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Было бы интересно посмотреть\почитать про Мурманскую и Калининградскую область, ведь это явно северо-запад. Может быть ещё и про Архангельскую область и Ненецкий АО. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by 89.33.113.255 (talk) 3 августа 2019 (UTC)

The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the Affiliations Committee is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of fourteen members, selected every twelve months for staggered two-year terms. Those joining the committee during the current process will serve a two-year term ending in December 2021.

AffCom continues to closely monitor the Wikimedia 2030 Strategy process that was initiated in 2016. While the affiliation models continue to be discussed as part of the broader strategy discussion, as no decisions have been made to change the current affiliation models yet, AffCom will continue to work in the same manner with regard to affiliate recognitions and intervention support for affiliates with issues of non-compliance in 2020. Specifically, AffCom will continue to process applications for user group and chapter/thematic organization creation, while we await the strategy next steps and begin to prepare for a smooth transition of the committee and affiliates ecosystem to any changing movement structures and systems in 2021.

Being a part of the Affiliations Committee requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a healthy mix of different skill sets in our members.

Required and Recommended Skills for Affiliations Committee Members[edit]

Across all committee members there are additional relevant skills as well as requirements which help to support the committee and its sustainability which include both required and relevant general skills

Required Skills[edit]

  • Fluency in English
  • Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings.
  • Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
  • Strong track record of effective collaboration
  • International orientation

Relevant Skills[edit]

  • Skills in other languages are a major plus.
  • Public Communications (English writing and speaking skills)
  • Strong understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Documentation practices
  • Interviewing experience
  • Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organizing are a plus
  • Experience with, or in, an active affiliate is a major plus.
  • Teamwork
    • Focusing on shared goals instead of disagreements
    • Focusing on the conflict at hand and not past ones
    • Ensuring each member of the team has a clearly defined role, which can help reduce disagreements over areas of responsibility
    • Project and people management to coordinate different parties on a shared plan and seeing it through to completion.
  • Problem-Solving
    • Ability to evaluate various solutions
    • Ability to consider multiple interests and points of view
    • Willingness to revisit unresolved issues
    • The capacity to recognize and respond to important matters
    • The ability to seek compromise and avoid punishing
  • Ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.

Given the expectations for maintaining course in 2020 and preparing for potential 2021 transitions, it is important that we are also clear about two different skill sets critical to committee support at this time. The first skillset is oriented to understanding affiliate dynamics and organizational development patterns to successfully process affiliate applications for recognition; the other is oriented to conflict prevention and intervention support for affiliates in conflict.

Affiliate Recognitions Relevant Skills[edit]

  • Administration
    • Willingness to process applications through a set, perhaps bureaucratic process.
    • Attention to detail
  • Monitoring & Strategic Development
    • Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  • Organizational Awareness
    • Understanding of and community building and organizational development
    • Understanding of group dynamics
    • Awareness of the affiliates ecosystem and models

Conflict Prevention & Intervention Relevant Skills[edit]

  • Communication
    • Active listening
    • Reading nonverbal cues
    • Knowing when to interrupt and when to stay quiet
    • Being culturally sensitive at the same time remaining clear and concise when explaining a concept or opinion
  • Stress Management
    • Patience
    • Positivity
    • Ability to inject a dose of humor to dilute anger and frustration when needed
    • Taking well-timed breaks that can bring calm in the midst of flared tempers
    • Ability to manage stress while remaining alert and calm
  • Emotional Intelligence
    • Being emotionally aware,
    • Ability to control emotions and behaviors,
    • Ability to practice empathy,
    • Impartiality,
    • Don’t take anything personally,
    • Being aware of and respectful of differences.
  • Facilitation skills
    • Meeting facilitation experience
    • Peer or community mediation training
    • Peer or community mediation experience

Do you have any of these skill sets and an interest to support movement affiliates?

We are looking for people 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 members 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.

Selection process[edit]

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2019 member selection process will include a public review and comment period. We invite you to share with us you applications, specifying your focus area you’re interested in. All applications received by the committee will be posted on Meta, and the community will be invited to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

At the end of the public comment period, the applications will be voted on by the members of the committee who are not seeking re-election, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made by mid-January 2020, with new members expected to join later that month.

How to apply[edit]

If you are interested in joining the committee, please post your application on the nomination page and send an email announcing your application to AffCom(_AT_)lists.wikimedia.org by 10 January 2020. Your application must include the following information:

  • Your full name and Wikimedia username
  • A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee.
  • Answers to the following questions:
  1. How do you think affiliates work best together to partner on effective projects and initiatives?
  2. What do you see as the role of affiliates in the Wikimedia movement in the next three years?
  3. What do you feel you will bring to the committee that makes you uniquely qualified?
  4. Which subcommittee are you most interested in serving on: Recognitions OR Conflict Prevention & Intervention?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!


On behalf of the committee,

Camelia Boban, AffCom member

Invitation to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Affiliate Community,

We are inviting you to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP), a new global contest scheduled to run from July through August 2020:

Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

WPWP offers a focused task for guiding new editors through the steps of adding content to existing pages. It can be used to organize editing workshops and edit-a-thons.

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

Thank you,

Deborah Schwartz Jacobs

On behalf of Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Organizing Team - 21:19, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Call for candidates - June 2020[edit]

Hi everyone,

The Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members!

The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of five to fifteen members, selected at least once every year, to serve two-year terms. As the committee must hold mid-year elections to replenish its members at this time, those joining the committee during the current process will serve a slightly extended term from July 2020 through December 2022.

AffCom continues to closely monitor the Wikimedia 2030 Strategy process initiated in 2016. While the affiliation models continue to be discussed as part of the broader strategy discussion, as no decisions have been made to change the current affiliation models yet, AffCom continues to work in the same manner with regard to affiliate recognitions and intervention support for affiliates with issues of non-compliance in 2020. AffCom continues to process applications for user group and chapter/thematic organization creation, while we await the strategy next steps and begin to prepare for a smooth transition of the committee and affiliates ecosystem to any changing movement structures and systems in 2021.

Being a part of the AffCom requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a mix of different skill sets in our members.

Click here for further details.

James Heilman on behalf of AffCom

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:18, 13 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee elections announcement June 2020[edit]

Hi everyone,

This is a friendly reminder that the Affiliations Committee (AffCom) – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members! The deadline to post your application on the nomination page is 30 June 2020.

  • Application process: Considering the anticipated changes following the Strategy recommendations, we had a limited scope to introduce changes in the process. We have made a small but impactful addition to the application process by introducing the Self Assessment survey form which will help the committee know more about your engagement as endorsements are not consistently shared, may not be representative, and often do not speak to the specific skills needed.
  • Selection process: No change; see: Membership.

If you have any questions, please contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to answer questions about our work if this helps people decide to apply. Please distribute this announcement among your networks. Good luck to all the candidates!

On behalf of the committee,

--Rosiestep (talk) 00:49, 19 June 2020 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply

June 21 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

Feedback on movement names[edit]

There are a lot of conversations happening about the future of our movement names. We hope that you are part of these discussions and that your community is represented.

Since 16 June, the Foundation Brand Team has been running a survey in 7 languages about 3 naming options. There are also community members sharing concerns about renaming in a Community Open Letter.

You should have received a separate affiliate survey via email. If you have not, feel free to email brandproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org.

Our goal in this call for feedback is to hear from across the community, so we encourage you to participate in the survey, the open letter, or both. The survey will go through 7 July in all timezones. Input from the survey and discussions will be analyzed and published on Meta-Wiki.

Thanks for thinking about the future of the movement --The Brand Project team, 13:37, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Note: The survey is conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional terms. For more information on privacy and data-handling, see the survey privacy statement.

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

Hello everyone. I am posting the announcement below, which you may have missed elsewhere, and in the hope that you can share it with your local communities. Please note that it may be available in your language at m:Special:MyLanguage/Abstract Wikipedia/July 2020 announcement. Thanks for your attention! m:User:Elitre (WMF)


Sunday August 23: Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Strategic flock of Wikimedians heading in a new direction.

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a proposed 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.

The idea is to follow up on the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting and other strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 21:40, 20 August 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sunday September 20 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Birds of a feather flock together.

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.

Following up on the August SWAN meeting and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday September 20, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 01:32, 18 September 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sunday October 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Friendship is a movement value.

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.

Following up on the September and August SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday October 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.--Pharos (talk) 17:31, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Call for insights on ways to better communicate the work of the movement[edit]

The Movement Strategy recommendations published this year made clear the importance of establishing stronger communications within our movement. To this end, the Foundation wants to gather insights from communities, including affiliates, on ways we all might more consistently communicate about our collective work, and better highlight community contributions from across the movement. Over the coming months, we will be running focus groups and online discussions to collect these insights. We hope your affiliate will decide to share your thoughts by participating in a focus group or joining the discussion on Meta-Wiki.

ELappen (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 18 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sunday November 29 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Take flight with us.

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.

Following up on the August, September, and October SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including the recent proposed changes to the Wikimedia Foundation Bylaws, this month we are meeting on Sunday November 29, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although a number of places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 18:50, 24 November 2020 (UTC)Reply

Notification of User Group Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings @Kaganer: & @Красный:,

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 2019-20 annual reporting became past due in October. Please be sure to :

  1. Post your 2019-20 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) 16:00, 5 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

@MKaur (WMF): Thanks for the reminder. User:Красный is preparing the annual report. Kaganer (talk) 17:28, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply
Ok, actually, I'll start prepairing it after meeting in Sortavala, because we'll be discussing the annual report in there. Красныйwanna talk? 19:06, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply

Sunday January 10 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Into the blue.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, and November SWAN meetings, and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including SWAN input on Interim Global Council and Movement Charter, this month we are meeting on Sunday January 10, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

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.

--Pharos (talk) 18:39, 1 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Project Grant Open Call[edit]

This is the announcement for the Project Grants program open call that started on January 11, with the submission deadline of February 10, 2021.
This first open call will be focussed on Community Organizing proposals. A second open call focused on research and software proposals is scheduled from February 15 with a submission deadline of March 16, 2021.

For the Round 1 open call, we invite you to propose grant applications that fall under community development and organizing (offline and online) categories. Project Grant funds are available to support individuals, groups, and organizations to implement new experiments and proven ideas, from organizing a better process on your wiki, coordinating a campaign or editathon series to providing other support for community building. We offer the following resources to help you plan your project and complete a grant proposal:

Weekly proposals clinics via Zoom during the Open Call. Join us for #Upcoming_Proposal_Clinics|real-time discussions with Program Officers and select thematic experts and get live feedback about your Project Grants proposal. We’ll answer questions and help you make your proposal better.

Program officers are also available to offer individualized proposal support upon request. Contact us at projectgrants@wikimedia.org if you would like feedback or more information.

We are excited to see your grant ideas that will support our community and make an impact on the future of Wikimedia projects. Put your idea into motion, and submit your proposal by February 10, 2021!

Please feel free to get in touch with questions about getting started with your grant application, or about serving on the Project Grants Committee. Contact us at projectgrants(_AT_)wikimedia.org.
RSharma (WMF)MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 07:56, 28 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sunday February 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

We are a mosiac.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, and January SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates, this month we are meeting on Sunday February 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

To help set priorities for the SWAN agenda, and also to help manage which global conversations should be a focus in general, we have set up and invite everyone to participate at this SWAN priorities form.

Possible topics include Community Board seats, Interim Global Council, Strategy prioritization follow-up events, Branding, Universal Code of Conduct, Grant strategy, and WMF CEO search. That is a lot of things, which are most important to cover in our upcoming SWAN meeting?

--Pharos (talk) 18:50, 15 February 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sunday March 21 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Community as a hand-carved gem.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, and February SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Grants relaunch and Community Board seats, this month we are meeting on Sunday March 21, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 04:14, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sunday April 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swanlings grow up together.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, and March SWAN meetings and June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Interim Global Council + Movement Charter, WMF Resolution about the upcoming Board elections, Community Resilience and Sustainability role in Movement Strategy coordination, Grants Strategy Relaunch, Wikimedia Enterprise / OKAPI, and WMF Executive Transition

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(Note that the UTC times of and are the same as before, although some places may have had daylight savings time changes since our last meeting).--Pharos (talk) 18:49, 21 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Invitation for Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021[edit]

Hello there,

We are inviting you to participate in Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos 2021, a global contest scheduled to run from July through August 2021.

Participants will choose among Wikipedia pages without photo images, then add a suitable file from among the many thousands of photos in the Wikimedia Commons, especially those uploaded from thematic contests (Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Earth, Wiki Loves Folklore, etc.) over the years.

In its first year (2020), 36 Wikimedia communities in 27 countries joined the campaign. Events relating to the campaign included training organized by at least 18 Wikimedia communities in 14 countries.

The campaign resulted in the addition of media files (photos, audios and videos) to more than 90,000 Wikipedia articles in 272 languages.

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) offers an ideal task for recruiting and guiding new editors through the steps of adding content to existing pages. Besides individual participation, the WPWP campaign can be used by user groups and chapters to organize editing workshops and edit-a-thons.

The organizing team is looking for a contact person to coordinate WPWP participation at the Wikimedia user group or chapter level (geographically or thematically) or for a language WP. We’d be glad for you to reply to this message, or sign up directly at WPWP Participating Communities.

Please feel free to contact Organizing Team if you have any query.

Kind regards,
Tulsi Bhagat
Communication Manager
Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos Campaign
Message delivered by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:48, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee Call for Candidates - June 2021[edit]

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of five to fifteen members, selected at least once every year, to serve two-year terms.

Being a part of the AffCom requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a mix of different skill sets in our members.

Responsibilities
  • Availability of up to 5-8 hours per month
  • Participate in monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings
  • Commitment to carry out assigned tasks in a given time.
  • Facilitate and support communications
  • Affiliate Support and growth
Required and Recommended Abilities, Skills, Knowledge for Affiliations Committee Members

Strong interpersonal relationship among members of the committee and also with the Wikimedia community members. Across all committee members, there are additional relevant skills as well as requirements which help to support the committee and its sustainability which include both required and relevant general skills

Required
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings.
  • Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
  • Strong track record of effective collaboration
  • International orientation
Relevant for all members
  • Public Communications (English writing and speaking skills)
  • Skills in other languages are a major plus.
  • Understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Documentation practices
  • Interviewing experience
  • Experience with, or in, an active affiliate is a major plus.
  • Teamwork: Project and people management skills to coordinate and collaborate with different parties on a shared plan and see it through to completion.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to evaluate various solutions, consider multiple interests and points of view, revisit unresolved issues, seek compromise and work and communicate across languages and cultures.

Given the expectations for maintaining the course in 2021 and preparing for potential 2021 transitions as part of the Movement Strategy implementation process, it is important that we are also clear about two different skill sets critical to committee support at this time. The first skillset is oriented to understanding affiliate dynamics and organizational development patterns to successfully process affiliate applications for recognition; the other is oriented to conflict prevention and intervention support for affiliates in conflict.

Relevant to Affiliate Recognitions
  • Administration & Attention to detail
  • Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  • Awareness of the affiliates ecosystem and models and understanding of community building, organizational development, and group dynamics
Relevant to Conflict Prevention & Intervention
  • Communication skills for active listening, clear instruction and turn-taking.
  • Stress Management skills for maintaining patience and positivity
  • Emotional intelligence to maintain awareness of emotions of oneself and others to practice empathy, impartiality, and mutual respect.
  • Facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills to guide diverse individuals and groups toward cooperation.
  • Ability to work within a team

Do you have relevant skills and interest to support movement affiliates?

We are looking for people 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 members 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.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2021 member selection process will include a public review and comment period and a self-assessment survey for candidates to share their skills and experience. This self-assessment information will help the committee to identify the skill sets relevant to our affiliate support processes. We invite you to apply for membership to the committee and join us in supporting the affiliates. The data shared in the self-assessment will only be made available to the committee and the relevant staff support. The nomination, candidate Q&A, and endorsements will be posted on Meta for public review at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliations_Committee/Candidates/June_2021. Here the global community is welcome to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

Once the nomination window closes June 30, 2021, the sitting members who are not candidates for re-election in this cycle will deliberate and then vote, taking into account all inputs from the meta page, self-assessment, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and committee member discussion.

A final decision will be made in late-July 2021, with new members to be notified for onboarding in August.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please:

Step 1. Post your application on the nomination page by 30 June 2021. Your application must include the following information:

  1. Your full name and Wikimedia username
  2. A statement describing your relevant education, experience, abilities, skills, knowledge, availability, and motivation for joining the committee.

Step 2. Complete the self-assessment survey between June 01, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

  • The privacy statement that applies to the survey can be found here.
  • NOTE: The survey will take 15 mins. Please do not close your browser. If you need a break, you are advised to keep the browser open. In case of losing the link, please reach out to mkaur-ctr(_AT_)wikimedia.org
  • This survey must be completed before Steps 3 & 4, as it will provide more background as to the type of work and expectations of members of AffCom.

Step 3. Answers the following questions:

  • NOTE: Questions 1-3 are required for all candidates.
  • Question 4 & 5 should be answered by those interested in joining the Recognitions subcommittee.
  • Question 6 & 7 should be answered by those interested in joining the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee.
  • If you are willing to nominate yourself for both subcommittees, answer all questions.
  1. What roles have you served across any Wikimedia projects and affiliates that you think have prepared you for this role?
  2. AffCom members need to manage time, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and diverse situations across the global movement. How do you envision managing these?
  3. Members of AffCom serve on one of two subcommittees: Recognitions OR Conflicts Intervention. Which one of these are you most interested in serving on?
  4. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think makes a group of Wikimedians ready to function together as an affiliate?
  5. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think are the benefits and responsibilities of functioning as formal affiliates?
  6. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe your experience working with conflicts resolution.
  7. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe how you have helped build consensus and support diversity.

Step 4. Once you have completed the above, send an email announcing your application to affcom(_AT_)wikimedia.org before the application deadline.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

On behalf of the committee,

-- FULBERT (talk) 15:30, 15 May 2021 (UTC) via MassMessagingReply

UCoC Affiliates consultation report[edit]

Hello,

We are pleased to announce the completion of the Universal Code of Conduct Affiliates consultation process early this month. The summary report of the direct consultations and survey is now available at this Meta page: https://w.wiki/3Pew.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to leave a message on the talk page of the report, or contact Mervat (@msalman-ctr@wikimedia.org) and Ramzy (@ramzym-ctr@wikimedia.org).

Regards,
UCoC Team, Wikimedia Foundation
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:51, 27 May 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sunday June 6 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Swan of healing.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, and April SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Movement Strategy/Events, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday June 6, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 20:20, 3 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

Wikimania 2021: Affiliate Program Submissions and Scholarships[edit]

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,

Wikimania 2021 will be hosted virtually for the first time in the event's 15-year history. Since there is no in-person host, the event is being organized by a diverse group of Wikimedia volunteers that form the Core Organizing Team for Wikimania 2021.

Event Program - The program design of this Wikimania accommodates affiliates for them to curate a portion of the program. Wikimedia affiliates have an opportunity to host a series of their own sessions.

Below are some links to guide you through;

Please note that the deadline for submission is 18th June 2021.

Affiliate Scholarships - Scholarships are available to all Wikimedia movement affiliates to support practical access to and participation in Wikimania 2021 in their communities. Please read more about it in the Affiliate Announcement section here.

Office Hour - If you are left with questions, the COT will be hosting some office hours (in multiple languages), in multiple time-zones, to answer any programming questions that you might have. Details can be found here.

Best regards,

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:23, 15 June 2021 (UTC)Reply

On behalf of Wikimania 2021 Core Organizing Team

Final Call for Candidates for AffCom - June 2021[edit]

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) logo

This is an update from the Wikimedia Affiliations Committee. Translations are available.

This is a final Call for Candidates for the June 2021 Affiliations Committee election.

If you are interested in running, please post your application and follow all four steps on the nomination page by 30 June 2021.

If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share this with them and encourage them to consider it. If you have any questions about this process or the requirements, please email affcom@wikimedia.org before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members.

On behalf of the AffCom elections committee,

--- FULBERT (talk) 14:15, 20 June 2021 (UTC) via MassMessaging [[Category:AffCom Elections June 2021|]]Reply

Sunday July 25 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

The swan or the egg?

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 25, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call an hour earlier in UTC time due to popular demand and to accomodate daylight savings*.)--Pharos (talk) 14:48, 22 July 2021 (UTC)Reply

Sunday September 26 SWANniversary Party and All-Affiliates Strategic Meeting[edit]

Celebrate our first anniversary with SWAN-shaped desserts!

Join the SWANniversary on September 26 as we mark the first year of the Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network!

We will have the regular All-Affiliates Strategic Meeting, to be followed by a SWANniversary Party in the after hours session, likely through spatialized chat on WorkAdventure.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, June, and July SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, we'll look together at strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter + Drafting Committee, WMF Board elections, Wikimania 2021, and Grants Regional Committees.

This month we are meeting on Sunday September 26, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and .)--Pharos (talk) 20:12, 21 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Learn how the Implementation Grants can support your Movement Strategy plans[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
Wikimedia Foundation
15:31, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

Sunday October 31 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

A swan reflects.

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.

Following up on the August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and June, July, and September SWAN meetings, as well as last June's All-Affiliates Brand Meeting, as well as strategic and outreach topics of mutual concern to all affiliates including Movement Charter Drafting Committee Set Up Process, Next Steps for Brand Work, 2021, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday October 31, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and *Note that we have shifted the second call a half-hour later in UTC time due to WikidataCon*.)--Pharos (talk) 01:59, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

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

Greetings group contacts,

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 2021 annual reporting became past due in 2021-10-03. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2021 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

Sunday November 28 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Chart a new course on the swan ferry.

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 Hubs+Hubs Workshop, Movement Charter+Drafting Committee, WMDE's 'Future of Wikimedia Governance' proposal, Wikipedia Asian Month 2021, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 28, 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) 20:20, 24 November 2021 (UTC)Reply

(First Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings group contacts,

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 2021 annual reporting became past due in 2021-10-03. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2021 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

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Call for candidates - January 2022[edit]

Translations are available.

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The main role of the AffCom is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and update the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees as well as advise them on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

The committee consists of five to fifteen members, selected at least once every year, to serve two-year terms.

Being a part of the AffCom requires communication with volunteers all over the world, negotiating skills, cultural sensitivity, and the ability to understand legal texts. We look for a mix of different skill sets in our members.

Responsibilities
  • Availability of up to 5-8 hours per month
  • Participate in monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings
  • Commitment to carry out assigned tasks in a given time.
  • Facilitate and support communications
  • Affiliate Support and growth
Required and Recommended Abilities, Skills, Knowledge for Affiliations Committee Members

Strong interpersonal relationship among members of the committee and also with the Wikimedia community members. Across all committee members, there are additional relevant skills as well as requirements which help to support the committee and its sustainability which include both required and relevant general skills

Required
  • Fluency in English
  • Availability of up to 5 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly one and two-hour voice/video meetings.
  • Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
  • Strong track record of effective collaboration
  • International orientation
Relevant for all members
  • Public Communications (English writing and speaking skills)
  • Skills in other languages are a major plus.
  • Understanding of the structure and work of affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  • Documentation practices
  • Interviewing experience
  • Experience with, or in, an active affiliate is a major plus.
  • Teamwork: Project and people management skills to coordinate and collaborate with different parties on a shared plan and see it through to completion.
  • Problem-Solving: Ability to evaluate various solutions, consider multiple interests and points of view, revisit unresolved issues, seek compromise and work and communicate across languages and cultures.

Given the expectations for maintaining the course in 2022 and preparing for potential 2022 transitions as part of the Movement Strategy implementation process, it is important that we are also clear about two different skill sets critical to committee support at this time. The first skillset is oriented to understanding affiliate dynamics and organizational development patterns to successfully process affiliate applications for recognition; the other is oriented to conflict prevention and intervention support for affiliates in conflict.

Relevant to Affiliate Recognitions
  • Administration & Attention to detail
  • Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  • Awareness of the affiliates ecosystem and models and understanding of community building, organizational development, and group dynamics
Relevant to Conflict Prevention & Intervention
  • Communication skills for active listening, clear instruction and turn-taking.
  • Stress Management skills for maintaining patience and positivity
  • Emotional intelligence to maintain awareness of emotions of oneself and others to practice empathy, impartiality, and mutual respect.
  • Facilitation, negotiation, and mediation skills to guide diverse individuals and groups toward cooperation.
  • Ability to work within a team

Do you have relevant skills and interest to support movement affiliates?

We are looking for people 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 members 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.

Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2022 member selection process will include a public review and comment period and a self-assessment survey for candidates to share their skills and their experience. This self-assessment information will help the committee to identify the skill sets relevant and supportive to our affiliate support processes. We invite you to apply for membership to the committee and join us in supporting the affiliates. The data shared in the self-assessment will only be made available to the committee and the relevant staff support. The nomination, candidate Q&A, and endorsements will still take place posted on Meta for public review at January 2022 page. Here the global community is welcome to provide comments and feedback about each candidate.

Once the nomination window closes 31 January 2022, the sitting members who are not candidates for re-election in this cycle will deliberate and then vote, taking into account all inputs from the meta page, self-assessment, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and committee member discussion.

A final decision will be made in late-February 2022, with new members to be notified for onboarding in February.

How to apply

If you are interested in joining the committee, please:

Step 1. Post your application on the nomination page by 31 January 2022. Your application must include the following information:

  1. Your full name and Wikimedia username
  2. A statement describing your relevant education, experience, abilities, skills, knowledge, availability, and motivation for joining the committee.

Step 2. Complete the self-assessment survey between January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021.

  • The privacy statement that applies to the survey can be found here.
  • NOTE: The survey will take 15 mins. Please do not close your browser. If you need a break, you are advised to keep the browser open. In case of losing the link, please reach out to mkaur-ctr(_AT_)wikimedia.org
  • This survey must be completed before Steps 3 & 4, as it will provide more background as to the type of work and expectations of members of AffCom.

Step 3. Answers the following questions:

  • NOTE: Questions 1-3 are required for all candidates.
  • Question 4 & 5 should be answered by those interested in joining the Recognitions subcommittee.
  • Question 6 & 7 should be answered by those interested in joining the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee.
  • If you are willing to nominate yourself for both subcommittees, answer all questions.
  1. What roles have you served across any Wikimedia projects and affiliates that you think have prepared you for this role?
  2. AffCom members need to manage time, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and diverse situations across the global movement. How do you envision managing these?
  3. Members of AffCom serve on one of two subcommittees: Recognitions OR Conflicts Intervention. Which one of these are you most interested in serving on?
  4. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think makes a group of Wikimedians ready to function together as an affiliate?
  5. If you are interested in serving on the Recognitions subcommittee, what do you think are the benefits and responsibilities of functioning as formal affiliates?
  6. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe your experience working with conflicts resolution.
  7. If you are interested in serving on the Conflicts Intervention subcommittee, please describe how you have helped build consensus and support diversity.

Step 4. Once you have completed the above, send an email announcing your application to affcom(_AT_)wikimedia.org before the application deadline.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me and/or the committee as a whole. We are happy to chat or have a webinar call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

On behalf of the committee,

--FULBERT (talk) 13:18, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Call for advisors - January 2022[edit]

Translations are available.

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is looking for new members!

The Affiliations Committee – the committee responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing Wikimedia Chapters, Thematic Organizations, and User Groups – is looking for advisors!

The main role of the Affiliations Committee is to guide groups of volunteers that are interested in forming Wikimedia affiliates. We review applications from new groups, answer questions and provide advice about the different Wikimedia affiliation models and processes, review affiliate bylaws for compliance with requirements and best practices, and advise the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees on issues connected to chapters, thematic organizations and Wikimedia user groups.

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.

AffCom advisors can engage with the committee in a variety of capacities:

Consultant

Individuals with extensive movement experience can be engaged as Consultants for specific cases or initiatives by AffCom.

Trainer

Individuals with specific expertise may be engaged for short-term projects for training AffCom or Affiliates. They might also lead the Capacity Building initiatives for AffCom or affiliates.

Observer

AffCom can request specific or all advisors to act as an observer in different cases to ensure neutrality & compliance with guidelines.

AffCom Support

Development of Policies: While advisors cannot create legally binding policies for the committee, they can help create policies that provide direction and support for the committee.

Planning and Implementing Community Relations: The advisors are long-term wikimedians & also include influential community leaders who can be effective at spreading the word about initiatives and services.

Supporting Subcommittees: The advisors can support subcommittees that have assigned tasks in specific areas.

Other Tasks: Advisors can be engaged to address a specific need. Such engagements are usually short-lived and are disbanded as soon as their specific goals are met.


Key skills

We look for a healthy mix of different skill sets in our advisors, including the following key skills and experience:

  1. Strong understanding of the structure and work of Wikimedia affiliates and the Wikimedia Foundation.
  2. Readiness to participate in political discussions on the role and future of affiliates, models of affiliation, and similar topics.
  3. Availability of up to 2 hours per week, and the time to participate in a monthly two-hour voice/video meeting
  4. International orientation and ability to work and communicate with other languages and cultures.
  5. Knowledge of different legal systems and experience in community building and organizing are a plus.
  6. Fluency in English is required; skills in other languages are a major plus.
  7. Experience with or in an active Wikimedia affiliate is a major plus.
  8. Strong track record of effective collaboration (such as evidenced skills at facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and so forth) is a major plus.
  9. Willingness to use one's real name in committee activities (including contacts with current and potential affiliates) when appropriate.
Selection process

As a reflection of our commitment to openness, transparency, and bilateral engagement with the Wikimedia community, the 2022 advisors selection process will include a public review and comment period. All applications must be posted on Meta between January 01 and January 31, 2022 at Affiliations Committee/Advisors/2022, and the community will be invited to provide comments and feedback about each candidate. At the end of the nomination period, the applications will be voted on by the members of the committee, taking into account comments put forward by the committee's members, advisors, Wikimedia Foundation staff and board liaisons, and the community. A final decision will be made in February 2022, with new advisors expected to begin later that month.

How to apply

If you are interested in advising the committee, please submit your candidacy on Affiliations Committee/Advisors/2022 between January 01 to January 31, 2022. Your application must include the following information:

  1. Your full name and Wikimedia username
  2. A statement describing your relevant experience, skills, and motivation for joining the committee as an advisor.
  3. The advisor role you would like to serve
  4. Answers to the following three questions:
    1. How do you think affiliates work best together to partner on effective projects and initiatives?
    2. What do you see as the role of affiliates in the Wikimedia movement in the next three years?
    3. What do you feel you will bring as an advisor to the committee that makes you a uniquely qualified candidate?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the committee. We are happy to chat or have a phone call with anyone about our work if this helps them decide to apply. Please distribute this call among your networks, and do apply if you are interested!

On behalf of the committee,

--FULBERT (talk) 13:17, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply

Гранты на реализацию Стратегии Движения[edit]

Здравствуйте!

Команда по Стратегии и Управлению Движением желает вам хорошего начала нового 2022 года!

Вступая в этот год, мы надеемся на расширение сотрудничества, поддержку и связь между сообществами и партнёрскими организациями. Мы хотели бы воспользоваться этой возможностью, чтобы поделиться информацией о грантах на реализацию Стратегии движения, которые направлены на поддержку волонтёров и партнёрских организаций, желающих внести свой вклад в реализацию инициатив Стратегии движения в своих сообществах.

Эти гранты направлены на поддержку больших и малых проектов, цель которых — определить текущее состояние инициативы и продвинуть её на один шаг вперед. Поддерживаются гранты для реализации инициативы Стратегии движения с бюджетом до $25 000. Поскольку идеи текут в своём собственном темпе, гранты на реализацию Стратегии движения не ограничены сроками подачи заявки. Ваши заявки принимаются в любое время. Заявки, полученные после 15го числа каждого месяца, будут рассмотрены в следующем месяце.

По всем вопросам обращайтесь к команде по Стратегии и Управлению Движением. Мы также готовы помочь организовать беседу по этим грантам. Беседы могут помочь ответить на ваши вопросы, развить ваши идеи и установить связь с другими сообществами, имеющими схожие интересы.

Вы можете ознакомиться с предложенными примерами на мета-странице и присоединиться к группе “MS – Grants Community of Practice" в Telegram!

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии и Управлению Движением

AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:56, 6 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

(Second Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings group contacts,

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 2021 annual reporting became past due in 2021-10-03. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2021 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

Выборы в Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа. Обсуждение роли партнёрских организаций[edit]

Здравствуйте!

Благодарим вас за участие в приглашении к обратной связи по поводу выборов в Совет попечителей. Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению Фонда объявляет последний ключевой вопрос:

Как партнёрские организации должны участвовать в выборах?

Партнёрские организации являются важной частью движения Викимедиа. Два места в Попечительском совете, которые должны были быть заполнены в этом году, были заполнены в 2019 году в результате процесса избрания мест партнёрскими организациями. Изменение в Уставе устранило различие между местами сообщества и партнёрских организаций. При этом возникает важный вопрос: Каким образом партнёрские организации должны участвовать в отборе новых членов?

Данный вопрос относится не только к двум упомянутым местам, но и к местам в Совете избираемым сообществом и партнёрскими организациями. Совет стремится найти механизм, который обеспечит вовлечение партнёрских организаций и даст им больше полномочий, одновременно оптимизируя результаты с точки зрения отбора людей с высоким уровнем набора навыков, опытом, разнообразием и широкой поддержкой сообщества.

Попечительский совет ждёт отзывов и мнений прежде всего, но не только, от партнёрского сообщества. Приглашаем всех желающих поделиться предложениями и присоединиться к разговору в Приглашении к обратной связи. В дополнение к сбору онлайн-отзывов, команда по Стратегии движения и управлению организует видеозвонки с членами партнёрских организаций. Эти звонки будут проходить в разное время с участием членов Попечительского совета.

В связи с поздним объявлением третьего вопроса приём отзывов будет продлён до 16 февраля.

Присоединяйтесь к обсуждению.

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии Движения и Управлению

AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 10:19, 21 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee (AffCom) Member & Advisor Elections - Final Reminder for January 2022[edit]

Translations are available.

This is a friendly reminder that the Affiliations Committee – which is responsible for guiding volunteers in establishing and sustaining Wikimedia chapters, thematic organizations, and user groups – is seeking new members and advisors! The deadline to post your application on the Member nomination page and Advisor nomination is 31 January 2022.

If you know somebody you think may be interested, please share and encourage them to consider applying. If you have any questions please email affcom@wikimedia.org before the application deadline or reach out to any of the current members. Good luck to all the candidates!

On behalf of the committee,
FULBERT (talk) 17:32, 25 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Целевая группа по развитию лидерства: Ваши отзывы и рекомендации приветствуются[edit]

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Команда по вопросам развития сообщества Фонда Викимедиа поддерживает создание глобальной целевой группы по развитию лидерства с активным участием сообществ. Целью данной группы является консультирование работы по развитию лидерства.

Команда просит Вас высказаться по поводу обязанностей Целевой группы по развитию лидерства. На этой Мета-странице анонсировано предложение о создании Целевой группы по развитию лидерства и о том, как Вы можете помочь. Отзывы о предложении принимаются с 7 по 25 февраля 2022 года. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 18:08, 9 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Sunday February 27 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

To dance is to fly.

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 Hubs+Dialogue, Movement Charter, Universal Code of Conduct+Enforcement Voting, Brand, International Women's Day+Gender Gap and WikiForHumanRights campaigns, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday February 27, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and ).----Pharos (talk) 18:05, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply

Началось голосование по Руководству по применению УКП[edit]

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

7 марта началось голосование по обновленному тексту Руководства по обеспечению применения Универсального кодекса поведения. Голосование завершится в понедельник, 21 марта 2022 года. Ознакомьтесь с подробной информацией о голосовании и праве на участие в голосовании.

Проголосуйте здесь.

Универсальный кодекс поведения (УКП) устанавливает базовый уровень приемлемого поведения для всего Движения. Обновленный текст Руководства по применению был опубликован 24 января 2022 года в качестве предлагаемого способа применения правил УКП в рамках всего Движения Викимедиа. Болеe подробная информация о проекте УКП.

Отзывы и комментарии принимаются на странице обсуждения на Мета-вики на любом удобном для вас языке. По вопросам к команде по УКП пишите на: ucocproject(_AT_)wikimedia.org

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии Движения и Управлению Фонда Викимедиа

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 17:24, 7 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Голосование завершено. Спасибо всем за участие! [edit]

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21 марта 2022 года завершилось голосование по ратификации обновлённого Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения Универсального кодекса поведения (УКП). В голосовании приняли участие более 2300 викимедийцев из разных регионов нашего Движения. Группа по проверке итогов голосования приступила к работе. Потребуется примерно две недели, чтобы они завершили подсчет голосов.

Окончательные итоги голосования будут объявлены здесь вместе с соответствующей статистикой и резюме комментариев, как только они будут доступны. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 09:37, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Следующие шаги: Универсальный кодекс поведения (УКП) и Руководство по обеспечению правоприменения УКП[edit]

После изучения результатов голосования и комментариев, Комитет по делам сообщества принял решение о проведении нового раунда консультаций с сообществом. После этого доработанный текст Руководства будет вынесен на повторное голосование. Подробнее об этом здесь. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 19:52, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Приглашение на мероприятие "Глобальное обсуждение по инициативе хабов" 12 марта 2022 года в 13:00 UTC[edit]

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Всем доброго дня, ознакомьтесь с приглашением от моего коллеги о предстоящей Глобальной беседе о хабах. AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 12:53, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Команда по Стратегии Движения и Управлению Фонда Викимедиа приглашает вас на мероприятие по теме "Региональные и тематические хабы". Движение Викимедиа работает над определением того, какими должны быть региональные и тематические хабы. Воркшоп проведённый в ноябре 2021 года дал старт обсуждениям (прочитать отчёт), но мы ещё не закончили.

За последние недели мы провели порядка 16 интервью с группами, работающими над созданием хабов в своих регионах ( ознакомьтесь с Hubs Dialogue). Данные интервью легли в основу отчёта, который послужит фундаментом для обсуждения 12 марта. Отчёт будет доступен 9 марта.

Мероприятие состоится 12 марта с 13:00 до 16:00 UTC на платформе Zoom. Будет обеспечен устный перевод на французский, испанский, арабский, русский и португальский языки. Регистрация завершится 10 марта. К участию приглашаются все, кто заинтересован. Дополнительная информация о мероприятии на Мета-вики.

С уважением,

Kaarel Vaidla
Стратегия Движения


Присоединяйтесь к Рабочей группе по развитию лидерства до 10 апреля 2022 года [edit]

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Спасибо за участие в обсуждении инициативы Рабочей группы по развитию лидерства. Ознакомиться с отчётом по итогам полученных отзывов можно на Meta-wiki.

С 14 марта по 10 апреля проходит приём заявок от членов сообщества Викимедиа на участие в Рабочей группе по развитию лидерства. Ожидается, что Рабочая группа начнёт свою работу в мае 2022 года.

Если вы заинтересованы, предлагаем ознакомиться с подробной информацией о рабочей группе. Будет предоставлена языковая поддержка, поэтому знание английского языка не является обязательным условием. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 10:21, 24 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Sunday April 3 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

Bots in precious metals are part of our community too.

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 UCoC Voting, Hubs Global Conversation held + CEE Hub update, Movement Charter + Leadership Development Working Group, Desktop Improvements, Celebrate Women in March + International Women's Day, Wikimania 2022 survey concluded + Wikimedia Hackathon 2022 May 20-22 + local events, and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday April 3, 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) 17:36, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply

Новости Стратегии Движения и Управления – Выпуск 6[edit]

Новости Стратегии Движения и Управления
Выпуск 6, апрель 2022 годаЧитать полную версию информационного бюллетеня


Добро пожаловать в шестой выпуск новостей Стратегии движения и управления! Обновлённый бюллетень содержит информацию, в частности, о новостях и событиях связанных с Уставом движения, Универсальным кодексом поведения, грантами на реализацию Стратегии движения, выборами в Совет попечителей.

Информационный бюллетень выходит ежеквартально, а обновления – еженедельно. Не забудьте подписаться, чтобы получать последующие выпуски.

  • Развитие лидерства - формируется Рабочая группа! - Приём заявок на участие в Рабочей группе по развитию лидерства завершился 10 апреля 2022 года. Для участия в рабочей группе будут отобраны до 12 членов сообщества. (продолжить чтение)
  • Голосование по ратификации Универсального кодекса поведения - С 7 по 21 марта было проведено глобальное голосование по Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения УКП через SecurePoll. Более 2300 пользователей с правом голоса, по меньшей мере из 128 домашних вики-проектов поделились мнениями и комментариями. (продолжить чтение)
  • Дискуссии движения о хабах - 12 марта провели глобальное обсуждение по вопросам региональных и тематических хабов. В нём приняли участие 84 викимедийцев со всего движения. (продолжить чтение)
  • Гранты по Стратегии движения по-прежнему открыты! - С начала года было одобрено шесть проектных предложений общей суммой порядка 80 000 долларов США. У вас есть проектная идея по Стратегии движения? Свяжитесь с нами! (продолжить чтение)
  • Комитет по разработке Устава движения приступил к работе! - Комитет из пятнадцати членов, избранный в октябре 2021 года, согласовал основные ценности, методы работы, а также приступил к составлению плана работы над проектом Устава движения. (продолжить чтение)
  • Еженедельные обновления по Стратегии движения - Участвуйте и подписывайтесь! - Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению запустила портал обновлений, где собраны все страницы Стратегии движения на Мета-вики. Подпишитесь и получайте последние новости о текущих проектах. (продолжить чтение)
  • Блог «Diff» - Прочитайте последние публикации о Стратегии движения на Викимедиа Diff. (продолжить чтение)

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:12, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

Объявление о выдвижении кандидатов в Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа 2022[edit]

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Совет попечителей объявляет поиск кандидатов на участие в выборах в Совет 2022 года. Подробнее на Мета-вики.

Выборы в Совет попечителей 2022 года объявляются открытыми! Просим вас рассмотреть возможность выдвижения своей кандидатуры для службы в Совете попечителей.

Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа осуществляет контроль за деятельностью Фонда Викимедиа. В состав Совета входят попечители от сообществ и партнёрских организаций, а также назначенные попечители. Каждый попечитель служит три года. Сообщество Викимедиа имеет возможность голосовать за попечителей от сообществ и партнёрских организаций.

Участники_цы сообщества будут голосовать за два места в Совете попечителей в 2022 году. Это возможность улучшить представительство, разнообразие и компетентность Совета как команды.

Вы являетесь потенциальным кандидатом? Узнайте подробности на странице Подать заявку на выдвижение своей кандидатуры.

Благодарим вас за поддержку,

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению от лица Комитета по выборам и Совета попечителей
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 12:21, 28 April 2022 (UTC)Reply

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

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

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) 17:01, 5 May 2022 (UTC)Reply

Выборы в Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа 2022. Приглашаем волонтёров[edit]

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Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению приглашает членов сообщества принять участие в качестве волонтёров на предстоящих выборах в Совет попечителей.

Идея программы "Волонтёры на выборах" возникла во время выборов в Совет попечителей Викимедиа в 2021 году. Программа была успешной. Благодаря помощи волонтёров на выборах мы смогли увеличить охват сообществ и участие в выборах на 1 753 избирателя по сравнению с 2017 годом. Общая явка составила 10,13%, что на 1,1 процентных пункта больше. Были представлены 214 википроектов.

Но 74 вики, не участвовавших в 2017 году, дали голоса на выборах 2021 года. Хотите помочь изменить ситуацию с участием?

Волонтёры на выборах будут помогать в следующем:

  • Переводить короткие сообщения и анонсировать текущий избирательный процесс на каналах сообщества
  • По желанию: Мониторить каналы сообщества на предмет комментариев и вопросов

Волонтёры должны:

  • Соблюдать политику дружественного пространства во время бесед и мероприятий
  • Представлять руководящие принципы и информацию о голосовании сообществу в нейтральном ключе

Вы хотите стать волонтёром на выборах и обеспечить представительство вашего сообщества в голосовании? Подпишитесь здесь, чтобы получать обновления. Вы можете использовать страницу обсуждения для вопросов о переводе.
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 13:10, 6 May 2022 (UTC)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

Поправки к Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения Универсального кодекса поведения (УКП)[edit]

Доброго дня,

После проведённого голосования по Руководству, Комитет Совета по делам сообщества (CAC) предложил пересмотреть несколько разделов Руководства с целью внесения улучшений. Проанализировав полученные комментарии, Комитет по делам сообщества принял решение начать ещё один раунд консультаций с сообществом. После этих обсуждений у сообщества будет возможность проголосовать по обновлённому тексту Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения УКП. Комитет также предложил пересмотреть спорное примечание в пункте 3.1 самого УКП.

Согласно анализу, в комментариях были выделены три основные группы вопросов:

1. О прохождении (обязательного) обучения по УКП и его применению;

2. О балансе защиты конфиденциальности и надлежащей процедуры;

3. О требовании, чтобы определенные группы пользователей подтвердили, что они признают и будут придерживаться УКП.

Комитет по пересмотру просит Вас поделиться мыслями на следующих страницах: Обсуждение пересмотра Руководства по применению, Обсуждение пересмотра текста правил

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 21:59, 2 June 2022 (UTC)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

Выдвижение предложений для Компаса избирателя 2022 года [edit]

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Всем привет,

Приглашаем членов сообщества принять участие в выборах в Совет попечителей 2022 года и выдвинуть свои предложения для Компаса избирателя.

Компас избирателя - это инструмент, помогающий голосующим выбрать тех кандидатов, которые в наибольшей степени соответствуют вашим убеждениям и взглядам. Члены сообщества предложат кандидатам свои предложения, на которые кандидаты ответят по шкале Ликерта (согласен/нейтрален/не согласен). Ответы кандидатов будут загружены в инструмент "Компас избирателя". Голосующие смогут ввести свои ответы по предложениям (согласен/не согласен/нейтрален). В конце вы увидите тех кандидатов, которые в наибольшей степени соответствуют вашим убеждениям и взглядам.

Ниже приведена временная шкала по использованию Компаса избирателя:

  • 8 - 20 июля: Члены сообщества выдвигают предложения для Компаса избирателя
  • 21 - 22 июля: Комитет по выборам рассматривает предложения на предмет ясности и удаляет предложения, не относящиеся к теме
  • 23 июля - 1 августа: Волонтеры голосуют по предложениям
  • 2 - 4 августа: Комитет по выборам отбирает 15 лучших предложений
  • 5 - 12 августа: кандидаты определяют свои позиции по предложениям
  • 15 августа: Компас избирателя открывается для голосующих, чтобы помочь им в принятии решения во время голосования.

Комитет по выборам отберет 15 лучших предложений в начале августа. Комитет по выборам будет наблюдать за процессом при поддержке команды по Стратегии движения и управлению. Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению проверит, чтобы вопросы были четкими, не было дубликатов, опечаток и так далее.

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению

Данное сообщение было отправлено от имени Целевой группы по отбору членов Совета и Комитета по выборам.
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 05:50, 13 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Новости Стратегии движения и управления – Выпуск 7[edit]

Новости Стратегии движения и управления
Выпуск 7 — Июль - сентябрь 2022 годаПрочитайте полный текст


Информационный бюллетень знакомит с новостями и событиями о реализации рекомендаций Стратегии движения Викимедиа. В бюллетене содержится информация об управлении Движением, а также о проектах и мероприятиях, поддерживаемых командой Фонда Викимедиа по Стратегии движения и управлению (MSG).

Информационный бюллетень MSG выходит ежеквартально. Для желающих внимательнее следить за нашими процессами предлагается бюллетень «Еженедельные новости Стратегии движения»‎. Чтобы оставаться в курсе новостей, не забудьте подписаться на рассылку здесь.

  • Устойчивость движения: Опубликован ежегодный отчёт Фонда Викимедиа об устойчивом развитии. (продолжить чтение)
  • Улучшение пользовательского опыта: последние улучшения интерфейса настольной версии проектов Викимедиа. (продолжить чтение)
  • Безопасность и инклюзивность: последние новости о процессе пересмотра Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения Универсального кодекса поведения. (продолжить чтение)
  • Обеспечение справедливости при принятии решений: отчёты об обсуждениях по поводу пилотных хабов, последние достижения Комитета по разработке Устава движения и новое исследование по проектированию будущего участия в движении Викимедиа. (продолжить чтение)
  • Координация между заинтересованными сторонами: запуск службы поддержки для партнёрских организаций и волонтёрских сообществ, работающих над партнёрством в области контента. (продолжить чтение)
  • Развитие лидерства: обновления о проектах лидерства от организаторов движения Викимедиа в Бразилии и Кабо-Верде. (продолжить чтение)
  • Управление внутренними знаниями: запуск нового портала для технической документации и ресурсов сообщества. (продолжить чтение)
  • Инновации в области свободных знаний: высококачественные аудиовизуальные ресурсы для научных экспериментов и новый набор инструментов для транскрипции устных культур. (продолжить чтение)
  • Оценка, итерация и адаптация: результаты пилотного проекта Equity Landscape (продолжить чтение)
  • Другие новости и обновления: новый форум для обсуждения реализации Стратегии движения, предстоящие выборы в Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа, новый подкаст для обсуждения Стратегии движения, а также кадровые изменения в команде Фонда по Стратегии движения и управлению. (продолжить чтение)

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:46, 25 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Проголосуйте за утверждения для Компаса избирателя[edit]

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Всем привет,

Приглашаем членов сообщества проголосовать за утверждения для использования в Компасе избирателя на выборах в Совет попечителей 2022 года. Вы можете проголосовать за те утверждения, которые вы хотите видеть в Компасе избирателя на Мета-вики.

Компас избирателя — это инструмент, который помогает голосующим выбрать кандидатов, которые в наибольшей степени соответствуют их убеждениям и взглядам. Члены сообщества предложат утверждения, в отношении которых кандидаты должны дать ответы, используя шкалу Лайкерта (соглашаюсь/нейтрально/не соглашаюсь). Ответы кандидатов будут добавлены в Компас избирателя. Затем участники голосования смогут пользоваться компасом, добавляя свои ответы относительно утверждений (соглашаюсь/нейтрально/не соглашаюсь). Как результат, компас покажет кандидатов, которые лучше всего отвечают убеждениям и взглядам участников голосования.

Ниже приведена временная шкала по использованию Компаса избирателя:

  • 8 — 20 июля: Члены сообщества выдвигают утверждения для Компаса избирателя
  • 21 — 22 июля: Комитет по выборам рассматривает утверждения на предмет ясности и удаляет те утверждения, которые не относятся к теме
  • 23 июля — 1 августа: Члены сообщества голосуют за утверждения
  • 2 — 4 августа: Комитет по выборам отбирает 15 лучших утверждений
  • 5 — 12 августа: Кандидаты позиционируют себя в отношении утверждений
  • 16 августа: Компас избирателя открывается для голосующих, чтобы помочь им в принятии решения во время голосования.

Комитет по выборам отберёт 15 лучших утверждений в начале августа.

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению.

Данное сообщение было отправлено от имени Целевой группы по отбору членов Совета и Комитета по выборам. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 11:58, 27 July 2022 (UTC)Reply

Перенос сроков голосования на выборах в Совет попечителей Фонда Викимедиа в 2022 году[edit]

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Всем привет,

Я пишу вам сегодня по поводу графика голосования на выборах в Совет попечителей.

Как многие из вас уже знают, в этом году мы предлагаем Компас избирателя, чтобы помочь голосующим определить позиции кандидатов по некоторым ключевым вопросам. Несколько кандидатов попросили увеличить количество символов в их ответах, чтобы они могли дать более развернутые ответы. Избирательная комиссия считает, что их аргументация соответствует целям справедливого и равноправного избирательного процесса.

Чтобы к началу голосования обеспечить перевод более длинных заявлений, Избирательная комиссия и Целевая группа по отбору членов Совета решили отложить начало голосования на одну неделю. Это самое оптимальное время, предложенное сотрудниками, работающими над проведением выборов.

Несмотря на то, что не все захотят использовать Компас избирателя для принятия решения в голосовании, Избирательная комиссия посчитала более уместным предоставить перевод заявлений для членов сообщества на разных языках.

Голосование начнется 23 августа в 00:00 UTC и завершится 6 сентября в 23:59 UTC.

С уважением,

Матанья, от имени Избирательной комиссии --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 11:03, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Присоединяйтесь к форуму Стратегии движения[edit]

Всем привет,

Форум Стратегии движения (MS Forum) — это многоязычное пространство для совместного обсуждения всех вопросов, связанных с реализацией Стратегии движения.

Приглашаем всех участников Движения к сотрудничеству на форуме Стратегии движения. Цель форума - построение сотрудничества между сообществами с помощью инклюзивной и многоязычной платформы.

Стратегия движения — это совместная работа по созданию будущего движения Викимедиа. Каждый может внести свой вклад в Стратегию движения — от одного комментария до разработки проекта. Присоединяйтесь к форуму со своей учетной записью Викимедиа, участвуйте в беседах и задавайте вопросы на своем языке.

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению (MSG) выдвинула предложение о создании форума в мае 2022 года. Был проведен 2-х месячный период рассмотрения предложения сообществом, который завершился 24 июля 2022 года. Вы можете ознакомиться с отчетом об обзоре сообщества здесь.

Мы будем рады видеть вас на форуме!

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:27, 22 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Голосование сообщества на выборах в Совет попечителей 2022 года объявляется открытым[edit]

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Всем привет,

Период голосования сообщества на выборах в Совет попечителей 2022 года объявляется открытым. Ниже приведены ссылки, необходимые для голосования:

Если вы готовы проголосовать, перейдите на SecurePoll и проголосуйте сейчас. Голосование проходит с 23 августа 00:00 (UTC) по 6 сентября 23:59 (UTC). Чтобы узнать о своем праве на участие в голосовании, посетите эту страницу.

С уважением,

Команда по Стратегии движения и управлению

Данное сообщение отправлено от имени Целевой группы по отбору членов Совета и Избирательной комиссии.
--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 14:53, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply

Пересмотренное Руководство по обеспечению правоприменения УКП[edit]

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Добрый день,

Комитет по пересмотру Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения Универсального кодекса поведения (УКП) просит представить отзывы относительно пересмотренной версии проекта Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения УКП. Рассмотрение будет проходить в период с 8 сентября 2022 года по 8 октября 2022 года.

Комитет провел пересмотр проекта руководства, основываясь на предложениях, собранных во время дискуссии сообщества в период с мая по июль, а также на основе голосования, проведенного в марте 2022 года. Изменения преимущественно касаются четырех областей:

  1. Определение вида, назначения и применимости обучения по УКП;
  2. Упрощение формулировок для облегчения перевода и понимания людьми, не являющимися экспертами;
  3. Прояснение концепции утверждения, включая ее достоинства и недостатки;
  4. Пересмотр баланса между конфиденциальностью заявителя и нарушителя

Комитет просит предоставить отзывы и предложения касательно данных изменений до 8 октября 2022 года. Далее, комитет по пересмотру планирует внести дополнительные изменения на основе отзывов сообщества.

Вы можете найти обновленное руководство на Мета-вики, а также страницу сравнения на разных языках.

Каждый имеет возможность поделиться своими отзывами в различных местах. Вы можете поделиться комментариями на любом удобном вам языке на странице обсуждения по обновленному руководству. Вы также можете предоставить отзывы на страницах обсуждений переведенных версий, во время локальных дискуссий или же во время «часов обсуждения» и круглых столов. Планируется проведение дискуссий по вопросам изменений в Руководстве по обеспечению правоприменения УКП. Пожалуйста, ознакомьтесь с подробностями и датами на Мета-вики.

Команда фасилитаторов, осуществляющая поддержку данного процесса, надеется привлечь большое количество сообществ. Если обсуждение еще не происходит в вашем сообществе, пожалуйста, организуйте такое обсуждение сами. Фасилитаторы могут помочь вам в организации обсуждений. Результаты обсуждений будут обобщаться и представляться на рассмотрение редакционного комитета каждые две недели. Краткие итоги будут публиковаться здесь. --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 08:29, 13 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Notification of upcoming reporting due date[edit]

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization reporting date is coming up in 30 day(s). 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 will be due in 2022-11-03. Please be sure to:

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

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

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 2022-11-03. Please be sure to:

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  • 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.

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Приглашение принять участие в сессии «‎Вопросы и ответы об Уставе движения»[edit]

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Доброго дня,

Комитет по разработке Устава движения представил предварительный проект Устава в Саммите Викимедиа 2022, обозначив направление Комитета и самого устава. Исходя из полученных отзывов, Комитет внёс в устав первоначальные изменения. Перед тем как приступить к написанию Устава для всего Движения, Комитет планирует провести консультации с сообществом Викимедиа и получить обратную связь по черновым вариантам первых трёх разделов: Преамбула, Ценности и принципы, и Роли и обязанности (заявление о намерениях). Проекты этих разделов будут доступны на Мета странице 14 ноября 2022 года. Консультации с сообществом пройдут с 20 ноября по 18 декабря 2022 года. Подробнее об этом здесь.

С целью обеспечения информированности всех заинтересованных лиц, для того, чтобы они могли полноценно участвовать в обсуждениях и имели возможность поделиться мнением об Уставе движения, приглашаем всех присоединиться к сессии «‎Вопросы и ответы об Уставе движения‎». Данные сессии запланированы с учётом разных часовых поясов. На этих сессиях участники узнают о цели устава, о значении и влиянии, которые он имеет для викимедийцев, а также для сообществ. Члены Комитета по разработке Устава движения будут присутствовать, чтобы ответить на вопросы и услышать мнение участников.

Напоминаем, что презентационная часть сессии будет записана и доступна для просмотра после встречи. Ниже приведен список запланированных встреч:

На странице Мета вы найдете более подробную информацию; ссылки на Zoom будут предоставлены за 48 часов до звонка.

Послы Устава Движения

Отдельные лица или группы людей из всех сообществ, которые хотят способствовать включению своих сообществ к обсуждениям об Уставе движения, могут стать Послами Устава движения. Послы Устава движения будут проводить свои мероприятия и могут получить финансовую поддержку для проведения встреч на своих языках. Региональные фасилитаторы команды по Стратегии и движения и управлению будут оказывать поддержку желающим получить грант для послов УД. Если вы заинтересованы стать послом УД, пожалуйста, зарегистрируйтесь здесь. Если у вас есть конкретные вопросы, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с командой по Стратегии движения и управлению по электронной почте: strategy2030@wikimedia.org или на форуме Стратегии движения.

С уважением,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 12:50, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

Данное сообщение отправлено имени Комитета по разработке Устава Движения,

Sunday November 13 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting[edit]

bestiary (Q830560)compendium (Q1459574)reference work (Q13136).

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 Wikimedia Research Fund, 2023 Ombuds commission and Case Review Committee appointments process, feedback on consultation and community session of the Movement Charter Drafting Committee, various Wikimania topics: (ideas/suggestions for Wikimania 2023, expressions of interest for Wikimania 2024 and beyond, expressions of interest to join Wikimania Steering Committee), and other ongoing activities.

This month we are meeting on Sunday November 13, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

(UTC meeting times are and
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Присоединяйтесь к региональной встрече по обсуждению контента Устава Движения[edit]

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Всем привет,

Как многим из вас известно, Комитет по разработке Устава Движения (MCDC) в настоящее время собирает обратную связь от сообщества по трём разделам Устава Движения: Преамбула, Ценности и Принципы и Роли и Обязанности (заявление о намерениях).

Как Вы можете поделиться отзывом?

Комитет приветствует все виды обратной связи на разных языках от членов сообщества и организаций движения. Вы можете принять участие следующими способами:

  • Поделитесь отзывом в региональной встрече с членами Комитета, которая пройдет 26 ноября в 15.00-16.30 UTC (ваше местное время). Будет обеспечен синхронный перевод на русский язык. Подробнее о региональных встречах здесь.
  • Заполните анонимный опрос
  • Поделитесь мыслями и отзывами на странице обсуждения.
  • Поделитесь мыслями и отзывами на форуме Стратегии движения:
  • Отправьте письмо на: movementcharter@wikimedia.org, если у Вас будут дополнительные отзывы для Комитета.

Если Вы хотите узнать больше об Уставе Движения, его целях, почему он важен и как он влияет на ваше сообщество, пожалуйста, посмотрите запись сессии «Вопросы и ответы об Уставе движения» с переводом на русский язык (синхронный перевод начинается в 9:40сек).

Благодарим вас за участие и отзывы.

От имени Комитета по разработке Устава движения, --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 16:04, 22 November 2022 (UTC)Reply

(First Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

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 2022-11-03. 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,
Dumisani Ndubane


Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

Monday, December 5, 2022

(Second Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

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 2022-11-03. 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,
Dumisani Ndubane


Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Предстоящее голосование по пересмотренному Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения УКП[edit]

Вы можете найти перевод данного сообщения на другие языки на Мета-вики.

Добрый день,

В середине января 2023 года состоится второе ратификационное голосование в рамках всего сообщества по Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения для Универсального кодекса поведения. Оно последует за голосованием в марте 2022 года, в результате которого большинство голосовавших поддержало Руководство. В процессе голосования участники обозначили важные для сообщества вопросы. Комитет по делам сообщества внёс требование, чтобы данные проблемные области были пересмотрены.

Управляемый волонтёрами Комитет по пересмотру провёл большую работу по рассмотрению пожеланий сообщества и внесению изменений. Они доработали проблемные области, такие как требования по обучению и утверждению, конфиденциальность и прозрачность в процессе работы, а также читаемость и переводимость самого документа.

Ознакомиться с обновленным Руководством по обеспечению правоприменения можно здесь, а сравнительные изменения показаны здесь.

Как проголосовать?

Голосование будет открыто с 17 января 2023 года. Данная страница на Мета-вики содержит информацию о том, как проголосовать используя SecurePoll.

Кто может голосовать?

Право голоса для участия в голосовании определяется так же, как и в процессе выборов Совета попечителей Фонда Викимедиа. Подробнее о праве на участие в голосовании читайте здесь. Если вы имеете право голоса, вы можете использовать вашу учётную запись Викимедиа для доступа к серверу голосования.

Что будет после голосования?

Голоса будут тщательно проверены независимой группой волонтёров, а результаты будут опубликованы в рассылке Wikimedia-l, на форуме Стратегии движения, на платформе Diff и Мета-вики. Голосующие будут иметь возможность проголосовать и оставить имеющиеся пожелания по поводу Руководства. Совет попечителей примет во внимание уровень поддержки и поднятые вопросы, когда он будет рассматривать ратификацию Руководства по обеспечению правоприменения или же дальнейшую его доработку.

От имени проектной команды УКП, --AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 11:50, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Началось голосование по пересмотренному Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения УКП[edit]

Вы можете найти перевод данного сообщения на другие языки в Мета-вики.

Добрый день,

Период голосования по пересмотренному Руководству по обеспечению правоприменения Универсального кодекса поведения открыт. Голосование будет проходить в течение двух недель и завершится 31 января 2023 года в 23.59 UTC. Пожалуйста, ознакомьтесь с подробной информацией о голосовании, праве на участие в голосовании и о том, как голосовать на странице Мета-вики.

Для получения подробностей о Руководстве по обеспечению правоприменения и процессе голосования, обратитесь к предыдущему письму.

От имени Проектной команды УКП,

--AAkhmedova (WMF) (talk) 21:17, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply

Invitation to join the Wikimedia Affiliate strategy discussions[edit]

Hope this message finds you well. I am sharing an update about the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliate strategy initiative. In November, Nataliia Tymkiv, Chair, Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees announced the beginning of Wikimedia Foundation Affiliate strategy.

We are working on the next steps of the Affiliate strategy. We invite you to a session with the Board of Trustees, AffCom, and supporting staff to provide input into this process. These sessions will be conducted in groups and the language will be English. If you are able to attend one of these meetings, please sign up here. If you prefer a 1:1 session for a detailed discussion, please reach out to me. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please respond via the survey or in writing to askcac@wikimedia.org or on the Talk page.

This message was also sent by email to affiliate primary contacts.

Best, MKaur (WMF) 22:30, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

WikiWomenCamp 2023 Scholarship Application[edit]

Hello all,

We are thrilled to announce the opening of the scholarship applications for Wiki Women Camp 2023 which will run from 20-23 October in New Delhi, India. The scholarship application deadline is July 4th, end of the day (anywhere in the world), and applicants will receive notification of decisions in mid-July.

Please submit your application directly through the provided forms available here.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at admin@wikiwomencamp.org.

Cheers,
Maffeth.opiana (talk) 11:25, 23 June 2023 (UTC)Reply
On behalf of the WikiWomenCamp 2023 Team

Sunday July 16 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting (Global Council focus, now available in ar, es, fr!)[edit]

SWAN: The Next Generation

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 Wikimania Singapore, Future of SWAN, Movement Charter/Content new sections (particularly Movement Charter/Content/Global Council), other activities you submit, and we will top it all off with a grand finale AI Happy Hour / Doom Hour!

This month we are meeting on Sunday July 16, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

UTC meeting times are and
Note that we are now meeting on Zoom, with interpretation in the 2nd session in (Arabic) (Spanish) (French)--Pharos (talk) 02:41, 12 July 2023 (UTC)Reply

Call for Affiliates & Call for Trainers WikiWomenCamp 2023[edit]

Dear all,

The WikiWomenCamp 2023 team is excited to announce that the calls for Affiliates and Trainers are open now!

Self-funded affiliates attendance

If your affiliate is interested, kindly fill out the registration form by 8 August 2023, anywhere on earth. Please note that self-funded attendance means participants will be responsible for their travel, accommodation, visa (if required), and related expenses. We have 10 seats reserved for affiliates. Here is the form link: Google Forms

Trainers

The call for trainers to facilitate gender-focused sessions at WikiWomenCamp 2023 is open. To propose your session(s), please submit the application form by 8th August 2023. More details about the call for trainers (benefits for trainers and key dates) are here: m:WWC2023/Program

To read more about the camp, please visit: m:WikiWomenCamp 2023

Cheers,
Maffeth.opiana (talk) 03:37, 29 July 2023 (UTC)Reply
On behalf of the WWC23 team

Call for Highlight Videos for WikiWomenCamp 2023[edit]

Dear Community Members,

As we gear up for the upcoming WikiWomenCamp in India, we are excited to announce a unique opportunity to share your incredible work and its impact with the global community.

What We're Looking For: We invite you to submit short (3-5 minute) videos highlighting your projects, initiatives, or efforts that have made a significant difference in addressing gender gaps. We know that many of you are doing remarkable work in various corners of the world, and we want to shine a spotlight on your achievements.

Why Short Videos: Our camp sessions are extensive, covering a wide range of topics and discussions. In the interest of time and with a commitment to showcasing the amazing initiatives across our movement, we believe that short videos are an effective way to capture and share the essence of your work.

How Your Videos Will Be Used: The selected videos will be featured on our social media channels and played during breaks at the camp. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your work to a broader audience and inspire others to get involved or collaborate with you.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Videos should be 3-5 minutes in length.
  2. Please focus on the impact of your work, highlighting how it contributes to addressing gender gap.
  3. Be creative and engage in your presentation.
  4. Ensure video quality is clear and audible.
  5. Narration (optional): If possible, include a brief voiceover or text captions to provide context and explanation.
  6. Language: While English is preferred for wider accessibility, videos in other languages are also welcome. Kindly ensure that non-English videos are accompanied by English subtitles or captions.

Submission Deadline:

To be considered for inclusion in our camp programming, please submit your videos by Thursday, 28th September 2023. Late submissions may still be featured later on our social media channels.

How to Submit:

To avoid any issues with file sizes, we recommend using a file transfer service like WeTransfer or Google Drive while sharing your videos with us at admin@wikiwomencamp.org. In your email, include a brief description of your project, affiliate name / your name or username, and contact information.

We believe that your stories and experiences are powerful tools for change. By sharing them with our community, you contribute to a collective effort to bridge the gender gap and empower women and girls worldwide.

Thank you for being a part of the camp initiatives, and we look forward to receiving your inspiring videos.


Warm regards,
WikiWomenCamp 2023 COT


Maffeth.opiana (talk) 09:57, 21 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Introducing the Wikimedia photo library and a workshop invite[edit]

Dear Wikimedia affiliates communications leads,

We are so excited to share a new resource with you: The Wikimedia Photo Library. In it you will find high quality images that help to tell the story of free knowledge. We hope that this library will help you in the important work you do as a communication lead. Alongside this library, we’ve also updated guidelines on how to effectively use imagery to tell brand stories.

Curious to learn more about these resources?

We will be holding a short workshop for 45 minutes on Tuesday 3 October 2023, at 16:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) and again on Thursday 5 October at 7:00 UTC (add event to your calendar) to accommodate different time zones. During these workshops, we will walk you through some examples of images that align with the Movement Brand Guidelines, some basics of quality photography and answer any questions you may have about this topic.

The need for a Wikimedia Photo Library

Our research showed that there are lots of photos available from Wikimedia events, usually featuring people using computers. There were very few images showing mobile editing or reading, and even fewer showing people using the projects in their everyday lives.

These images are the first steps in creating a photo library that is representative of the whole movement. We have added images that are aligned with the Movement Brand Guidelines in this category on Wikimedia Commons. Photography is a powerful tool to create cohesion in Wikimedia communication. Our hope is that all of you will help to build this resource out with images from your region.

By continuing to add to this category, we will be helping one another tell more impactful stories of the free knowledge movement – learn how on the Brand portal on Meta-wiki.

Thank you so much and please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you at one of the workshops!


Best,

Samir and the Brand Studio team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:53, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Follow up on the last message about the photography workshop[edit]

Hi everyone,

This is a reminder about our photography sessions happening this week. Also, some people reached out with concerns about not being able to open the links to meetings in the previous message. Please find a direct link to the Google Meet sessions here:

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions. If you have any questions please reach out to selsharbaty@wikimedia.org . --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 08:21, 2 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Opportunities open for the Affiliations Committee, Ombuds commission, and the Case Review Committee[edit]

Hi everyone! The Affiliations Committee (AffCom), Ombuds commission (OC), and the Case Review Committee (CRC) are looking for new members. These volunteer groups provide important structural and oversight support for the community and movement. People are encouraged to nominate themselves or encourage others they feel would contribute to these groups to apply. There is more information about the roles of the groups, the skills needed, and the opportunity to apply on the Meta-wiki page.

If you are aware of participants in your affiliate who may be interested in these roles, please share this message with them.

On behalf of the Committee Support team, Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:22, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy: Summary and Report[edit]

Dear Wikimedia affiliate,

Last year, the Wikimedia Foundation Board announced they started the process with creating an Affiliates Strategy in collaboration with the Affiliations Committee, the affiliates, and the broader communities with the intention to develop a strategy that will help guide the Foundation’s immediate work in supporting affiliates for the next few years, with a primary focus on the recognition process, as a direct responsibility of the Board.

Over several months, the Wikimedia Foundation Board engaged with an outside consultant to drive a review process of what work the Foundation was doing to support affiliates. The end goal was to have several recommended actions.

You can read more about the findings and the recommendations on this Meta-Wiki page.

Best,

MPossoupe_(WMF)21:28, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

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

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

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 2023 annual reporting became past due in 2023-11-03. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2023 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

--User:DNdubane_(WMF) 10:01, 4 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

(First Reminder) Notification of Affiliate Expiration - Renewal pending submission of reporting[edit]

Greetings Красный, Екатерина Борисова,

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 2023 annual reporting became past due in 2023-11-03. Please be sure to:

  • Post your 2023 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

--User:DNdubane_(WMF) 11:28, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

Feedback invited on proposed requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,

Following up on the development of Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy, we would like to invite you to give feedback on requirements for affiliates & user groups recognition changes. You can find the details of the proposed changes in this message from Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees liaisons to the Affiliations Committee, as well as the ways to give your feedback.

We have also reached out to your contact persons via the emails provided.

Best regards,

Xeno (WMF) (talk) 14:40, 9 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

The full draft of the Wikimedia Movement Charter will soon be shared[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hi there,

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee is happy to announce that the full draft of the Movement Charter will be published on April 2nd, 2024. This will kick off the community engagement period from April 2nd to April 22nd.

The Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia Movement, including to lay out a new Global Council for movement governance.

Everyone in the Wikimedia Movement is invited to share opinions on the full version of the Charter draft – this is the last chance to offer feedback before the Charter draft is updated for the ratification vote in June 2024.

How to share your feedback?

Read the Committee's latest updates for more information.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 13:58, 28 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

AfroHistory: Promoting Nigerian Legends and Heroes[edit]

Dear all,

I am excited to share my proposal for the project 'AfroHistory: Promoting Nigerian Legends and Heroes”, as this user group is dedicated to Historian. This initiative aims to bridge the content gap regarding Nigerian Legends and Heroes by utilizing Wikimedia platforms effectively. The project's goal is to provide training sessions for editors, empowering them to contribute to Wikipedia and Wikidata, thereby promoting Nigerian history and heritage sustainably within the digital landscape. We aim to sustainably domesticate content that celebrates and preserves the rich history of Nigeria.

Your support and mentorship will be invaluable in ensuring the success of this endeavour, and I look forward to your guidance in bringing Nigerian legends and heroes to a wider audience.

Best regards Taofeeq Abdulkareem (talk) 08:00, 29 March 2024 (UTC)Reply

The full Movement Charter draft awaits your review on Meta[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hi everyone,

The full draft of the Movement Charter has been published on Meta for your review.

Why should you care?

The Charter is important as it will be an essential document for the implementation of the 2030 strategy recommendations. Participating in the Charter discussions means that you ensure that your voice is heard and your interests are represented in shaping the future of the Movement.

Community Engagement – April 2nd to April 30th, 2024

The Movement Charter Drafting Committee (MCDC) cordially invites everyone in the Wikimedia movement to share feedback on the full draft of the Movement Charter.

Let your voice be heard by sharing your feedback it in any language on the Movement Charter talk pages, attend a community drop-in session, or email movementcharter@wikimedia.org.

Please read the Committee's latest updates for more information.

Thank you.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 13:07, 3 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee News (January-March 2024)[edit]

Group photo of the 2023 EduWiki Conference in Belgrade, organized by Wikipedia & Education User Group

You can find this newsletter translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Quarterly newsletter sharing news and events about the work of Wikimedia's Affiliations Committee.

read this newsletter in fullsubscribe/unsubscribe

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 12:55, 18 April 2024 (UTC)Reply

Board of Trustees selection call for candidates[edit]

Hello all,

The call for candidates for the 2024 Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees selection is now open from May 8, 2024 - May 29, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. The Board of Trustees oversees the Wikimedia Foundation's work, and each Trustee serves a three-year term. This is a volunteer position.

This year, the Wikimedia community will vote to fill four (4) seats on the Foundation Board in August 2024. You can see the timeline of the full selection process here.

Traits

Wikimedia is a global movement and seeks candidates from the broader community. Ideal candidates are thoughtful, respectful, community-oriented and align with the Wikimedia Foundation mission. Candidates should think about what experiences and perspectives they will bring to the Board.

The Board would like to find perspectives and voices that are essential but underrepresented in our movement. Accordingly, all candidates will be asked to include statements in their application that speak to their experiences in the world and in the movement and share how those experiences have equipped them to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Trustees commitment

Trustees serve a three year term and can serve up to three consecutive terms. The expectation is that Trustees serve on at least one of the Board’s committees. The time commitment is about 150 hours per year, excluding travel. This time is not evenly spread throughout the year. The time is concentrated around meetings.

Trustees requirements

English is the language of business for the Board. Candidates must be fluent in written and spoken English. Previous experience serving on a collective decision-making body, especially Boards or committees, and significant experience in Wikimedia (or equivalent) movement building and organizing are expected from candidates.

Apply

Candidates from all projects and communities who meet the criteria to become a Wikimedia Trustee are welcome to apply. Could you - or someone you know - be a good fit to join the Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees? Encourage them to run for election. Candidates can find information and submit their nomination on the candidate application page. If you want to learn more about the role of Trustees or have questions, refer to this candidate resources page.

Community questions for candidates

All community members, including affiliates, are invited to submit questions for the Board of Trustees candidates to answer. From the list of questions, the Election Committee selects 5 questions for candidates to answer, which the candidates are expected to answer. The selected questions may be a combination of what’s been submitted from the community, if they’re alike or related. Questions can be submitted between May 8 - June 12 at 23:59 UTC. Learn more about how to submit your questions on this Meta-wiki page.

Best regards,

The Elections Committee and Board Selection Working Group

MPossoupe_(WMF) 18:33, 8 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

Feedback invited on Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Dear Wikimedia Affiliates,

The Community Affairs Committee (CAC) of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback on a draft Procedure for Sibling Project Lifecycle. Affiliates play important roles in the Movement, working with communities and external partners, and thus they bring valuable perspectives to the table. We warmly welcome you to the conversations. In addition, please share information about this with your affiliate membership, and any project communities your affiliate works with or supports. You can also help translate the procedure into more languages so that people can join the discussions in their language.

This draft Procedure outlines proposed steps and requirements for opening and closing Wikimedia Sibling Projects. It aims to ensure any newly approved projects are set up for success. This is separate from the procedures for opening or closing language versions of projects, which is handled by the Language Committee. It is also separate from the closing projects policy.

You can find the details of the proposal on this page, as well as the ways to give your feedback from today until the end of the day on June 23, 2024, anywhere on Earth.

We have also reached out to your contact persons via the emails provided.

On behalf of the CAC,

RamzyM (WMF) 16:08, 21 May 2024 (UTC)Reply

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now on Meta[edit]

You can find this message translated into additional languages on Meta-wiki. Please help translate to your language

Hi everyone,

The final text of the Wikimedia Movement Charter is now up on Meta in more than 20 languages for your reading.

What is the Wikimedia Movement Charter?

The Wikimedia Movement Charter is a proposed document to define roles and responsibilities for all the members and entities of the Wikimedia movement, including the creation of a new body – the Global Council – for movement governance.

Join the Wikimedia Movement Charter “Launch Party”

Join the “Launch Party” on June 20, 2024 at 14.00-15.00 UTC (your local time). During this call, we will celebrate the release of the final Charter and present the content of the Charter. Join and learn about the Charter before casting your vote.

Movement Charter ratification vote

Voting will commence on SecurePoll on June 25, 2024 at 00:01 UTC and will conclude on July 9, 2024 at 23:59 UTC. You can read more about the voting process, eligibility criteria, and other details on Meta.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on the Meta talk page or email the MCDC at mcdc@wikimedia.org.

On behalf of the MCDC,

RamzyM (WMF) 08:43, 11 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy: Affiliate health criteria and changes to User Group recognition process[edit]

This communication has been adapted from the original message.

Dear all,

We would like to thank all of you who shared feedback with us during this phase of the Wikimedia Foundation Affiliates Strategy process that started in November 2022, both on- and off-wiki. You can read the report from the first phase here.

Since that point, AffCom has been working with the Board of Trustees, Foundation staff, affiliates, and wider community members to enable them to provide appropriate guidance to affiliates regarding what it means to be an active and healthy Wikimedia organisation. As a result of those conversations, the committee has voted to adopt the following 10 criteria for affiliates, grouped into four main areas:

  • Goal delivery
  • Organisational Development
    • Good governance & communication
    • Financial & legal compliance
    • Affiliate health & resilience
  • Leadership & Inclusion
    • Diverse, skilled, and accountable leadership
    • Diversity balance (especially gender)
    • Universal Code of Conduct compliance)
  • Engagement & Collaboration
    • Internal (membership) engagement
    • Community connection
    • Partnerships & collaboration

You are encouraged to read more details about each of these criteria here, including guidance on how each can be met. All criteria will be tracked for all affiliates, except for the criteria around financial and legal compliance, which only apply to those affiliates receiving funds and/or that are incorporated.

Staff and AffCom are working on streamlining affiliate reporting requirements, and responding to feedback raised during the community feedback period about the reporting burden. The new requirements of data collected in reports would be useful also for different Foundation teams and departments, and allow for the creation of detailed regional or global reports that demonstrate affiliate health and impact.

In July 2024, AffCom will work to finalise the implementation plans for the changes to the affiliate requirements and application process. In August 2024, updates will be made to Meta-wiki and other supporting platforms.

You can follow the process here.

The insights from the 2023 process also included recognising a need to strengthen AffCom processes for evaluating potential User Groups’ furtherance of shared movement goals, sustainability, and general ability to be healthy and active movement participants. AffCom has adopted a revised process for User Group recognition, and will be pausing new User Group recognitions until September 2024.

No immediate changes are happening, except the pause of considering new User Group recognitions until September, for applications received after today, June 12, 2024. Once more detailed implementation plans are developed, there will be an update here and on the relevant Meta pages with the next steps after Wikimania.

To provide your feedback, please leave a comment on the main talk page on Meta.

Alternatively, you can join AffCom's open office hours on June 19 at 14:00 UTC or request a conversation as a part of Talking:2024. You can use the Let’s Talk to sign up for a time to speak with us.

Looking forward to your feedback!

Best regards,

Nat, Mike & Lorenzo

Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees Liaisons to the Affiliations Committee

Sunday June 23 Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network meeting (WMF BoT statement on Movement Charter ratification)[edit]

A group of SWANs heading to the meeting

Hello everyone!

The Strategic Wikimedia Affiliates Network (SWAN) is a developing forum for all Wikimedia movement affiliates to share ideas about current developments in the Wikimedia Movement. It expands on the model of the All-Affiliates Brand Meeting to help lay some of the groundwork for further Wikimedia 2030 strategy process work.

At this meeting we will focus on the recent statement by the WMF Board of Trustees liaisons statement on the Movement Charter in which the liaisons stated that they will be recommending the Board of Trustees not to ratify the final draft of the Movement Charter. The community and affiliate votes on the ratification are supposed to start on Tuesday, 25 June. This meeting offers a venue to discuss the situation and formulate the "next steps".

This month, we are meeting on Sunday, June 23, and you are all invited to RSVP here.

UTC meeting times are and

Nadzik (talk) 16:30, 22 June 2024 (UTC)Reply

Affiliations Committee News (April-June 2024)[edit]

AffCom group photo at Wikimedia Summit 2024 in Berlin, Germany

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