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Example Goals: Choose 1 to 3
- Increasing contributions
- Increasing skills for editing/contributing
- Recruitment of new editors/contributors
- Increasing positive perceptions of Wikimedia
- Total # of participants
- # of female participants
- # of return participants
- # of new users
- # of articles created or improved
- # of good and featured articles created or improved
- # of participants editing X months after the event
- # of participants who are active editors (5 edits/month) X months after an event
(Learn more about Global metrics and see a checklist for gathering event metrics)
- Wikimetrics: Tracks user contributions at different points in time. Remember to collect participant usernames!
- Wikimetrics Training: Wikimetrics learning module.
- Survey Resources: Survey resources, including a training module for the Qualtrics survey software.
- Logic Model: A visual representation of an editing program. A Logic Model includes what you put into your program (resource inputs), what you do (program activities and participation), and what you plan to achieve (program outputs and resulting outcomes).
- TreeViews: This page explains how to calculate monthly view statistics for a list of pages.
- A collection of resources on how to run an editathon and train new editors!
- Edit-a-thon How-to
- Editathon lesson plan
- Gathering Wikipedia Event metrics checklist
- Training for students
- Systemic bias workshop kit
- Art and Feminisim Edit-a-thon How-to Guide
- Fashion Edit-a-thon Handbook for GLAMs: Includes great resources for any type of edit-a-thon, including a draft schedule, planning timeline, and glossary.
- Toolkit by North Carolina Triangle Wikipedians
Learning patterns are created by volunteers and based on experience and evidence. They're short and helpful resources you can use when planning your event.
- Afterparty tells you why it's important to have a post-event get together to celebrate your achievements.
- Cookies by the exit reminds you to the importance of surveying participants to see what you can do better next time.
- Fostering affinity groups is important, so women can feel comfortable contributing to Wikipedia together without an worries.
- Organizing childcare during a Wikimedia Event
- Icebreaker explains why it's important to have everyone get to know each other at the start of your event.
- Informal venue discusses how you can have a successful event anywhere, whether it's a coffee shop or a casual environment without formal planning.
- Let the media know provides easy ways to promote your event so more people hear about it.
- Mix newcomers and veterans discusses why it's important to have newbies and experienced editors together at an event.
- Photographic evidence explains why it's important to take photographs!
- Repeat events: Don't just have one event and never have another — have multiple to attract more regular editors and help sustain contributors to Wikipedia.
- Safe space policies are used to make sure everyone has a fun and safe time at your event.
- Six account limit: Did you know you can only make six new accounts via one IP at a time? So if your event has lots of new potential editors who don't have accounts, here's how you can make new accounts without worry.
- Art & Feminism Editathons
- Linguistics Editathon series: Improving female linguists
- FANTasia editathon in Korea
- Wiki-ID (Indonesia) Events and Meetups
- Women in Science and Math Workshop