Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016/Programme/Submissions/Wiki Loves Reporting - so how to make your grant application better

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Michał Buczyński User:Aegis Maelstrom
Wikimedia Polska, Funds Dissemination Committee, formerly GAC


  • Project management: surveys, metrics, reporting
  • Project management: grants/funding
  • WMF grant system and changes
  • Other: good governance

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation (one-to-many) - however active attendance will be vital


Many Wikimedia activities require funding, and WMF grants programmes are comparatively welcoming sources for many affiliates. However, as welcoming they are, several requirements need to be met to write a successful grant application. Strong understanding of these requirements can make both the affiliate's and grantmakers' lives easier and lead to more great work getting done, so check out the talk by Alex and join me afterwards!

The presentation reflects learnings from a grant making coms member perspective; mostly from FDC, partially from GAC possibly with an input from my colleagues:). I will discuss general values of your reporting, points we could improve and good practices from particular affiliates. Some of the items reflect only application writing, some of them go deeper: to programme design and evaluation, and even general strategy and governance questions. We will also talk about particular tools like SMART goals, metrics and logic models.

The presenting person is also very open to the feedback, as we can work on this process and improve it together.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Follow-up individual talks and stronger grant applications. Improvements to the process.

Belief that applications and reporting are not only a chore, but also a way to make your organization even better.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

20 mins

Specific requirements[edit]

Slides or further information[edit]

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. --Лорд Бъмбъри (talk) 19:48, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
  2. Yarl (talk) 09:50, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
  3. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 17:45, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  4. --AnnaKhrobolova (WMUA) (talk) 20:44, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  5. --Packa (talk) 13:46, 27 August 2016 (UTC)