Wikimedia Conference 2018/Program/42

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42. From passionate chaos to more or less grown-up: governance in smaller affiliates[edit]


Julianna Tsaruk (Wikimedia Ukraine), Olha Nesterenko (Wikimedia Ukraine), Nataliia Tymkiv (Wikimedia Foundation, Wikimedia Ukraine)

Length (min)


Audience / Target group

Board members of smaller affiliates (less than 120k USD budget; no staff or less than 5 staff members)

Session Format

Presentation and Q&A


A session on sharing good (and bad) governance practices from Wikimedia Ukraine’s experience that might be useful to know for small affiliates. We want to share lessons learned, ideas and tools that can be used in an organisation where a lot of work is done by volunteers, so the decision-making and executing those decisions is shared by formal bodies (like the Board) and informal bodies (organising committees, individuals).

Desired Outcome

Shared experience and ideas

Next Steps and Milestones

If people are interested, we can continue the conversation and use the materials for improving Board Member Support


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