User:Econterms/89 strategy recommendations as of Nov 2019

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  • Built transparency into global network of Wikimedia advocates with community-driven rules of engagement, understandable processes for decision making, and entry points for new people to get involved or initiate advocacy activities
  • Attract diversity; provide an environment and pathways that attract people from various languages and cultural backgrounds to engage in advocacy locally or globally
  • Establish communication process for community advocates to have global/central conversations about advocacy
  • Manage accessible relevant information about methods, cases, success stories, and failures, maintain by ad for advocates; knowledge management
  • Create an advocacy hub to streamline and reinforce future advocates
  • Articulate advocacy priorities of the Wikimedia movement clearly in a shared, visible, living document
  • Enable advocates to collaborate internationally with partners
  • Empower advocates; recognize and encourage pathways of success in the movement via advocacy
  • Decentralize to give subsidiaries self-determination; model collaboration for advocacy
  • Protect advocates with access to clearly defined safety measures for their personal and communal security
Capacity Building
  • Building Capacity for Capacity Building
  • Matching human assets and online knowledge resources with capacity building needs
  • Capacity Building Should Occur in Context
  • Provide Capacity Building for Organizational Development/ Supporting communities in achieving their organizational development goals
  • Resources for Capacity Building
  • Evaluating Capacity Building
  • Offer online training
  • Mentor and develop leadership
  • Recognize Individuals
  • Independently governed Capacity Building ‘Unit’
Community Health
  • Adopt a joint set of rules we all agree to live by - a Code of Conduct)
  • Redefine power structures to better serve the communities
  • Build leadership for the future
  • Structure to handle conflicts - before, during and after
  • Investing in building an inclusive global community
  • Newcomers are a key indicator to the success of the movement
  • “Democratizing” participation (making Wikipedia/Wikimedia everyone’s responsibility) and reducing barriers for participationn
  • Privacy and security for everyone
  • Opening the circle: All terrain readiness
  • Network to continually support community health
  • Aligning resource allocation with community health goals
  • Investing in equity-centered technologies
  • Introducing people-centered principles within the Wikimedia movement
  • Reaching a self-aware and dynamic structure aimed at community diversity and health
  • Redesigning the platforms for more diversity of people and content experiences
  • Planned community diversification
  • Reflective policies for participation and governance
  • Establishing partnerships in order to represent and protect worlds’ cultural diversity
  • Decentralized administrative structure for resource allocation
  • Bridging different local contexts and Wikimedia projects' notability and verifiability policies
  • Provide the knowledge needed for understanding and solving global issues
  • Wikimedia as steward of the Free Knowledge Ecosystem
  • Shared ecosystem of services and tools for content partnerships
  • Data partnerships approach to fulfill the vision of knowledge as a service for our partners
  • Focus on knowledge equity when determining priorities for Partnerships
  • Partnerships as part of a Distributed Vision
  • Partnerships as a shared and equitable resource and activity
  • Prioritise documentation
  • Invest in sharing knowledge about partnerships across the movement
  • Support the skills development of people working on partnerships
  • Invest in the leadership potential of community members
  • Establish recognition principles for new partners for attribution and content donation
  • Additional research for areas where we have identified issues but haven’t made recommendations
Product & Technology
  • Decentralize
  • Support Community Decision Making
  • Open up Product Governance
  • Deployment Council
  • Tech Evangelism
  • New Developer Engagement Models
  • Grow the Third-Party Ecosystem
  • Emerging Technology Ethics Advisory Panel
  • Monitor Product and Societal Impacts
Resource Allocation
  • There are 9 draft recommendations by the Resource Allocation Working Group:
  • Common Framework of Principles for Resource Allocation
  • Participatory decision making for Resource Allocation
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of privileges / Designing for diversity
  • Distribute existing structures
  • Build Thematic hubs – to provide services to the free knowledge movement long term
  • Flexible approach to resource allocation in a complex, fast moving and changeable space
  • Allocating resources for capacity and sustainability
  • Allocate resources to new types of partners/organisations (essential infrastructure of the free knowledge ecosystem)
  • Include knowledge consumers (readers, and potential editors, who are not already doing Wikimedia)
Revenue streams
  • Turn the Wikimedia API into a revenue source
  • Provide paid Wiki-related services
  • Monetize merchandise
  • Expand global fundraising
  • Develop non-fundraising revenue streams for affiliates
  • Set goal of financial sustainability for all movement actors
  • Diversify revenue channels
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Power and responsibilities need to be redistributed on the principle of self management (subsidiarity)
  • Decisions should be taken at the “lowest” possible level, as near as possible to the affected process/community/activity
  • To establish a framework for decision-making, there will be a charter of principles, values, and governance behaviours. The charter will be developed through an equitable process with broad and diverse participation.
  • This charter will be owned by a global governance and accountability body
  • All of this exists to support our primary purpose: free knowledge and its distribution
  • Movement organizations are to be governed by diverse, inclusive and accountable bodies (mix of elected and appointed members)