Wikimedia Conference 2018/Documentation/Movement Strategy track/Annexes/Resource Allocation

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Introduction
of the Movement Strategy track,
» flow of activities (and this report)
Summary
» You don't have time to read everything? Check the summary of it!
Day 1
» The Big Picture,
» The Possibilities,
» The Challenges
Day 2
» The Way Forward,
» Preparing to work,
» Thematic Inputs & Conversations
Day 3
» Working groups,
» Wrapping up
Annexes
» Input documents for the working groups,
» Micro-inputs on possibilities

Working Group Input Document: Resource Allocation[edit]

Extracted May 1st from Etherpads

Resource Allocation[edit]

This group did not update report on Round 2/3 of Working Groups

WHAT?[edit]

QUESTIONS[edit]
  • What have we learned from our previous funding structures? What has worked, and what hasn’t?
    • What aren’t we good at now? What do we need to achieve our goals?
    • What do we need to learn from other movements?
  • What are we trying to achieve with funds? What do we want to change?
  • Who decides? What kind of movement participation is necessary? And how do we ensure that they are representative?
  • What do we need beyond money? E.g. capacity building, tools, access to knowledge
  • What are decentralized models of funding to explore?
  • How do we understand our own biases and privileges? How do we mitigate them?
  • What is the gap between Wikimedia and non-Wikimedia world? How do we work with partners--movements and organizations?
  • How do we lower barriers to entry and raise awareness?
  • How do we move towards equity?
  • What are we willing to give up -- as individuals, as affiliates, as a movement?
DATA FROM STRATEGY TRACK[edit]
  • Distributed model of fund dissemination
  • Control of money closer to where people are
  • Abolish the FDC/Funds Dissemination Committee
  • We need more people in the conversation to have legitimacy and to explore the questions

Conversations:

  • Equity is not existent, systems biased towards people/orgs who have power
  • What’s needed is more than monetary support:
  • Org development consultants, capacity building.
  • Need more trust in people receiving funds
    • Needs to be accompanied by accountability
    • Reports could be significantly modified
  • LANGUAGE: don’t have access to apply for proposals
    • People don’t know about grant funds availability
    • Lack of ability to apply
  • Decentralization of funding -- models under exploration!
  • Gender diversity
  • Money and power & BIAS: known and unknown
  • Pay & equity: being willing to consider paying for people’s time from marginalized communities. Volunteer movement, but we may need to reconsider this issue.
  • Example from another funder (Counterpart Intl): set the goals they wanted to achieve. Committee would select a certain # of proposals. Donor had control over the grant implementation -- but we don’t want to do this.
  • Would love some program teams to read reports and interact
    • More knowledge sharing
    • Desire to increase money for regions that don’t get money
  • Reducing barriers to getting money
  • Fear that $$$ will stop coming in at some point.
  • Distributed $$ models should be pursued.
  • User group / chapter border -- resulted in global inequity
    • Impressed at how much
  • Want to think about what is good for the global movement, but hard to not think about one’s own situation.
    • from one perspective, there’s a pay gap between NGO sector and Wikimedia world. Need for stability.
Introduction
of the Movement Strategy track,
» flow of activities (and this report)
Summary
» You don't have time to read everything? Check the summary of it!
Day 1
» The Big Picture,
» The Possibilities,
» The Challenges
Day 2
» The Way Forward,
» Preparing to work,
» Thematic Inputs & Conversations
Day 3
» Working groups,
» Wrapping up
Annexes
» Input documents for the working groups,
» Micro-inputs on possibilities