Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023/Submissions/Why are we still JUST a User Group?

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Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2023 Logo ID : 57 Why are we still JUST a User Group?
Author(s): Pinky sl, Upwinxp Username(s): Pinky sl, Upwinxp Type of submission: poster
Affiliation: Wikipedians of Slovenia User Group Theme(s): Strategy, Legal, Partnership, Community Engagement

Establishing an official Wikimedia affiliate association in Slovenia has its challenges. The main cons include the lack of initial funding, which can make it difficult to cover operational costs, hire a leader, or organize events. Engaging volunteers may also be a challenge, particularly if they are already occupied with studies or employment. Additionally, finding a suitable leader to drive the association's activities can be time-consuming. There is a significant time commitment involved in running the association, and success is uncertain, with no guarantee of achieving goals or gaining sufficient support.

Level of advancement: medium
Special requirements:
How will this session be beneficial for the communities in the region of CEE?

It can provide a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges involved.

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