2022-07-012022-07-01T00:00:00Z
end date2023-06-302023-06-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)2089973 NOK
budget (USD)239925 USD
amount recommended (USD)239925
grant typeWikimedia Affiliate (chapter, thematic org., or user group)
funding regionNWE
decision fiscal year2021-22
funding program roundRound 2
applicant and people related to proposalJon Harald Søby (WMNO)

Mali Brødreskift (WMNO)

Astrid Carlsen (WMNO)
organization (if applicable)Wikimedia Norge

Midpoint Learning Report 

Final Learning Report

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Applicant details[edit]

Wikimedia username(s):

Jon Harald Søby (WMNO)

Mali Brødreskift (WMNO) Astrid Carlsen (WMNO)

Organization:

Wikimedia Norge

G. Have you received grants from the Wikimedia Foundation before?

Applied previously and did receive a grant

H. Have you received grants from any non-wiki organization before?

Yes

H.1 Which organization(s) did you receive grants from?

  • Fritt Ord Foundation
  • The Sámi Parliament of Norway
  • NUUG Foundation
  • Arts Council Norway
  • Research Council Norway
  • UNESCO Norway

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?

No

M1. Fiscal organization name.

N/A

Additional information[edit]

R. Where will this proposal be implemented?

Norway

S. Please indicate whether your work will be focused on one country (local), more than one or several countries in your region (regional) or has a cross-regional (global) scope:

Local

S1. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

T. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has. (optional)

https://www.wikimedia.no/

https://no.wikimedia.org/ https://instagram.com/WikimediaNorge https://facebook.com/WikimediaNorge https://twitter.com/WikimediaNorge

M. Do you have a fiscal sponsor?

No

M1. Fiscal organization name.

N/A

Proposal[edit]

1. What is the overall vision of your organization and how does this proposal contribute to this? How does this proposal connect to past work and learning?

Wikimedia Norge's vision, according to our 2018–2022 strategy, is that Wikimedia Norge will be a visible advocate for knowledge sharing and open access to information. Wikimedia Norge will be the leading Norwegian organization for people who support Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategi_2018–2022/en

This proposal will contribute to the vision of knowledge sharing by focusing on diversity among contributors and knowledge equity on the Wikimedia projects. For the last few years, we have worked systematically on activities aimed at reducing knowledge gaps and increasing the diversity of contributors to the Wikimedia projects in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk and Northern Sámi. While we continue this work in Norway, we also want to scale it up on an international level.

For this application we will divide our work into two national and one international track; however, the learnings and information flows freely between those tracks.

In Norway we have one track aimed at the community of contributors and one towards institutional partners. We will continue supporting and strengthening the enthusiastic community of volunteers, readers and contributors that the Wikimedia projects have. We have several support programs targeted towards contributors, and our vision is to keep being a relevant and important organization for new and experienced contributors.

We have an advantageous synergy between our work with knowledge gaps and the general attitudes in the society. Gender issues and the rights of indigenous and LGBTQ+ people are supported on a government level and by various structures in society, such as national GLAM and educational institutions, NGOs, the arts and by a large part of the public press. Our partners experience that they benefit from working with us in order to achieve their own goals in knowledge equity, and that is a position we intend to keep.

On the international level, we are catalyzing the development of the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub. While the definition of what a Wikimedia hub is is still underway, volunteers and staff across the Wikimedia movement have expressed a need for a gathering point for contributors to small and new language versions of Wikimedia projects. This is seen on the Language Diversity meta page, the Language Diversity telegram channel, feedback after the Arctic Knot conference. More documentation is also presented on the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub meta page. Links to relevant sites are provided in the one-page contextual note. The Language Diversity Hub will make it easier for people from small, underrepresented and indigenous languages to contribute to Wikimedia projects. Making the Wikimedia projects available in more languages is a direct prerequisite for knowledge equity within the movement. Our experience from working with the Sámi languages has shown us that many challenges are common across languages, and by working together on an international level we make a bigger impact on increasing knowledge equity.

Organized volunteering has a long standing tradition in Norway, and this has been important during the last years when we have been building strong governance in our organization. This experience, together with our privilege of operating in a country with stable government, good technical infrastructure and well organized institutions puts us in a position to give back to the international Wikimedia community. Our experience with the Sámi languages and cultures as well as with other knowledge gaps give us the experience needed to be a catalyst for the Language Diversity Hub. Our long term vision is to see the hub as an independent unit governed by a global team, and we are committed to building it stone by stone until it is ready.

2. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important?

Wikimedia Norge is working to support the local Wikimedia community in general and for increased knowledge equity on the Wikimedia projects nationally and internationally. We will describe the challenge we wish to solve within the three tracks separately.

Track one: Supporting the local community of Wikimedians and Wikipedians[edit]

The community of national contributors expects WMNO to actively be a problem solver, be it for technical challenges, practical tasks or other general support activities that they might need. It is important to keep all of these activities up and running. The General Assembly 2022 voted to double the numbers of members during the next year. It was also agreed that this work should be done by board members and volunteers, with support from Wikimedia Norge staff.

The last funding period we spent a lot of our attention on the Wikimedia Arctic Knot Language Conference, which was a big international event. What we learned from working with community members on an int level will be useful to further explore how we work with our local communities. We are very excited to see the engagement expressed by the community now. After two years of COVID-19 restrictions, it is a request from them to to start engaging more in physical meetings and local activities.

In this funding period we want to find out what activities are more popular in the community, and which activities that have more effect to increase the number of members. This can be measured in participants and number of members, but also in asking for feedback from participants.

Track two: Knowledge Equity in Norway[edit]

For the last few years we have built our experience in working with knowledge equity. We will keep improving on that work. We are now focusing on three knowledge gaps:

  • The gender gap
  • The knowledge gap on LGBT+ history and culture
  • The language and indigenous gap

The change we want to see in this work is strengthening the partnerships we have, and using social media and our blog to tell the story together with our partners of why we are involved in these partnerships and what we achieve. During the last years, we have been very good at building trust with large and important institutional partners in Norway, especially in the GLAM sector, while working with them to reach common goals of increasing the available information on these knowledge gaps.

It is motivating to see that the contributor community has responded well to our work on knowledge gaps, for example with record-breaking numbers for the annual Women in Red editing contest.

We are not planning to expand to more partners or new big projects this funding period. Focusing on communicating our work will feed back to the first track of work. We want to make more people aware of our effort for the knowledge gaps, and we think a good way to do that is doing more information work through blogs and social media.

Track Three: Knowledge Equity internationally[edit]

The biggest change we are making for this funding period is in our international work. We have seen a need for a global network to support contributions to smaller-language Wikimedia projects for a long time, and because of this we are working to help establish a Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub. There are many challenges for contributors to new languages, including a lack of systematized support and technical challenges with contributing to the Wikimedia Incubator.

In this work, we bring our national experience working with the Sámi languages to supporting indigenous and small-language communities across the globe. We are also an observer to the Global Task Force working on the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022–2032. Please see the Meta hub pages (m:WLDH) for more info about the hub, and the hub's MSIG applications for more details on specific projects that are outside the scope of this application.

3. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

As mentioned above, our work is organized into three tracks, and we will here describe the main approaches within each of those tracks.

Track one: Supporting the local community of Wikimedians and Wikipedians[edit]

To be the leading Norwegian organization for people who support Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects, it is important for us to follow the lead of the community. We have formal channels that can be used for making changes in our priorities and our strategies, such as the General Assembly and via the board of trustees. We are also present at the Village Pump equivalent, in relevant Telegram groups and other informal communication channels. Our experience is that contributors in Norway appreciate good governance, and clearly defined roles.

For this track we will stick to the general approach we have had and that has worked well the last few years. In addition, the community has voiced a wish to focus on increasing the number of members. This challenge will be approached in a collaboration between volunteers, the board and staff.

Track two: Knowledge Equity in Norway[edit]

Diversity and knowledge equity are important parts of the strategy for many Norwegian institutions, and we benefit from piggy-backing on already existing structures, such as the Norwegian Queer culture year 2022, gender balance initiatives and initiatives for indigenous people. There are many advantages with this approach, but the most important is that it costs us less resources to reach a bigger audience.

Through strategic partnerships with organizational institutions we achieve two things: We show the institutions how a collaboration with us can benefit their work. We also get access to collections or red link lists of topics and biographies that are missing on-wiki. This is a strategy that has worked well for us during years, and large amounts of content has been made available under free license due to these partnerships. This coming year our intention is to further strengthen existing relations, and continue the projects that are rolling.

Track Three: Knowledge Equity Internationally[edit]

Finally, our international engagement in the Language Diversity Hub is a strategic part of our work on the language and indigenous gap. Our approach in this work is taking the role of a catalyst for the hub, building on structures that already exist. Many things are not yet decided with regards to hubs, but we have received a Movement Strategy Implementation Grant for exploring the hub further. This grant supports a defined project activity, and will be distributed among all participants. In preparation for this grant application we have used our own resources from the previous APG-grant, as the work is well aligned to our strategy. We wish to continue the practice of mixing project grants and Community Fund grants until the Hub becomes a more independent entity. It is important for us to be clear on the point that The Language Diversity Hub is not a part of WMNO.

4. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

== Track one: Supporting the local community of Wikimedians and Wikipedians ==

In our local community support work, we have well-established programs for dispersing access to closed sources, press accreditation, travel grants and general-purpose microgrants, as well as organizing online meet-ups and workshops for volunteers. The Norwegian Wikipedia communities have expressed a wish for more in-person wiki meet-ups after COVID, so we will also try to facilitate that from our end too – both by hosting meet-ups ourselves, and supporting community members who wish to host meet-ups on their own initiative. In addition to local meet-ups, we will also continue to host workshops/training sessions for experienced Wikimedians to expand their skills and toolsets. We will also look into creating (or funding the creation of) Wikipedia editing training videos in Norwegian, which is something that has been requested in the community for some time. We will also establish a more organized system for lending equipment that WMNO owns. We already own some equipment (like cameras, microphones, computers) that can be borrowed free from charge by community members, but it's not easily discoverable, so that's something we plan on fixing.

Track two: Knowledge Equity in Norway[edit]

As for our work with knowledge equity in Norway, we will maintain and further develop the existing partnerships we have with several institutions; we will go into more detail about these partnerships in point 14.1 further down, but some examples include:

  • Our Women in Red program in collaboration with Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet). Every year, a group of students from OsloMet's library and information technology studies learn to edit Wikipedia and search the digital archives of the National Library of Norway. They write biographies on women, based on lists curated by GLAM partners, such as the National Library of Norway and National Museum.
  • Our collaboration with the Norwegian Archive for Queer History, especially during 2022, which is the national "queer culture year" in Norway, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the abolishing of the law against sex between men.
  • An ongoing collaboration with the National Archives of Norway and the Sámi Archive to bring Sámi archival material to the Wikimedia projects (primarily Wikimedia Commons).

Track Three: Knowledge Equity Internationally[edit]

For the Language Diversity Hub work, the main activities we will do in 2022 are covered in a separate MSIG grant proposal: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Project/Rapid/WMNO/Language_Diversity_Hub , which was accepted in March 2022 and will run from May till November/December 2022. However, that grant only covers that project; on top of that, we will continue to hold meetings with the Language Diversity Hub steering committee, do more general outreach to the wider Wikimedia language diversity community, and attend relevant conferences and events both within the Wikimedia movement and outside.

Communication and information work[edit]

For all our tracks of work, we aim to have an increased focus on information work. We use newsletters, our own blog, the Diff blog, YouTube-videos and social media to talk about our projects, our partners and news related to our work The goal is to engage and create awareness among existing and potential contributors, make our partnerships visible and our work known to a wider audience.

5. Do you want to apply for multi-year funding?      

No

5.1 If yes, provide a brief overview of Year 2 and Year 3 of the proposed plan and how this relates to the current proposal and your strategic plan?

N/A

6. Please include a timeline (operational calendar) for your proposal.

7. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Wikimedia Norge has a core team of three employees; an Executive Director and two project managers. During this funding period, the Executive Director will be on an 11 month leave, and at the time of writing we are looking to hire a replacement for that period. In case the replacement comes in late, we have a contingency plan in place, where some financial services will be bought, and other responsibilities will be divided between the project managers, as well as some board members taking a more hands-on role for a time.

The project managers are both involved in the main projects that are planned for this period. They both have a knowledge overlap and can take over each other's responsibilities for a time if needed.

In addition to the employees, we have a base of freelancers who have worked with us in the past, and are a mix of former interns and volunteer Wikimedians who can take on special projects if needed – this mostly happens when we get national funding for a project.

There is also the board of directors who hold the ultimate oversight of the organization, and have a varied skillset that we can draw on. We also enjoy a good relationship with our local communities, and have no problems getting help from volunteer Wikimedians if we ask.

8. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Content Gender gap, Language, Sexual Orientation

8.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Most of our partnerships have knowledge equity as the foremost goal, and a big part of that is addressing content gaps in the local Wikipedias. This is done via editing contests targetting underrepresented content (such as women in history, LGBT topics or indigenous topics), but also via mass uploads from partner institutions to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata.

9. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM , Diversity

10. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Please note, we had previously asked about inclusion and diversity in terms of CONTENTS, in this question we are asking about the diversity of PARTICIPANTS. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Sexual Orientation, Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background, Linguistic / Language

11. What are your strategies for engaging participants, particularly those that currently are non-Wikimedia?

Engaging non-Wikimedia participants is an important strategic part of our work towards knowledge equity. Earlier we have reached out to underrepresented communities to try to engage them in joining courses and events with the goal of becoming active participants. This has proven to be quite inefficient, so in the later years we have focused on reaching underrepresented content through collaborations with institutions that have more or less the same goals as we do.

That has proven to be more efficient in increasing content about underrepresented groups on the Wikimedia projects. We use this work as a way to build trust and credibility towards the potential contributors from the underrepresented groups.

We have established a check-list to help us evaluate the partnerships we do, both before starting a partnership and during the work. This is a good tool to make good decisions before entering new partnerships, and to change direction in active partnerships if they cost more than they give.

For 4 years in a row we have had a collaboration with the Bachelor program of Library and information science at the Oslo Metropolitan University. Every year, we receive a group of students that work with a list of red links. We train them in editing, and organize courses for them with the National Library of Norway and the National Archives of Norway. At the end of the program we receive feedback from the students. They generally respond positively to continue contributing, and some students are interested in joining projects later on. We look at this in a long term perspective building capacity among librarians for the future, while also creating a network of freelancers that we might use for projects in the future.

For the larger institutions, such as the National Library, the National Archives and the National Museum we look for common goals. Currently one or all of the three groups women, Sámi/indigenous people and LHBTQ+/queer people are considered underrepresented groups that needs more attention. Our strategy towards these organizations is to slowly build trust.

The specialized archives like the Norwegian Archive for Queer History and the Sámi Archive are in general smaller and easier to collaborate with than the larger ones. Our collaboration is focused on uploading material under free license, and organizing events to create visibility for our work.

12. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants and promoting the UCOC and Friendly Space Policy, and/or equivalent local policies and processes?

On the language versions of Wikipedia that we are working on, we generally see a good tone in the discussions. There is a positive attitude towards new contributors, and a wish in the community to grow. WMNO has a Friendly Space Policy, and we follow the Wikimedia Universal Code of Conduct at all our events.

When we onboard new contributors through courses we always notify the community in advance on the Village-pump equivalent in Norwegian Nynorsk and Norwegian Bokmål. We inform about how many participants, the length of the course and what topics/lists they will be working on. We also encourage the community to be extra patient with all newcomers. We also inform the students about the UCoC and Friendly Space policy, and invite them to report in case they see or experience something they consider a violation.

Before meetings and events we always remind participants of the UCoC, and the friendly space policy.

Link to our friendly space policy: https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/Retningslinjer_for_inkluderende_m%C3%B8ter/en

13. Do you have plans to work with Wikimedia communities, groups, or affiliates in your country, or in other countries, to implement this proposal?

Yes

13.1 If yes, please tell us about these connections online and offline and how you have let Wikimedia communities know about this proposal.

For our regular chapter activities, we will be working with the Wikimedia communities present in Norway – primarily the Norwegian and Sámi Wikipedia editions. We also include the smaller sister projects like Wiktionary and Wikisource when relevant, as well as Norwegian contributors to Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. There are no other local Wikimedia affiliates active in Norway.

With regards to the international Language Diversity Hub work, that is reliant on partnering with relevant affiliates and communities from all across the world. We use the Meta page and the relevant Telegram channels to communicate.

The Wikimedia community can bring up topics to discuss at the general assembly. The statues say that at least 5 members of WMNO need to sign it, for it to be included in the agenda. This is the most formal way the community can influence the work of WMNO. This proposal has been discussed within the board and during the General Assembly held in Bergen, Norway on March 26.

14. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedian partners to implement this proposal?

Yes

14.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

We have several ongoing partnerships that we are looking to continue building on for this proposal; the most prominent examples are the partnerships with the National Library of Norway, the National Archives of Norway, the Sámi Archives, the Norwegian Archive for Queer History, Oslo Metropolitan University, and the University of Tromsø.

These partnerships usually take the form of in-kind support and co-funding for projects with the aim of adding the institutions' content to Wikimedia projects, either directly via e.g. batch image or data uploads, or indirectly by encouraging and facilitating the use of the institutions' existing online resources as sources, inspirations and background material for Wikipedia articles.

Our partners usually find the partnership worthwhile because they feel like they get something in return, either exposure (via their material/sources being used more widely on-wiki), or by our work prompting them to work on fields/collections that they haven't chosen to prioritize before. We have also got feedback that our work is useful to partner institutions because we connect institutions that might not otherwise normally work together in the same projects.

We are lucky that many institutions in Norway share Wikimedia's goals of knowledge equity and making knowledge freely available. This goes a long way in securing support and funding for projects. We regularly apply for national grants in collaboration with partners, and have found that those grants are much more likely to be approved if we are doing them specifically as collaborations instead of doing them as "solo" projects with WMNO as the sole grantee.

15. How do you hope to sustain or expand the work carried out in this proposal after the grant?

For this funding period, we are planning to sustain and slightly increase the community-facing activities and support from the current level. We will also sustain partnership activities at the current level – we feel we are at capacity when it comes to the number of and scale of partnerships, and taking on new institutional partners would entail downscaling or ending existing partnerships.

Our ambition is to further scale up our international efforts with the Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub, building on the work we do with this application and through the already-granted Movement Strategy Implementation Grant as well as any additional grants we may apply for.

We will continue to scale up our communication and information work, as a ways to prepare for building more and stronger partnerships nationally and internationally in the future. After our upcoming strategy revision in 2022, we aim to apply for multi-year funding from the next funding period.

16. What kind of risks do you anticipate and how would you mitigate these. This can include factors such as external/contextual issues that may affect implementation, as well as internal issues, such as governance/leadership changes.

One of our main risks for this period is that we are a small team, with only three employees, which leaves us vulnerable in case someone leaves or falls ill. This means that there isn't as much skill redundancy as desirable, but this is mitigated to a certain degree by the freelancers we are in touch with, who could take up certain tasks that the staff currently does if it should be necessary, as well as by documenting guidelines and routines for various recurring tasks.

Another risk is our financial dependence on the Wikimedia Foundation and this very process as our main source of funding – it would of course be better to have multiple sources of funding, and we are improving in that aspect; Over 30 % of our current income from non-APG sources, which is a result of our long-term efforts to diversify our revenues. This is a continuing effort, and will be part of discussions within Wikimedia Norge when we start the process of revising our strategy in June 2022.

17. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of three options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Ensure Equity in Decision-making, Identify Topics for Impact

18. Please state if your organization or group has a Strategic Plan that can help us further understand your proposal. You can also upload it here.  

Yes
https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategi_2018%E2%80%932022/en

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

19. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

We want to find out how our sámi work can be scaled up and transferred to an international level. Through our research project with the Wikimedia Language hub we will gain a lot of data and insight. How can we make sure the data and the analysis benefit the small language communities we are intending to support? How to evaluate?

We wish to do more communication work this coming year, and it will be interesting to look back on the year, and see if it is possible to separate some communication methods or approaches that fit our audience better, to be able to target our efforts better in the future.

What kind of support and activities do the community of Norwegian contributors appreciate more? We have established some regular support systems, such as the Wikigrant and the Wikilibrary, that are now routine for Norwegian Wikipedians. Post Covid, people are expressing the wish to meet again, and we need to explore how we can support physical meetings in a way that both old a new members show up. This can be measured quantitatively by the number of participants, and qualitatively by evaluating how they have perceived the event or the activity.

The community has decided on gaining more members, and we will through our work explore how to go about to achieve that. We believe it is a great potential out there, and so we will need to evaluate the actions that are done in relation to the number of members that sign up. To get a more qualitative understanding of our work, we can ask each new member about what made them sign up.

20. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following space provided.

Main Metrics Description Target
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors We intend to consistently send out standardized surveys to event and course participants on what their experience was like, asking about their motivations to join the event, and how much they got out of it – and how they plan to use what they've learned. Our target is to send out surveys to all participants of such events. N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees With this metric we want to find out how many language versions of Wikimedia projects we work with through our international and national work. We will only focus on language diversity for this metric, as other diversity markers (such as gender or orientation) are more sensitive to measure. This metric will be very interesting to follow up for the future, to monitor the global reach of the Language Diversity Hub. Our target is to involve speakers of at least 20 different languages in this work. 20
Number of new WMNO members It was decided during the general assembly 2022 that we should focus more on getting new members to the organization, in order to have a more solid membership base to draw input and talent from. The board will put together a commitee that will focus on this, with staff support. 70
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A

Here are some additional metrics that you can use if they are relevant to your work. Please note that this is just an optional list, mostly of quantitative metrics. They may complement the qualitative metrics you have defined in the previous boxes.

Additional Metrics Description Target
Number of editors that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of organizers that continue to participate/retained after activities N/A N/A
Number of strategic partnerships that contribute to longer term growth, diversity and sustainability Like we said above, we are planning to sustain the existing major partnerships we have nationally, but also to expand internationally with the Language Diversity Hub work. The target of 10 reflects the number of partners we expect to work closely with for various projects, but it may turn out that this number is too low. 10
Feedback from participants on effective strategies for attracting and retaining contributors (Used as a main metric) N/A
Diversity of participants brought in by grantees (Used as a main metric) N/A
Number of people reached through social media publications This number includes readers of blog posts, views on Facebook posts, YouTube video views, Instagram likes and Twitter interactions. 12000
Number of activities developed N/A N/A
Number of volunteer hours N/A N/A

21. Additional core quantitative metrics. These core metrics will not tell the whole story about your work, but they are important for measuring some Movement-wide changes. Please try to include these core metrics if they are relevant to your work. If they are not, please use the space provided to explain why they are not relevant or why you can not capture this data. Your explanation will help us review our core metrics and make sure we are using the best ones for the movement as a whole.

Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants N/A 1000
Number of editors N/A 250
Number of organizers N/A 20
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia N/A 7000
Wikimedia Commons N/A 5000
Wikidata N/A 7000
N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A

21.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

N/A

22. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected?

For upload activities to Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata, we will keep track using various edit counters (that can be tuned by date) and/or categories (Commons). For contributions by students in the OsloMet program, we will use the dashboards, and for contributions that come via contests we organize on the Norwegian and Sámi Wikipedias, we will use the UKBot tool made by one of our community members.

Financial Proposal[edit]

23. & 23.1 What is the amount you are requesting from WMF? Please provide this amount in your local currency. If you are thinking about a multi-year fund, please provide the amount for the first year.

2089973 NOK

23.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

239925 USD

23.3 Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

https://no.wikimedia.org/wiki/%C3%85rsplan_2022%E2%80%932023/Budsjett

23.4 Please include any additional observations or comments you would like to include about your budget.

N/A

Please use this optional space to upload any documents that you feel are important for further understanding your proposal.

Other public document(s):

Final Message[edit]

By submitting your proposal/funding request you agree that you are in agreement with the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and the Universal Code of Conduct.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.

Yes

Feedback[edit]