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Wikimedia Conference 2018[edit]

According to a recent email from WMDE, no representatives from New England Wikimedians have registered to attend the upcoming Wikimedia Conference. There are only a couple days left to register. Are there any interested contributors? -Another Believer (talk) 23:28, 12 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Learning Quarterl[edit]

L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 15 / January 2018: Learning Quarterly
L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 16 / June 2018: Learning Quarterly
L&E Newsletter / Volume 5 / Issue 17 / November 2018: Learning Quarterly

2018 invitations[edit]

2019 invitations[edit]

  • WMF talk page consultation at Mediawiki.org. Thank you! Trizek (WMF) 15:29, 8 March 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Call for facilitators for ASBS 2019 [[:m:Talk:Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2019#Tentative_timeline|process that will select 2 people]. Elitre, March 2019
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WikiConference North America 2019: Submissions + Scholarship Apps Open[edit]

Hello! WikiConference North America 2019 will be taking place in Boston from Friday, November 8 through Monday, November 11! Plans are under way for our annual Culture Crawl, hackathon and programming days. We're also teaming up with and are thrilled to have the support of the Credibility Coalition to put on a great event with reliability as a central theme.

  • Session proposals are open for anyone to submit lectures, panels, workshops, etc. Visit our submissions page on the conference wiki to learn more and start your submission. Submissions are due by September 20th (or September 27th for academic proposals).
  • Scholarship applications are also open: You can apply for a scholarship through September 20th. Everything you need to know about the scholarship -the criteria, application timeline, evaluation process, a FAQ section, as well as a link to the application form- are available on our scholarship page.

We hope you can join us. If you'd like to stay tuned on social media, you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you! ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 06:01, 6 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Introducing Wikimedia Diary: A memory book (notebook) for all[edit]

Hello New England Wikimedians, I wanna share you about Wikimedia Diary, a public memory book (notebook) in which Wikimedians from all over the world are free to write any worth noting event/activities/experiences by them or community in this Wiki world. It is a more casual place to write about what one is up to.

As we all know, a diary is a book in which diarist keeps a daily record of events and experiences. Likewise, the basic idea of Wikimedia Diary is that we do many activities here in wiki world which we are proud of, but unfortunately it became only the history anytime. So, It is meant to record those activities on the happened date with a signature (~~~~) which is worth noting, and letting fellow Wikimedians know about what inspirational you've did. It would motivate users from all around the world to keep on cool activities and publish a note. I hope you share your activities with all of us on the page, and please let your friends know about Wikimedia Diary. Also, your feedback is welcome on the discussion page. Thank you!
Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat, Initiator of Wikimedia Diary, Wikimedia movement communications group.
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:09, 15 November 2019 (UTC) |}Reply[reply]

2020 invitations[edit]

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  • Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos. The organizing team is looking for a contact person at the Chapter, Thematic group & Wikimedia User Group level (geographically or thematically), or for a language WP, to coordinate the project locally. We’d be glad for you to sign up directly at WPWP Participating Communities. –Deborah Schwartz Jacobs, 9 May
    Participating is easy - find an article that needs a photo, and then find a photo on the Wikimedia Commons (guide here) and add it to the article. Include the hashtag #WPWP in the edit summary of all articles improved with images to track your progress. Prizes of up to $500 are also available for the top contributors. Superhamster, 1 July
  • AffCom call for candidates. Doc James (post applications by 30 June)
  • SWAN meetings: Aug 23, Sep 20, Oct 25, Nov 29. Pharos
  • Join a discussion on m:Movement communications insights. ELappen, 18 November (UTC)

All-Affiliates Brand Meeting[edit]

All Wikimedia affiliates are invited to join an urgent All-Affiliates Brand Meeting in two sessions on Sunday June 21, regarding the most recent developments.-- Pharos (talk) 19:58, 19 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Movement brand project invites feedback on the 3 naming convention proposals, via a survey.

Strategy discussions[edit]

Announcing a new wiki project! Welcome, Abstract Wikipedia[edit]

2021 invitations[edit]

  • SWAN meetings: Jan 10, Feb 21, Mar 21, SWAN: Apr 25, Jun 6, Jul 25, SWANniversary Sep 26, Oct 31, Nov 28
To start the exchange of ideas on the IGC early, and to help prepare before the SWAN calls, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this etherpad. If you like a more interactive way of discussing, we have also made a jamboard. Check here for more details.
  • Project Grants participation: Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021! RSharma, 28 Jan
  • Community Resilience & Sustainability office hour, April 17 15:00 UTC. details on Meta.
  • First
    Community Affairs Committee
    office hours, May 13
  • WPWP: 2021
  • AffCom call for candidates, Jun3
  • Join the new Regional grants committees, incl US and Canada. JBrungs, May 21
  • UCoC consultation, May 27 News: July 2 Enforcement draft guidelines: review
  • Wikimania submissions and scholarships. 15 June

Notification (submit 2020 report)[edit]

Greetings @Phoebe: & @Sj:, This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization is currently past due on its required annual reporting. Wikimedia Affiliates are required to submit an annual activity report covering the entirety of the 12-month agreement period in order to prompt review for a renewal. Reports must be written in English, posted to meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal. This page is used to track how organizations and groups are meeting reporting requirements described in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g. chapter agreements, thematic organization agreements, user group agreements). It is the central place where affiliates can add reports about their activities, share their plans, and even news or social media channels with the wider movement. When new reports are available, organizations and groups should add them to this page to keep their columns up to date. As noted on the meta Reports page, your organization’s 2020 annual reporting became past due in December. Please be sure to :

  1. Post your 2020 annual reporting to the meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal as soon as possible to return to compliance with your user group agreement.
  2. Check that your group’s page is also up to date with past report links for historical record-keeping, and
  3. Please send an email to Wikimedia-l in order to share with a movement-wide audience.

If you have any questions or need any further guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Best regards,
MKaur (WMF) (talk) 20:19, 12 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello MKaur, resubmitted! how early in the year can an annual report be submitted? I submitted both 2019 and 2020 reports earlier this year (see discussion above). Warmly, –SJ talk  22:29, 12 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Community Board seats[edit]

  • Four panel discussions:
Skills for Board work
Support for candidates
Board - Global Council - Hubs
Regional diversity
JKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:48, 5 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Call for feedback on selection processes: with Weekly Reports. March 2021
  • Community election volunteers wanted. (details )
  • Call for candidates: 9 June. Candidate events: July. Vote open through Aug 31.
Elected: Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight, Victoria Doronina, Dariusz Jemielniak, Lorenzo Losa

Movement Charter[edit]

Discuss questions about the Movement Charter drafting committee

Follow the updates on Meta and join the Telegram group.

WikiConference North America 2021[edit]

Hello! WikiConference North America 2021 is taking place virtually Oct 8-10. If you're interested in attending but not have registered yet, please do so by the end of today (Oct 5). The schedule has also recently been posted, for your reference. Cheers, ~SuperHamster Talk Contribs 20:41, 5 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Strategic Implementation Grants[edit]

We are excited to announce the reopening of the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants. This program funds projects that advance a specific Movement Strategy initiative. The projects can be big or small, but they must all make a case for advancing one initiative. Affiliates that have received funding from the Simple/Annual Plan Grants are welcome to apply.

Read more about the criteria, what to apply for, and how to apply.

Best regards, Movement Strategy and Governance Team 15:31, 21 October 2021 (UTC) [Ramzy]

2022[edit]

Hello, the Movement Strategy and Governance team wishes you a good start of the new 2022!

As we begin this year, we look forward to seeing more collaboration, increased support and connection between communities and affiliates. We would like to use this chance to share some information on the Movement Strategy Implementation Grants that aim to support volunteers and affiliates looking to help in implementing the Movement Strategy Initiatives within their communities.

These grants support big and small projects that aim to take the current state of an initiative and push it one step forward. Apply for a grant to implement a Movement Strategy initiative with a budget up to $25,000.

We understand that ideas flow at their own pace, so Movement Strategy Implementation Grants are designed to be flexible with no set deadline. Your applications are welcome at any time. Applications received after the 15th of each month will be reviewed in the following month.

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss your project proposal or if you need more information about the program. The Movement Strategy and Governance team is happy to host conversations regarding these grants. Conversations may help answer your questions, develop your ideas, and connect with other communities with similar interests.

Please see Grants:MSIG and suggested examples, and you are welcome to join the "MS – Grants Community of Practice" group on Telegram!

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 01:44, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 invitations[edit]

  • AffCom call for candidates, Call for advisors. Jan.
    We are looking for advisors who are excited by the challenge of empowering volunteers to get organized and form communities that further our mission around the world. In exchange, committee advisors selected will gain the experience of supporting their world-wide colleagues to develop their communities as well as personal development in guiding organizational development, facilitating affiliate partnerships, and professional communications.
  • This Month in Education newsletters -- join us by subscribing to the newsletter on your talk page or by sharing your activities in the upcoming newsletters. ZI Jony
    More information about the newsletter can be found at Education/Newsletter/About. For more information, please contact spatnaik(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

SWAN: Feb 27, Apr 3 UCoC vote March

Invitation to Hubs event: Global Conversation on 2022-03-12 at 13:00 UTC[edit]

Hubs Dialogue Findings Summary

Hello everyone,

We hope you can join us this upcoming Saturday 12 March for a Global Conversation about Hubs.

(Initial Review) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings User:Sj,

This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization is currently past due on its required annual reporting. Wikimedia Affiliates are required to submit an annual activity report covering the entirety of the 12-month agreement period in order to prompt review for a renewal. Reports must be written in English, posted to meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal.

This page is used to track how organizations and groups are meeting reporting requirements described in their agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation (e.g. chapter agreements, thematic organization agreements, user group agreements). It is the central place where affiliates can add reports about their activities, share their plans, and even news or social media channels with the wider movement. When new reports are available, organizations and groups should add them to this page to keep their columns up to date.

As noted on the meta Reports page, your organization’s 2022 annual reporting became past due in 2022-01-31. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2022 annual reporting to the meta via the Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal as soon as possible to return to compliance with your user group agreement.
  • Check that your group’s page is also up to date with past report links for historical record-keeping, and
  • Please send an email to Wikimedia-l in order to share with a movement-wide audience.

If you have any questions or need any further guidance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to wadportal(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Best regards,
Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

Reminder: in April

Leadership Development Working Group[edit]

The Community Development team at the Wikimedia Foundation is supporting the creation of a global, community-driven Leadership Development Working Group. Apply to join by 10 April 2022.


Movement Strategy and Governance Updates[edit]

Updates from Movement Strategy and Governance will be posted to this section prior to compression above. Feel free to subscribe to this thread to receive notifications. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 02:25, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Movement Strategy and Governance News – Issue 6[edit]

Please let me know if you have questions. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 02:02, 13 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

NTS: we've had requests to reduce the newsletter traffic on this page so it's useful for the group's conversations; I may unsubscribe us from many of these, or see about an option that doesn't generate new sections. NEWbies: let me know if you find one of these useful (here rather than on your personal talk page). Warmly, –SJ talk  04:15, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just commenting on your note to self: I'm happy to hear guidance about messaging frequency or preference from my team at this venue (especially as these are mostly manually delivered). (One of the things I've thought about for this is a persistent section called "Movement Strategy and Governance Updates", which would be a L2 section that invites ===Level 3=== updates. This would have two-fold benefits: the announcement content wouldn't always occupy the "new topic bottom space", and allow people to subscribe to the persistent section for echo notifications. Let me know your thoughts!) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 14:32, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I love this idea. Something we could build tolking for more generally. Anyone watching the page will see the update, and it encourges compactness over time. Also much of the visual span is repeated styling + introdutory text. Will keep you updated, I always appreciate your summaries myself Xeno. –SJ talk  15:30, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Let's test it! Xeno (WMF) (talk) 02:22, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election 2022 Call for Candidates[edit]

There is an open Call for Candidates for the 2022 Board of Trustees election. Find out more on the Apply to be a Candidate page.

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's operations. Community-and-affiliate selected trustees and Board-appointed trustees make up the Board of Trustees. Each trustee serves a three year term. The Wikimedia community has the opportunity to vote for community-and-affiliate selected trustees. The Wikimedia community will vote to fill two seats on the Board in 2022. This is an opportunity to improve the representation, diversity, and expertise of the Board as a team. Please consider submitting your candidacy to join the Board of Trustees.

–Movement Strategy and Governance on behalf of the Elections Committee and the Board of Trustees (see full announcement)
Xeno (WMF) (talk) 02:22, 26 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 June Movement Strategy and Governance Updates[edit]

Community Resilience and Sustainability office hour
Join Maggie Dennis (Vice-President of Community Resilience and Sustainability) on 2 June at 17:00 UTC (check other timezones) to talk about Movement Strategy coordination, Board Governance, Trust and Safety (and the Universal Code of Conduct), Community Development, and Human Rights. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leadership Development Working Group
The Community Development Team has completed the candidate selection process and is happy to announce the volunteers that are beginning work on this project. See here for details and future updates. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hubs Global Conversations 2022 June 24-26
The third in a series of global conversations, you are invited to attend one of three scheduled calls to talk about Hubs. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposal for a Movement Strategy Forum: Join the live community review (24 May - 24 July)[edit]

The Movement Strategy and Governance team invites everyone to review this proposal for a new Movement Strategy Forum. The goal is to improve community collaboration on a multilingual platform that is welcoming and easy to use.

This review is open between May 24 and July 24. A functional forum is available for testing and discussion. If the community feedback is positive, the Forum will launch in August 2022 before Wikimania. If not, we will follow the feedback received, changing the proposal or closing it.

If you prefer to test first and read later, you can join the MS Forum using your Wikimedia login now. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your input is requested: next steps in the Universal Code of Conduct project (25 May - 25 June)[edit]

In 2022 May, the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC) project team completed a report on the 2022 March ratification vote about the guidelines. Voters cast votes from at least 137 communities. At least 650 participants added comments with their vote. A report is available on Meta-Wiki. (See full announcement)

Following the vote, the Community Affairs committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees asked that several areas be reviewed for improvements. A Revision Drafting Committee will refine the enforcement guidelines based on community feedback.

To help the Revisions committee, input from the community is requested. Visit the Meta-wiki pages (Enforcement Guidelines revision discussions, Policy text revision discussions) to provide thoughts for the new drafting committee. (See full announcement) Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections 2022: Affiliate voting period (1 - 15 July)[edit]

The call for candidates has closed. The analysis committee will begin meeting on Friday.

The process for North American affiliates to choose a member for this committee is ongoing. The committee will consider the candidates’ applications with the skills and criteria provided by the Board. The committee will provide ratings for information purposes only.

Each affiliate is also invited to vote on these candidates between 1 July and 15 July. In order to cast a vote, each affiliate should identify a designated voter to be added to the SecurePoll eligibility list. Ambox important.svg An email was sent to affiliate representatives to request this information; please email me if you did not receive it. Ambox important.svg

The designated voter may also pose question to the candidates on behalf of the affiliate. Following the affiliate vote, 6 candidates will move forward for a community vote in August to elect 2 trustees.

Let me know if you have questions. Xeno (WMF) (talk) 03:30, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 July Movement Strategy and Governance Updates[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation Board Elections 2022: Propose statements for the Election Compass[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

Community members in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to propose statements to use in the Election Compass.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/disagree/neutral). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Timeline for the Election Compass

July 8 - 20: Community members propose statements for the Election Compass

July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements

July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements

August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements

August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements

August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August. The Elections Committee will oversee the process, supported by the Movement Strategy and Governance team. MSG will check that the questions are clear, there are no duplicates, no typos, and so on.

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee
Xeno (WMF) (talk) 17:16, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notes and Goings-On, 2022 edition[edit]

see also w:Wikipedia:Meetup/Boston
December 2020 - November 2021
  • Writing and discussion
    Wikipedia at 20: published by MIT Press + PubPub! w/ essays from Phoebe and the Writing Wikipedia Collective
    The Invisible Citation Commons in Commonplace (Phoebe, Sj)
    Participation in governance discussions (global and US)
  • Content collaborations + partnerships:
    Topical indexes. Grants + patents.
    Metadata Mapping (for Museums) : discussion w/ Anne Luther about + potential NEH grant
December 2022 – present
  • Content collaborations + partnerships:
    Earth sciences + NASA. Jan. 22: Whose Knowledge workshop talk
    EWPHP: discussion about cross-referencing the two encyclos (now compatibly licensed)
  • Larger projects:
    WikiCred microgrant program: applied for + received a grant for year 2 of WikiCred (extending beyond the US + English). ~100k, w/ Superhamster + Hacks/Hackers

Sunday May 8 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swans are musical creatures.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including 2022 Board of Trustees Call for Candidates, Movement Charter/Content preliminary narrative, Human Rights Policy Community Conversations, Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan Feedback, IP blocking and Open Proxies discussion, Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday May 8, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and , note that some areas recently experienced daylight savings time changes).--Pharos (talk) 18:08, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

2022 Wikimedia Hackathon  - May 20th - 22nd[edit]

Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 flier.jpg

Hello all,

This is to invite you for this year's Wikimedia Hackathon from  May 20-22. We hope to see you there! You can share the update with your community as well.

The main event will be held online this year. We have an open call for sessions on our schedule page. If you'd like to host a session, you can simply pick an open slot in the category which best fits your topic. The developer advocacy team also put together some suggestions for how to create a fun session.


You can also add project ideas to the Phabricator Board

We will share more information soon about how to join the online space. You can also check through the list of local meetups holding around the world, you may find any closer to you.

If you have any enquiry or translation requests, please contact hlepp@wikimedia.org


See you there!

Best regards,

James Popoola

On behalf of the 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon Committee.

James Moore200 (talk) 17:42, 5 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sunday June 5 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swan impressions.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter, Hubs Global Conversation this June, WMF Proposal for Movement Strategy Forum, New rounds of WMF Conference Funds including in-person events, WMF Proposal for Sound Logo Contest, WMF Elections Analysis Committee selection, wikimania:Program submissions due June 10 (scholarship and local event grants due June 3) and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 5, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).--Pharos (talk) 20:49, 31 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sunday July 3 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swan celestial.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas on the Wikimedia 2030 strategy process. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for a future Global Council.

We'll focus on strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter, Hubs Global Conversation last week, Affiliate voting period to shortlist WMF Board candidates (July 1-15), Wikimania updates, Desktop improvements, Wikimedia Enterprise first customers, Call for program submissions and updates for a global diversity of regional/linguistic Wiki-Conferences, Wikidata:Wiki Mentor Africa and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 3, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).--Pharos via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:55, 30 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Announcing the six candidates for the 2022 Board of Trustees election[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi everyone,

The Affiliate voting process has concluded. Representatives from each Affiliate organization learned about the candidates by reading candidates’ statements, reviewing candidates’ answers to questions, and considering the candidates’ ratings provided by the Analysis Committee. The selected 2022 Board of Trustees candidates are:

You may see more information about the Results and Statistics of this Board election.

Please take a moment to appreciate the Affiliate Representatives and Analysis Committee members for taking part in this process and helping to grow the Board of Trustees in capacity and diversity. These hours of volunteer work connect us across understanding and perspective. Thank you for your participation.

Thank you to the community members who put themselves forward as candidates for the Board of Trustees. Considering joining the Board of Trustees is no small decision. The time and dedication candidates have shown to this point speaks to their commitment to this movement. Congratulations to those candidates who have been selected. A great amount of appreciation and gratitude for those candidates not selected. Please continue to share your leadership with Wikimedia.

Thank you to those who followed the Affiliate process for this Board election. You may review the results of the Affiliate selection process.

The next part of the Board election process is the community voting period. You may view the Board election timeline here. To prepare for the community voting period, there are several things community members can engage with in the following ways:

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee

Mervat (WMF) (talk) 19:19, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vote for Election Compass Statements[edit]


You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

Volunteers in the 2022 Board of Trustees election are invited to vote for the statements. You can vote for the statements you would like to see included in the Election Compass on Meta-wiki.

An Election Compass is a tool to help voters select the candidates that best align with their beliefs and views. The community members will propose statements for the candidates to answer using a Lickert scale (agree/neutral/disagree). The candidates’ answers to the statements will be loaded into the Election Compass tool. Voters will use the tool by entering in their answer to the statements (agree/disagree/neutral). The results will show the candidates that best align with the voter’s beliefs and views.

Here is the timeline for the Election Compass:

  • July 8 - 20: Volunteers propose statements for the Election Compass
  • July 21 - 22: Elections Committee reviews statements for clarity and removes off-topic statements
  • July 23 - August 1: Volunteers vote on the statements
  • August 2 - 4: Elections Committee selects the top 15 statements
  • August 5 - 12: candidates align themselves with the statements
  • August 15: The Election Compass opens for voters to use to help guide their voting decision

The Elections Committee will select the top 15 statements at the beginning of August

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee Mervat (WMF) (talk) 21:43, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Delay of the 2022 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees election[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi all,

I am reaching out to you today with an update about the timing of the voting for the Board of Trustees election.

As many of you are already aware, this year we are offering an Election Compass to help voters identify the alignment of candidates on some key topics. Several candidates requested an extension of the character limitation on their responses expanding on their positions, and the Elections Committee felt their reasoning was consistent with the goals of a fair and equitable election process.

To ensure that the longer statements can be translated in time for the election, the Elections Committee and Board Selection Task Force decided to delay the opening of the Board of Trustees election by one week - a time proposed as ideal by staff working to support the election.

Although it is not expected that everyone will want to use the Election Compass to inform their voting decision, the Elections Committee felt it was more appropriate to open the voting period with essential translations for community members across languages to use if they wish to make this important decision.

The voting will open on August 23 at 00:00 UTC and close on September 6 at 23:59 UTC.

Best regards,

Matanya, on behalf of the Elections Committee

Mervat (talk) 11:01, 18 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

[Invitation] Join the Movement Strategy Forum[edit]

Hello everyone,

The Movement Strategy Forum (MS Forum) is a multilingual collaborative space for all conversations about Movement Strategy implementation.

We are inviting all Movement participants to collaborate on the MS Forum. The goal of the forum is to build community collaboration, using an inclusive multilingual platform.

The Movement Strategy is a collaborative effort to imagine and build the future of the Wikimedia Movement. Anyone can contribute to the Movement Strategy, from a comment to a full-time project.

Join this forum with your Wikimedia account, engage in conversations, and ask questions in your language.

The Movement Strategy and Governance team (MSG) launched the proposal for the MS Forum in May 2022. There was a 2-month community review period, which ended on 24 July 2022. The community review process included several questions that resulted in interesting conversations. You can read the Community Review Report.

We look forward to seeing you at the MS Forum!

Best regards,

Movement Strategy and Governance team Mervat (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The 2022 Board of Trustees election Community Voting period is now open[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hi everyone,

The Community Voting period for the 2022 Board of Trustees election is now open. Here are some helpful links to get you the information you need to vote:

If you are ready to vote, you may go to SecurePoll voting page to vote now. You may vote from August 23 at 00:00 UTC to September 6 at 23:59 UTC. To see about your voter eligibility, please visit the voter eligibility page.

Best,

Movement Strategy and Governance

This message was sent on behalf of the Board Selection Task Force and the Elections Committee
Mervat (WMF) (talk) 08:38, 25 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct[edit]


You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki.

Hello everyone,

The Universal Code of Conduct Enforcement Guidelines Revisions committee is requesting comments regarding the Revised Enforcement Draft Guidelines for the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC). This review period will be open from 8 September 2022 until 8 October 2022.

The Committee collaborated to revise these draft guidelines based on input gathered from the community discussion period from May through July, as well as the community vote that concluded in March 2022. The revisions are focused on the following four areas:

  1. To identify the type, purpose, and applicability of the UCoC training;
  2. To simplify the language for more accessible translation and comprehension by non-experts;
  3. To explore the concept of affirmation, including its pros and cons;
  4. To review the balancing of the privacy of the accuser and the accused

The Committee requests comments and suggestions about these revisions by 8 October 2022. From there, the Revisions Committee anticipates further revising the guidelines based on community input.

Find the Revised Guidelines on Meta, and a comparison page in some languages.

Everyone may share comments in a number of places. Facilitators welcome comments in any language on the Revisions Guideline Talk Page. Comments can also be shared on talk pages of translations, at local discussions, or during conversation hours. There are planned live discussions about the UCoC enforcement draft guidelines; please see Meta times and details: Conversation hours

The facilitation team supporting this review period hopes to reach a large number of communities. If you do not see a conversation happening in your community, please organize a discussion. Facilitators can assist you in setting up the conversations. Discussions will be summarized and presented to the drafting committee every two weeks. The summaries will be published here.


On behalf of the T&S Policy Team

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