Organizational effectiveness

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What do we, as organizations and groups working in the Wikimedia movement, need to do to be effective at achieving impact toward our missions?

Organizational effectiveness[edit]

When we say organizational effectiveness, we are looking at how well organizations are achieving impact for the movement. This means that organizational effectiveness includes all the things that make an organization good at what it does, from strong leadership and systems, to how an organization chooses and does programs that lead to results. In this work, we are looking specifically at groups and organizations (rather than individual volunteers), so we can understand how volunteers and staff work together when they are part of a group or organization.

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Ongoing discussions[edit]

  • Organisational development: a page started by people in our movement who are thinking about how Wikimedia organizations can develop and what they need, with a focus on support, training and shared learning.
  • Chapters Dialogue: study on chapters and their stakeholders led by Wikimedia Deutschland.

Wikimedia organizations[edit]

On this page, when we refer to Wikimedia organizations, we mean Wikimedia Chapters, Wikimedia Thematic Organizations, and Wikimedia User Groups. This includes both formal incorporated nonprofit organizations and informal groups.