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2022 reporting[edit]

Notification of upcoming reporting due date[edit]

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

This is a notification to bring to your attention that your organization reporting date is coming up in 27 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 2022-12-07. 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

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

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

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

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 2022-12-07. 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

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Drafting report[edit]

The draft is at Wikimedians in Residence Exchange Network/2022 See other years for other reports. I will contribute something soon - anyone else may jump into it. Bluerasberry (talk) 18:27, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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
UTC times are different from before, and also note that some areas may have recently experienced daylight savings time changes.).--MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:18, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Use of title "Wikimedian in Residence"[edit]

At English Wikipedia a series of accounts were discovered claiming a "Wikimedian in Residence" title when they seem to be fake user accounts and not users who are doing Wikimedian in Residence activities.

en:special:permalink/1126504331#Possible_fake_"Wikimedian_In_Residence"_user_accounts

One solution to this could be that WREN has a recognition or certification program. If a user is in compliance with some minimal criteria, and that user requested recognition from WREN, then WREN could publicly list that person as a "Wikimedian in Residence" in good standing with the organization. Bluerasberry (talk) 18:18, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From en:ChatGPT


write a set of professional criteria for Wikimedians in Residence who are officially representing cultural institutes to share free and open knowledge in Wikipedia, Wikidata, and other Wikimedia projects

  1. Wikimedians in Residence must be knowledgeable about the goals and values of the Wikimedia movement, including the promotion of free and open knowledge.
  2. Wikimedians in Residence must be familiar with the principles of inclusivity and diversity, and must strive to ensure that the cultural institutes they represent are represented in a fair and accurate manner on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
  3. Wikimedians in Residence must have excellent communication and collaboration skills, and must be able to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including cultural institute staff, volunteers, and the general public.
  4. Wikimedians in Residence must be able to plan and implement educational programs and initiatives that promote the use of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects by cultural institute staff and the public.
  5. Wikimedians in Residence must be able to collect, organize, and share relevant cultural institute content in a way that adheres to Wikipedia's editorial policies and guidelines.
  6. Wikimedians in Residence must be able to provide training and support to cultural institute staff and volunteers who are interested in contributing to Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.
  7. Wikimedians in Residence must be able to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of their work, and must be willing to adapt their approach based on feedback and best practices.
  8. Wikimedians in Residence must be committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards, and must avoid conflicts of interest or other situations that could compromise the integrity of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects.

Bluerasberry (talk) 18:53, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Bluerasberry how does your use of chatgpt for this interact with our licensing policy and their usage rules?
  • Viewing it in just its textual form for now. Point 1 - fine. Point 2, the strive probably gives enough flexibility, given the need to comply with our sourcing rules even if they personally think it's not accurate. I also don't understand why the first half of that point is linked to the second. Point 3 - fine, but perhaps needed a point to note that each of those three categories must be demonstrated to meet the criterion. Point 4 - this is flawed, seriously, in several forms. One is that it actually just specified they are able, with no obligation to actually carry it out. But beyond that, while it might be nice, I don't believe it's actually obligatory for them to run programmes that promote the use of Wikipedia...that seems morally dubious. And for both staff and public at that. Point 5 this is actually the fundamental point of WiRs, and again just notes they have to be able to do it. Point 6 - fine. Point 7 - fine. Point 8 - the first half is fine, but WIRs have a certain degree of conflict of interest that simply cannot be avoided. In fact, a primary usage of WiR is to exempt them from our standard COI (especially PaidCOI) rules, because we feel a lighter touch can be used to mitigate issues.

Additional points - I think an editor would probably have attached wikilinks where they'd have helped. Many of these obligations would have no detail to assess at the onset of someone's WIR job. Additionally, some consideration of how willing WREN would be to fail someone who had got a WIR job but didn't meet the standards. Nosebagbear (talk) 22:21, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nosebagbear: Are you not amazed that I gave that simple prompt to a tool which is a week into its public release and not before tested by wiki community members, and yet this tool already is adequate for giving rules of a specialized wiki community role? I am going to throw this out there: If the Wikimedia Foundation had commissioned consultants with one of the US$25,000 movement strategy grants to come up with a guide for cultural partnerships, then based on past outcomes I have doubts that the outcome would have been as good as this. You are casually critiquing this as "fine" but this tool spews out accurate policy with bare prompting.
You argue with point 4 but from my perspective, every Wikimedian in Residence program does this. Replace "Wikipedia" with any social media platform, and any organization's Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or whatever-in-residence person practices guideline 4. I think your objection is a matter of semantics and a different word choice would bring agreement.
As to the appropriateness of brining in ChatGPT, see Wikipedia:Village_pump_(policy)#Wikipedia_response_to_chatbot-generated_content. From a copyright perspective this content is public domain as is AI-generated content in general. I am unsure about nuance in OpenAI's terms of use regarding compatibility with Wikimedia projects but there is no one raising objections on those grounds so far as I know.
Thanks for reacting here. Would discuss more anytime. Bluerasberry (talk) 02:00, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Bluerasberry - I'm going to focus on two core points: one is that you think where I say "fine" I am "casually critiquing" - fine means fine, otherwise why would I say "fine"? Secondly, it isn't adequate. Some of the more detailed feedback I give could certainly be viewed as non-critical (like the latter half of my feedback on point 2), but other points are not. I'm sure a rewording could fix the ables, but it's not merely semantics, can/could/should/must variations were a source of major disagreement over on the UCOC side. What social-media equivalents to our WiRs do is completely irrelevant. You're no doubt right about what they do. And? For us, I would rather not rule out the possibility of a WIR who is there to aid Wikipedia directly without having to use it for both staff and editors. Perhaps more likely on an image basis, but not impossible otherwise. Nosebagbear (talk) 10:34, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nosebagbear: Okay, I hear you! There are more points to critique and your feedback is not an indication of support. I will not assume you like or approve these guidelines.
If you ever find anyone who wants to talk in a public recorded video about how Wikimedian in Residence stuff works I am happy to meet for a chat. On my own I am trying to record more explanations anyway. I think our disagreements here, as well as misunderstandings about Wikimedian in Residence projects elsewhere on wiki, are all semantic and that they only exist because the discussion is text on a talk page rather than in a live conversation. Bluerasberry (talk) 15:35, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Passing of Effie Kapsalis / Digitaleffie[edit]

Wikimedians in the United States and the wiki museum world will know of Digitaleffie, wiki community organizer at the Smithsonian for more than 10 years. She died this week. More details are on her user page. She was a great advocate for the appointment of Wikimedians in Residence at cultural institutions, and key in the placement of Wikimedians in Residence in Washington DC or supported by the Wikimedia chapter there.

Anyone with thoughts to share may do so on her talk page. Bluerasberry (talk) 19:18, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

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 2022-12-07. 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

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

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

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 2022-12-07. 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

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

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

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 2022-12-07. Please be sure to:

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

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

Best regards,

Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

--User:DNdubane_(WMF) 17:43, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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

Greetings Pharos, Fuzheado,

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 2022-12-07. Please be sure to:

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

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

Best regards,

Wikimedia Affiliates Data Portal

--User:DNdubane_(WMF) 00:31, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[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[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[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[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[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[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) 16:54, 23 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[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[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) 20:23, 18 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[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)21:29, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[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[reply]