User talk:TJMSmith

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Grant to review[edit]

You said that you were interested in programs for LGBT+ history. I am signalling this request for Wikimedia Foundation funds to you as it came to me - I know very little about this. I am writing to ask if you can evaluate this and comment on it. Here is some guidance -

  1. There is very little published guidance and documentation to be found to teach anyone how to review funding requests. Look if you like but there is no good source.
  2. The Wikimedia community is highly influential in determining what gets funded
  3. If you have something nice to say, say it on the front page. Perhaps avoid saying anything negative, even on the talk page. Feel free to probe for preparedness and organization on the talk page to let their response speak for itself. Any interaction is helpful.
  4. The WMF is ready to fund LGBT+ projects internationally with significant money. What is uncertain is how to balance dispensing this with volunteers. Part of the solution is getting a certain number of people like you to spend ~10 hours a year to check for obvious problems with proposals and okay the obvious ones that can succeed.

Check it out - see what you think of the process and experience. Thanks if you can give it a look. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:06, 24 November 2018 (UTC)