Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2017/Programme/Submission/The Dos and Don'ts of Partnerships

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The Dos and Don'ts of Partnerships[edit]

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

User:Nicola Zeuner (WMDE)
Wikimedia Deutschland, Partnerships and Development


  • Management practices in Wikimedia affiliates (incl. grants funding and reporting)
  • Partnerships (GLAM collaborations, Other institutional collaborations, Wiki Medicine projects? STEM?)

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Workshop (work in groups)


We will have a peer-learning workshop on the topic of developing and implementing projects with external partners. Participants will provide case studies and/or peer-consultation on the cases. Particularly, we will shine a light on partnerships that have been either successfull or failed, and try to understand common dynamics. In the end, we will develop dos and don'ts based on the participants' experiences. This workshop is open to anyone who either has experience or is interested in working with partners from other organizations, GLAMs, or educational institutions to achieve the mission of our movement.

Expected outcomes[edit]

Participants will walk away from this workshop with a set of tangible, applicable practices for partnerships as well as a better understanding of the common pitfalls. Hopefully, participants will be inspired to replicate some of the promising practices shared in the workshop.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]


Specific requirements[edit]

No tables needed, flexibility with chairs for break-out groups, 3 flipcharts + markers

Slides or further information[edit]

Nikki is part of the Partnerships and Development team at Wikimedia Deutschland and a frequent presenter at Wikimedia Conferences on the topics of partnerships, collective impact and fundraising. Previous presentations included:

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

  1. Gikü (talk) 15:52, 21 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]