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Latest comment: 5 years ago by KCVelaga in topic Round 2 2018 decision

Eligibility confirmed, round 2 2018

This Project Grants proposal is under review!

We've confirmed your proposal is eligible for round 2 2018 review. Please feel free to ask questions and make changes to this proposal as discussions continue during the community comments period, through January 2, 2019.

The Project Grant committee's formal review for round 2 2018 will occur January 3-January 28, 2019. Grantees will be announced March 1, 2018. See the schedule for more details.

Questions? Contact us.

--I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 03:03, 8 December 2018 (UTC)Reply

Aggregated feedback from the committee for CEE Spring 2019

Scoring rubric Score
(A) Impact potential
  • Does it have the potential to increase gender diversity in Wikimedia projects, either in terms of content, contributors, or both?
  • Does it have the potential for online impact?
  • Can it be sustained, scaled, or adapted elsewhere after the grant ends?
(B) Community engagement
  • Does it have a specific target community and plan to engage it often?
  • Does it have community support?
(C) Ability to execute
  • Can the scope be accomplished in the proposed timeframe?
  • Is the budget realistic/efficient ?
  • Do the participants have the necessary skills/experience?
(D) Measures of success
  • Are there both quantitative and qualitative measures of success?
  • Are they realistic?
  • Can they be measured?
Additional comments from the Committee:
  • CEE continues to be an impactful and successful project for content creation and engagement of various language communities. Applicants have considered best ways to sustain the project and ways to mitigate risks (e.g. with regards to concurrent contests and burnout).
  • Iterative low-risk project looking to continue its previous success. However with respect to its gender gap strategy, would like to know how the team plans to increase participation as they have the same goals from last year (and did not meet them then)
  • This proposal is not innovative, but it is very feasible.
  • Experienced team with great coordinating skills. Seems a good sign that budget ask is actually lower than previous years (as local communities take on more budgetary responsibility)
  • I see they have an experienced leadership so I believe that they can execute this proposal well.
  • Good engagement practices and relationships with participating communities but team should consider how best to engage women and other gender minorities in order to reach their goal
  • It is a quite practical proposal. But my concern is the team plan to use $ 9,622 budgets for Prizes, and that's too much I think. I have seen the WAM team only use less money than this proposal to send the postcard as a prize to contributors. And their project still works well. I can understand there is the difference between both, but according to this, I believe that to reduce the budgets for Prizes is necessary. I hope this team can think about this possibility.

This proposal has been recommended for due diligence review.

The Project Grants Committee has conducted a preliminary assessment of your proposal and recommended it for due diligence review. This means that a majority of the committee reviewers favorably assessed this proposal and have requested further investigation by Wikimedia Foundation staff.

Next steps:

  1. Aggregated committee comments from the committee are posted above. Note that these comments may vary, or even contradict each other, since they reflect the conclusions of multiple individual committee members who independently reviewed this proposal. We recommend that you review all the feedback and post any responses, clarifications or questions on this talk page.
  2. Following due diligence review, a final funding decision will be announced on March 1st, 2019.
Questions? Contact us.

I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 16:19, 6 February 2019 (UTC)Reply

Round 2 2018 decision


Congratulations! Your proposal has been selected for a Project Grant.

The committee has recommended this proposal and WMF has approved funding for the full amount of your request, $9622 USD

Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is pleased to continue supporting CEE Spring on the basis of the the past success of the event, the team’s ability to manage and execute the project, and also on the team’s proactive approach in identifying aspects of risks and considering how best to minimize or prevent those risks.

Next steps:

  1. You will be contacted to sign a grant agreement and setup a monthly check-in schedule.
  2. Review the information for grantees.
  3. Use the new buttons on your original proposal to create your project pages.
  4. Start work on your project!

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On behalf of the Project Grants Committee, KCVelaga (talk) 04:49, 1 March 2019 (UTC)Reply