Grants:Project/Rapid/San Diego Wikimedians User Group/Mid 2019

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San Diego Wikimedians User Group/Mid 2019
To fund items to be used at multiple events organized by San Diego Wikimedians User Group in the Southern California area. These will include, but are not limited to, a edit-a-thon in Mission Valley, a edit-a-thon & networking event near San Diego Comic-Con 2019, as well as a wiknic. This will hopefully included further interaction with museums and organizations in, and near, Balboa Park.
start date1 June
start year2019
end date31 October
end year2019
budget (local currency)United States Dollar
budget (USD)1,980
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusN/A
contact(s)• LipumanoUdan@gmail.comDrMel
organization (if applicable)• San Diego Wikimedians User Group
website (if applicable)San Diego Wikimedians User Group
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Project Goals[edit]

  1. Engage with community members
  2. Recruit new volunteers
  3. Increase skills for existing volunteers
  4. Add or improve content
  5. Develop community partnerships

Project Plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

  1. What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?
    Over the course of several meetings and events, we hope to strengthen the local volunteer base of the user group, and increase that volunteer base. These volunteers will hopefully increase, and or improve, the quantity and quality of content which falls within the scope of the user group, and areas around it.
  2. If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
    Face to face meetings (38 since February 2016) have increased participation of the current volunteer base, and facilitated online and offline collaboration.
  3. How will you let participants know about the meeting?
    Utilizing on Wikipedia messaging, and off Wikipedia media such as Meetup.com and Facebook.com
  4. How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
    Online communications, and invites to future events (which are held nearly monthly).
  5. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
    In the past, we have had nearly monthly meetings and events, and have largely been self funding. The last time the area received a grant was in 2016. The grant that funded WikiConference North America 2016, was to a outside organization.

Impact[edit]

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  1. Continued sustaining the current volunteer base (who actively engage with the user group): 6
  2. Growth of the local volunteer base: 24, who have never participated in, or rarely participated in, a Wikimedia project
  3. Content created, or improved (to include, but not limited to, articles on Wikipedia (whether it be on English, Simple English, Spanish, etc.), media on Wikimedia Commons, content on WikiData, etc.): 100

Budget[edit]

  • $1,980
    • $180 - Meetup.com yearly expense
    • $350 - Signage
    • $350 - Printed materials (brochures, flyers, cards, etc.)
    • $300 - Food ($100/event)
    • $300 - Volunteer appreciation (keepsake swag, awards, gift cards)
    • $150 - Office supplies (name tags, note pads, writing materials, etc.)
    • $150 - Organizer travel (reimburse travel for Wikimedians attending an event explicitly to help facilitate and mentor participants)
    • $200 - Miscellaneous costs (funds to cover unforeseen and miscellaneous costs)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Support As a small UG finding its way to establishing a larger volunteer base, this grant will help fuel the efforts of the current core group. Vahidmasrour (talk) 03:10, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support This group has been hosting meetups regularly since 2016. They have had stability in their participant base. They have representation in the monthly North American WALRUS meeting. They already have relationships with institutional partners including universities, conferences, STEM institutes, cultural partners, and community based organizations. I see the San Diego wiki group as being more developed, experienced, and organized than many other organizations are when they come to the point of requesting Wikimedia sponsorship for events. This funding request seems timely and safe to support. Blue Rasberry (talk) 10:30, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support This project will encourage more editors and volunteers through the various activities stated above. --Filipinayzd (talk) 19:12, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support San Diego has incredible potential for being able to support the future of open knowledge, especially by supporting the people and projects that make progress possible. We could be hosting inclusive family-friendly activities and events year-round for locals and visitors from any part of the world. Visiting Wikimedians welcome any time! Please message me for more info. DrMel (talk) 21:38, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • This is an energetic, motivated, sharing, mentoring, productive, and knowledgeable collective of Wiki minds. I attended meetings with them and am very impressed. I plan to attend many many more future meet-ups and Edit-a-Thons, WikNic picnics etc. This Grant money would go very far and be conservatively and intelligently spent (eg standee sign with User Group name, professional looking wall signs, food for get togethers, supplies, buttons, bumper stickers, business cards and/or postcards, make tags, permanent markers, etc) Thank you very much for considering us! Vid2vid (talk) 04:42, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I am happy to endorse this project because the San Diego Usergroup has a lot of potentials. I also believe that the location of the usergroup is strategic in building new communities so I look forward to more activities from the usergroup. Kayusyussuf (talk) 21:12, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

  • Support As a small UG finding its way to establishing a larger volunteer base, this grant will help fuel the efforts of the current core group. Vahidmasrour (talk) 03:10, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support This group has been hosting meetups regularly since 2016. They have had stability in their participant base. They have representation in the monthly North American WALRUS meeting. They already have relationships with institutional partners including universities, conferences, STEM institutes, cultural partners, and community based organizations. I see the San Diego wiki group as being more developed, experienced, and organized than many other organizations are when they come to the point of requesting Wikimedia sponsorship for events. This funding request seems timely and safe to support. Blue Rasberry (talk) 10:30, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support This project will encourage more editors and volunteers through the various activities stated above. --Filipinayzd (talk) 19:12, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Support San Diego has incredible potential for being able to support the future of open knowledge, especially by supporting the people and projects that make progress possible. We could be hosting inclusive family-friendly activities and events year-round for locals and visitors from any part of the world. Visiting Wikimedians welcome any time! Please message me for more info. DrMel (talk) 21:38, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SupportThis is an energetic, motivated, sharing, mentoring, productive, and knowledgeable collective of Wiki minds. I attended meetings with them and am very impressed. I plan to attend many many more future meet-ups and Edit-a-Thons, WikNic picnics etc. This Grant money would go very far and be conservatively and intelligently spent (eg standee sign with User Group name, professional looking wall signs, food for get togethers, supplies, buttons, bumper stickers, business cards and/or postcards, make tags, permanent markers, etc) Thank you very much for considering us! Vid2vid (talk) 04:42, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  • I am happy to endorse this project because the San Diego Usergroup has a lot of potentials. I also believe that the location of the usergroup is strategic in building new communities so I look forward to more activities from the usergroup. Kayusyussuf (talk) 21:12, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
  1. Support – highly motivated group of volunteers. Also helping out with the proposed WikiBlind Wikimedians User Group, which has quite a lot of potential. Graham87 (talk) 04:26, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

Participants[edit]

  • Volunteer Current active member Vid2vid (talk) 20:24, 5 September 2019 (UTC)