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Comments from I JethroBT (WMF)[edit]

Hi CraftCreativityDesign, and thanks for your report on the edit-a-thon you ran focused on women in craft. Here are my comments:

  • Were participants able to improve or work on any new articles during the event? If so, could you link to a list of them on the grant report page?
  • I'm glad to hear that participants felt comfortable with generally using Wikipedia by the end of the event, and that some editors were interested in continuing to edit. Did some participants make new accounts?
  • One thing I would suggest is trying to ascertain what participants want to do at the event. Some may not actually want to edit and are generally seeking some understand of how Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects work. Some may just want to edit a single topic or article. Some may have multiple topics they're interested in, and others may just want to help copyedit or learn how to contribute an image. I run some edit-a-thon events here in Chicago and I often begin events just trying to get a sense of what participants' goals are, and that helps me know what to focus on.
  • In terms of the remaining funds, these funds will need to be returned to the Wikimedia Foundation. Please refer to these instructions for how to return these funds. Alternatively, if you want to propose another Rapid Grant for an event in the next 30 days, the remaining funds can be reallocated to that grant. Let me know if you are considering doing this.

Once you've addressed the above questions, your final report can be approved. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 19:54, 3 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Comments from | CraftCreativityDesign[edit]

Hello, thank you for your questions and comments. Below are my responses:

  • This was our first Wiki editathon and definitely a huge learning experience. We did not record what changes were made or by who. This would be a great thing to do in the future. Almost everyone at the event was a first time editor so just getting them logged on and familiar with the process felt like a huge victory. I do wish we had kept better track of what changes were made and by who.
  • Yes, I think all 15 people who attended set up new accounts, again we did not record this specifically, unfortunately.
  • We adjusted the budget in the report to Wikimedia so they were able to wire us only the amount used. Thank you!
  • I too am very new to wikipedia, so I hope I have answered these questions in the right format.

Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you!--CraftCreativityDesign (talk) 17:00, 3 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

Report accepted[edit]

Hello, CraftCreativitiyDesign, and thanks very much for your responses. Depending on your capacity or interest in hosting another editathon or event in the future, we would recommend using the Program and Events Dashboard to help keep track of your participants, offer troubleshooting support or general outreach with them on a longer-term basis, and gather enhanced results afterwards. Our grantees have used it in the past to help capture metrics in their grant reports to WMF, and have found it a helpful reference tool to evaluate their approaches for their events. We hope this feedback was helpful, and we hope you return to Rapid Grants soon with another event (or a series, if you feel bold!), to build upon your experience and expertise with newcomers and returning participants. Best wishes, Morgan Jue (WMF) (talk) 23:03, 18 August 2017 (UTC)Reply