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Global South[edit]

Congratulations to Argentina, but otherwise there seems to be a clear pattern emerging. Is there anything that can be done to globalise this process? WereSpielChequers (talk) 03:35, 15 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Chapters Association[edit]

In the previous round, it was suggested the WCA might apply directly to the FDC for funding. Back then, we could not do so since we were not a legal entity. We will be soon, though, and I am trying to figure out what needs to be done before we can apply for round 2. Since we are a newly formed organisation, most of the eligibility criteria cannot be fulfilled by us. Also, we are a meta organisation, meaning we cannot run our own fundraiser. In the discussion about round 1 it was suggested to create exemption rules to cover cases like the WCA. So my question is, is there a chance the WCA will become an eligible entity in round 2 and if so, what are the criteria. Thanks a lot for your help! --Mglaser (talk) 23:54, 15 December 2012 (UTC)Reply

Here are the criteria we are talking about:
Eligible entity
Entities are deemed "eligible" if they meet the following six requirements:
  1. They have been formally acknowledged by the Wikimedia Board of Trustees as a Wikimedia-affiliated entity;
  2. They have a signed agreement with the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g., chapter agreement);
  3. They have a record of either: Successfully completing two grants from the Wikimedia Foundation; OR
    Successfully completing one grant and participating in one fundraising campaign as a payment-processor; OR
    Participating in two fundraising campaigns as a payment processor;
  1. They have submitted a letter of intent to seek an allocation from the FDC;
  2. They comply with contractual obligations agreed with the Wikimedia Foundation, such as those in chapter agreements, fundraiser agreements, grant agreements, or other formal agreements;
  3. They comply with all relevant US and local laws.
Do we agree that this is what we are talking about ? GastelEtzwane (talk) 14:56, 16 December 2012 (UTC)Reply
Gastel, basically yes. Well, kind of. I looked at Funds_Dissemination_Committee/2012_Round_2_Eligibility_Checklist, which details some of the requirements. Are the criteria you mentioned the ones that need to be met? In that case, I assume, the only real issue is the fundraiser. --Mglaser (talk) 00:20, 17 December 2012 (UTC)Reply
Actually, the fundraiser won't be a problem at all. WCA has no area of its own, hence they can't do a fundraiser. Period. The only eligible solution would be "Successfully completing two grants". Now, if we get the legal incorporation done, WCA should quickly compose one grant application for buying a pen and another for a sheet of paper. Voilà! --Oop (talk) 11:51, 17 December 2012 (UTC)Reply