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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello Sumanah, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

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Please fill out our brief Participation Support Program survey[edit]

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Grants:IdeaLab/Community Leadership Mentoring[edit]

No amount? Then it isn't a grant.  Klaas|Z4␟V:  12:57, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Klaas. That idea is still in the brainstorming stages and I don't know how much money it would take to accomplish. Would you like for me to put a number in anyway, just to revise later? User:Sumanah) 13:22, 16 January 2014 (UTC) (sorry, was signed in with the wrong account - fixed signature Sumana Harihareswara 22:36, 17 January 2014 (UTC))
I would be happy to throw a number of Euros, but if you as organizer has not the slightest idea of investments to make how can anyone else? I'd say start with asking €1000-€2000 depending on place(s) and amount of days/weeks (etc.). Advice: specify in travel costs, room rentals, hotel/motel nights, dinners, promotion and eventually some "salary" for 'volunteers' (yes, sounds contradictory, but it happens that people ask what you may call a salary and there were cases it's accepted, because I guess WMF has money to spend, they are quite rich I guess. Where and how many times you plan 'sessions'? Just a few important questions you can expect from current members of GAC (i.e. Grant Advisory Committee). I recently resigned for personal reasons.
Anyways it is a great idea IMNSHO, Sumanah! (it's your real name? just curious)  Klaas|Z4␟V:  17:41, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi, ZeaForUs and thanks for your reply. I'm glad you think it's a great idea!
I think maybe there's been some confusion you've seen in the past around the word "salary" and the word "volunteer"; maybe there's a problem in translation. There are a lot of ways to compensate people with money for work, and some of them lead to confusion around the noun "volunteer" and the verb "volunteer". I also do not think of the WMF as rich, but I suppose that is a matter of perspective. :-)
I do believe that this community leadership mentoring grant would require paying a coordinator. I don't know exactly how this would be structured (what kind of contract, how many hours, etc.).
Thank you for your budget suggestions. I haven't made time to work on this specific proposal recently, and would appreciate anyone else's ideas, including regarding the goal-setting question I left open. Sumana Harihareswara 22:32, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
My wallet name is Sumana Harihareswara. My username that I use for WMF staff work is User:Sharihareswara (WMF). The username I use for personal edits and ideas is User:Sumanah. "Sumanah" is my first name plus the first letter of my surname. :) Sumana Harihareswara 22:35, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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Hello, Sumanah! We've added Events to IdeaLab, and you're invited :)

Upcoming events focus on turning ideas into Individual Engagement Grant proposals before the March 31 deadline. Need help or have questions about IEG? Join us at a Hangout:

  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1700 UTC
  • Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1700 UTC

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Barnstar and a request for feedback[edit]

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Last call for WMF grants feedback![edit]

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What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?[edit]

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Future IdeaLab Campaigns results[edit]

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Selective memory[edit]

«Overall, the FDC is concerned by the fact that the WMF itself is not meeting some of the standards it is setting for the movement»: 2016? No, 2014. Or does that sound less bad to you just because there is no "appalled" word? The rest of the 2014 recommendation was way harsher, although the 2016 recommendation was more blunt. Nemo 23:07, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Inspire Campaign on content curation & review[edit]

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