Grants talk:PEG/User:Peata likes art /Wellington Wikipedia Meet Up - With Childcare!
Hi Auchmill. Thanks so much for submitting your idea! We're excited you'd like to capitalize on the momentum built from Art+Feminism and your GLAM Wiki project. It would be great if you expanded this idea into a grant proposal by March 31st. You'll be asked to provide more budget and activity details. We'd also like to see some type of metric around retention of editors. You can look at this similar grant request for an example and check out our program resources for editing events. Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 18:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
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- Have you notified the editing community in your area about the project? It would be great to understand better who/how many Wikipedians are committing to help with the events -- training, follow-up, etc. From your experience with past events, do you think it is necessary to compensate experienced editors to attend the events? In our experience, editathons and trainings can be run solely by volunteers.
- Do you have plans to support participants between events if they have questions or challenges with editing? Other communities have created online mentorship programs, newsletters, mailing lists, and/or Facebook pages where people can interact and support each other between in-person events.
- Thanks for adding metrics for the number of targeted participants and content created/improved. We also like to see a metric for active editors retained X months after the events. This can be tracked and measured using Wikimetrics. We'd also like to see a target for the number of folks that come to multiple events, as repeat attendance leads to more active editors in the long-term.
- Has the team identified partner organizations you'd like to reach out to? If yes, have you had any initial conversations about their interest and willingness to participate?
Aggregated feedback from the committee for Wellington Wikipedia Meet Up - With Childcare!
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Inspire funding decision
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The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, 3,150 NZD
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Congratulations. Just an idea: OpenStreetMap is really suitable for children (and it is the compatible map with all the Wikimedia projects). My two boys started drawing houses on OSM at 4 and 5 years old. They really enjoy it and it is great to learn to use a mouse, creating shapes (it should be interesting to test it on a digital board - the ones they sometimes have in schools/classrooms), learning what is a map, understanding an aerial view or moving around your territory looking for civi numbers of the houses. I just wanted to mention it because if contributing to open projects becomes a family activity (in which you make photos and browse a territory and you discover that you are actually "writing the internet") you are adding a new meaning to it and a new social dynamic. --iopensa (talk) 07:39, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
This grant has been withdrawn. Unfortunately, after multiple attempts to contact the grant submitter we have been unsuccessful. We would be excited to fund this project in the future. Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 18:58, 10 September 2015 (UTC)