Grants talk:IEG/Art+Feminism Editathon training materials and network building/Final

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Things to discuss[edit]

  • Underbudget PEG
  • Vastly underestimating time/labor for IEG and PEG
  • Need for a CRM. Include this in extension

Future Goals - from midpoint report[edit]

  • Diversity Audit
  • Standardize process for gathering post event metrics for immediate reporting to press
  • Standardize process for identifying and supporting articles that might need more support post-event.
  • Reach out to national chapters, and build a line of communications
  • Improve scalability and make things more self sufficient.
    • Research and implement CRM and Project Management software
    • Decentralize, diversify and expand organizing committee
    • Refine protocols for communication amongst +Feminism ambassadors, including regional ambassadors in each city who lead organizing efforts.
    • Refine protocols re: handholding.
    • Move all materials on wiki (pdfs, ppt, vidoes, etc,) so anyone can edit
  • After Diversity Audit, shift the language in our materials to be more precise and explicit that it is rhizomatic and meant to be remixed, that they don't need to as for permission from us to run an event, or to change the focus they see fit. Specifically:
    • Clarify the collective ownership of the Tasks list, and that everyone is welcome to add to it
    • Include more information re: Harassment & Safe Space issues
    • Create a post event FAQ
    • Make sure we're more explicit in all of our materials about open access resources and that you can run an event without access to databases that exist behind pay walls.
    • Revise & streamline the HowTo page, to function as a clearinghouse for new organizers
    • Adapt & refine our current emails into sample emails for organizers to use to send to venues and collaborators.
    • Increase translation of materials, including non-roman character set languages
  • Reach out to other thematic gender gap groups and interested parties to share our materials and best practices.
  • Employ web developer to help expand the functionality of the website

Request for Grant Report Extension[edit]

Hello User:Siko (WMF), User:AWang (WMF). We are well on our way to completion, but would like to request a 7-day extension of this grant report, with a new due date of Tuesday July, 7th. Please let us know if you have questions, and we look forward to being in touch, and completing the grant. Vaughn88 (talk) 21:53, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem, extension granted. Note that we may not be able to complete our review until early August, because of Wikimania and other commitments later in July. Cheers, Siko (WMF) (talk) 23:38, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Report Accepted[edit]

@Theredproject, Failedprojects, and Siankevans:

Thank you for submitting this final report and congratulations on completing this outstanding project. You've impacted not just the Wikimedia content and community, but the broader public discussion about gender and Wikipedia.

  • Great job highlighting the scale of your impact in the summary section. It's impressive to see these results pulled together into a succinct narrative.
  • Congratulations on exceeding your content target and hitting your ambassadors target!
  • We understand and appreciate the complexity of setting up satellites to collect global metrics. We’re glad it is on your radar for future!
  • Even though train-the-trainers didn’t turn out as you expected, having attendees create things like Black Lives Matter edit-a-thons is GREAT. Glad you shared this worthwhile outcome!
  • Thanks for sharing what you learned about the best language for creating an inclusive message for cis and trans women. This is concretely useful for other event coordinators and speaks to the value of what you're proposing for your renewal phase. As you dive deeper into this kind of learning, let's think carefully about how to maximize the reach of recommendations like this that support diversity in the movement.
  • I want to remind you to add a link in your report to the style guide you referenced in our phone call this week. It might be worth doing a last pass to make sure there aren't any other resources you've created that could be and aren't yet documented in your reports. All of these materials will be very valuable to future coordinators who are scaling Art+Feminism (or other potential future Plus Feminism projects). Especially as you seek to build a rhizomatic approach that doesn't require your direct supervision, it's a good idea to make all of your materials as discoverable as possible--linking them in all of the possible places that make sense.

I’m accepting this report with, once again, many congratulations on all your lovely work on this project. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next!

Cheers, Marti (WMF) (talk) 12:42, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Dear Marti,
Thank you for letting us know. We're so pleased we can continue expanding the project. Moreover, we are so grateful for the 22 community members' kind words, and for the continuing support of the Wikimedia Foundation. We look forward to working with you for the 3rd annual event.
On behalf of my collaborators, @Theredproject and Siankevans: , --Failedprojects (talk) 13:26, 4 November 2015 (UTC)