Grants talk:Project/Rapid/Ohio Wikimedians User Group/2019 Activities

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Note on remaining funds from WLM 2018 in the United States[edit]

Hello! Just a note of clarification that remaining funds from a previous grant may be deducted from the final amount of this submission, if it is approved. Many thanks! -- Morgan Jue (WMF) (talk) 19:25, 10 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Application received[edit]

Hi, SuperHamster and Rimmel.Edits! Thank you for submitting this rapid grant request. We have received a high volume of requests, which may delay our review. We appreciate your patience and will respond to your request as soon as possible. One clarification:

  • Unfortunately, because your WLM 2018 grant was an individual grant and this is an organization grant it will not be possible to deduct the remaining funds from this new request, if approved.

Please check this page for additional comments and questions as we review the application and please feel free to reach out to us with questions; we are here to help with a successful grant application! Best regards, LSmith (WMF) (talk) 15:08, 16 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Comments from WMF[edit]

Hello, SuperHamster and Rimmel.Edits; thank you for submitting this grant request and for your patience with our delayed review process. Once we hear back from you, the processing time will be much faster. We have one question:

Can you please clarify what kind of information will go on the business cards? We think business cards for the group in general, rather than for individuals from the group, would be appropriate.

Regards, MMontes (WMF) (talk) 15:37, 15 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @MMontes (WMF): Thanks for the question! These would be Ohio Wikimedian-specific business cards that would have the group's name, logo, and webpage link, and the individual's name, position (e.g. event organizer), and email address (we have a Google Apps account that allows us to produce forwarding addresses). Is this what you mean by business cards for the group, or are you suggesting a single business card with group information shared between all members? ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 15:43, 20 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello, SuperHamster; thank you for responding our question. We are hoping that the cards will feature group information shared between all members, rather than individual names and positions, with the hope that no cards go to waste as membership fluctuates. What do you think? MMontes (WMF) (talk) 16:32, 28 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Moved to Draft[edit]

Hello, SuperHamster and Rimmel.Edits; I'm chiming in to put this discussion and grant proposal on hold. First of all, thank you for your work on this grant request and for your interest in promoting Wikimedia. In the last weeks, the movement strategy discussions have advanced and it is now very likely that support for Rapid Grants will have a different set of requirements in the new fiscal year that will begin before the activities in your proposal are completed. Given that you are applying for funding for several activities (versus stand-alone grants for each activity), we decided it is best to temporarily move it back to drafts. You will be able to revisit your application and resubmit once the new strategy and guidelines are in place in the next few weeks. Please keep an eye on the Rapid Grants guidelines page; also note that, going forward, this initiative might be better suited for an Annual Plan Grant. If you have time-sensitive projects that should be happening before the new fiscal year (July 1st), consider submitting individual requests for those between the 1st and 7th of June, 2019. Regards, MMontes (WMF) (talk) 19:57, 29 May 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]