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Administrative Fees


what is the Administrative Fees and who received this?-आर्यावर्त (talk) 10:19, 22 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

@आर्यावर्त:, We had reserved an amount of money to act as "administrative fee" just in case we had to have a fiscal sponsor for this event. Given that any such sponsor might want a fee to act as a sponsor for our program, this amount was reserved in the budget. However no fiscal sponsor was included and no one received this Administrative Fee. This money remains in the bank account used for the event.  Innocentbunny    TALK  07:25, 24 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Innocentbunny:, wow! its great. event manager team save this money. Thanks for your answer. proud of you and all team.--आर्यावर्त (talk) 07:53, 24 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

WMF Comments and completion of the grant


Hi Innocentbunny and all the Wikisammelan Kolkata 2019 team. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this report. It was clear, concise and helpful. I also thank you for the thorough and informative financial report.

Let me start by sincerely apologizing for the very long wait for this report review. On the plus side, we now have even better understanding and appreciation for the impact the conference had on Hindi wiki projects. The growth in the number of contributors, contents and new initiatives in all projects, and mostly in Hindi Wikisource, and the community events that followed the Wikisammelan Kolkata conference, are the best reflection.

Your complete grant report has been reviewed and accepted, and documentation of expenses has been received. Thank you for your engagement with the reporting review process, and with your work throughout the grants process. We highly appreciate your effort in facilitating this very important platform for the Hindi Wikipedia community.

I added a few comments and questions in the hoping of learning more from your experience hosting the Wikisammelan Kolkata 2019 conference:

  • Almost double the number of participants you expected! This is amazing. I'll be happy to hear more about the online participation as a resource person. What did that include?
  • I imagine the pre-conf workshops had a great impact on the quantity of participants (probably a lot of the newcomers) but also the quality of conference and your ability to utilize the time and resources available. Where those all local workshops, or also online trainings?
  • I agree that the fact you had such a wide interest beyond the Hindi Belt, shows how relevant it is to focus on other Hindi wiki initiatives, and to not see it necessarily as a region based focus. Other events and wiki projects that took place during the past 2 years really demonstrate the need for such activities.
  • Did you had any gender gap focused sessions as part of the program? If so, do you have any indication of participants adopting and implementing some of the solutions or ideas presented?
  • Do you have any follow up or update on the '12-month agenda for Hindi Wikipedia' working group?
  • Engaging with local students is great for many reasons. Have you been able to retain their involvement?

Thank you again for the work you have done. We highly appreciate your effort in facilitating this very important platform for the Hindi Wikipedia community and looking forward to learning from your experience. All the best CAlmog (WMF) (talk) 13:47, 2 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Documentation of expenditures has been received by WMF.