Please see the sample Editathon/Training application before drafting your application.
Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.
- Recruit new editors
- Increase skills for existing editors
- Add or improve content
Tell us how you'll carry out your project. Be sure to answer the following questions:
1. Are you doing one editathon or training or a series of editathons or trainings?
- We are hosting one editathon, which will include a training based on Art+Feminism's training materials.
2. How will you let your community know about the event? Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions.
The editathon is registered on the Wikipedia Outreach Dashboard: [INCLUDE LINK TO DASHBOARD HERE] and Art+Feminism. [MAKE SURE BOTH OF THESE LINKS ARE ACTIVE] We have also made a Facebook event: [INCLUDE LINK TO FACEBOOK EVENT HERE]
INCLUDE ANY OTHER LINKS TO LOCAL NEWS SOURCES, LISTSERVS, ETC. DESCRIBE ANY OTHER OUTREACH YOU HAVE DONE, e.g.: "We have publicized the event to all University students, faculty, and staff via the University's email announcement bulletin. We will publicize it several more times using this system before the editathon. In addition, the event is on the Library's event calendar as well as the University's. At this time, we have four professors who are requiring their students to participate in the editathon. We will be posting flyers at two local public libraries and sharing the flyer with several other colleges and universities within driving distance."
3. Do you have experienced Wikimedia editors to lead the event?
- Yes, we will have X [INCLUDE USERNAMES IF POSSIBLE] experienced Wikipedians present.
4. Do participants have the equipment or skills needed to participate and contribute high quality content? If not, how will you support them?
- DESCRIBE TECH SET-UP, e.g. "eG. We have more than 30 desktop computers and 10 laptops reserved for participants. We also have excellent WI-FI available in the Library building, where the event will take place. Plus, we have millions of books and electronic resources that participants can use as they prepare their articles."
5. How will you engage participants after the event(s)?
- DESCRIBE FOLLOW-UP PROCESS, e.g.: "We will thank participants on their Talk pages after the event and invite them to continue editing. We will also run a survey to learn what went well, what could be improved, and gauge interest in future editathons."
6. Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
How will you know if the project is successful and you've met your goals? Please include the following targets:
- DON'T OVERTHINK THIS PART, ADD SOME GUESSES AS TO YOUR OUTPUT, e.g.
- Number of events: 1
- Number of participants: 30
- Number of new editors: 20
- Number of of articles created or improved: 50
What resources do you have? Include information on who is organizing the project, what they will do, and if you will receive support from anywhere else (in-kind donations or additional funding).
- DESCRIBE WIKI AND OTHER SUPPORT, e.g.: "We have 2 experienced Wikipedians who will organize the event and provide training and one-on-one support. Library staff will be available to help coordinate resources. The venue, technology, and WI-FI are provided free of charge."
What resources do you need? For your funding request, list bullet points for each expense and include a total amount.
- DETAIL YOUR NEEDS UP TO $2,000. BUDGET $5-10 PER HEAD FOR FOOD, DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THE EVENT IS (3 HOURS VS 7 HOURS) AND WHETHER YOU NEED TO PROVIDE A PROPER LUNCH. GET ACTUAL ESTIMATE FOR CHILDCARE FROM A SERVICE PROVIDER, AS COST MAY BE LOWER/HIGHER IN YOUR LOCATION. IF OUTSIDE USA, PROVIDE COST IN LOCAL CURRENCY AND USD.
- Food and drink (at $7 person)= $210
- Childcare = 4 hrs x $20 x 1 caregiver = $80
- Supplies (name tags, printing costs, etc.) = $50
Total = $340 USD
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