Wikimedia Chapters Association/Research/Survey 1/US-DC

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Introduction[edit]

  • Name of the Chapter: Wikimedia District of Columbia
  • Date of legal foundation: 2011-05-06
  • Wikiprojects and languages of your primary interest: No officially designated projects or languages of interest. Most of our activity benefits English Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

Membership[edit]

Year Number of Members (incl. institutional) No. of Institutional Members Inflow of Members Outflow of Members Annual Member Fee Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 35 N/A 35 0 $10 2011 was a partial year, beginning May 6, 2011 and ending September 30, 2011
2012 57 N/A ? ? $10 / $5 for half-year membership
Now 57 N/A ? ? $10

Notes:

  • If applicable, please provide a number of members for the end of the year, e.g. 2012-12-31. If you do not have this data, please put some firm data with the date.
  • Institutional Members - members of your Chapter which are not physical persons but organizations (NGOs, companies etc.), wherever they are a supporting or a full rights member. If your Chapter does not allow such members, please put N/A (Not Applicable).
  • Inflow of Members - number of new members admitted during the year. Outflow of Members - number of Members quiting or removed from your Chapter.
  • Annual Member Fee - a payment per year for the membership. If your Chapter does not enforce fees, please give N/A. If your Chapter imposes a fee (it removes non-paying members) but the amount paid is up to members, please give a minimum obligatory amount (e.g. 0.01). Please note which currency you are using.
  • In the last line, please give the most current data.

Governance[edit]

Year Number of active Board Members Number of staff at the end of the period Total number of unique staff members in the year Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 7 0 0
2012 7 0 5 One program coordination intern, June–September 2012, plus four additional contractors hired for Wikimania 2012
Now 7 0 0

Notes:

  • If applicable, please provide a number of Board Members for the end of the year, e.g. 2012-12-31. If you do not have this data, please put some firm data with the date.
  • Please consider as staff full-time employed, part-time employed and temporary/hired for a task contractors
  • Number of staff in the end of a year (eg. 2012-12-31) can be smaller than a total number of staff in the year if a temporary contract is finished, a staff member quits etc.

Term of office[edit]

  • How long is a single term of your Board and President? (e.g. President and Board Members are elected for two years).
Answer: Board members serve two-year terms. The president serves a one-year term.

Trainings[edit]

  • Did your chapter provide one or more of its Board Members with external training(s)? If yes, what was it? (e.g.: training in project management, workshops in grants evaluation or grants writing etc.)
Answer: No
  • Did your chapter provide one or more of its staff (regular and contractors) with external training(s)? If yes, what was it? (e.g.: training in project management, workshops in grants evaluation or grants writing etc.)
Answer: No

Activities[edit]

Wikimania Scholarships[edit]

Did your chapter offer scholarship(s) to attend recent Wikimanias? Please answer Yes or No.

Answer: No

If your chapter offered additional scholarships for participant from other countries, please mention it in Notes

Year Scholarship(s) (Y/N) Notes
2010 Gdańsk
2011 Haifa
2012 Washington
2013 Hongkong

Conferences / Symposia[edit]

We are interested in local conferences/symposia/assemblies/events organized by local Chapters.

Did your chapter hold one or more conference or symposium organized by themselves? Was one of them at least two-days long? Please answer Yes or No.

Year Conference? (Y/N) 2+ Days Long? (Y/N) Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 N
2012 Y Y Wikimania 2012, July 10–15, 2012, at The George Washington University. 1,400 attendees.
2013 Y Y GLAM Boot Camp, April 26–28, 2013, at the U.S. National Archives. 17 attendees, 12 of which were recruited from throughout the United States and Canada.

Finances[edit]

Incomes vs. Expenses[edit]

Year Total Income Total Expenses Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 $5,546.01 $415.79
2012 $577,172.75 $566,853.87 Wikimania 2012 was responsible for 96% of revenue and 97% of expenses in this fiscal year.

Sources of Income[edit]

Year Member Fees Donations WMF Grants Other Incomes Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 $350.88 $0 $5,195.13 $0
2012 $205.00 $90.00 $22,070.00 $554,807.75 Miscellaneous income includes Wikimania 2012 registration and hotel bookings as well as event sponsorships.

Note:

  • In donations please include all the donations from members and non-members, excluding member fees and grants provided by Wikimedia Foundation

Office[edit]

Year Did the Chapter have an office? Total office costs (excl. staff) Total staff expenses Notes
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 No
2012 Yes $2,982.06 $67,030.00 Program coordination intern, June–September, 2012, plus Wikimania 2012 contractors.
Now Yes $825.00 $0.00 Reflects costs year-to-date.

Notes:

  • As the office costs please include costs of rental, hardware&software, postal services etc. but please exclude staff costs.
  • Please consider as staff full-time employed, part-time employed and temporary/hired for a task contractors

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