Grants:Simple/Committee/Candidates/Previous nominations

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Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee
Previous nominations

  • Hello, my name is Wang Yi-Sheng and I live in Taiwan, I am a Project Grants Committee member and an administrator on the Chinese Wikipedia now. As a Wikimedian, I am excited about the Wikimedia projects because Wikimedia is going to help people to achieve their dreams. Thus, I would like to contribute to the Wikimedia movement.
  • I am very keen to make a contribution to the Wikimedia movement. Nevertheless, I am aware of the fact that a good member of the Simple Annual Plan Grants Committee has to be experienced. As a result, I have been actively involved in a variety of campaigns and organizations. With my experience, ability, and knowledge, I am able to perform well in the Simple Annual Plan Committee as a Member, and I think I will definitely bring numerous benefits to the Committee.
  • If you have any questions, please let me know, thank you. Aotfs2013 (talk) 20:22, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
  • My name is Felix Nartey, I have been a Wikimedian since 2012 and I am from Ghana. I am the Director of Open Foundation West Africa a user group with the mandate in the West African sub-region. I manage continental wide projects and have lead several other projects such as Africa Wikimedia Developers Project, Indaba 2017, Summer Open School, etc. I am a founder of the Library User Group and have served on several committees in the movement, from the Wikimedia strategy drafting committee to a Program Committee Co-chair for Wikimania 2018. I am passionate about finance management as that is my career path and was a banker for 4 years. I believe my skills will come to bear in this committee and my experience of serving on the Project Grants Committee for the past 1 and a half years. You will find my experience in project and fund management useful in scrutinizing in grants and ensuring a judicious use of the foundation's financial resources. Flixtey (talk) 18:04, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Hi! I'm Philip Kopetzky, hailing from Vienna, Austria. I started editing Wikimedia projects in 2005 and am more strongly involved on the international level since 2013. Currently a board member of Wikimedia Austria, I've also been working with other Wikimedians from Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe in projects like Wikimedia CEE Spring and within the german-speaking community, while also helping organise Wiki Loves Earth in Canada. I'm especially interested in capacity building in various communities around the world and have held workshops on strategic processes like the one at Wikimedia Conference 2017, all of which I hope to continue working on as a member of simpleAPG. Philip Kopetzky (talk) 10:45, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • My name is Rohini Lakshané and I live in India. I have been active on Wikipedia in English and Wikimedia Commons for the past 8 years. I served as the Chairperson of the Gender gap Special Interest Group at Wikimedia India from March 2013 to June 2014. I was Wikipedian-in-Residence (pilot project) at the Bombay Natural History Society in 2014. I was part of a team that drafted a comprehensive code of conduct and friendly space policy for Wikiconference India, 2016, the first ever framework of its kind for a large Wikimedia gathering in India. I have conducted, organised and supported various Wikipedia editing workshops, outreach activities and edit-a-thons, the details of which are here: -- Rohini (talk) 11:35, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Hello, my name is Isla Haddow-Flood (User:Islahaddow). I live in sunny Cape Town, South Africa, and have been an active Wikipedian since 2011. I concentrate mostly on creating and running projects for the WikiAfrica movement. As part of that movement, I have been instrumental in managing a number of projects (mostly in collaboration with User:Anthere). These include, but are not limited to Wiki Loves Women, Wiki Loves Africa, WikiFundi, Wikipack Africa, Kumusha Takes Wiki, Kumusha Bus, WikiAfrica Schools, etc.. I have also been involved in mentoring new Wikimedians across Africa, I was a member of the GAC, and was one of the instigators of, and mentors for, the organisers of Wiki Indaba. Should you deem me suitable, I bring to the simple APG Committee a developing communities perspective, and many years experience of project conceptualisation, planning, strategy, application, management, fundraising and reporting. I look forward to hearing from you. Islahaddow (talk) 10:20, 18 May 2017 (UTC)
  • My name is Susanna Mkrtchyan, I am editing Wikipedia since 2010. I am chair of the Board of Wikimedia Armenia. I think I can help Simple APG grantees with the design and implementation of new programs, especially educational programs. I will also be glad to share our experience in community involvement and building active relations with volunteers, partners and sponsors. I hope I can support grantees to develop better proposals and will share our experience with development and implementation opportunities and hidden dangers. P.S. Two of the projects designed by WMAM, namely, WikiCamps and WikiClubs were recognized coolest projects respectively of the years 2014 and 2016. SusikMkr (talk) 14:19, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
  • My name is Kai Alexis Smith. I am interested in serving on the Simple AG Committee because of my position as a Librarian at Cal Poly Pomona and activity with Art + Feminism and Black Lives Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thons. I am a educator and teach students how to be critical thinkers about information. In 2014, I began hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons when I worked at the University of Notre Dame and was the Northern Indiana Wikipedia Ambassador. Now, I am a Librarian at CPP in California and still host edit-a-thons on campus. In addition, I work with faculty on developing Wikipedia editing lesson plans to incorporate into their syllabuses. I teach CPP students about empowerment. I work on a campus that is incredibly diverse. I empower my students to edit to Wikipedia, not only to add more balanced content, but also, to learn about research and writing. Coupled with my professional experience, I have experience serving on selection grant committees in the library profession and believe I can bring valuable experience to this committee and look forward to inspiring more diverse projects with Wikimedia. -- Siarus1074 (talk) 16:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Hi, I am nominating myself. I am Liang-chih ShangKuan from Taipei, Taiwan, currently a board director of Wikimedia Taiwan. I started to join the movement in 2009. This first time to join actively hosting organizational issue is around 2012/13. I then joined the chapter and then get elected as a board member. I am interested in NGO issue and I also co-found an NGO that support an educational reform method called Design For Change movement in Taiwan. I am highly interested in the connection of Wikimedia and education, and I joined Education Collaborative since 2015. I hope I can use the experience of my past and contribute to this committee. --Liang(WMTW) (talk) 10:11, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
  • My name is Geisa Santos, an active member from Brazilian Wikipedia User Group. I've been involved with gender gap initiatives for a long time in Brazil. Some I founded to create and promote diversity environment for cis and trans women and girls in topics like entrepreneurship, e-commerce, startups and tech, literature and education projects using and promoting open source and free software for underrepresented groups in my city. In the last years I'm representing tech initiatives like PyLadies and Rails Girls, promoting diversity in tech, teaching and coaching in events in workshops. I've been contributing with the Brazilian Wikipedia community to get more diversity and promoting free culture organizing several editathons, workshops and in my classes for NGOs courses for underrepresented groups. I'm willing to help and bring my experiences to the Simple APG and inspire more projects for diversity with Wikimedia movement. Geisasantos (talk)13:58, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Becksguy (talk): Nominating myself. I am a founding and current board member of WM-NYC, incorporated in 2009, and have been it's treasurer since 2011. A Wikipedia editor (EN-WP) since 2006, also a OTRS agent for the chapter. I did the successful non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) application for the chapter, all the annual financial reports since 2011, and did much of the 2016 APG request last year. I expect I will do much of the 2017 APG request and all of the budget work. Obviously I recuse myself from the WM-NYC application process. I was an organizer of the Wikimedia Conference USA 2014 in New York City. I am a member of the chapter Metrics and Reporting Committee, which is working on development of more professional level metrics reporting. Also a member of the Safe Space committee, which is working on improving venue conduct policy and practices as well as developing online, staff, and board conduct policies. Most of my energy recently is devoted to chapter work and financial monitoring of the current budget, as well as supporting AfroCrowd, for which I'm the financial sponsor. I also get involved in local Wikipedia events such as meetups and editathons. If selected, I'm looking forward to collaboratively working with the committee to help other chapters, user groups, and thematic organizations to fulfil their missions, and to help those that wish to become affiliated in supporting the Wikimedia mission, especially those that increase diversity. - Becksguy (talk) 00:51, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
  • my name is rubin16, I am the member of PEG committee and previous member of IEG, bureaucrat in, admin at Commons, OTRS volunteer. I was quite inactive some time before (that's why I was removed from IEG) but now I am back - I am regularly reviewing PEG requests and am interested in simple annual grants, too. I am working as CFO and member of investment committee at my employer firm (real estate development), I have audit experience and a statutory status of auditor in Russia. Will be glad to join you rubin16 (talk) 16:42, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
  • Lord Bumbury here, from Bulgaria. I have been an editor for more than 10 years, as well as admin, and bureaucrat on my homewiki, Bulgarian Wikipedia. In recent years I've been involved in Wikimedian activities as Wiki Loves Monuments at national level and Wiki Loves Earth at international level, but am probably best known for Wikimedia CEE Spring 2016, the Wikidojo, and as a survivor of 100wikidays. My affiliation is the Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group, which I was chosen to represent at two Wikimedia CEE Meetings (2014 and 2015) and two Wikimedia Conferences (2015 and 2016). I am a member of the Programme Committe for the 2016 Wikimedia CEE Meeting. In real life I work abroad, in Germany, as a project manager at a rather large insurance company. --Lord Bumbury (talk) 08:25, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
  • If you are an active committee member with a term expiring at the end of July, please sign up for a 6-month renewal here. Welcome back! :)
  • Anders Wennersten Very active editor on svwp, former member of FDC and several other committees. And I want to reuse the insight I got from these committes in making this process and its operations excellent. Anders Wennersten (talk) 17:48, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
  • My name is Kiril Simeonovski, a long-time editor and administrator on the Macedonian Wikipedia, one of the founding members of both Wikimedia Macedonia and Shared Knowledge, President of Shared Knowledge (since 2014), former Board member of Wikimedia Macedonia (2010-2013) and Shared Knowledge (2014), and member of the Grant Advisory Committee (since 2011). I have a long experience in financial planing, financial analysis, grantmaking, project management and community engagement.--Kiril Simeonovski (talk) 06:48, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Sydney Poore/User:FloNight Former member of the Fund Dissemination Committee, Inspire Grant Committee, and participated in several ad hoc group calls that gave comments about a few complex PEG Annual plan grants. For several years, I've encouraged the creation of a Simple APG process and hope to share my experience and insights as this new process is launched. Sydney Poore/FloNight (talk) 18:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Kirill Lokshin, former member of the Grant Advisory Committee, current member of the Individual Engagement Grants Committee and the Affiliations Committee, and current FDC Ombudsperson. I've been involved in the development of affiliate groups in all their various forms for a number of years, and am very interested in helping to build the Simple APG process into a vehicle that can help those groups mature as organizations and become more effective entities within our movement. Kirill Lokshin [talk] 18:56, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Addis Wang, a current member of the Individual Engagement Grants Committee and the organizer of the Wikimedia User Group China. Experienced on start-up of small organization as well as developing world. I'm willing to help the Simple APG with more diverse view, and encourage small actions which have bigger potentials. AddisWang (talk) 23:18, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Ido Ivri, Board member for WMIL & long time GAC member Alleycat80 (talk) 06:39, 1 October 2015 (UTC). Experienced in strategic organizational thinking and long term planning, as well as in grant-making.
  • antanana, a Board member/Executive director of WMUA. I am involved both in creating grant proposals (in real life and for WMUA projects) and in executing them, so I hope that my experience can be useful --アンタナナ 19:43, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Pete Ekman, former member of the FDCAG (advisory group), soon to celebrate 10 years on Wikipedia, coordinator for the first WLM-US, and general Wikipedia gadfly. I have lots of experience in finance and would like to use it in an environment where it can really make a difference. Smallbones (talk) 17:33, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Ilario, I am "active" member of the PEG/GAC and the IEG since their creation and member of Wikimedia Switzerland, interested to take part in this pilot phase after having discussed this new format in the committees where I am member. Ilario (talk)
  • I am Chinmayi , a long time editor of wikipedia and now a part of Wikimedia India community. I have been involved with their gender gap initiatives and a part of their election committee. I have been a part of various humanitarian technology and gender organisations in the past few years . I help running some of these organisations and have the knowledge of allocation funds for projects and raising funds . I can bring that experience along with adding the diversity to this group of being a women from global south. I look forward to contributing to Wikipedia movement better through this work. Chinmayisk (talk) 02:00, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
  • My name is Derek v. Giroulle volunteer boardmember and Treasurer of the WMBE Belgium chapter, member of GAC, trained accounted and experienced in leading volunteers, and project management, willing to join becuase itś a process I have supported and carried forward in my reactions --DerekvG (talk) 20:38, 4 December 2015 (UTC)