Wikimedia movement affiliates/Requirements

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The requirements for chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups vary based on the unique requirements and expectations of the specific affiliate model. The requirements are designed to help groups meet the movement's expectations for them once they are recognized.


Requirements for recognition

The requirements vary for each affiliate model. The below graphs offer a quick comparison between the requirements. Please read each model's requirements page for more information:


Comparison of requirements for affiliation models
Requirement Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups
Minimum active Wikimedia editors 10 10 3
Suggested minimum members 20 20 10
Focus Geographic Thematic Any which advances Wikimedia
Mission aligned with Wikimedia Foundation MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Compliance with naming guidelines and trademark policy MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Information about group published on a Wikimedia wiki MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Plans for activities or efforts to advance Wikimedia projects MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Allows new members MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Two designated contacts for Wikimedia Foundation MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Legally incorporated MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Amendable bylaws approved by Affiliations Committee MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Two years of activities prior to applying MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Requires approval by Wikimedia Foundation Board MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Governing board elected by members, including new members MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Activity and financial reports posted regularly on Meta-Wiki MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Capacity to represent Wikimedia movement in focus area MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Typical development time 2-3 years 2-3 years 1-4 months
Projected time for approval 4-6 months 4-6 months 1-3 weeks


Comparison of expectations for affiliation models
Expectation Chapters Thematic organizations Wikimedia user groups
Offline and online activities to support Wikimedia MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Multiple each quarter
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Multiple each quarter
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At least one a year
Notification of changes to governing documents or leadership MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Compliance with movement policies and governing principles MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Collaboration with other affiliates and projects MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Annual report published on Meta-Wiki MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Detailed
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Detailed
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Summary
Maintain expertise within group's scope that is accessible to Wikimedia community MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Regular activity and finance reports published on Meta-Wiki MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Monitor and engage in communications topics related to to group's scope MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Monitor and engage in public policy matters related to group's scope MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Represent Wikimedia at public events related to group's scope MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg
Diverse funding sources MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg MW-Icon-CheckMark.svg