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Latest comment: 7 years ago by AWang (WMF) in topic Requested change

Hi SuperHamster, thank you for submitting a Rapid Grant request for activities for the Ohio User Group over the next semester. It is great to hear that you are working with local organizations to participate in WLM, and we are glad to hear you will continue to host regular editathons on campus to build community. We are pleased to fund your request, and have a few suggestions to offer to incorporate the lessons you learned last semester.

  • In your report from your previous grant, you note that the Art + Feminism event brought in 14 new users, but that they did not continue to participate in events after that editathon. We have learned that many people attend the Art + Feminism events because it covers a topic that they are passionate about. You might invite those participants to nominate topics for a few of the weekly editathons you have planned, and ask them to bring friends who might be interested in helping.
  • You also noted in the previous report that you have considered using the weekly editathons to work as a group to create or improve one article at a time. If you decide to try this, we would love to hear how it goes. You might experiment with inviting different people to lead the 'presentation' part of the weekly editathon, and instead of talking about editing, have them talk for 5 minutes about a topic that they are passionate about, then work as a group to create or improve an article on that topic. The leader could be responsible for bringing a few books or sources for people to use.

Let us know if you would like to discuss these ideas or if there are other ways we can support you. We look forward to hearing about your work at the end of the term. --KHarold (WMF) (talk) 18:53, 15 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi @KHarold (WMF): Thank you very much, and thank you for the suggestions - we'll plan to incorporate them into our organizing this semester. Cheers! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 01:26, 20 September 2016 (UTC)Reply

Requested change[edit]

We'd like to re-allocate $70 from our Weekly Workshops fund ($630) to help support a Spanish & Portguese Edit-a-thon that is happening at the Ohio State University. We are cancelling next week's workshop. The event has been organized by students independent of Wikipedia Connection; Wikipedia Connection has come on-board as a support of the event, and we would like to provide food (pizza + refreshments). Updated budget table is as follows:

Activity Primary Host Item Cost Notes
General US-OH Ohio Wikimedians User Group stickers (200) $75 From StickerMule
Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States US-OH Prizes $300 $150 for first place, $75 for second and third places
Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States, Ohio outreach US-OH Prizes $100 $50 for first place, $25 for second and third places
Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States US-OH Exhibition supplies $100 Photo printouts, frames, and flyers
General US-OH Travel costs $100 General travel reimbursement costs for organizers travelling to various cities for event organization
General US-OH Printing costs $30 Printing costs for certificates, flyers, etc.
General US-OH Shipping costs $20 Shipping costs for certificates, event prizes, etc.
General WC Custom business cards $35 Custom business cards for Wikipedia Connection's officers; these will be used while networking at conferences, on-campus, meetings, etc.
General WC Two 50-packs of globe stickers From Store To be handed out for publicity and door prizes.
Weekly Workshops WC Food, beverages, and office supplies $560 Wikipedia Connection plans to host 14 weekly workshops during the semester, at an average cost of $40 each. This rise from last semester is due to a rise in attendance. Each workshop includes food (usually pizza), snacks, refreshments, and tableware.
Spanish & Portguese Edit-a-thon WC Food, beverages, and delivery/tip $70 Wikipedia Connection is supporting an independent Wikipedia event on campus: the Spanish & Portguese Edit-a-thon. We will be providing food (pizza) and drink.
Edit-a-thon WC Food, beverages, and supplies needed to host an edit-a-thon $350
Edit-a-thon WC Four Wikipedia language water bottles From Store To be raffled off for participants in our two scheduled edit-a-thons.
GLAM Meetings WC Food and beverages $40 Wikipedia Connection is going to start a GLAM initiative on-campus; these funds will go towards light snacks and beverages for when we host meetings with local institutions regarding GLAM.
Advertising WC Social media advertisement on Facebook $50 Facebook advertising will be used to raise targeted awareness about our club and our events.
General WC Unforeseen costs $80 Funds to cover unforeseen costs, such as unexpected need for extra supplies or food

Thank you! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 23:16, 27 October 2016 (UTC)Reply

Hi SuperHamster. Thanks for this clear request. Approved. Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 27 October 2016 (UTC)Reply