Grants talk:Project/Wikipedia Asian Month/2021 coordination
Eligibility confirmed, Round 1 2021 - Community Organizing proposal
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Feedback from Campaigns Strategy perspective at WMF
The Campaigns team at the Foundation is excited to see the application from Wikipedia Asian Month. The organizing team has consistently delivered a well organized campaign that engages communities throughout the world -- I highly recommend supporting the campaign -- it is important for the ongoing calendar of campaigns in the movement.
I do want to notice that the budget reflects only the bare minimums of implementing the event, and does not include a significant investment program management or other costs (such as professionally developed communications assets, etc). It would be appropriate for the central team to grow these kinds of support if they identify them as priorities --- the relative cost is currently very low compared to its impact and other campaigns like Wiki Loves Earth, #1lib1ref, Art+Feminism, and others have benefited from increase programmatic support for a mix of different capacities and activities. If the organizing team wants to consider different ways to grow capacity or experiment in other ways, the Campaigns team is here to help, Astinson (WMF) (talk) 14:47, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
- Hi@Astinson (WMF): I am Jamie, the leader of WAM UG. In the past years, WAM team members need to spend lots of time on project management to make sure the events go smoothly and keep communicating with different communities. As our team members have their own careers, it's hard for them to spend as much time as before. Besides, we try to reconnect our past partners and reorganize history event pages, these works do take lots of time and all our team members become busier than before (some of them are preparing degree defence this year). It's impossible for our team to spend as much time on volunteer work as before; also, in Asia, the long working hour does take almost our free time.
- It will be a big help if Campaign Team could give us some advice. If you want to know more about WAM's situation, feel free to contact me. Best, Li-Yun Lin (talk) 19:45, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Aggregated feedback from the committee for Wikipedia Asian Month/2021 coordination
|(A) Impact potential
|(B) Community engagement
|(C) Ability to execute
|(D) Measures of success
|Additional comments from the Committee:
This proposal has been recommended for due diligence review.
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Round 1 2021 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, $7,777
Comments regarding this decision:
The committee is pleased to support this increasingly expanding campaign and the strong group of young regional leaders that make it happen. They are glad that the grantee is focusing on building internal organizational capacity and on improving campaign best practices. The committee recognizes the experience of the WAM team and recommends a consultation with Alex Stinson, Senior Program Strategist, Campaign team to connect the grantee with other similar campaigns and encourage peer-to-peer learning. Also, they recommend a consultation with the Community Resources team about capacity-building opportunities.
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