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Partner Role and Goals
Each organization type has different goals and needs from editing events. However, working with an organization for a editathon also enables a number of other opportunities:
- Organizations can provide space and logistical support (such as ordering food or providing access to computers with internet connectivity). Very few editathons pay for space, because they use public venues or donated space.
- Research organizations can provide sources for the volunteer editing to simplify the content creation process.
- Promotion of the event builds awareness for both the partner and the local Wikimedia community.
- Organizations are able to advance public access to types of knowledge that they find important through highly visible digital platforms.