Our focus with reporting is to share lessons and insights gained from the project and to measure impact. Lessons learned through these reports will be used to share best practices with the broader Wikimedia community. Reports must be published on Meta-Wiki as part of the grantee's project pages. They will be reviewed by IEG staff within 30 days of submission, and may be commented on by staff, committee members, and the community. To be accepted, reports must be complete and accurate.
A brief project update is requested each month to share your progress and lessons learned along the way. These updates should be created and linked from your project's progress page on Meta-Wiki at the end of each month.
The format these updates take is up to you. Aim for something suited to your project that you’ll enjoy doing!
Monthly update formats:
- on-wiki newsletter or journal
- blog post
- YouTube video
- annotated product demos
- suggest something else, we're likely to approve it as long as it shares what you're doing or learning along the way!
The Head of Individual Engagement Grants will schedule a monthly check-in with each project team, to assess and support needs as a project progresses.
A midpoint report demonstrating progress and lessons learned thus far must be submitted on Meta-Wiki. This report is is due within 15 days after three months of the grant's start date.
To create your midpoint report, use the "Start your Midpoint" button from your IEGrant project page.
A final report on the project’s outcomes, lessons, and impact assessment as measured against the project's targets and goals, must be submitted on Meta-Wiki. This report is is due within 30 days after the grant's end date.
To create your final report, use the "Start your Final" button from your IEGrant project page.
Grantees are encouraged to attend Wikimania or other movement gatherings to present findings to the community, in addition to providing the above written documentation.
To help the WMF learn about and improve its grantmaking programs, grantees are asked to complete occasional surveys during and after the grant period and to participate in longer-term follow-up interviews.