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New England Meetups
We are the New England Wikimedians User Group in the United States. We're requesting funds to host a variety of events and projects over the next few months, including a Wikipedia anniversary and edit-a-thons.
targetEnglish Wikipedia, Hindi Wikipedia, Marathi Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons
start date1 November
end date1 February
budget (local currency)900$
budget (USD)please add the amount you are requesting (USD)
grant typeGroup
non-profit statusN/A
contact(s)• i.abhishek.suryawanshi(_AT_)
organization (if applicable)• New England Wikimedians

Please see the sample Meeting application before drafting your application.

Project Goal[edit]

Choose one or more of the following goals. You can add or delete goals as needed.

  1. Socialize with community members
  2. Organize a community project
  3. Recruit new editors
  4. Increase skills for existing editors
  5. Add and improve content

Project Plan[edit]


  • What is the purpose of the meeting and why is it important to your community?
We are planning 3 community meetups, 2 editathons,and 1 Wikipedia anniversary celebration event.
Community Monthly Meetups :
November 2016,
December 2016 and
January 2017.
15th January 2017 Wikipedia Anniversary Celebration
Two editahons at educational institutes
  • If applicable, what benefits have you seen from doing this kind of meeting in the past?
  • How will you let participants know about the meeting?
The New England Wikimedians User Group has a presence on Facebook and Twitter, as well as a mailing list of Boston Wikimedians. We will use our social media, targeted Facebook advertising, mailing list, and contacts to promote both the user group, and our individual events.
During last Wicnic, the community decided to host series of monthly meet-ups.
  • How will you keep participants engaged after the meeting is over?
We be hosting theme based Editathons and participants will be engaged through on-wiki and off-wiki activities.
  • Is there anything else you want to tell us about this project?
Last year meet-up reports :


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  1. Number of total participants 200
  2. Number of people who will help organize the event 5


  • 5 community meet-ups : 60$ x 5 = 300$
  • Print Material (Banners/Posters/Stationary) : 100$
  • Social Media Advertising (Facebook) : 50$
  • 1 Wikipedia Anniversary Celebration : 300$
  • Travel : 150$ (attending New York / DC meetups)
  • Total : 900$