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Movement Strategy Implementation Grant Report
Report Accepted

Please review the notes below before submitting your report.

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:


Please respond to the following questions below:

Where have you published your draft plan? Share the link to it here:

What Movement Strategy initiative is this draft plan supporting?

  • 25. Regional & Thematic Hubs

What activities have you completed to produce this draft plan? For Phase 1, we contracted with Cornelius Kibelka to engage in needs-finding research about the Wikimedia & Education community. As part of the project, Cornelius participated in the design of the Future of Wikimedia & Education track at the EduWiki Conference in Belgrade, Serbia, in May 2023. He also attended the conference and facilitated two sessions on the topic. To ensure more diversity of voices, he also conducted 32 individual interviews with Wikimedians involved in education. He summarized these findings in the report Hubs/Ongoing/Toward a theory of change for Wikimedia & Education (mid-2023), and presented his findings at Zoom-based Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting in July 2023. Members of Wiki Education and the Wikipedia & Education User Group also presented on the Phase 1 research outcomes at Wikimania 2023.

For Phase 2, we worked collaboratively with the Wikipedia & Education User Group and the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Team to develop an appropriately-scoped Theory of Change document. We contracted with a researcher, Rocío Aravena, and a facilitator, Bukola James, who carried out the Phase 2 research. Bukola conducted focus groups with 19 participants and Rocío's literature review involved 67 selected publications. Through these methods, the two created a draft Theory of Changed. Based on input from Wikipedia & Education User Group board members, Wiki Education Foundation staff, and Wikimedia Foundation Education staff, Rocío and Bukola revised the report, which they then published on Meta: Hubs/Ongoing/Education Theory of Change (February 2024). They shared their findings at a Zoom-based Wikipedia & Education User Group EduWiki Knowledge Showcase in February 2024.

In which community channels have you announced your draft plan?

  • Education listserv
  • Wikipedia & Education User Group pages on Meta
  • Wikipedia & Education User Group members email list
  • Wikipedia & Education Facebook group
  • EduWiki Knowledge Showcase Zoom meeting
  • Wikipedia & Education User Group Open Meeting
  • EduWiki Conference attendees email list
  • On Hubs/Ongoing page
  • Presentation about Phase 1 during Wikimania 2023


Grant funds spent[edit]

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Description Budget Actual
Education Hub Researcher (design of interview protocol, conducting interviews, facilitating sessions at EduWiki Conference, analysis, synthesis, report writing, and project administration) $10,450 $10,450
Travel and accommodation for EduWiki Conference for Education Hub Researcher $3,000 $2,345
Software licenses (Zoom, Otter.ai) $100 $91
Wiki Education staff support of phase 1 (5% of total) $673 $673
Administrative costs (10% of subtotal) $1,345 $1,345
Subtotal, Phase 1 $15,568 $14,904
Additional researcher ($4,500/month for 6 months) $27,000 $28,006
Wiki Education staff support of phase 2 (5% of total) $1,350 $1,350
Software licenses (Zoom, Otter.ai) $0 $316
Administrative costs (10% of subtotal) $2,835 $2,835
Subtotal, Phase 2 $31,185 $32,507
Total, Phase 1 & 2 $46,753 $47,411

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

No, in fact, we overspent a bit. In particular, we ended up paying more money in fees to Upwork to process payments to our Phase 2 contractors than expected. We also had failed to budget for software in Phase 2. We were slightly underspent in Phase 1, which enabled us to apply that money toward some of these costs. The rests were absorbed by Wiki Education's general operating budget.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

We'd like to express our appreciation to all members of the Wikimedia & Education community who participated in this research project.